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We finally pulled the head off the Ford 8N and replaced the failed gasket, (probably due to the last monkey in the engine buying the cheapest gasket that they could find and not torqueing it right)
We fabbed up a 3 point hitch frame for the potato hiller that we had fabbed up for the quadavator.
That process ate up some hours, but they are mostly one time.
Planting the potatoes now takes almost no time, pull a small ridge, press the seed potato into the top of the ridge in the grove the little grove cutter we added made. back over the row and hill a bit deeper, done. No shovel.

Compared to the back ache of doing it with hand tools (our soil and climate demand tilling)
or the huge head ache that Spring hot horses would have been, (feel the load and all they can think about is PULL, not stop, wait tug, stop wait, tug a bit harder, wait again){there is a reason that small farms bought tractors}.
 

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Planting the potatoes now takes almost no time, pull a small ridge, press the seed potato into the top of the ridge in the grove the little grove cutter we added made. back over the row and hill a bit deeper, done. No shovel.
You're going to spend forever doing it that way! Hardly worth the effort!

Now, if you rig up one of these...

 
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