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Odd combo: 2016 HONDA -1948 JD

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Greenfrog

12-04-2017 14:25:54




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Happen to hook to it just to pull out of shed




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part time pete

12-05-2017 08:32:47




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 Re: Odd combo: 2016 HONDA -1948 JD in reply to Greenfrog, 12-04-2017 14:25:54  
The guy I worked for as kid had one. He picked another one up at an auction, and our summer rainy day project one year was to cut it in half, and marry it up to the ends of the first - instant four row planter
One of the things I wish I could have now, but it's long gone
Pete



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DR. EVIL

12-08-2017 06:39:19




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 Re: Odd combo: 2016 HONDA -1948 JD in reply to part time pete, 12-05-2017 08:32:47  
BTO I worked for part time summers in high school planted corn with a 494 planter, 4-38 inch rows, beans he planted 6-30's with a Deere 690. To be best of my knowledge Deere never made a 690, his was made from two 490's with some parts left over.

Dad got a brand new 490 spring of '52. One of the first 4-row planters in the neighborhood. It was getting pretty worn out by 1972 when Dad quit farming. The old runner style planters were a real PITA to set depth with. I remember the last field of beans we planted spring of '72. 20 acres, had been fall plowed, worked up like a sandbox, Dad always only made 2 rounds of endrows, took 3+ hours he stopped and adjusted planter so much to keep planter from burying the seed. Should have been able to plant the whole field in not much more time than that! If a clay sidehill was damp when disked, cloddy, planter would drop seed on top of ground. Planter had two sets of Gandy boxes, insecticide and herbicide. Used only one set most times. Always hill dropped corn, group of 3-4 seeds every 25-30 inches. Beans were drilled, one or two every 8-10 inches.

Today's planters are beastly expensive for what they are, but their ability to plant no-till, hold seed depth, even spacing between plants, and allow planting up to 7-8 mph or more is amazing. These 50-60 year old planters need to be in a museum, not trying to plant a crop today.

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carvel minne farmer

12-04-2017 20:23:00




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 Re: Odd combo: 2016 HONDA -1948 JD in reply to Greenfrog, 12-04-2017 14:25:54  
I didn't know Honda made farm tractors :lol: all kidding aside greenfrog you did a very nice restoration job on that planter.



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casecollectorsc

12-04-2017 14:35:40




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 Re: Odd combo: 2016 HONDA -1948 JD in reply to Greenfrog, 12-04-2017 14:25:54  
Very nice planter!



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Greenfrog

12-04-2017 17:59:35




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 Re: Odd combo: 2016 HONDA -1948 JD in reply to casecollectorsc, 12-04-2017 14:35:40  

Another view. This is at tractor show in Adams co. Fair in Illinois



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Greenfrog

12-04-2017 17:42:26




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 Re: Odd combo: 2016 HONDA -1948 JD in reply to casecollectorsc, 12-04-2017 14:35:40  
Thx. That was my father's. I restored it. Is a checkrow complete with checkwire. Was fun to restore. JD model 290- very popular Planter in those days.



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Farmallb

12-04-2017 20:12:37




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 Re: Odd combo: 2016 HONDA -1948 JD in reply to Greenfrog, 12-04-2017 17:42:26  
My Grandad Adolph had one that looked like that, but it had solid wheels and no check row as nobody did that in NE Kansas around where I lived.



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Greenfrog

12-04-2017 21:13:35




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 Re: Odd combo: 2016 HONDA -1948 JD in reply to Farmallb, 12-04-2017 20:12:37  
The solid wheels were newer models. I just barely remember my father using the checkwire. Was time consuming. Allowed cross cultivation .was the GPS in those days! Soon in order to increase population, the Planter was set on hill drop. The end rows were done this way anyway,as no wire was used there. Later that was phased out and Planter set on drill. Fertilizer boxes were removed also, cause fertilizer was then put on in bulk via spreaders.
Yes the restoration was fun to do. Lots of 7/16 bolts and square nuts, but not all; some hex. There was a connection here since it was my fathers planter. Finding the checkheads still stored away in the shed was a bonus. A couple of neighbors still hade rolls of checkwire that they gave me. Can you imagine how much of that went to the landfill. It was too stiff to wire gates with. Thx for your interest and reply.

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Greenfrog

12-04-2017 21:18:00




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 Re: Odd combo: 2016 HONDA -1948 JD in reply to Greenfrog, 12-04-2017 21:13:35  
Also, a couple of people gave me the checkwire anchor stakes. I also found a set of stakes at a flea market. I read that the farmer spent half his time planting and half the time working with the wire.



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