A giant steam tractor pulls four one-way discs, turning wheat stubble.
After the wheat was cut by the header, header barges were used to haul the wheat to where the bundles were pitched by hand onto a stack. Later, a threshing outfit would pull up to the stacks and separate the grain from the chaff. A water wagon, left, provided a constant supply of water for the thirsty steam engine. The outfit shown here was operating on the John Hutchinson place 3 miles east of Satanta. Rollie Wright can be seen leaning on a pitchfork at the far left.
The header barge, high on one side, low on the other, was used to transport the bundles of wheat from the header to the stack or to the threshing machine.
A one-row binder cuts and ties bundles of livestock forage, after which the individual bundles are set upright in shocks to dry.
Frank McCoy at left