Georgia Stock Plow
Posted by Lucy Ray at 2009-04-02 10:44:19
I have a friend here in Georgia who is looking for Georgia Stock Plow. Can anyone on the porch tell me about this type of plow and where he might be able to find one? Thanks!
Response by Buggy at 2009-04-03 10:40:22
A Georgia Stock was a simple implement with a single beam, a leg to attach points to and handle. It took a number of different points from middle buster, turning plow to a wide range of cultivator sweeps. It was/is a do-all implement. They are still out there here in the Southeast but HARD to come by in good condition. There was/is also a Carolina Stock with a different handle configuration and a Texas stock I do believe. Generally considered to be a one horse/mule implement. Beam could be either metal or wood.
I have been talking with the folks at Pioneer about maybe bring it back. Talks are very preliminary but they do see a need for smaller implements than they are making now. If this developes I'll put in here or on my site, www.buggyscott.com
. Question for you all, is there a demand for something like this?
Response by kman at 2009-04-03 14:20:07
I can see where a feller could use something like this in the garden or corn patch.
Response by D HUGHES at 2009-04-04 09:30:54
Mrs. Ray, I have bilt several straight stocks or cultivatior stocks as we call them from old irons (foot, clevis, and washers) the curved handles are hard to find. I got some from Farmer Browns in New York. I cut my own beams from sawmill Whige oak timber. If you will give me some contact info I will be glad to help if I can, I am in Greenville county S.C.
Response by Lucy Ray at 2009-04-06 11:17:26
Thanks so much! My contact info is . My friend is in Dahlonega GA. How far away from you is that?
Response by Brabant owner in SC at 2009-04-08 22:01:38
I used my Georgia plowstock in the sweet corn just today. I know of nothing that cultivates better in our southern dirt than a plowstock, be it a Georgia or a Carolina plowstock. You can go down the middle with a wide sweep, then change to a narrow sweep and install a fender. Then you can cultivate dirt right up to the small plants without burying them. I have 3 that I use in different configurations, and several more waiting on a rebuild so that other folks can give them a home and work. I have 3 different models of the foot that the sweep mounts to, and all work fine. The handles for a turn plow can be installed so you dont have to find the old style curved handles. I would say they still have a purpose in the horse farming world. Hopefully Buggy and I can get one to Pioneer for them to study.
Response by Charles at 2010-08-12 14:56:47
I recently picked up the foot with old sweep and my parents farm. It came from Green County Georgia in the early 1800's. I'm having it sandblasted today. I've got friends that will help me with the beam and handles.
Sorry it's not for sale. It's been handed down in the family from the Carolina's to Georgia, to NE Texas and a few placed in Oklahoma.
I'm excited to get it restored.
Response by Russell at 2012-01-17 13:56:01
I am looking for a Georgia stock plow or would be satisfied with the foot. Can anyone help me? I live in MS but will be glad to pay freight.
Response by Brabant owner in SC at 2012-01-18 14:50:15
I have several of the Georgia plowstocks, different styles with different types of feet. If you want to mail we can see if this is what you are looking for.
Response by Mike Buchanan at 2013-11-29 10:28:20
I hope this thread is still active...
My 95 yo Dad and I are restoring a Georgia Stock. He used one a lot and they were very popular in SE Oklahoma. I have some extra feet (not really for sale) but only one extra 'clevis' (?) If that's what it's called. It has a bolt that holds it to the beam that is a wrench on the top end, threaded on the bottom. They're probably pretty rare.
If anyone want's to correspond about them email me at
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