The rope is SUPPOSED to be there...thats how these old trip plows operated back in the "pre hydraulic" days. Pull the rope and it engages a clutch in the wheel and the whole plow "hops" up into transport position...pull the rope again and it drops down to work position.I see now why its so collectible. You sure wont find many like that! I also like the rope on it...LOL
Yeah, I agree with you. Them old time "engineers" sure were smart fellers....how the trip lift works is super simple yet kinda amazing how slick it works.That is some cool rusty metal. Can't wait to see it done.