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Re: IH Plow?

Postby RanchsA » Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:12 pm

Thank you for the tips Eugene. Looks like I'll be taking delivery of the plow on the 24th providing work lets me out early. He was willing to come down on price a touch and deliver to my door. The money saved on gas gets me where I wanted to be price wise. So I should be able to get my money back out if a little wonder/genius happens to show up. And I should still have a plow ready this spring to break ground on the garden. Thanks again everyone.

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Re: IH Plow?

Postby RanchsA » Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:50 am

Well we took delivery of the plow. Going to need some grease and tightening up. But I think it will do the job. Have her soaking in penetrating oil now. I was able to find a tag on it as well. Looks like it is a Montgomery ward distributed plow. Anyone know who built them for MW? When I did a search on the part number stamped on it last week, my searches pointed towards case but not able to find much on the web. I also found a complete lift and the front cultivators for the A that I'll be picking up this weekend. The fella is throwing in the air cleaner cap as I'm missing one. 225 sound like a fair price for the group?

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Re: IH Plow?

Postby Eugene » Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:57 am

RanchsA wrote: Looks like it is a Montgomery ward distributed plow. Anyone know who built them for MW?
Don't know the answer.

Do know that distributors printed their own parts manuals changing the original manufactures parts numbers for their own, also changing the name of the manufacturer to their own.

Way back when, my Dad worked in a factory making push lawn mowers. Change the paint color and stickers, different distributor, same lawn mower.
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Re: IH Plow?

Postby RanchsA » Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:54 pm

Thanks for the response Eugene. I've been searching high and low hoping to find the paint scheme. I think it may be a lost cause. Guess I should worry about getting her in plowing condition first though huh? Getting her ready should hopefully keep my out of trouble till the frost leaves the ground.
Should probably move my cultivator over to the A forum huh? Realized that really didn't fit in well here after reading back through.

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Re: IH Plow?

Postby RanchsA » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:53 am

Just some updates. After lots of googling and my old man's memory. I'm fairly certain the plow was built by David Bradley. Found some pics and the hitches and things all seem to match up. I've pulled cleaned and greased the wheels. It was missing one dust cap on the drive wheel. Had an old soup can fashioned to keep it all clean. Anyone have any idea's where I may be able to find the cap for this? Not much I've been able to find on them parts wise. Wheels are tight and greased now though and the trip mechanism is cleaned up and operating. Still working on breaking the trip hitch free. Have a little movement with a lot of pry bar persuasion.

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Re: IH Plow?

Postby Eugene » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:05 am

RanchsA wrote:It was missing one dust cap on the drive wheel. Had an old soup can fashioned to keep it all clean. Anyone have any idea's where I may be able to find the cap for this?
Measure up the hub diameter where the cap inserts.

Take your measurements or the other dust cap to the auto parts store. My local auto parts store had an assortment under the counter.

Drive in dust caps are available on line. If it's the screw on type, gonna take some research and work to find a replacement.
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Re: IH Plow?

Postby RanchsA » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:48 am

Thanks again Eugene it has the screw on type. They are quite large, the part number is S195 if anyone happens upon one. The original actually reminds me of an acetylene tank cap. I was planning on rigging something up a little better than a soup can. I don't think the cans they have now will last half as long as the one someone had wired on there.

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Re: IH Plow?

Postby RanchsA » Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:11 pm

Well of course I've found an IH plow now that I have one here. I thought it was an ih #3 little wonder but the part number doesn't match manual online here. Anyone know which model would have po23440 on the main beam? Waiting on couple pics to verify a couple things. Fella is asking 200 but I think there may be some wiggle room. Thanks again.

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Re: IH Plow?

Postby RanchsA » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:31 am

Found my answer. Definitely a No. 3 little wonder. Found a copy of the owners manual online. I can post if it is okay? Wasn't sure how the rules worked for that. Must've changed the part number at some point. Plow appeared to be complete minus a missing jointer on tail wheel.
Are there any issues with the little wonders I should be concerned about? I read one post that said they were built quite light and they were named little wonders because if you ever plowed with one you would wonder why.
Looks like I may be getting into the plow collecting business.

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Re: IH Plow?

Postby RanchsA » Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:19 pm

Well I picked up the little wonder. On the home stopped at a yard and they had rear wheel weights so I snagged them as well. Would fronts be a good idea for plowing. Even got to tow the little wonder back to the barn with the A since it's decided to look like spring here.


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