We got a worm

Yes! I have a name for it!

I remembered to ask my brother about the insanely heavy-for-it’s-size object I’d dug out of the grass.

He called it a worm drive.

Inside are gears that convert the energy from high speed rotation into slow speed rotation with high power.

I did some searches and found it under terms like worm gear box, worm reduction drive, worm gear reducer, and so on. I even found some similar to ours, though none quite like it. It even looks like the Ohio brand is still around.

Another one of those “ah, one of those things I understood but didn’t know the name of.”

Definitely something we want to try and protect from further damage!

The Re-Farmer

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