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Tumble Bug
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Chuck in Kansas    Posted 04-30-2003 at 15:16:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What is a Tumble Bug, and what is it used for.
Thanks


BRIAN    Posted 02-29-2004 at 17:12:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
THE TUMBLE BUG WE HAVE IS FOR MOVING ROUND BALES OF HAY IT HOOKS ON YOUR TRUCK AND IT HAS ELE. BRAKES YOU NEVER LEAVE THE CAB TO LOAD OR UNLOAD BALES ITS SLICK IF YA NEED ONE LET ME KNOW WE HAVE SOME FOR SALE


Hay DR    Posted 12-22-2007 at 14:34:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]

He is a picture of a Tumble bug


bob    Posted 05-01-2003 at 04:44:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
The tumblebug I have is a dirt mover. you have a trip rope and it has three poistions Transport .digging and emptying. I moved dirt for my driveway one summer with it and a 44 special Massey.About 300 ft by 20 ft wide and ave 6 ft high. Real handy. The older horse drawn ones are called FResno,s Hope this helps


MItch    Posted 09-24-2004 at 09:18:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yeah, Im looking for one. How much and
where are you located?


Nathan(GA)    Posted 04-30-2003 at 19:30:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've seen Tumble Bugs advertised that were implements pulled behind a truck for transporting big round hay bales. Just a pipe frame with axle and hand winch. Back it under the bale, winch it over so it'll ride and take off.


Fawteen    Posted 04-30-2003 at 17:49:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
There are two implements that I'm aware of called a "tumblebug".

One is designed to move dirt. I'm not entirely sure, but I think it's a scoop sort of thing that rolls over to dump it's load.

The other is a type of moldboard plow. It is more properly called a "rollover" plow. I had one for a while, it's pretty cool. Basically, it's two sets of plow shares (one throws dirt left, one throws dirt right) mounted to a pivoting frame. At the end of a pass, you pull the trip rope and the plow "rolls over" so the other set of shares is lined up, and you can spin right around and plow the other way down the furrow you just finished.


Ludwig    Posted 05-01-2003 at 08:03:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
I love that thing. I'm lookin for a harrow now so this spring we can plow some more with it. What fun!
Gotta remember to get some hotter sparkplugs for the hard work though, D23s are way too cold for plowing.


DHunter n NOLa    Posted 04-30-2003 at 16:40:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
There may be other Tumble Bugs out there but the one that I grew up with was a beetle. It could also be known as a Dung Beetle. It would find a pile of dung (manure) and take part of it and form a round ball about the size of a milk dud. Then it would roll that ball...going backwards with it's back feet up on the ball and it's front feet on the ground. How it knew where it was going I'll never know. I never saw where it ended up but I think it dug a hole and buried the ball...laid eggs in it and covered it up.
They were very common where I grew up in North Louisiana.


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