Digging Up Drainage Tile

A drainage tile collection tells the important story of the solution to farm drainage problems.

Buckeye traction ditcher
The Buckeye traction ditcher was a traction engine, on the rear end of which was mounted a large wheel with excavating buckets fastened to its circumference. The excavating wheel was an “open wheel” as it had no axle, but revolved on roller wheels placed just inside the rim of the excavating wheel.
Image courtesy the Farm Collector staff