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A couple pics of Stone Boats
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PatM    Posted 06-13-2003 at 08:07:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Deadcarp Got me thinkin' with the stone boat post.

Found a couple pics at Library of Congress.

Salmoneye    Posted 06-13-2003 at 08:34:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Where I come from, those are sleds...

The stone boats of my youth were on the ground with only maybe 2 inch runners...That way there was no 'lifting' the rock up and on, just rolling...

Nice pics!

DeadCarp    Posted 06-13-2003 at 08:33:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Boy that kinda work could sure give you a flat foot huh? :) Josh and i were recently poking around an old gravel pit and found a nice big rock - well you know me - "Suzn would like this, let's just take it home" So i backed the van up handy and we tugged and pried and looked for planks - naw, that rock likes it right here. Now if we had a stone boat - don't suppose they're legal on freeways are they? A person could always try it -- i know many a house was safely moved without a permit -funny what goes on some nites :)

toolman    Posted 06-13-2003 at 10:16:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
when i was a kid i worked for an old farmer at hayin time, he used stone boats , pulled it with a 51 massey 44 , we would stand on the boats and pick up the bales pile them on the boat when we had it loaded he had a chain rigged to lift the front high enough that the bales slid of the back in piles , later we,d go with the old truck load them and barn them, nowadays they have the balers that drop them in piles of six , i guess his worked on the same principal, only with alot more labor, i since bought some of his land and one of his masseys ,funny how things end up.

Clod    Posted 06-13-2003 at 12:18:54       [Reply]  [No Email]

Improved stone boat.I was born and raised in flatland mud.We never had any stones to move.

hey clod    Posted 06-13-2003 at 19:26:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
you know what black gumbo is?

Clod    Posted 06-13-2003 at 19:44:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh,,I missed you here.Yes BLACK GUMBO..It is not foor made in Louisanna by blacks.I know that.Rice seems to grow well in that stuff.It grows on tires too.Which reminds me,It can build up on the wheels and push the fenders off of tractors and trucks.Also those big Cat scrapers they build roads with.But you can weld bolts to the ri ms then add a chain (1 each)at an angle so it wont trap in the tire lugs.Leave it a bit loose.It bangs the mud out before it builds up.I saw this on tractors long ago,So had the boss try it on a construction job.We could not work in the gumbo with scrapers,But this worked.

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