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172 Planter Surprise

Postby PVF1799 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:29 am

I've started sandblasting the 172 Planter - the portion that runs in the soil. I'll update the main post later, but wanted to share this sandblasting cabinet find. My whole life whenever we installed the planter into the Universal Mount the LARGE bolts were always a pain to get up through the holes. Had to back the large nuts way off and fight them up into the Universal Mount.

Last night I took one of the main arms off the planter. On the underside where it clamps to the planter crossbar I noticed a light piece of rusted tin - bent out if the way and clearly rusted away and broken off. It was under one of the bolts. I've seen it for years hanging there. Always assumed it was the original part number tag as I've seen a lot of those in the NOS stuff in the barn. Once it was totally disassembled I found a similar piece under the other bolt.

It wasn't till I was sandblasting and looking at the bottom of the bracket I realized that - The Piece of Tin was originally a strap that went between two bolts to keep the LARGE mounting bolt fully extended out of the planter so the bolt cannot drop down when you're trying to couple it with the Universal Mount.

I will be making a couple of these - tired of fighting with the bolts.
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Re: 172 Planter Surprise

Postby Jim Becker » Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:35 am

Item 7.


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