made some yard art today

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made some yard art today

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:04 pm

This was my Grandfathers old horse drawn disk that the gave me to pull behind my garden tractor around 40 years ago. sorry for the quality of first photo, but my cell phone does not have a very high quality camera and it was very overcast and hazy.

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The rest are better, I used my good camera.
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A little breezy as you can see in this photo.

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I never thought to ask Grandpa where he got the disk or from whom, now it is about 30 years to late. It is unusual in that the levers move right and left rather than forward and backward.
also the disk can be spun around to throw dirt in or out, plus they can be be raised in the center to throw up a ridge or set level or float. There are no emblems, just a 3 digit number cast into the large pieces.

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Re: made some yard art today

Postby regwal » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:46 pm

Very nice John. I don't remember ever seeing one like that and my father had lots of horse drawn stuff.
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Postby raystractors » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:17 pm

I too have never seen one like the one that you have. I have seen alot of old horse drawn equipment around this part of Tennessee. This was a very poor area, and they were slow to move to the tractors and modern equipment.
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Re: made some yard art today

Postby Former Member » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:18 pm

Better watch out or Val (Coppersmith) will snag it and convert the disc's to fit his Cub 6 Toolbar
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Re: made some yard art today

Postby Rudi » Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:58 pm

Very nice example of some fine old horse drawn equipment. I have a couple pieces from Em's grand father that we are going to use for yard art as well. I can think of no better application for them once they are no longer needed to work the fields. A nice retirement for them.

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Re: made some yard art today

Postby Bill E Bob » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:23 am

Wow :!: Complete with requisite tree growing through it :shock: A few years and there won't be anybody stealing that :wink:
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Re: made some yard art today

Postby Kodiak » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:14 pm

Looks good John, just keep and eye out for seat collectors :mrgreen:
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knew nothing about her just the year she was born
I washed her and greased her and painted her red
Now she lives happily right here in my shed.

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Re: made some yard art today

Postby dkgenerallee » Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:06 pm

Thats how I found my cub 23A disc, with a 6 inch pine tree growing through it. My grandfather used it as lawn art long ago when he upgraded to bigger tractors but I couldnt let it sit there anymore and had to cut it out this year and use it.
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Re: made some yard art today

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:16 pm

Not too worried about the seat or the disk either one disappearing. the seat is a stamped one, not cast, and is about rusted to pieces. I had to weld a plate in it just to mount it, then mounted with impact wrench. :D As to the disk, I am half a mile off the highway with only one way to get in and out, plus the people in that neighborhood have a reputation for being pretty hard on prowlers. My biggest problem is loaning something to someone I only use occasionally and forgetting who I loaned it to. And them having it so long they forgot where they got it. I now have a notepad on the inside of the shed door for that.
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Postby Scrivet » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:18 pm

I'm just waiting for John to call me to come over and ride the disc while he drives the Cub in tight circles around the pine tree. :shock: :D :lol:
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Re: made some yard art today

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:29 pm

Scrivet wrote:I'm just waiting for John to call me to come over and ride the disc while he drives the Cub in tight circles around the pine tree. :shock: :D :lol:
I don't think you would want to once you looked at the seat. It is such bad shape that when you put some weight on it the metal bar/spring that supports the seat would probably remove any hemorrhoids you may have.
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Re: made some yard art today

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:59 pm

If anyone is interested in some higher resolution pictures of the disk, here are some scans of pictures I took several years ago, you can see the details of the mechanism better. http://home.centurytel.net/ejpuckett/Gr ... 7s%20disk/ It is red because I had some left over cheap red paint I wanted to use up about 25 years ago.
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Re: made some yard art today

Postby Scrivet » Sun May 19, 2013 10:05 pm

That's a real "Diamond" you got there John! But where was Grandpa's orange grove?

(John will be along shortly to explain after he checks his PM's) :D :lol:
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Re: made some yard art today

Postby John(videodoc) » Mon May 20, 2013 6:12 am

Looks great John!
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Re: made some yard art today

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:50 am

My Grandfather gave me that disk when I was in my early 20s to use behind my garden tractor, and I never thought to ask where it came from, etc. until it was to late. after years of trying to find the manufacturer, and not being able to find anyone who had ever seen one, Scrivet found it in brochure for sale on Ebay. someone wanted it much worse than I did, but i saved the pictures. It was made by Johnston Harvester, and is called a "Diamond" Harrow, intended for use in orchards and vineyards.

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