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#1 ihred62

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 10:00 PM

Does anyone know how many were made looking for one but can not find a nice one. Did they make a #900 4 row wide plate planter?

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 02:03 AM

Well someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe you would have to go back to a very old IH planter, to get a true IH plate planter. The 92's, 400's, 500's, 800's, 900's, and 955's are all plateless Cyclo air planters, and these planters go back as far as 35-40 years. The seeds are singulated in rotating drums, and blown to the row units by pressurized air. I believe some of the newest C-IH 1200 series planters are unit disc planters, but not plate planters in the true sense of the word. About any kind of decent 4 row wide planter is getting pretty hard to come by anymore, most to be found will more than likely need major work/restoration. I don't know where you're at, but if you're set on a IH planter, there are some available on the upcoming BigIron.com internet auctions. No 4 row wide planters, but some bigger planters that look decent enough for what they are, and could be cut down, and reconfigured, if you really want a 4 row wide. And these planters can generally be bought for a song. There's an 800 planter, 6 row 30", on the February 24 auction, with only $50.00 bid on it currently. I'd think it would be pretty easy to switch it to 4 row wide. On the February 10 auction, there's a 900 planter, 8 row 30", pretty well loaded up, and always shedded, with $1000.00 bid on it. Would be a better planter than the 800, and if you have some wrenches, a cutting torch, and some basic mechanical skills, it could be converted as well, with lots of spare parts left over. Just go to bigiron.com, click on the online auction link, click on your auction date, and scroll down and click on farm equipment. Hope this info helps you, and good luck!! ;)
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 05:35 AM

There were true plate planters built with the Earjy Riser seed placement system. Rare piece around here.

Armstrong's in Swayzee, IN sold at least one that i can remember.

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 06:41 AM

I have a neighborthat has a 4 row wide 800 plate planter. Only one I have ever seen but they do exist. He farms about 60 acres and uses it every year.

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 08:25 AM

800 and 900 Early Riser plate planters were available as common drive units or press wheel individual units.

JD also made a 7000 plate planter.
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 09:15 AM

Does anyone know how many were made looking for one but can not find a nice one. Did they make a #900 4 row wide plate planter?


I use a 800 plate planter and it uses the same plates as the 295 planters did. Ive got a friend that Im pretty sure has a 4 row 900 plate planter also,not for sale tho. I usually find a set on the sales down here every once in a while and pick them up for parts pretty cheap. The 7000 series jd were a lot more popular around here at the time. Never heard of anybody useing any cyclos around here.
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 10:42 AM

the 800 4 row corn planters were very popular in toys LOL

1/64 scale though
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 10:55 AM

If any one finds one let me know. I now use a 56 corn planter and it does a better job of spacing than my buddy"s 400 cyclo. I still like the plate style planters they are very trouble free. My 56 still works good but I want to start no tilling into bean stubble ground. The early riser units should work good for this. Most guy"s around here plant with 6 row 30" but I guess just set in my ways still prefer 4 row 38". I live in south east Wisconsin. :) Also was going to ask does the 800 + 900 use the same plates as my 56?

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 02:11 PM

800 and 900 plate planters are very common around here. I have a 6 row, neighbors have a 6 row. Saw 4 900's at a sale last weekend of different sizes.

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This is a picture of one a friend of mine built using a great plains 30 ft drill caddy and 2 ih tool bars. These are the central drive type units and there is a transmission on each bar. They've only planted beans with it the last 2 years but are probably going to plant corn this years also with this planters instead of their 10 row 7100.
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 02:32 PM

I have an 800 plate planter. The units are bolt on so you can change row widths. the owners manual that I got with it says 4-row narrow, 4-wide, or 6 row narrow. I don't think the bar is long enough for 6-row 30s. I also bought a 15 row 15" mounted 800 plate planter last year just for parts. I built my trailing planter into an 8 row 15" and planted about 150 acres of beans with it last year. They make excellent bean planters. as soon as the weather starts to warm a little here I'm going to build it into a 7 row 15" splitter to pull behind an 8R-30" cyclo planter.

My dad has a 4r-30" #56 planter and yes they do use the same plates.

http://www.tractorho...px?OHID=5465505

above is a link to one that is for sale in MI

edit: I did some quick checking and there are two different types of #56 plate units. the later ones use the same plate system as the 800s but the earlier ones are different. don't know the #break.

Good luck

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