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Cub Mounted David Bradley Planter

Postby OliverFarmall » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:06 am

This planter originally came from Winfield Dave's family. He wanted it to go somewhere where it would be used. It surely is used again here. Dave's dad had modified it with a pipe fitting to act as a standard, it's threaded on the top with a large nut to hold it at the right depth to tighten the clamp, the back bar clamps exactly up to the rear toolbar of the 252. I disassembled the whole thing and put it into the electrolosis tank and gave it a good rub down. It was primed, painted (International Federal Yellow), reassembled, and properly lubed. When I got it from Dave it also included the original seed plates in the original box with the instructions for setting the drive gears.
I planted an acre of sweet corn, half an acre of rattlesnake beans, and a quarter acre of cucumbers with it last Spring.
It worked well on the flats, but I'm going to work on making it so it can "float" in the way it attaches and that should make it even better.
I've aquired from Dale Shaw another of these units via Cub express, I was hoping to make a two row set up, but I think that it will be a parts unit.
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Re: Cub Mounted David Bradley Planter

Postby BigMatt » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:46 am

OliverFarmall -

That is a great job! I love seeing inventive ways to solve problems.

Cool planter and nice job fixing it up!

By the way, how is the spacing? I assume it is adjustable with the different sprockets you have.
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Re: Cub Mounted David Bradley Planter

Postby CapeCodCubs » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:48 am

Looks good Jeremy!
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Re: Cub Mounted David Bradley Planter

Postby RaymondDurban » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:53 am

These planters were also sold under the Sears and Wheel Horse name and were also available with an optional fertilizer attachment. They are pretty good little planters! Nice set up!
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Re: Cub Mounted David Bradley Planter

Postby Goraidh (Jeff) » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:00 pm

Nice job.
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Re: Cub Mounted David Bradley Planter

Postby Winfield Dave » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:09 pm

Nice job Jeremy !! Looks great.
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Re: Cub Mounted David Bradley Planter

Postby OliverFarmall » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:38 pm

BigMatt wrote:OliverFarmall -

That is a great job! I love seeing inventive ways to solve problems.

Cool planter and nice job fixing it up!

By the way, how is the spacing? I assume it is adjustable with the different sprockets you have.


Spacing is very adjustable with two sprockets on two differnt axles, all you need to do is pull a cotter pin and slide the sprockets off and flip them around for different configurations. I was lucky and the sheet that tells you what disc to use for what crop and then it tells you the various spacings you can use and how to flip the drive sprockets accordingly.

I forgot to mention I planted a large patch of lettuce with it as well, so it handled everything from sweet corn to lettuce and did a nice job.
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Re: Cub Mounted David Bradley Planter

Postby OliverFarmall » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:39 pm

RaymondDurban wrote:These planters were also sold under the Sears and Wheel Horse name and were also available with an optional fertilizer attachment. They are pretty good little planters! Nice set up!

They really do a nice job. The one I got from Dale has the fertilizer attachment in good shape. But I've yet to work on that project.
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Re: Cub Mounted David Bradley Planter

Postby Kirk-NJ » Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:59 am

I know this is an old post but figured I would ask anyway. Does anyone know where I could get the seed plates for the David Bradley seed planter?
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Re: Cub Mounted David Bradley Planter

Postby OliverFarmall » Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:07 pm

They come up on E-bay occassionally, but are pricey. I'd search craigslist for "Sears Seeder" or Sears planter or even Sears Suburban that have "other attachments".
What plates are you looking for ? I might have a couple to spare depending on what they were.
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Re: Cub Mounted David Bradley Planter

Postby Kirk-NJ » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:20 am

I don't think I'm going to fool with it now. I listed it in the want ad section. Might be a good project for the cub but I'd like to look around for a fast hitch planter even though I know they're hard the find.
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