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Re: My heart hurts. scrapping old equipment

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Billy NY

01-22-2013 10:27:43

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That really sucks, I learned a long time ago, never wait or procrastinate, you see something for sale, or even have to go inquire to see if the owner would sell, do it now, once the deal is done, pay up and remove immediately, this is what happens when you do not.

I'm not even a fan of paying up front, and making arrangements to pick up later, because while its still on the sellers property, it could get sold at a higher price from under you and or how many other scenarios could happen.

I have a plow story too. I always read the CL ads, it pays to do so, different things turn up that you may need or have wanted and the prices are always reasonable and or discounted from new or what it would cost to by new, you just have to look things over and know what you are getting.

I see a 2 bottom 101 Ford plow listed, and I did the same as you, the price was a tad high for the condition, I waited, and actually long enough that it should have been sold, one day I see it re-listed fresh, thinking about my plans for the day and all the rest that would cause me to put it off. I've bought off the seller before too. I decided to call him, did so, was still available, he did drop the price $100 in the re-list, so I said I'd take it and would stop by after work, which I did, had him bring it over, gave him a $10 for gas, as that was sufficient for him. Next day I think it was, we had the local soil test guy out to the other place taking samples of the fields, and he mentioned that he was going to buy this Ford 2 bottom plow that was listed, I did not have the heart to tell him I bought it already. The thing is I know there are a lot of these around, just not here, you just never see these for sale, its a good plow, with coulters, tail wheel, has the trailing adjustment lever, and is manual reset if you trip it. I think it was $250, I just put all new wear parts on it, 'cept moldboards, it does need coulter bearings, they are a little loose, but for about $400 I have a field ready plow of good design, one that you could not buy new at that price, especially with the extra items, seems all the ones I see are bare, and not even trip back, shear bolt protected, and seem to be 3x the cost of rebuilding one like mine.

I could have easily missed out on the deal, without a doubt its just good practice to be of the philosophy, "no time like the present" LOL

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01-22-2013 14:52:51

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 Re: My heart hurts. scrapping old equipment in reply to Billy NY, 01-22-2013 10:27:43  
Might be able to save you some money on those colter bearings. Its been a long while since I owned one of those 101 plows, but if I remember correctly the colter bearings are adjustable. They have some play to them even when adjusted properly as they are a cone and cup arrangement instead of being ball or roller bearings. Joe

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Billy NY

01-23-2013 12:11:05

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 Re: My heart hurts. scrapping old equipment in reply to jbp, 01-22-2013 14:52:51  
I'll have to take another look, but it appears that I recall what you describe as being what I have.

They're seem to have some play in them, I have a single bottom 110, shear protected Ford plow, and the coulter on that one seems to be tight, the plow has all its original wear parts, likely not seen a lot of use, just now needing a shin and share.,

I'll have to go over and look, take a photo or 2.

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allen in texas

01-22-2013 14:49:29

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 Re: My heart hurts. scrapping old equipment in reply to Billy NY, 01-22-2013 10:27:43  
Billy, tell me about your coulter "bearings" If they are like the ones on my Ford plow and are cast iron and aren't completely worn out, you can tighten them up.

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Billy NY

01-23-2013 12:11:59

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 Re: My heart hurts. scrapping old equipment in reply to allen in texas, 01-22-2013 14:49:29  
I'm going to look at them again and post back, sounds like its the same type.

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