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Picked up a planter today!

Postby pharmerphil3 » Wed May 13, 2015 7:52 pm

I found this planter unit on Craig's List in New Hampshire for $200.00. I picked it up today, looks to be very solid, I'am very happy! :D
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Re: Picked up a planter today!

Postby PVF1799 » Thu May 21, 2015 5:26 am

Hey Phil - that looks like a good find. What model number is that? Does it use a chain to drive the planter or is it driven off the back wheel?

Can't wait to see videos of you using it.

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Re: Picked up a planter today!

Postby pharmerphil3 » Thu May 21, 2015 6:14 am

Hey Ken, thanks, I believe its a 184 and its driven off the back wheel. It also had a seed plate in it, # 3266-A. I bought it as a backup to by Allis Chalmers 2 row planter that I use with my John Deere 2030. I researched this model on this site, I saw nothing but positive comments about its performance so I believe it should be well suited for a back up roll.
I plan to clean it up and then paint it, when time permits. :lol:

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Re: Picked up a planter today!

Postby bob in CT » Thu May 21, 2015 7:21 am

The best plate planter made by IH. Can't tell from the photo what condition the sword is in, but Clint made some and I think he still has one or two. It uses any of the Richmond-style plates made by IH from 1927-on.

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Re: Picked up a planter today!

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Re: Picked up a planter today!

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Re: Picked up a planter today!

Postby Don McCombs » Thu May 21, 2015 9:00 am

Bob,
I prefer the PDF's, too. But, I still haven't gotten used to them being there. :oops:
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Re: Picked up a planter today!

Postby pharmerphil3 » Thu May 21, 2015 10:03 am

Thanks Bob & Don, the sword appears to be in very good shape, will post a photo of it later so I can get an educated opinion. I remember when Clint first offered the swords for sale some time ago, if you can give me his link so I can send a PM I would appreciate it.

Thanks!
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Re: Picked up a planter today!

Postby Bob McCarty » Thu May 21, 2015 10:35 am

Phil, His name and forum name is Clint Carter.

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Re: Picked up a planter today!

Postby Kirk-NJ » Sat May 23, 2015 4:07 am

I like my 184 compared to the 172 I used to use. Just planted corn/peas and sunflowers with it a couple of weeks ago. Drops good and preforms well. I've been planting with mine for the last three years now. I did add the gauge shoe attachment which was a big improvement. I prefer the steel planter plates, which you can pick up on ebay or from some of the members on this site, but the plastic ones work and are cheaper to buy. I have both the tin and fiberglass hoppers. Looking at your photo the blade runner doesn't look too bad. The price for yours is a great price.
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Re: Picked up a planter today!

Postby Kirk-NJ » Sat May 23, 2015 4:16 am

Here's a better shot of the planter (hopefully) Seem my photos are to big and the site cut them off.
Good luck with your new planter. I should also add that you can change out the sprockets to increase or decrease seed drop.

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Re: Picked up a planter today!

Postby pharmerphil3 » Sat May 23, 2015 3:01 pm

Thanks Kirk! Here is a better photo of the sword. To me it looks good, but this is the first I have owned.

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Re: Picked up a planter today!

Postby bob in CT » Sat May 23, 2015 6:04 pm

Different planter, but this is what I look for: the vertical cut toward the back. I don't remember what the depth is but this one has almost no wear. I have seen them worn even with the back and really bad ones look like an arch.

Can't tell from your photo because I can't see the bottom, but it is not an arch.

The short drop on the seed tube compared to the old planters is what makes them more accurate, plus you can hitch them to anything.

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Re: Picked up a planter today!

Postby Kirk-NJ » Sat May 23, 2015 8:11 pm

As Bob said like in the photo of the 174 planter should have that drop on the sword blade.Here's another shot of my blade on my 184, the drop is there but hard to see in the photo.
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Re: Picked up a planter today!

Postby Chris in PA » Sun May 24, 2015 8:22 am

All of these planters that I find seem to have the sword bent to one side or the other. My own 184 has a slight tweak to the right, but haven't tried to fix that as I haven't noticed a difference in function. If I was planting larger volumes of sweet corn, maybe I'd notice. The rocky northern PA soil is probably a contributing factor to the bent swords.


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