Sunday, September 9, 2012

Amish Tractor?

Amish Tractor? Interesting combination of horse and engine.
I was attending the North Missouri Produce Auction this week and noticed a team of horses pulling strange looking rig. I snapped this shot with a telephoto lens. On closer inspection I could see the details enough to determine that the team was pulling a Power Take Off (PTO) unit  and hydraulics that were operating a cultivator.

It appears that this unit is 1/2 of a standard tractor. The horses supply the pulling power, while the engine operates the cultivator.

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