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04-06-2011 08:12:10

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I am in the process of rebuilding a REALLY old (Built around 1900 or so)one horse grain drill.Typical fluted feed on seed box,with fertilizer box,five single disc openers,wood boxes ,built by I THINK avery for monkey wards.Its all pretty much straight forward as far as fluted feed mechanisim goes , almost identical to JD types except for two piece cups.The problem I am having is there seems to be no feed gates,nor does it look as if any were ever fitted.since I was rebuilding this to take to shows and possibly demonstrations,I was wondering what would happen if it didnt have any gates?Has anyone ever used one without gates?also why couldnt i bend a piece of tin the shape of the feed roller and put it inside box on back side of feed roller then i could adjust it forward and back for larger or smaller seed with a slot and screw setup on bottom of wooden seed box instead of having a swinging type of gate on outlet side like a jd? think it would crack too much seed?

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04-09-2011 13:32:28

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 Re: horse drawn drill in reply to jackinok, 04-06-2011 08:12:10  
bah, thats not old lol. I have a 1 horse drill, here in Okieland that has 2 dates on it 1866, and Oct 8th (my birthday) 1876 Ive got all of it, and am slowly moveing it towards restoration. Am slowly getting ready to make a new wood axles/parts ofr an Barr 1889 high wheel iron wheeled wagon.

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04-06-2011 13:36:39

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 Re: horse drawn drill in reply to jackinok, 04-06-2011 08:12:10  
Not intending to insult, but are you sure it is a fluted feed rather than a double run? Double runs feed better, cause less seed damage but are more expensive and were very popular in the past. The mention of "two piece cups" causes my doubt. A double run would have two side-by-side openings for each seed tube and have a cover usually hinged so it can be easily moved to cover either of the feeds, so that only one will be used. A double run doesn't use gates to control feed. A double run would have some kind of transmission to control shaft speed thereby sowing rate.

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04-06-2011 17:22:24

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 Re: horse drawn drill in reply to James22, 04-06-2011 13:36:39  
yep definitly fluted feed,by two piece cup i mean they come apart in two halfs not a solid casting.definitly not double run ive ran them all my double runs have feed gates(jd van brunt)also gears as you say.this one is simple fluted feed,slide the shaft sideways to set planting rate.

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