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#1 brandingiron1456

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:13 PM

does anyone know anything about a 4 foot horse drawn grain drill? were they used for planting between the corn rows or??

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:29 AM

Not sure about planting between corn rows....we have a 6-foot McCormick-Deering horse drawn grain drill and it works like a charm! Neat ole machines.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:11 AM

Yes they were made for planting wheat/rye/etc. in to standing corn rows. I have a old book that that shows this being done. IH made one as well.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:46 AM

Yep a 4 footer was meant to drill between the corn rows. I've even seen them with grass seeder on them. Went to a sale in SE Indiana guy farmed and worked for IH for years and collected all the equipment....he would have started farming with. Had 2 IH McCormick Deering drills. One ready to go to the field and the other a little work it would be ready. The cool thing was all the NOS parts he had. Brand new shields that go around the front of the drill to protect the corn, it was wild!!!

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 08:20 AM

Guy not to far from me has one and it's complete with a new wood grain box, he wants 300, I never seen a 4 footer before and think it's pretty unique, can't find a name brand stamped on it anywhere but did see a pic on the web of another one that looked alot like this one and says it's an IH. The guy painted this box green?? just a couple original flakes of looks to be red here and there on rest of the drill. Jerad

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 04:56 PM

here last fall they flew rye seed on standing corn and then turned the sprinklers on and when the corn was cut the rye was about 3 inches tall. they grazed it this spring with cattle