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John Deere 290 Planter Restoration (PICS)

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I am wanting to start the restoration of this John Deere 290 Two-Row Corn Planter. I will be posting updates as I go along.

It needs new tires and I was wondering were I should get these at? What tires would you recommend for this planter?

There are various areas on the planter that have been repaired, look at the pictures for the areas that have been repaired.

Now for the marker arms. These are what came with the planter when I purchased it. The guy said that he thought that they went with this planter as it was the only one on the farm. Looking at other 290 planters, these do not look like any others that I have seen. Does anyone know if these markers are correct to this planter?

I want this to be a good quality restoration, and I want it to look good!

Thanks for all the help! I will keep everyone posted on the progress.

Thanks for everything!
From Denton, Nebraska
Andrew Kean

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08-03-2011 20:12:59

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 Re: John Deere 290 Planter Restoration (PICS) in reply to Beatles65, 08-02-2011 18:35:50  
I just bought a 290. I think your markers may be from a 490.

Have you checked the JD parts web site for a PDF parts book?

I will post pics as soon as I figure out how!

I could also email pic if you need.

Clean up the old repairs with a grinder and paint.

Cut off the stuff that is not in the parts book and get correct parts.

I just ordered some springs, clips and even rivets for mine from JD.

You may need to machine new bushings for the wheels.

Looking for the check wire stuff for mine now.


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Dean in Iowa

08-03-2011 20:52:55

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 Re: John Deere 290 Planter Restoration (PICS) in reply to Ken11487, 08-03-2011 20:12:59  
I have check wire parts for 290 and many other parts. Contact me

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ralph oliver

08-02-2011 21:45:30

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 Re: John Deere 290 Planter Restoration (PICS) in reply to Beatles65, 08-02-2011 18:35:50  
I have a 290, but mine is on steel wheels. Markers look correct to me. Mine is sitting at our threshing bee grounds,so can't go look at it right now. They are a neat little planter, and mine was bought new by my dad in the late 40's early 50's.By the way, I think the tires are just 15" used car tires, but you can find 15" implement tires at TSC etc.

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