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MW    Posted 08-25-2004 at 16:49:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am planning to put out about an acre of spuds next year.I already have a buyer for them.Is there a place I can find a tater digger/harvester/machine,or plans for one?It need'nt be huge.Thanks.Mark

Farmall    Posted 08-26-2004 at 20:10:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]

up in NE Kansas we call it a lister. There used to be an attachment whereby yolu could p;lant corn peanuts, cotton, with it. Ive got one too, a JD I bought at an auction for around $20.oo. But, pulled behind a tractor, its all I can do to go down row after row of taters. I got rumitoid arthritis in my ankles, and it kills me to use it. But worse than that. after 1 row, I feel like my heart is gonna climb outa me aan craw off and die. I need to make a guage wheel for mine so I can use a tractor and keep the tongue at the right highth

Bob/Ont    Posted 08-25-2004 at 17:04:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
There are likely hundereds of them in fence rows that would do what you want Mark.
Later Bob

Burrhead    Posted 08-25-2004 at 19:24:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
I use a middlebuster.

Old Sarge    Posted 08-25-2004 at 19:55:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
C'mon Burr, them Yankees don't know what a mioddlebuster is, let alone how ta use it. Takes an old peanut farmer ta know how ta do that. Raised up on the Edwards Plateau country.

Bob/Ont    Posted 08-25-2004 at 21:32:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sarge, never saw a middlebuster untill I got the 150 yrs of IH book but I have seen many potato plows though. Still thing it would be worth stealing a potato picker off some yuppies lawn and useing it, shaked the dirt off of them.
Later Bob

Burrhead    Posted 08-25-2004 at 20:23:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
aint that the dang truth Sarge.

We pulled one with a poppin John or a Farmalittle for yers but my choice for smooth was an H Farmalittle.

I thought I was doing good til I got big enough to hold the plowstocks. That wound up my driving job.

If my Granpaw was in on diggin taters he used ole Solly or Daisy to pull it.

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