spike-tooth harrow


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spike-tooth harrow

[′spīk‚tüth ′har·ō]
(agriculture)
An implement with steel spikes extending downward from a frame and pulled by a tractor to pulverize and smooth plowed soil.
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The spike-tooth harrow is designed to break down large soil clods and to level the ground to a limited degree.
Another use of the spike-tooth harrow is to set the teeth at a shallow angle and lightly harrow in seed that was broadcast on the surface.
Among the bigger equipment he has created are a 7-foot-wide spike-tooth harrow, and an 8-foot flatbed trailer.
At his display in the fairground's northwest corner, behind the livestock barns, Valentino will explain to visitors how a farmer guided a walking plow as it was pulled by a mule or horse, or rode atop a spike-tooth harrow.