Brinly-Hardy's little implements are still in big demand.
Kevin Crile, Huntingdon, Pa., collects and restores John Deere garden tractors. Here he demonstrates Brinly’s CC-500 cultivator on his 1966 Model 110H tractor in the sweet corn patch. Kevin’s cultivator is equipped with a set of reversible shovels, but it could also be equipped with spring shanks or sweeps.
Dustin Williams, Penn Yan, N.Y., is the proud owner of this Brinly Gard-N-Cart-equipped Cub Cadet tractor. Here, with the attachment in the raised position, the tractor’s grille is well protected. Loosening two wing nuts allows the operator to lower the attachment to a horizontal position, where it becomes a platform carrier.
Garden tractor enthusiasts converge several times each year to put their Brinly attachments to the test. Here, an impressive line-up of Brinly pulling plowmen turn nearly 40 acres at the 2005 Spring Plow Day held on the Schweizer farm near Rockford, Iowa.
Early 1960s CC-500 cultivator with sweeps and gage wheels mounted on a 1961 Cub Cadet garden tractor. This versatile and reversible little attachment could be set up for soil preparation, crop cultivation, hilling and with the optional blade attachment leveling.
1960s vintage Brinly Rol-Aerator in excellent, original condition. A rolling-spike aerator is beneath the housing closest to the tractor, and the drum roller follows behind. For additional weight, the drum can be filled with liquid. The Lorenz family, Jackson, Mo., owns this unusual piece.
Clockwise from top: Dan Balk, Waucoma, Iowa, knocks the ridges off freshly plowed bean ground with his Brinly Category “0” double-gang disc-equipped 1984 Cub Cadet 782. Dual rear tires help “float” the tractor over the freshly turned soil.The 8-inch Brinly plow is especially desirable for use with the earlier 7 hp and 8 hp garden tractors. Since it hasn’t been made for a number of years, the plow’s value is on the rise.Nicely restored Brinly KK-200 planter/fertilizer. This ground-driven device was able to plant and fertilize in a single pass, and could plant virtually any seed at any prescribed spacing and depth with more than 80 available seed plates and optional gear sets.
Brinly’s dump cart in the dumping position. The dump cart was available for many garden tractor brands in addition to Cub Cadet. Tom and Betty Peters, Orion, Ill., own this fine Cub Cadet-mounted example.