Horse drawn cultivator - Bear's Den Equipment Sales, Fruitvale, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 07.453 W 117° 31.190
11U E 462072 N 5441394
Quick Description: This cultivator is attached to the flagpole outside the dealership along the Crowsnest Highway, just north of Fruitvale. One could say that it has risen above the menial chores it once was forced to undertake.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 5/25/2013 3:41:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMH5AV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
Views: 5

Long Description:
Bear's Den Equipment Sales is the local Kioti Tractor dealer for the area around Fruitvale, BC.

With five shovels, this cultivator would have been drawn by a single horse, mule or ox while the operator walked behind guiding and wrestling his unwieldy implement. Hard to say exactly where it would have found use, possibly between rows of potatoes, possibly in an orchard, possibly between widely spaced rows of corn. Several coats of paint have now obscured any indication of manufacture and we discovered this on a Saturday evening, so the dealership was closed, precluding our going in and asking of its heritage.
Use or Purpose of Equipment: Weed control in any of a dozen different situations.

Approximate age: 80 to 100

Manufacturer and model: Unknown

Still in Use?: No

Mounted on the sign/flag pole in front of a KIOTI Tractor dealership.

Fee for Access: no

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