Restoring Old Farm Equipment for Maryland Museums

Volunteer restorer gives helping hand to Maryland museums by restoring old farm equipment

This PTO-driven John Deere potato digger dates to the early 1950s
This PTO-driven John Deere potato digger dates to the early 1950s. “As the tractor pulled the digger forward, it forced the potatoes and dirt onto a chain belt, which knocked off the dirt and dropped the potatoes onto the ground to be picked up by hand,” Howard explains. “While this is a tractor-powered model, my grandfather still used a horse-drawn potato digger when I was an adolescent in the 1950s.”