The above illustration shows the John Deere
Model "JB" Tractor Disk Harrow. The drawing was taken from
original advertising literature, and is as old as the harrow itself|
The next couple of pages show a few shots of me, harrowing the garden the old fashioned way. The tractor is a 1943 John Deere Model B, a hand-start "early styled" type. The harrow hitches to the drawbar with just a clevis.
This old piece of equipment does a
pretty good job of turning most light weeds and stubble into the ground.
For heavy weeds and turf, though, it's better to plow first.|
Oh... You might be wondering why I call this implement a "Harrow", and not a "Disk". Well... I have the owner's manuals for these implements, and the John Deere Company calls them "Disk Harrows" right on the cover. Look at it this way: it is a TYPE of harrow that has DISKS instead of TINES. Take a look HERE for proof!
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