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Implement Alley Discussion Forum

Oliver 540 marker questions

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NEMOfarmkid

01-10-2018 19:35:46




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On my 540, the markers are all broken and have been welded up and patched in many places.

Would I be better off to just make new markers out of pipe and put them on?

Also, how long should they be given I have a 166 inch frame and I want to plant on 30 inch rows?

Thanks for any help. This forum has been a big part of this project




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rrlund

01-11-2018 06:53:54




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 Re: Oliver 540 marker questions in reply to NEMOfarmkid, 01-10-2018 19:35:46  
You didn't say how many row planter. Four row,you'd want the disc on the marker 120 inches from the center between the two center rows of the planter wouldn't you? Make a mark on the ground at the center of the planter,measure out 120 inches,make another mark. How far is that from the end of the planter frame?



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NEMOfarmkid

01-11-2018 07:11:28




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 Re: Oliver 540 marker questions in reply to rrlund, 01-11-2018 06:53:54  
Itís a 4 row on a 166 inch frame.

Thatís another thing Iíve thought about is cutting down the frame as I will have 40 inches of frame that I canít use after I narrow up to 30 inch rows. Is this a good or bad idea?



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rrlund

01-11-2018 07:17:26




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 Re: Oliver 540 marker questions in reply to NEMOfarmkid, 01-11-2018 07:11:28  
If there's nothing out there that's necessary for the operation of it I don't see what it would hurt. As long as you can get it welded back together so it's structurally sound. Your markers would have to be longer and more prone to stress though.



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NEMOfarmkid

01-11-2018 07:40:36




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 Re: Oliver 540 marker questions in reply to rrlund, 01-11-2018 07:17:26  
There is a salvage yard near me. Should I look for a set of markers that I can rig up to work with my Oliver or should I get some pipe and cut and drill it to accept the disc markers?

Personally Iím leaning towards finding a set off of a John Deere 494 and just rigging them up to work. Theyíre just markers after all and not really fundamentally different from planter to planter.



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Leroy

01-11-2018 15:08:46




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 Re: Oliver 540 marker questions in reply to NEMOfarmkid, 01-11-2018 07:40:36  
The Deere markers are week. And I have put weight on the disks to get them to dig in.



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rrlund

01-11-2018 09:28:01




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 Re: Oliver 540 marker questions in reply to NEMOfarmkid, 01-11-2018 07:40:36  
I don't remember right off the top of my head what they look like. I had a 5400 White that was similar,but that was a while ago. I don't know about pipe,but if I was trying to build new ones,I'd go as close to the original structural material as I could.



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tony in sd

01-10-2018 21:49:56




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 Re: Oliver 540 marker questions in reply to NEMOfarmkid, 01-10-2018 19:35:46  
If the are as bad as described, then Iíd make new ones. If I understand what you are asking, then marker needs to be. 166Ē/2 + 30Ē/2 = 98Ē. That said I would allow for some adjustment to find tune spacing. Or it you decide to change your spacing.



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