As the area ranching families will tell you, fences reshaped the West and were sometimes at the heart of disputes between ranchers and farmers as they carved out their property boundaries and their destinies. This still remains an issue today! This machine was a game changer!
Invented around 1840-41 by William Crosskill of Beverley, Yorkshire, England this contraption consists of a height-adjustable levelling bar fitting with blunt spikes made of special long-lasting steel for dragging over newly plowed land to render it fit for seeding. The device enabled farmers to achieve large costs reduction in the soil preparation at low consumption of tractive power.