Thursday, May 12, 2011

What a Drag!

“Rolled the piece up south this morning and got it dragged once over about 4 o’clock.  And a heavy shower came up and I had to quit.  I put the colt in on the dray this afternoon.”

A drag harrow, spring-tooth harrow, is a largely outdated type of soil cultivation implement that is used to smooth the ground as well as loosen it after it has been plowed and packed. It uses many flexible iron teeth usually arranged into three rows. It has no hydraulic functionality and has to be raised/adjusted with one or multiple manual levers. It is a largely outdated piece of farm equipment, having been replaced by more modern disc harrows and deeper, stiff-toothed rippers.

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