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Paint John Deere Model S Disk?

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DIRKB37

12-05-2017 06:41:36




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I have my Grandfather's Model S disk that I use every spring and fall around the farm. Knock down some cornstalks and disk up some bean stubble for the sweet corn patch etc. It is 100% complete and usable, just looks rusty. My question is, has anyone ever taken the time to fully restore and paint their John Deere Straight Disk? I have not been able to find any pictures of painted ones, or color photos from when they were new. Would like to paint mine up next spring and maybe get some decals for it. Any pictures you guys may have of your disks would be great.
Thanks.

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david from kansas

12-06-2017 09:15:08




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 Re: Paint John Deere Model S Disk? in reply to DIRKB37, 12-05-2017 06:41:36  


Not a very good picture and the handle is missing.



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DIRKB37

12-06-2017 09:59:54




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 Re: Paint John Deere Model S Disk? in reply to david from kansas, 12-06-2017 09:15:08  
That would be nice when lifting those wings. I wonder if these were an option on these disks or if they came standard. Knowing how frugal my grandfather could be I bet he opted out if they were.



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david from kansas

12-06-2017 12:12:00




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 Re: Paint John Deere Model S Disk? in reply to DIRKB37, 12-06-2017 09:59:54  
I'm sure they were standard equipment. If I remember correctly, you could get by with just one set as the handle and gear cut arch were identical but you would have to switch it from one end to the other. Like most crank lifting devices, you had to be a little careful to not let the handle slip out of your hand when the wing went past center or you might get wacked by the handle. Even with the lifting device, it was a struggle for a 10-11 year old to raise the wings.

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david from kansas

12-05-2017 16:51:31




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 Re: Paint John Deere Model S Disk? in reply to DIRKB37, 12-05-2017 06:41:36  
My brother still has the 21' model S JD disk that I think my dad bought new in the early 1940's. It had a crank handle with a small gear to match the teeth on a larger half-circle arched gear which was used to raise the wings. I'll check to see if there is still one of the lifting devices on it and post a pic here if there is one. I must have disked at least a million (ha-ha) acres with that disk behind a JD D tractor here in wheat country. It was usually the first tillage tool to be used on moldboard plowed ground.

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Rich'sToys

12-05-2017 11:14:55




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 Re: Paint John Deere Model S Disk? in reply to DIRKB37, 12-05-2017 06:41:36  
That's a nice disk. If you paint it as Delta Red suggested you should be pretty much on track. Travis Jorde could probably fix you up with some decals.



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DIRKB37

12-05-2017 08:47:18




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 Re: Paint John Deere Model S Disk? in reply to DIRKB37, 12-05-2017 06:41:36  

Here I am disking with my 37 B. Which was Grandma and Grandpas first tractor on this farm. The 51 A was down for carb work I think. Just thinking about brightening the disk up a bit. Yes, those wings are heavy.



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Farmallb

12-05-2017 17:07:59




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 Re: Paint John Deere Model S Disk? in reply to DIRKB37, 12-05-2017 08:47:18  
We had a 38 A just like that and likely the same model and size disc. Ours had the way to open and close it the same as in the original pic.
Dad bought it when he got rid of the WB 1 row picker and got a mounted picker for the 48 H Farmall. With it, he couldn't pull the wagon underneath the shed with a load of corn. The shed came off the corncrib on the high side. There was another shed that came off the low side. The crib sat above ground by around 3ft when I was around 5. It had gone to around 5ft by the time I was 55. It was used to fatten sows or for baby calves. The shelled corn would fall through the cracks in the floor, and hogs could find it.

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johnnypopper

12-05-2017 16:00:58




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 Re: Paint John Deere Model S Disk? in reply to DIRKB37, 12-05-2017 08:47:18  
Nice looking John Deere. We still have my Grandfathers first and only tractor, a 1941 John Deere B. I still use it to rake hay and pull things around the yard. I love to look at the pictures that people post. The pictures remind me of the old days.



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Farmallb

12-05-2017 08:31:16




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 Re: Paint John Deere Model S Disk? in reply to DIRKB37, 12-05-2017 06:41:36  
Id almost bet that that disc was, at one time 1/2 of a tandem disc. Maybe before your granddad got it. Dad had a KBA, I think, wing disc that with the wings down, AND BOY WAS THAT A PAIN FOR A TEENAGER TO LIFT THOSE WINGS UP AND OVER TO REST ON THE WEIGHT PAN. It would have been around triple that length. We pulled it with an 49 A and 50 B JD and a 41 M Farmall



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SVcummins

12-05-2017 21:51:43




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 Re: Paint John Deere Model S Disk? in reply to Farmallb, 12-05-2017 08:31:16  
They made Single action disks as well as double



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wellmax99

12-05-2017 07:06:27




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 Re: Paint John Deere Model S Disk? in reply to DIRKB37, 12-05-2017 06:41:36  

do not know if your disc looks like this one as I could not find any pictures of model S disc

but I would paint it as this tandem disc is painted: green body with black disc blades, since you do not have any wheels then maybe no yellow paint

you might get lucky and find some older John Deere emblems with the deer having 4 legs rather than the new two legged deer emblems.

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DeltaRed

12-05-2017 06:47:16




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 Re: Paint John Deere Model S Disk? in reply to DIRKB37, 12-05-2017 06:41:36  
Just paint it green with yellow parts/highlights(frame green,scrapers yellow,etc).Paint the blades black. Get some generic decals of the correct vintage. It may not be "factory perfect",but will sure look sharp!



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