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Old 09-05-2017, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Since it's harvest time, thought y'all might enjoy seeing how granddad did it... if bloody youtube will show it to us...

Vintage Reaper

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caHofifSgR8

Threshing in 1950s Ireland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdCp44an3d8
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Old 09-05-2017, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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My father actually has a reaper! Not in working condition, but only 1 of 2 in the state I know of. He does have a couple working binders, and an or wagon in addition to several other pieces of horse equipment. Kind of a passion of his.
That was a binder in the video, reaper didn't tie the bundles, you had to do that by hand.

Fun seeing those videos, brings back a lot of memories.
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Old 09-05-2017, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Our ancestors were an inventive lot, for sure And was certainly a lot more work for less result than we get today. Still, good to keep the old ways alive, never know when you might need 'em.
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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Working with and repairing that equipment was a lot of my practical training in blacksmithing.
It's a good thing to know.
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:28 AM
 
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There's a certain charm but we mustn't forget how deadly these machines were and still are.
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Old 09-06-2017, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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There's a certain charm but we mustn't forget how deadly these machines were and still are.
Ya know, I had that exact thought while watching the vids... that old equipment was not designed with safety in mind. Well, farming has never been a job for wimps.
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Old 09-06-2017, 02:17 PM
 
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In the 1950s it took 1/3rd of the working population to produce the food we ate in the U.S. Today with modern equipment it only takes 1.5% of the population to grow a much bigger amount of food.

Instead of a hoard of people picking tomatoes it is now done by machine.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCj-AOHqC9k

And they are mechanizing the farm work more every day. And the men/woman doing the work driving those tractors and trucks are doing it under air conditioners and just driving the equipment.
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Old 09-06-2017, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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In the 1950s it took 1/3rd of the working population to produce the food we ate in the U.S. Today with modern equipment it only takes 1.5% of the population to grow a much bigger amount of food.

Instead of a hoard of people picking tomatoes it is now done by machine.
Wow. That's amazing machinery. Not only picks, but does most of the work to prepare the ground for the next crop. No waste, and no wasted effort.

[peering closely] And if you want to be swimming in tomatoes -- grow Romas!

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And they are mechanizing the farm work more every day. And the men/woman doing the work driving those tractors and trucks are doing it under air conditioners and just driving the equipment.
Sometimes not even that -- now there are GPS-controlled tractors and harvesters that don't even need an operator.
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Old 09-09-2017, 05:10 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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And the rainbow stew under skies of blue is right around the corner, don't ya know... Guaranteed basic income for all, and equal poverty for all but the corporations. But hey, the game consoles get cheaper and faster every day....
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Old 09-10-2017, 03:25 AM
 
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I can imagine rubber like tomatoes it takes to go along with that machine. No worries though. They will train you to like them.
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