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A-C G power driven seeder... Planet Jr. many questions!

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John_PA

12-04-2010 22:11:27




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First off...
What I'm about to tell you is sacrilegious and wrong and I feel that from the bottom of my history preserving heart. I apologize in advance to anyone else like me who can't even bear the thought of this...

A friend of mine acquired an AC G "power driven seeder" made by planet Jr. for the G. It will be used as a seeder yearly, not a show piece. What makes this hard:
It still has the shipping tags on it, and wire bundling, and the shipping tags indicate an original shipping date of "June 16 1948"

Yes, it has never been touched and it completely intact as it was when shipped fromt eh factory 60 years ago. Never mounted to a tractor, never unbundled...

One of the row units is missing, one bracket for the driven pulley is missing, and the seed tubes are gone. Otherwise, a perfect example in every way. even the shipping tags are mint. I'm breathless thinking about it all...

Now, it will be mounted to the tractor and used, not preserved. I know. It breaks my heart!

So, what I am asking is:

Does anyone have any info on the power driven seeder such as an operator's manual? I can't find a listing for the implement on Agco's website, so, how can I find out what model number it is?
It is missing a bracket for the driven sprocket. Does anyone know of a parts source that might have that bracket?
Does anyone have a row unit they would be willing to sell?

The seed tubes are a big issue. Does anyone know where I might find these?

...and finally...

Does anyone want to take pictures or assist in mounting this? This is a rare bird and I wish it was mine. It will be a shame to see it touch dirt for the first time. I will have to cut 60 year old wire that is holding the row units together, and remove the factory tags. I'm sick thinking about it, but if anyone would like to witness this, please, come join me in misery.

The main goal is to get it mounted and working. I need a good parts' source. If anyone has a G guru in their back pocket, I would be very much obliged for some info on their where-abouts. I need to pick a brain on this one!
Any and all help is greatly appreciated!

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John_PA

12-05-2010 18:53:27




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 Re: A-C G power driven seeder... Planet Jr. many questions! in reply to John_PA, 12-04-2010 22:11:27  
Everyone I talked to about this seems to not understand what this planter looks like. It's not driven by ground wheels, and it doesn't have the seed boxes mounted on the row units.
I'll see if I can get a picture of it soon.



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John_PA

12-05-2010 18:51:32




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 Re: A-C G power driven seeder... Planet Jr. many questions! in reply to Jeff Z., 12-04-2010 22:11:27  
Thanks for the offer, Darryl! I found the manuals on ebay right after I posted my original post.



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John_PA

12-05-2010 18:49:08




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 Re: A-C G power driven seeder... Planet Jr. many questions! in reply to Jeff Z., 12-04-2010 22:11:27  
win231,

can you email me? jphillis68@hotmail.com



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Darryl G. Nealis

12-05-2010 18:00:33




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 Re: A-C G power driven seeder... Planet Jr. many questions! in reply to John_PA, 12-04-2010 22:11:27  
I have copies of the power driven planter and also the ground driven planter manuals. Send me a e-mail with your phone number and I will fax a copy to you.



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win231

12-05-2010 14:11:51




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 Re: A-C G power driven seeder... Planet Jr. many questions! in reply to John_PA, 12-04-2010 22:11:27  
I am restoring a G I picked up this fall it has a seeder sprocket mounted to the left axel is that the one your looking for? I dont have a seeder so no need for the sprocket



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Will(UT)

12-05-2010 12:37:57




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 Re: A-C G power driven seeder... Planet Jr. many questions! in reply to John_PA, 12-04-2010 22:11:27  
Howdy;

20 years after that set-up was shipped, S.L. Allen (maker of Planet Jr.) was sold. The name "Planet Jr" has changed hands several times since then and the current holder has no old stock available and does not produce replacement parts outside of their current product line.

Several attempts over the years have been made to revive the manual wheel hoes (Planet Whizbang and Hoss Wheel Hoe are currently in business) but the seeder you describe is rare now (and was then).

You can fabricate the bracket if you get a parts manual (E-Bay), plastic tubing from a farm supply or auto parts store will replace the seed tubes, and E-Bay, Unofficial Allis, or this Websites' Classified section will offer current ads for used planter units to replace or increase your planting capacity.

I'm not here to disparage Planet Jr's design, I'm just saying, mechanical planters need seed that is sized for the plate - otherwise you'll be double planting and missing drops because of jammed seed plates and that means thinning and replanting by hand if it's a specialty crop.

I think it's great that a tool that has sat idle for 60-plus years will finally be put to use.

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DiyDave

12-05-2010 05:00:57




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 Re: A-C G power driven seeder... Planet Jr. many questions! in reply to John_PA, 12-04-2010 22:11:27  
I suggest you go to fleabay, and search planet jr planter. I think once you identify the number planter boxes you have, you can then find parts there, too. I have seen model 10's, 4's, 25's, and the newer 300 model planters on fleabay, even if you don't buy, the pictures might be helpful, and they do have manuals and advertising posters, too.



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Miner 09

12-05-2010 07:50:59




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 Re: A-C G power driven seeder... Planet Jr. many questions! in reply to DiyDave, 12-05-2010 05:00:57  
Cole Planter Co.
Box 2
Albany Ga
coleplanter.com

Cole makes the Planet Jr planter, parts are available.



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