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I have been keeping my eye out for a grain drill for planting alfalfa, timothy, and possibly oats. Of course I know nothing so any thoughts on this one? What should I look for? Current owner hasn’t used it in seven years. Thanks, Russ

 

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Should do just fine for those jobs. We used one much older. It was not until soybeans that it had to be upgraded.

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I have been keeping my eye out for a grain drill for planting alfalfa, timothy, and possibly oats. Of course I know nothing so any thoughts on this one? What should I look for? Current owner hasn’t used it in seven years. Thanks, Russ

 

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  It should work good for what you want to do.  Can't tell how much wear is on the openers?  That would be your most expensive repair if required.  Looks pretty good for being outside.  Probably spent a lot of time inside when not in use in earlier times.

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Had one just like it, was great drill. Wish I still had it. 

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If its like my 510 check the Rockshaft bushings/Trunnions or whatever they call them. Make sure the opener dogs/clutch whatever its called opens all the way when raised. I would replace chains and if needed the idlers if it has been sitting that long, sucks to break a chain and half plant everything then go back to fix.

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I’ve been following these at auctions lately with grass seed attachment, that one looks kind of rough to what I’ve been looking at, must have been from storing outside 

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I don't plant any thing  big as far as acres, compared to some here, I have a 10, and it's plants great, does well with alfalfa, oats, barley and Timothy. I wish mine had the grass box, as mine doesn't. Good luck. Now if I can just get my green baler to work as well. 

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Well I bought it, of course I’m blinded by the nice IH decals! When I got it home I notice a couple chains missing. I’ll take a few more pictures of it and be asking questions, thanks!

 

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Planted oats with the #10 drill this spring and did a good job.

Soybean experiment did not work - a little too deep but also poor weather (cold & then hard rain - then crusted).

Ours is kept inside which makes a big difference - be sure to move lever up front for settings - may be froze up.

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7 minutes ago, TeachersPet1066 said:

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Planted oats with the #10 drill this spring and did a good job.

Soybean experiment did not work - a little too deep but also poor weather (cold & then hard rain - then crusted).

Ours is kept inside which makes a big difference - be sure to move lever up front for settings - may be froze up.

Probably more the weather this year than anything.................Best drilled stand of beans in conventional tillage I ever seen were put in the ground below my house with a '51 JD B and a Oliver Superior Drill on STEEL:ph34r:  

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2 minutes ago, TP from Central PA said:

Probably more the weather this year than anything.................Best drilled stand of beans in conventional tillage I ever seen were put in the ground below my house with a '51 JD B and a Oliver Superior Drill on STEEL:ph34r:  

Friend of mine has a Superior drill on wooden wheels that drills a beautiful stand. 

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18 minutes ago, TeachersPet1066 said:

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Planted oats with the #10 drill this spring and did a good job.

Soybean experiment did not work - a little too deep but also poor weather (cold & then hard rain - then crusted).

Ours is kept inside which makes a big difference - be sure to move lever up front for settings - may be froze up.

I used a whole can of penetrating oil, spraying everything that looked like it needed it tonight. I am missing some parts for sure. 

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2 minutes ago, ChrisNY said:

Friend of mine has a Superior drill on wooden wheels that drills a beautiful stand. 

I don't know, but maybe it is age and fuzzy memory, but it sure seems like that old Superior was more accurate metering wise than the JD 750 I put alot of beans in the ground with years later.  We planted soybeans, rye, oats, wheat, and hay with it, worked really well.  It was actually our landlords and we just kept it clean and used it, they bought it new, and didn't get the fertilizer out of it completely the last time it was used by them(Owner at that time was in his 80's) and it rotted the wheels in there out real bad.  My dad always would fume that if they would have cleaned it and soaked it down with oil it would have looked like new yet not just on the outside, but the inside too.  Never will forget the first year we used it, he tore everything out of the fertilizer box, put it all across the barn floor on cardboard, soaked it with oil and put it all back together.  It did look nice on the outside.  We got a Van Brunt later because we need rubber wheels to go between places but the Superior was kept clean until they had a sale to sell equipment, brought $250 or something, then set out in the yard after the sale for weeks and weeks.  Nobody came for it, he couldn't take it and told us to move it to the other place and put it in, well, didn't get to it that morning and wouldn't you know, someone showed up after we left that morning and got it, locals said the guy who got it took it right from here to a show featuring Oliver................Hopefully it went to a good home.

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We like ours.  Yours has the front mount grass seed attachment (like our older #10 did) which worked better for us when planting small acreages.  Our current one has the larger rear mount grass seed unit.  Only things I miss on ours are hydraulic lift and press wheels...

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18 hours ago, TeachersPet1066 said:

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Planted oats with the #10 drill this spring and did a good job.

Soybean experiment did not work - a little too deep but also poor weather (cold & then hard rain - then crusted).

Ours is kept inside which makes a big difference - be sure to move lever up front for settings - may be froze up.

love that photo! is that a 544 gear drive gas ?

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1 hour ago, chadd said:

We like ours.  Yours has the front mount grass seed attachment (like our older #10 did) which worked better for us when planting small acreages.  Our current one has the larger rear mount grass seed unit.  Only things I miss on ours are hydraulic lift and press wheels...

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double disc openers, NICE

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When you have to start putting parts on them it adds up QUICK, if you can even find parts anymore.

Rotten seed tubes and fertilizer boots were the main problem with our #10. It didn't take too long to get $500 in tubes, more than the entire machine was worth with all good tubes. Back then finding the hoses was tough, and I'm talking like 20 years ago.

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6 hours ago, m.c.farmerboy said:

is that a 544 gear drive ga

Yes - 544 gear drive gas - rescued from the weeds at a dealership in Western PA.

5 hours ago, Matt Kirsch said:

Back then finding the hoses was tough

Matt is correct - I meant to mention that earlier that we had a few seed tubes that needed replaced this spring and IH dealer had tough time finding them & didn’t know if they were even the correct ones so only ordered one to make sure it was correct seed tube.

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9 hours ago, TeachersPet1066 said:

I meant to mention that earlier that we had a few seed tubes that needed replaced this spring and IH dealer had tough time finding them & didn’t know if they were even the correct ones so only ordered one to make sure it was correct seed tube.

Any recollection of what you paid for them? I'm thinking they were over $50 each back in the 1990's.

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With a little ingenuity you can install 5100 tubes on a M-F drill. Those are only $13 each. Ribbon tubes are great but not $50 great.

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