cole planter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:00 am

I picked up an old cole planter, probably was horse drawn at one time. I'm planning on converting to FH. It has single hopper. The plate size is about 8" wide with a center hole of about 4 1/2". They are metal seed plates. Are these plates still available anywhere?
Boss, Any chance you could send me or post some photos of the cole planter you had for sale not too long ago so i can get some ideas on the fast hitch?
Thanks, Kirk

Re: cole planter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:02 am

Here's a photo that I have. I'll try to get some closeups of mine in the next day or two.

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Re: cole planter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:12 am

OOPs Didn't notice that it was Don's picture!

Post one of yours.
Kirk,
The Cole 11's didn't have a fertilizer hopper, the 12's did. the 12MX has a floating shoe.
Good news, plates for the 12 mx fit and are available from Cole.
They are a good planter, I prefer them over the Cub planter for ease of mounting. The fretilizer hopper is small for field use, but OK for a garden. An extention hopper is available.
The manual is on Cole's site.
Last edited by Virginia Mike on Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:59 am, edited 1 time in total.

Re: cole planter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:26 am

Here is a photo of the planter. Looking at the seed plate it turns clockwise to the right.
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Re: cole planter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:32 am

Virginia Mike wrote:OOPs Didn't notice that it was Don's picture!

Not my planter or photo. Just one that I saved. :D

Re: cole planter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:41 am

Here's another saved photo. Don't remember whose this is, either. :oops:

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Re: cole planter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:28 am

Looks like the runner (sword) is worn.
If you look around, I'll bet you can trade the 3-point mount for a fast hitch mount.

Re: cole planter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:15 pm

These planter do a pretty good job. Only issue is cleaning them out when you are done for the day.

Re: cole planter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:29 pm

Kirk-NJ wrote:I picked up an old cole planter, probably was horse drawn at one time. I'm planning on converting to FH. It has single hopper. The plate size is about 8" wide with a center hole of about 4 1/2". They are metal seed plates. Are these plates still available anywhere?
Boss, Any chance you could send me or post some photos of the cole planter you had for sale not too long ago so i can get some ideas on the fast hitch?
Thanks, Kirk


I have about 10 plates that will fit your plantersome are new old stock. I can also get you a hitch made by Clint, I think:D ifin he will
\ PM me a phone #
Boss

Re: cole planter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:27 pm

RaymondDurban wrote:These planter do a pretty good job. Only issue is cleaning them out when you are done for the day.



Shop-vac, clean it out if there is enough seed to save.

Re: cole planter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:41 pm

I just put a small bucket under the planter and spin the wheel to clean out my hopper, most of the time there is not that many seed left in it anyway. Yes I can Build you a hitch for that planter, i need to build 2 for 2 planters i have anyway. Let me know if you are interested.

Re: cole planter

Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:40 pm

HI Clint. I am new to the forum and looking to adapt an old horse drawn Cole planter to fast hitch. I would be interested in an adapter like pictured above. I am NC as well. Thanks

Re: cole planter

Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:28 pm

I have sent you a PM with my Phone Number