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Horse Drawn Equipment Old iron designed for the purpose of hitching up to a horse or a team. This old iron machinery may be used or demonstrated while hooked to an old iron tractor too.

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Demand for collectible horse equipment?


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Old 01-22-2010, 12:31:12 PM
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Default Demand for collectible horse equipment?

Does anyone have an opinion as to what types of horse drawn equipment are in most demand by collectors or those actually using horses? Horse mowers, sulky plows, walking plows, tedders, cultivators, rakes, wagons, potato diggers, pull type equipment, etc.
I'm thinking more of farm equipment and not about buggies, surries, or sleighs.

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I think it depends on what part of the country you are in. I have a dump rake I would like to get rid of. Arlie
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Default Re: Demand for collectible horse equipment?

In my area horse drawn potato diggers and wagons seem to fetch the highest prices at farm auctions, while plows sell for next to nothing.
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Default Re: Demand for collectible horse equipment?

I have a grain drill I found buried in a huge bramble pile, have the manufacturer tag. Don't plan on doing anything, but displaying it in the back corner of the yard, looks good there. would be cool to find other pieces of the same vintage to go with it.

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Default Re: Demand for collectible horse equipment?

I've been collecting for only 2 years now and have found about everything. Picked up the Case grain binder (shown in photo) last year for only $50. The next thing I run into becomes the most popular to me. I try to pick up everything I can find.
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Do you have any horse drawn hay tedders? I had 13 at one time -now have 5. Sold 9 and aquired 1 more since. All have been different in small ways. Most were IHC brand but each different.
I still have 2 sulky plows, 3 riding cultivators, 1 Adams grader, 1 -8ft disc, 2 horse mowers, 1 Hoover riding potato digger, 1 Deere walking potato digger, 4 walking plows, 2 riding side delivery rakes, 4 hay loaders, 1 bobsled, 1 spring tooth drag, 1 spike tooth drag, and a potato sprayer.

Had 12 horse mowers at one time, along with a nice IHC cornbinder, a IHC manure spreader, a Daisy reaper, several potato diggers and a JD thresher.
Glad to see the interest in the old horse machinery!
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I don't have a hay tedder, but would jump on one if I could find it. Right now I am looking for a sulky plow. I would like to have one of those old hay loaders also.
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They are all for sale. Too bad you're so far away.
If you need any picts for reference or to help with any restorations you may be working on, let me know.

Glad to help save any old equipment.
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I've been selling much of my collection over the past few years, as my wife had had cancer several years ago -(she's fine), I then decided I too am not getting any younger and have been directing my interests in slightly different directions.
I still have a fondness for horse machinery and like many of us, I have still have that incurable old iron disease called rustitus. I had 55 old engines and 15 tractors at one time along with 14 vintage snowmobiles or boats (with finns).
Still have about 25 engines, 2 boats, 6 tractors and about 25 pieces of horse/old machinery.
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I live in Southern Illinois and have a bunch of Mennonites moving in around me. They all use horses but most of their farming is done with PTO driven equipment. They all have 4 cylinder engines on steel wheels pulled by a team of horses. They sit on a little seat next to the open engine. They put sheets of aluminum over the parts of the engine that are close to where they sit. They pull PTO driven bailers, mower-conditioners, old Allis all-crops and such. I have a Web site with pictures of my farm and horse-drawn equipment, and a couple of photos of Mennonite farming. Its at http://www.webvironments.com/photos.html

I teach digital graphics for a local Jr. College. I did my site in Adobe Flash.
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I live in Pa - I am looking for small items like one or two horse walking plows, harrows etc. Wooden beam...old

I really want a wooden moldboard plow. THAT would the best!
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One of the nicest walking plows that I have was from the Ford Museum. It is an IHC breaking plow with handles about 6 to 6 1/2ft long and a cast knife blade coulter, also has a long sweeping moldboard. It has a IHC decal on the back of the moldboard -don't know if the decal is original or was added but still very nice!
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Could you post some photos of your walking plows?
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They are stored away for the winter. Don't think that I have one in the computer of the IHC plow. Drop me a note in a couple months. Maybe the snow will be gone?
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Snow??

It'll be between 50 and 60 tomorrow with an inch or two of rain. I'm just glad most of the rain got squeezed out between California and here!

Drop you a note later

Hopin' there will be a wooden mold board plow in a spring auction.
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Sharpen your jacknife and start wittlin. You may have it done by spring!
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Default Re: Demand for collectible horse equipment?

How about a narrow row bean/bean cultivator or horse drawn corn planter or a one row cultivator all stored inside?
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Sharpen your jacknife and start wittlin. You may have it done by spring!
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How about a narrow row bean/bean cultivator or horse drawn corn planter or a one row cultivator all stored inside?
Sounds pretty cool!
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I've always though of a riding cultivator as a two row and I've had people debate that with me saying that they are one row cultivators. Also I've seen walk behind cultivators with 2 wheels and a long tongue and I think of them as one row cultivators. I have 3 riding cultivators -(2 Minnesota and 1 John Deere) and 1 walk behind -steel garden cultivator -one horse/mule. Can anyone give me a true definition of a two row or a one row cultivator.
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