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I just rebuilt a 4 Btm JD 1600 moldboard plow from a 16” to an 18”. It wasn’t cheap. This plow was listed as an 18” spacing - it’s not. Buyer will probably be pretty unhappy when picking this up unless he knows and wanted a 16” plow. 

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Seams to depend on what part of the country your in because plows here at farm auctions can’t even get a bid and 99% of the time go to the scrap buyers. 

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Curious as to why you would want one, especially at that price.............Those bottoms didn't work well here, and those 3 bolt shares are, well, cause bad words.  I actually have a stack of shares for one here some place.  

 

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Hmmmm, curious where that sale was. I thought most plows here went to salvage years ago when iron was high priced. 

I am 29 miles from Council Bluffs.

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42 minutes ago, TP from Central PA said:

Those bottoms didn't work well here, and those 3 bolt shares are, well, cause bad words.

 

The frogs, moldboards & shares were on many different JD plows of that era. Could it be that 18” shares were mounted on 16” frogs and mated with 16” moldboards?  There were two different size of frogs at the time. The 16” frog brace bar was much shorter than the 18” frog. And, also, the 16” frog extended corner was cut off. The blue circle shows the 18” configuration. The red arrow shows what’s cut off on a 16” frog. 

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27 minutes ago, lorenzo said:


 

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I’ve seen tons of F145H plows that were 4 or 5 bottom sell for $50 at auctions. The F135H is a shear bolt standard and F145H is safety trip. There aren’t any F135H plows in my area because of rocks among other things. 

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2 minutes ago, searcyfarms said:

not to take this off topic but did farmall/ih make a 4 bottom fast hitch plow ? ive seen 2bottom and own a 3 was curious 

Yes 4 and 5 bottoms.

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6 minutes ago, jass1660 said:

Yes 4 and 5 bottoms.

whoa guys thats a lotta weight hanging back there when out of the ground 

my former FIL had a 5 bottom IH but it was a drawbar wheeled tail dragger

 

2 minutes ago, TP from Central PA said:

4 could be semi or fully mounted(412 or 411), but the 5 was only semi mounted right(512)?????.............

 

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1 hour ago, TP from Central PA said:

4 could be semi or fully mounted(412 or 411), but the 5 was only semi mounted right(512)?????.............

My sons 412 is fast hitch with a cylinder on tail wheel. 

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On 7/28/2021 at 11:52 AM, lorenzo said:

Seams to depend on what part of the country your in because plows here at farm auctions can’t even get a bid and 99% of the time go to the scrap buyers. 

Believe it or not the plows are making a comeback with the organic crowd.  There are half a dozen 10 or so bottoms that showed up in this area in the last couple years.

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On 7/28/2021 at 9:40 AM, Matt Kirsch said:

What'd it cost you to rebuild the four-bottom?

Top secret. I bought and sold a few plows for profit to build this one. 92 new nuts/bolts, new 18” shares, a couple used shins & new, a couple used cover boards & new, four used like new moldboards, new Coulter blades & bearings/seals and new landslides. Replaced the 16” frogs with 18” adjustable tilt frogs. New Milwaukee sawzall, new Metabo angle grinder and new Aircat 14,000 rpm pneumatic cut off tool (very cool). 

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Got this one out of a dumpster

 

 

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along with these

Athens disc and Woods Mower

 

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19 hours ago, jass1660 said:

My sons 412 is fast hitch with a cylinder on tail wheel. 

Yes, 412 is semi mounted.............411 is mouned............Know about a 512, but don't believe there was such a thing as a 511.

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