Not car related. What is this?

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  1. FlagCraig

    FlagCraig Well-Known Member

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    I was bush hogging and found this stuck in the ground. Had to dig it out. It is about 2' wide and is rounded like a saucer. It's made of steel or possibly cast iron.
    It was located about 50 yards from a historical home (circa 1860).

    As you can see it has 5 holes (perfectly aligned) in the middle and I could not find any markings on it.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks.
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  2. 493 Mike

    493 Mike FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    Looks like a disc blade from a farm implement. They make good bases for bench grinders/buffers!
    Mike
     
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    • khryslerkid

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      Agree, the outer disk can come off and the farmer wouldn't miss it until he gets back to the farm. Might have even been a horse drawn disk.

      Good thing the bush hog didn't catch it. I found a horse shoe inside if a farmer's bush hog's tire once!
       
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      • PurpleBeeper

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        UFO? (if you threw it like a frisbee that is)
         
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        • Riverdawg

          Riverdawg Well-Known Member

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          Top cover for a bird feeder, a large one too. :lol:
           
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          • The Shoe

            The Shoe Well-Known Member

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            They sure do! We have several in the shop under grinders, polishers, etc...
             
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            • the mississippi madman

              the mississippi madman Well-Known Member

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              • Budnicks

                Budnicks You Can Just Thank Me Later FBBO Gold Member

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                cool find :thumbsup:
                 
              • slimt

                slimt Well-Known Member

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                Good old american steel. It will be the same in another 100 years
                 
              • hawkeye

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                It is the disc that goes on the end of a corn planter marking arm. You drop the arm when you start a new row and it makes a little furrow that guides you on your next pass.

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              • SteveSS

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                It's from a One-Way Tiller. When my dad was a kid he fell from a tractor and was run over by one of these. Nearly cut his whole leg off. He limped until the day he died.
                 
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                Two feet in diameter, that's a big one. If this is your property, find where the outhouse sat, that there is where the treasures lie.
                 
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                At 2 feet across i am gonna say it came from an old disc plow. A planter marker is much smaller and most vintage disc harrows like pictured earlier are in the 16"-18" diameter.

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                SteveSS, reading your post just made a chill run up my back. Dad would strap me to the seat with a belt so I could not fall off. The scariest implement was the manure spreader, the chain belts and those blades on the rear. Then next I'd say was the PTO three or four blade mower, It would cut off 3'' diameter trees after being run over with the tractor. When the tractor was kicked out of gear the centrifugal force of the mower's blades pushed the tractor forward. On a farm you'd better listen and learn fast. Man they were some of the best times of my very young life.
                 
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              • Don

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                Yep, my first thought when I saw the photo.
                 
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                They make a good fire pit wok
                 
              • Car Nut

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                1860 house, go back with a metal detector, might find some more cool stuff.

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                • hawkeye

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                  I agree, didn't see the 2' in diameter part. I also agree that it was probably left there to mark the location. Be careful though, it might have been covering a cistern.
                   
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