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Nice looking setup.

It looks like mowing season is close for you..

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5 hours ago, bob_carr said:

 

It looks like mowing season is close for you

Yep, mowed with it for about two hours Friday. 

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Well my 16th birthday is coming up soon so I’ve been driving around a lot getting ready for when the dmv opens back up. Last Sunday I rode by a local Agco dealer. Spotted a fast hitch disc plow through the fence. Called and got a price and yesterday I pulled the trailer up there and my dad and I split the cost between us and bought the plow.

I plan to fix it up, get everything adjusting right, new bolts, pins, bearing work, etc then paint it up. I want it to be a nice show piece for the 240 but also be functional.

We will probably have to move the rear tires in some to line up right. When I had the wheels off to paint them I had thought about narrowing it up anyway, so that’s not a big deal.

I think the 240 will pull it well. The fast hitch on the plow is a small point and the tractor is a large point so we’ll have to add a little metal to the bottom of the points.

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That's really cool! Disc plow is on my list. Every one that sells around here has been a little rich for my blood!

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Added some metal to the fast hitch points. Welded the kickstand back together and made two pins for it.

Ordered a manual so we can learn more about the plow. We tried to plow a little section in our yard we are thinking about making into a small garden. Took a lot of trial and error to figure out how to adjust the fast hitch. The disc rolled freely and they tried to plow. The back disc never would dig in like the front one did. But there never was a consistent furrow and the rear tires are set to wide. I’m sure we don’t have every thing adjusted right. We’ll get there. 

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You should show a close up of your pins.  Pretty respectable TIG welds for a 15 year old with a poor teacher!

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Not the greatest at welding tight circles like that.

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We narrowed up the 240’s rear wheel track width to work with the plow. I like the looks of it narrowed up so we are going to leave it like it is now even when not plowing

Got the plow fully disassembled. Lot of pb blaster and oxy acytelene was required. Cleaned up the disk bearings. Ready to have the parts sand blasted by someone else. 

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Can you tell me what kinda carburator is on your 240? My step dad died this past year I and I was left his 240 it's missing it's carburator and needs some work. I know nothing of tractors. Also do you know what would cause the lift to keep wanting to go go up. My step dad talked about that before he died. The serial number plate was painted over but yours looks just like mine cept mines wayyyyyyy dirtier thank you for your time

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27 minutes ago, Matthewrmorris said:

Can you tell me what kinda carburator is on your 240

It has a zenith carburetor. Rebuilding the carb was one of the first things we did, so it’s been awhile since I worked on the carb. 

I’ve been told hydraulics and the lift system on all the 240s never worked well from the factory. They sure don’t work well after 50 years of use. We fought the hydraulics for a long time. Ended up modifying it a lot and it works perfect for us. The fast hitch itself was a good design, but the original hydraulic controls on the 240 where not great. 

There should be a handle to the right of the seat that works the rear lift up and down. Before we modified the hydraulics, the lift was either all the way up or all the way down. 

The blocks under the gas tank are what controls the hydraulic fluid movement. There should be a pressure control block and the rear lift block. You may also have auxiliary blocks controlled by the levers by the steering wheel. They where originally for front mounted implements like a front end loader or cultivators. We took one of those blocks and plumbed it into the rear lift. 

If you look back over this whole thread it may help you with different questions and problems you have.

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The plow is all painted up. Had every piece sandblasted by someone else, nice change from wire wheeling every piece with a grinder. Used rustolem professional rattle cans to paint the plow. 

Have a spot near us where we hope to drop it in the ground and see how it works. Before tearing it apart, the tail wheel was frozen solid, so it wouldn’t plow right. I hope it works better now, don’t know what could be wrong with it, but you never know.

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Got to test the plow out in a construction site near our house. The plow worked well, but the furrow wheel blade is so worn down it wouldn’t stay down in the furrow some times. 

Ordered an 18in plow coulter to replace the 15in original tail wheel blade. Cut all the holes in the new coulter with oxyfuel. Here’s a few finished pictures.

Going to try and make room for the plow under a shed to keep it out of the rain. 

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Brody, you guys do a nice job on the restorations. The 'improvisations', when necessary, are nicely done.

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13 hours ago, DT Fan said:

The 'improvisations', when necessary, are nicely done.

Thank you very much. We try our best on everything 

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That is a very nice implement you have fixed up. 

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On 6/24/2020 at 12:39 AM, IHhogfarmer said:

That is a very nice implement you have fixed up. 

I agree. 

The restoration has been impressive.

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Bought a fast hitch post hole digger today. Friend told me about it sitting in a farm equipment lot about 20 minutes away. 

The gear box covers have a lot of butchered plates to hold it together. The pto shaft is frozen solid but the auger will turn if you spin the shaft. 

Will be a fun little project to get it working again. Might paint it, might not.

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This sticker is in the inside of the frame. So this digger is not IH made, and was made by kims fast o matic implements? What else did kims make? What color did they paint something like this? Just looking for any and all information about the company and my post hole digger.

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