This is a very early (one of the first) tractor pulled corn planters (actually
known as a Lister). The long arm extending toward the front, above the
tongue, is used to control the depth of planting from the tractor seat.
Right behind the steel wheels you see the furrow openers (plow bottoms)
that dig the furrow for the corn seed to go into. Behind those you see a
cylinder that holds the seed and has a plate in the bottom that rotates as
one drives forward and drops the seed corn in the furrow. Behind that you
see the disc closers, these push the dirt in over the corn to complete
The stone, with ranch name, behind the corn planter is Kansas Lime
Stone (from the north of the State of Kansas) used by Pioneers for
their homes, corners for cattle pasture fences and even sometimes
line post. It is a popular decorative item used to identify ranch's or farms
and sometime as a yard ornament to identify you favorite football team..
Thanks to everyone for looking in.
original, sized, sharpened and framed for TE
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tedesse (25133) 2008-08-04 7:03
Nice view of old planter.Lovely colours and details.
makis (306) 2008-08-04 7:24
a wonderful picture in shot magnificent light and as always a very informative note.
bracasha75 (24583) 2008-08-04 13:03
This is a old very old agricultural mashine and this is lovely for viewing this
Good shot and just make so again
All best ,Bratislav
PS Your is match easyer to writh on Eng. because this is your language,i,m just a amater,but i try to give my best
Manuj (441) 2008-08-04 23:28
how are you?
sharp with fine details
jhm (140603) 2008-08-05 2:56
I have this type old planter never seen here in Belgium, you gives a very good note, I can understand what you write.
You show us these old planter on a very good manner, we see almost the totally mechanism.
Light and sharpness are very well, nice detailed too.
Very well done, TFS.
Dyerco (10185) 2008-08-05 6:47
A great shot that includes the stonework in the BG. Good notes as well. I think I would have applied levels to see if I could tone down the brightness a bit and give a little more contrast.
Waylim (25362) 2008-08-05 11:01
Good info on this planter/lister. Good photo with good clarity and sharpness. color and light well managed. I understand that you like to include the sign of Abrahanson in the image, however maybe not directly on the back of the planter, it's kind of confusing, It look as if it was part of the planter, and half cover up by the planter. I would perhaps walk around to the left to get more of the profile and make sure that the pole of the sign is not is not direction behind something that may lead your view to think it part of the object. Be patient when photographing, walk around for a better POV, or take a few different shots form many different locations, take some standing up, some sitting down, you will eventually figure out which is best and delete what you don't want.
danyy (0) 2008-08-05 14:13
une galerie qui doucement grandit et s'enrichit des merveilles de ta contrée, retour dans une époque pas si lointaine.
Une belle palette de verts, un peu surexposée sur le bas.
trekks (14348) 2008-08-06 22:49
Such interesting old machine and placed in the green environment to contrast well on its rustic look. You have captured the front view nicely to show its style of olden days in its glory.
toto (0) 2008-08-07 0:36
belle photo de cette superbe machine d' un temps ancien.
Ces charues qui ouvrent le sol et le distributeur qui plante les graines.
Que cela devait etre dur de travailler dans une ferme a ce temps la.
Je respecte énormément ces gens de la terre grace a qui je peux me nourrir de mille choses.
rodgerg (55767) 2008-08-09 8:39
A beautiful sight of this old tractor. A good POV and a good framing show it in a beautiful natural envronment.
Have a good weeke end,
nivaldo (15415) 2008-08-13 17:50
An interesting note, a good photo!
Well done, Larry!
nels (2621) 2008-08-14 8:06
hello larry, how machines change,realy informative shot of how they used to be. May be a different pov may be looking side on would have shown us more detail, but hey these are the type of shot along with your notes that this site is about
izmirli (3987) 2008-08-18 3:36
merhaba my friend larry
excellent interesting,old planter.excellent colours and composition.well done my friend.
trampas (0) 2008-08-20 15:17
only one small problem for me on this one. i find the colours are not as deep as normal. i have done a ws to show you what i mean.
apart from that there is nothing that i can see that i don't like. it tells a story of the past.
you are a mater storyteller with these old machines.
pablominto (53744) 2008-09-09 1:40
Always interesting to see old tools and machinery, trying to figure out how they worked..!
The colour of rust in sunshine is always attractive and even more so on the background of the green lawn...
Effective point of view and good details!
bisok (948) 2008-10-30 17:28
I like the picture. Nice POV. Good colours
and sharpness. Well done. Interesting photographer's note.
Thanks for sharing.
gunbud (34066) 2009-04-25 19:33
Them were the days my friend.
Your collection is a fine representation of life on the Great Plains and the grit in those who settled there. It is a wonder that the farmers could not turn it in for scrap medal. I guess that the U.S. had so much iron ore in those days it was not practical thus we have this fine rusty old image.