Prairie Plow with a Trip

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Prairie Plow with a Trip,

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FARM EQUIPMENT
Mention of plows used on prairie soils. By 1900 plow had a trip on it so the blade would trip rather than bend or break when it hit a stump or rock. This feature later disappeared, then in the 1970s it was featured again. Pulled by big steam engines.