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CaseIH 955 planters.

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Can't believe that I'm posting this, but we are thinking about upgrading planters a little. I am finding some 12 and sixteen row 955's in the 15K to 20K range. Yes, I know they are heavy, will a 2wd Magnum like our 7120 be adequate on one? Just kind of wondering about the toungue weight. What else is there to worry about? I was looking at 8 row 1200's. But shoot, I can buy a 16 row 955 for less.

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Chad.

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My Dad and brother pulled a 12 row parallel fold 955 with a 1066. Now they pull a 16 row front fold 955 with a 1586. They have quite a fair amount of hills and get along just fine. Could pull the 12 row in H1 with the 1066. Can also pull the 16 row in H1 with the 1586 put do it in L3 because H1 is to fast.

Tongue weight on both planters is quite heavy. They've used the attachment that supports the drawbar from the third link with both planters.

They still have the 12 row parallel fold and would like to sell it. Low acres and a very nice planter.

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Can't believe that I'm posting this, but we are thinking about upgrading planters a little. I am finding some 12 and sixteen row 955's in the 15K to 20K range. Yes, I know they are heavy, will a 2wd Magnum like our 7120 be adequate on one? Just kind of wondering about the toungue weight. What else is there to worry about? I was looking at 8 row 1200's. But shoot, I can buy a 16 row 955 for less.

Thanks.

Chad.

I pull a 16 row with a 5488 two wheel drive. I pull it at 5mph at about 1800 rpm and in hills or softer soil, it's a load. If it's a little wet, you'll be wanting FWD. Tougue weight when folded is between 7 and 8000 pounds. There is a drawbar support that you can make or buy through CaseIH that hooks into the top link on the three point.

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My Dad and brother pulled a 12 row parallel fold 955 with a 1066. Now they pull a 16 row front fold 955 with a 1586. They have quite a fair amount of hills and get along just fine. Could pull the 12 row in H1 with the 1066. Can also pull the 16 row in H1 with the 1586 put do it in L3 because H1 is to fast.

Tongue weight on both planters is quite heavy. They've used the attachment that supports the drawbar from the third link with both planters.

They still have the 12 row parallel fold and would like to sell it. Low acres and a very nice planter.

What are you calling a parallel fold?

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Another thing is.......are you putting on fertilizer with it. This will change how hard it is to pull. A friend of mine has a planter like this and they could not pull it with their 1466(210HP). Had the power not the traction. They ended up putting it on their 3788. We are actually toying with the idea of going to a 16 row planter, but we know our 7120 won't have the traction to pull it.

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We have a 950 front fold and we have pulled it with a 1486, 3588, and a 7110 and have got along just fine. I dont notice the weight of the planter until we are moving fields. It made the 1486 pretty light up front, but the 2+2 and the Magnum really werent bothered. We did buy the drawbar support for the 1486 and the 3588, and it worked great. We are actually using it on our 5488 MFD, and 5500 30' Soybean Special drill. That drill when half loaded seems to be heavier that the planter. Anyway, that 1486 never did seem to have enough power at times, but the 3588, and 7110 always do just fine. post-265-1261058952_thumb.jpg

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My Dad and brother pulled a 12 row parallel fold 955 with a 1066. Now they pull a 16 row front fold 955 with a 1586. They have quite a fair amount of hills and get along just fine. Could pull the 12 row in H1 with the 1066. Can also pull the 16 row in H1 with the 1586 put do it in L3 because H1 is to fast.

Tongue weight on both planters is quite heavy. They've used the attachment that supports the drawbar from the third link with both planters.

They still have the 12 row parallel fold and would like to sell it. Low acres and a very nice planter.

What are you calling a parallel fold?

I believe the parrallel fold was only made for a couple years. CIH had the toolbar made by Friesen manufacturing in NW IA. Anyway it folds in the middle, 6 rows come forward on each side compared the the front fold where 6 stay back and 3 fold forward on each side. (I could be wrong there...it could be 4 stay back and 4 fold forward on each side.)

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My Dad and brother pulled a 12 row parallel fold 955 with a 1066. Now they pull a 16 row front fold 955 with a 1586. They have quite a fair amount of hills and get along just fine. Could pull the 12 row in H1 with the 1066. Can also pull the 16 row in H1 with the 1586 put do it in L3 because H1 is to fast.

Tongue weight on both planters is quite heavy. They've used the attachment that supports the drawbar from the third link with both planters.

They still have the 12 row parallel fold and would like to sell it. Low acres and a very nice planter.

What are you calling a parallel fold?

I believe the parrallel fold was only made for a couple years. CIH had the toolbar made by Friesen manufacturing in NW IA. Anyway it folds in the middle, 6 rows come forward on each side compared the the front fold where 6 stay back and 3 fold forward on each side. (I could be wrong there...it could be 4 stay back and 4 fold forward on each side.)

O.K. Those were the ones that are on the same toolbar as the 5500 drills. If they want to sell it, you might PM me some pics and a price.

Thanks.

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My Dad and brother pulled a 12 row parallel fold 955 with a 1066. Now they pull a 16 row front fold 955 with a 1586. They have quite a fair amount of hills and get along just fine. Could pull the 12 row in H1 with the 1066. Can also pull the 16 row in H1 with the 1586 put do it in L3 because H1 is to fast.

Tongue weight on both planters is quite heavy. They've used the attachment that supports the drawbar from the third link with both planters.

They still have the 12 row parallel fold and would like to sell it. Low acres and a very nice planter.

What are you calling a parallel fold?

I believe the parrallel fold was only made for a couple years. CIH had the toolbar made by Friesen manufacturing in NW IA. Anyway it folds in the middle, 6 rows come forward on each side compared the the front fold where 6 stay back and 3 fold forward on each side. (I could be wrong there...it could be 4 stay back and 4 fold forward on each side.)

O.K. Those were the ones that are on the same toolbar as the 5500 drills. If they want to sell it, you might PM me some pics and a price.

Thanks.

Correct, same bar as the 5500 drills. I'll get more info and pics from my brother.

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Not to change the subject here but does anyone have a picture of that drawbar support for the 1486? I need something like that to put on my 1466 when we pull the grain cart with it.

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Not to change the subject here but does anyone have a picture of that drawbar support for the 1486? I need something like that to put on my 1466 when we pull the grain cart with it.

The support for the drawbar would be great for a grain cart except the third link is the support for the bracket so no way to hook pto to tractor, the link is in the way.

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Thanks for the pictures. Yea, I see what you mean about the PTO. Probably if I had the solid drawbar like in your picture it would handle the weight of the grain cart ok without the support. Both my 14's have the retractable drawbar like dads 806. Ive seen solid drawbars even on 966's so I guess a person must have been able to order whatever you wanted.

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For the grain cart, we take a plow draw bar on the 3 point, and run a chain from the outside holes down under the drawbar. Made it so it just raises the drawbar when the 3 point is all the way up. Works good. Mad a little U bracket that bolts to the drawbar to hold the chain and keep it in place if the 3 point leaks down.

Chad.

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We did that in the past too Chad. Except it wasnt very elaborate. I just used a chain to get by with and ran it around the hitch arms and down to the drawbar.

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