David Browns at the Queensland Heritage Rally

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John.Newman
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David Browns at the Queensland Heritage Rally

Post by John.Newman » Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:09 am

There were only 3 David Browns present, being 2 Cropmasters and my 50TD
Have a good look at the mounted implemrmt on the petrol Croppie. It is farm workshop built and can anyone identify what this was designed to do. I will post the answer later this week. It is made from a rear diff assembly and driven from the PTO.
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Drowning in a sea of yellow iron. A D6 beside my 50TD and directly behind a D9E and D7G
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My 50TD ready to go back to it's shed at home
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Very well restored diesel Cropmaster
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Guess what this implement was designed to do on the local farms here
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Petrol Croppie with mystery implement
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RE: David Browns at the Queensland Heritage Rally

Post by mart1602 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:24 pm

is it a home made 4wd conversion

John.Newman
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Post by John.Newman » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:10 am

No, it is not a 4WD conversion, it was designed for lifting pea-nuts from the ground. As the rotating tyres travel down the row, they pinch the bushy peanut plant and lift it from the volcanic light soil that is most suited to this crop. Many people are surprised to learn that peanuts do not grow on trees like pecans or walnuts, but in the ground from pegs that grow from the flower. This drawing illustrates the growth of peanuts. Heavy ckay soils like in my local are not suited as the pegs would break off leaving the pod in the ground.
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Post by bedwards1966 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:42 pm

Well I for one would never have figured that out!

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