Farmers used different kinds of plows.
With one kind, the farmer walked behind a horse-drawn
plow, steering the plow and keeping the blades to the
right soil depth to create a furrow.
A riding plow allowed the farmer to ride on the equipment
but with a steel seat and wheels, it was a rough ride.
Written by Claudia Reinhardt.
|"There was what they called a gang plow. You had two
bottoms on that, and you had three wheels on that, and then you had a seat on that. And you
put four horses on that. Then you had a trip on it where you pushed
with your foot. And then you had to raise it out [of the soil] on the end
[of a row]. And then you had two handles on that some of them had three
and then you could adjust how deep you wanted to go." -- Dean Buller (Quicktime required)