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Tim Steele

02-17-2017 08:13:37

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I cant find a tag or anything so far. Value?

Thanks to all.

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02-18-2017 07:22:22

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 Re: Help identifying grain drill in reply to Tim Steele, 02-17-2017 08:13:37  
Some parts are no longer avaible having been built in 40s-50s. 95 out of a hundred were single disk. And now for the people I work with and buy for it is way to big, only want 13-7 or 12-8 drills and have to have a workable grass seed box. That drill if it was the 13-7 model in good shape and not too far away for hauling costs would be worth a max of $300. An Oliver of that same style and in same condition would be a hundred dollars more. But those prices are like what you would get trading in your car as to the dealer price when he puts it on his lot for sale. And what I buy do go on the machinery dealers lot for sale.

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Tim Steele

02-17-2017 13:32:29

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 Re: Help identifying grain drill in reply to Tim Steele, 02-17-2017 08:13:37  
Thank you Paul. Good advice. Daddy would have been 91 today had he lived....

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Tim Steele

02-17-2017 10:17:44

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 Re: Help identifying grain drill in reply to Tim Steele, 02-17-2017 08:13:37  
Thank you for the reply. Daddy parked the John Deere disc, the grain drill and what I just found out on another post I made an alfalfa seeder in the edge of the last field he used them in and there they sat for at least 15 or 20 years if not more. Trees grew up through them. I had to cut them free with the chainsaw. I no longer rent that particular farm and we took my school bus hay hauler over and loaded them up to bring to the house. I hate to scrap the stuff if somebody else can use any of it. Daddy wasnt really known for anything but what had to be done maintenance wise or clean up and that worsened as he aged. The tractors are all in good shape and he kept the maintenance up on them pretty well. We keep all the tractors inside now and the baler I bought last year after his old one slung a chain in the field and broke the back glass out of the 6400 John Deere. I am slowly trying to sort the junk from the useable stuff and clean up the farm while trying to operate it, grow my small cattle business and work full time. It will be a long process. My son is 24 and has no interest in the farm. He moved out at 22 and I rarely hear from him so I will probably be the last Steele to farm this land...

Who knows though? My Daddy told me when he put me on the bus to go to the MEPS station for induction into the Air Force that I would be back because farming is in my blood. I thought. he was wrong at the time, but here I am and I wish I could just stay home and take care of my cows. Everything has come full circle.

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02-17-2017 10:59:17

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 Re: Help identifying grain drill in reply to Tim Steele, 02-17-2017 10:17:44  
I pretty much guessed that story, I'm sure others did also.

I'm the third generation of pack rat farmer on this farm, my sheds are three layers deep of junk along the walls.... Now grandpas stuff is antique can't get rid of, dads junk is stuff I remember and 'might get to' some day, and I create my own layer of junk. Sigh.

A lot of those items would be useful for working on pastures and stuff, in your operation? For what thry are worth, you might want to see of you can fix up for your use?

I'll put it this way. If it were me, I'd make it a labor of love to rehab that grass/alfalfa seeder and make it smooth and pretty again. If you can't you are only out some time; if you can it would be a neat connection back to your dad and it would be very useful reseeding your pastures or hayfields. And, if you got it working right it would have some value to your family in $$$$$. I sure wouldn't sell parts off, and I wouldn't sell it as a pile of iron. I'd add it to the list of projects, it would maybe pay off in sentimental and or dollar value. If you never got to it you still have a pile of iron years from now, not out anything.


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Tim Steele

02-17-2017 08:16:14

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 Re: Help identifying grain drill in reply to Tim Steele, 02-17-2017 08:13:37  
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02-17-2017 09:09:31

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 Re: Help identifying grain drill in reply to Tim Steele, 02-17-2017 08:16:14  
IHC grain drill.

It looks to have the single disk openers on it, unpopular here. One with double disk openers in that shape would go $300 on auction on a good day, I don't know how badly the single disk would hurt it 'here'. Perhaps in your region the single disk openers are more popular and would be a good, not bad, thing? Donno.

Important thing on drills and such is the seed mechanism. If it was put away with oats or leaves and debris inside the boxes, and left to rust and gum up and pit out, then it reduces to scrap metal pretty quickly. The working parts need to work, it doesn't matter how the outside looks so much. It needs to work to have value.

Locally grain drills fell in value greatly, hardly got $100 for one 20 years ago, a dime a dozen. Now a good working one has gone back up in value, see thrm fetch $400-600 again.

I'm going to guess yours is in sorta crummy condition inside the boxes, based on your other equipment, and is not worth the high end here.....



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