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A 6 hp tiller
When the pandemic reaches the level described in "The Stand"
He has great control of his 6 hp team. Nicely tilled row.
I know nothing about Horses used in plowing/tilling. Question: Why is the team arranged this way instead of 2x2x3, i.e. three groups of two each hitched along a central pulling device?Nemo
Just a guess, but maybe this configuration keeps the tiller perpendicular to the rows than your arrangement. The way depicted pulls evenly across the tiller, whereas a narrow team would pull more from the center. Like I said, just a guess.
How would you like to work all day with your nose in someone's butt .Just sayin'.
6-abreast may be easier to turn and get started back at the ends.But don't mind my opinion; horses are a complete mystery to me.
Tighter turning at the end of the row and easier for fine side-to-side control, is my guess.
I heard about an old man down the road. He refused to use a tractor. Said the weed seeds stuck to the oil leaks and made more work for him when they grew. He'd curry comb his horses before plowing and his fields were mostly weed free. Looked a lot like that field there.
The secrete "Horse Sense" of the old ways surface again.
My great aunt is amish. Fell forward and was drug across the field until the team stopped at the end of the row, the disks cutting her all the way.Someone found her still hung up but alive.