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    New Egland field potatoes

    My wife and I bought a 230 year old farm back in the 80's and there are/were numerous hints of large rock (some people call them field potatoes around here) sticking out of the ground here and there. Since we bought the 2520 a few years ago and I then bought a set of Artillian forks I have been digging some of them up. A few have proven to big to move so you widen the hole , roll them in and bury them. I started a major clean up on part of the yard and dug up two potatoes that have caused as much mower damage as any and I thought you might be interested to see what these forks can do.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	27250. It takes a while to figure out how to get something this big out of the ground and then up in the air, but I can assure you the weak link was hydrauulic power not my forks. If you look at the backing plate and length of forks (42") you can see how large and heavy this piece of granite is. I have moved about a dozen of these so far, each one provides it's own challenge but it's very satisfying to get rid of these 25 year headaches. Thank you ChrisClick image for larger version. 

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    We grow the same potatoes here. Thanks for the post.
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    Got a few of those down south too!

    Someone should make a spray we can use to get rid of them, like weeds...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 56FordGuy View Post
    Got a few of those down south too!
    Yours seem to be bigger!
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    I like that spray can idea!
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    Sweet! I was doing the same on our trails today using the 24" forks, finally got them done.

    Hey, if you don't want those rocks I'd be glad to take them off of your hands! ....Pretty sad when you get excited about rocks....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artillian View Post
    @Manomet

    Sweet! I was doing the same on our trails today using the 24" forks, finally got them done.

    Hey, if you don't want those rocks I'd be glad to take them off of your hands! ....Pretty sad when you get excited about rocks....
    You pay the shipping and I can get you about all the rocks you can stand!

    Looks like I'm going to have to get an excavator to deal with a few out here.
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    [QUOTE=Manomet;122881(some people call them field potatoes around here)[/QUOTE]

    I grew up in NH and we called them potatoes too and we had plenty of them. All the fields which I mowed as a kid had places where they had piled them all. Humongous amounts. I still call them that and northern NJ where i presently live has as much as NE if not more! I was picking them all Saturday afternoon.
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    Impressive. I always say. "If rocks were gold". I'd be a happy man
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    Not to show off but where I live in PA, there is rocks with a little bit of soil here. No joke, I taught my father in law not to start trying to dig out rocks because what looks like a fist sized rock above ground is actually the size of a television under the soil so I had to start either putting dirt back over them or digging them out with my little Kioti's backhoe.

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