My father grew up on a horse powered farm and said he could plough more with a tractor in an evening after work than his father did in a full day. Probably more than an eight hour day too. Double the furrows per pass, faster travel and no harnessing, unharnessing etc. And that was only with a 30 hp tractor and a two furrow plough.
Nice old pics, the corn cribs bring back a few memories, we used to use wire netting instead of timber for the slats. These days it's all artificially dried.Some of the hardest work you ever get is hauling the maize on the drags (rakes & shovels) to the shellers. The contractor used a Minneapolis sheller with a TD9 power unit mounted on a truck. It could do 7 ton in 10minutes, (when the cribs were on the run) but the TD 9 had nothing left to come and go on.
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