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bass

12-08-2019 19:10:35




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I know this is the red forum and I'm red in the heart; however, I hit an early Christmas this year. Picked up a green 10' grain drill and a 14' field cultivator both for next to nothing price. Gonna put in about 5 acres of Sudan in the spring. So their green, the price was right.





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FastFarmall

12-09-2019 15:30:12




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 Re: Early Christmas in reply to bass, 12-08-2019 19:10:35  
Just put a Cresent wrench on the feed shaft to make sure the feed shat is loose, you maybe have already done that!!



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DeltaRed

12-09-2019 08:04:01




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 Re: Early Christmas in reply to bass, 12-08-2019 19:10:35  
You need some green in your life in order to appreaciate the finer things in life. LOL.Nice looking 'iron'. I'm sure it will do a great job for you. :)



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Dave H (MI)

12-09-2019 08:01:55




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 Re: Early Christmas in reply to bass, 12-08-2019 19:10:35  
A word to the wise. Most, if not all, drills/planters have some type of slip clutch on the mechanism. Old drills like that which have been sitting out can get stuck and cause rapid wear on drive line parts. Make sure you go all over it to make sure all is working properly and grease and oil as necessary. Look for missing springs, etc. Your first time around the field could be your last if you don't. If it starts and stops planting raise it up and pull into the shop. There is usually a reason you get something cheap. From the school of hard knocks...the voice of experience.

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jhncp

12-09-2019 07:51:20




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 Re: Early Christmas in reply to bass, 12-08-2019 19:10:35  
7" spacing? Seems more often than not JD is 7" instead of 6". I like the old John Deere running gears. At least JD seemed to make good wheel hubs if nothing else.



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FastFarmall

12-09-2019 07:32:08




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 Re: Early Christmas in reply to bass, 12-08-2019 19:10:35  
My dad had a cultivator like that,except he had mechanical lift, we pulled it with the MD, in third. John Deere used better paint,back in the day !!!



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jhncp

12-09-2019 07:58:46




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 Re: Early Christmas in reply to FastFarmall, 12-09-2019 07:32:08  
Think its actually called a quack digger. A cultivator is for cultivating between rows. Modern farmers call them feild cultivators but modern farming sucks. I'll use a quack digger, a harrow, or a vibra shank.



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FastFarmall

12-09-2019 12:16:25




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 Re: Early Christmas in reply to jhncp, 12-09-2019 07:58:46  
I should of said a field cultivator, But it wouldn't go deep and fast enough to kill quack [with the MD on the front] that thing will plug up, pretty easy!!



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