Big Teams In Montana

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Reprint of a book published in April of 1925. Now with an improved spiral binding

Historic book authored by M.L. Wilson and published by the Montana State College Extension Service. This comprehensive book covers hard-to-find information on hitching implements, freight wagons, tandem wagons, and harnessing big teams.

Other techniques specific to freighting are also outlined, including the horn and bumper system, drag shoes, crotch chains, rough locking and more. 


  • 111 Pages
  • Softcover
  • Sprial Bound
  • 5 3/4" X 8 1/2"
  • First Published in 1925


Introduction: The history of big team farming

Part 1: TEAMS AND HARNESSES- Kinds of big teams in use, types of harness, details of harness, barns for big teams, etc.

Part 2: FROM THE BARN TO THE FIELD- Currying, harnessing, leading th team to the watering trough and to the field, tying-in, bucking-back, noon feeding, etc.

Part 3: TEAM EQULIZING HITCHES- Various types of equalizers, eveners, etc.

Part 4: IMPLEMENT HITCHES- Methods of utilizing big team power on the implement; hauling wheat; including also discussions on feed reserves, wheat growing in Montana, balanced profits, etc.

Part 5: EXPERIENCES- Letters from northwestern farmers who have had experience in using big teams. 

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