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ID old JD drill

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07-08-2013 06:37:16

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Need some springs for tensioning the coulters on an old JD drill.

Under the hood on the right side is a sticker for adjusting to seed size. The title on the sticker says: For the following drills:B, BF, ZZ, EE and PD.

The drill is setup on 7" centers, has 14 planters in two banks side byside, each has 2 coulters, grain hopper is glavanized. No fertilizer attachment, nor bench/shelf/whatever you stand on to load, on the rear.


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07-08-2013 20:33:44

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 Re: ID old JD drill in reply to Texasmark1, 07-08-2013 06:37:16  
Not all FB's have fertilizer. We've got the one Grandpa bought new way back when, and it's an FB 20-7". No fertilizer attachment. Does have a grass seeder though.

Donovan from Wisconsin

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Tx Jim

07-09-2013 04:13:40

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 Re: ID old JD drill in reply to Don-Wi, 07-08-2013 20:33:44  
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As Leroy stated the "F" stood for fertilizer plus the larger FB drills only had 16 openings. I'll bet your dill is a "B".

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07-09-2013 03:43:05

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 Re: ID old JD drill in reply to Don-Wi, 07-08-2013 20:33:44  
Are you shure it is an FB and not just a B as the F stands for a B with fertilizer attachmint built in.

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07-09-2013 04:16:59

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 Re: ID old JD drill in reply to Leroy, 07-09-2013 03:43:05  
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FB & B drills are totally different drills. IIRC FB had painted box/lids and B was galvanized box/lids.

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07-08-2013 09:07:09

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 Re: ID old JD drill in reply to Texasmark1, 07-08-2013 06:37:16  
Rubber tired or steel wheeled? Galvanized grain box narrows it down some . A photo is worth a 1000 words.Are the openers in a straight line or zig-zag? This spring is for the very popular model Spring is still available from JD B S124M Spring ADD 31.73 USD. I have some used ones I'd sell for $10 each plus postage.
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07-09-2013 06:10:02

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 Re: ID old JD drill in reply to Tx Jim, 07-08-2013 09:07:09  
If you mean the coulters (I call them) they're in a straight line. Tires are rubber. I think you guys nailed it as a B. Thanks and thanks for the parts list and numbers.

On buying used springs, that's ok but I would like to see them first. Or you could just tell me if they are in new condition other than rusting up; no pieced together ones. Most of the ones on the drill are pieced together pieces of previously broken springs. My springs are right at 10" long and at or just over 1" in dia.

The bottom of the spring rests in a clip that slides in a notch in the rod as opposed to having a hole in the rod and sticking a nail in it. The rod has 3 grooves for adjustment.....not that it matters to you but may help to ID what I am talking about. In looking at the parts list I can't make out the detail all that much as it seems both types of rods are shown (with a hole and with a notch). I could use 4 of the clips.

I removed 3 sections so that it would only plant 6' so that my 6' roller/packer would fit behind it. Of the 11 slots in use, 2 springs are in orig condition + rust. So I will need 9.

I can send you a check and after it clears you can ship the parts. I'm in no hurry as I won't use it till next season. Let me know.


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07-08-2013 07:01:12

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 Re: ID old JD drill in reply to Texasmark1, 07-08-2013 06:37:16  
The ZZ and PD were press wheel drills, so that eliminates them. I never heard of a BF, but an FB would have a fertilizer box. SO, we're down to EE and B . . . I don't think the EE was offered on low rubber tires . . . so without a picture I'm guessing a B with double disk openers.

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