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A Fresno
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Akey    Posted 05-05-2002 at 17:08:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Am looking for info/pic on a dirt moving implement, we used in late 1920s-1940s to move dirt to build road, ponds, dams, pulled behind horses/mules. ( a horse/mule drawn contraption, forerunner to frontend loader)
~ Akey

AGEN    Posted 05-05-2002 at 21:03:27       [Reply]  [No Email]

This one is a little more high-tech than the ones the fellers are talking about below. However, its called a Fresno as well. It has a rotating drum on it that has about a quarter of the drum missing and a cutting blade on one edge. (In the picture, the hole is to the back and you can barely see the cutting edge sticking out) You can scrape up some dirt and then rotate the drum so the hole is to the top and then skidd the drum, and dirt inside, to where ever you want it. You can then rotate the drum again to dump the dirt. Pretty neat to see it work!

kraig WY    Posted 05-05-2002 at 18:24:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I grew up on my uncle's farm. He had tractors for his saw mill but use mules for all his farming. He had one he used for making surface tanks (stock ponds). He use it for all kinds of digging. I think I rather us the bucket and blade on my 4020, but then I'll never be the man my uncle was.

DeadCarp    Posted 05-05-2002 at 17:59:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Like a big shovel with a coupla handles and an iron loop that lets you up-end the thing to dump it, right? They work good behind a horse too. Dad dug our farm-house basement with one years ago.

bob    Posted 05-05-2002 at 17:54:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Akey if you look in archives in implement forumn it was dicussed and their was a web site. I have one but is pretty well shot am going to junk it moved a lot of dirt with it tho behinf my 44 handy as all get out bob

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