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John Deere Moldboard Plow
Society: ASABEMain Category: Agricultural & BiologicalSub Category: Equipment, TillageEra: 1830-1839DateCreated: 1837The John Deere Historic SiteGrand DetourState: ILZip: 61021Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/asabe-historic-landmarks/john-deere-plow-7.aspxCreator: Deere, John

On this site in 1837 John Deere built the first successful self-scouring steel plow, thereby making a significant contribution to the development of American agriculture. Dedicated by American Society of Agricultural Engineers 1976

YearAdded:
1976
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Dwight Sipler (CC BY 2.0)Image Caption: moldboards of a modern plow
Graham-Hoeme Chisel Plow
Society: ASABEMain Category: Agricultural & BiologicalSub Category: Equipment, TillageEra: 1930sDateCreated: 1933HookerState: OKZip: 73945Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/asabe-historic-landmarks/graham-hoeme-chisel-plow-38.aspxCreator: Hoeme, Fred

Preventing Wind Erosion Was The Primary Objective Of Fred Hoeme, a Hooker, Oklahoma Farmer, When He Developed A Heavy-Duty Chisel Plow In 1933. Hoeme And His Sons Manufactured And Sold About 2000 Plows From Their Farmstead. In 1938, W. T. Graham Purchased The Manufacturing And Distribution Rights And Established Manufacturing In Amarillo, Texas. The Graham-Hoeme Plow, Marketed As "The Plow To Save The Plains", Was Sold Worldwide.

YearAdded:
2000
Image Caption: Graham-Hoeme Chisel Plow was the forerunner for a variety of modern chisel plow designs, such as this one.
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