Franks Tractor Cultivator Co.

Franks Cultivator (1917)

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On the basis of U.S. Patent 1,174,842, the Franks Company was organized at Owensboro in 1917. This outfit differed from most motor cultivators in that the operator sat directly over the plow gangs, rather than in the rearward position commonly used. The two levers toward the bottom of the steering column regulated the plow depth, and the steerable gangs were manipulated with the feet. Note the disk hillers on this model as compared to the sweeps generally used in the Northern states. Apparently, the Franks cultivator was a short-lived venture.

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