1/8” Scale Spring Harrow
A spring tooth harrow or drag harrow was used to smooth and level plowed ground to make a smooth seed bed. The angle and the depth of the springs were adjusted by leavers to get the desired results. It was pulled by either mules or horses.
This 1/8 scale harrow is fabricated by the Conestoga Wagon Works craftsmen of copper and brass and is painted either red or green. It measures eight inches across and eight inches long.
The optional mule and horse teams are hand carved by Tom Grassel, a long time farmer who lives in Conestoga, PA. The rough carvings are done by Dennis Herr. The mules and horses are carved from bass wood. The harness parts are handmade from leather.
Prices for the harrows are as follows:
Spring harrow only $300.00
Spring harrow with one team of two mules or horses $900.00
Optional driver $100.00
Spring harrows with teams are mounted on wooden display boards. Optional Plexiglas display covers are available on request. Horses and mules can be painted as requested. See pages devoted to these items for color combinations.