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Couple New Toys followed me home from Minnesota ! Another small project !


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7/22/22

Sometime back chit chatting with Randy Van Whye of Pine Island MN., I mentioned that I had been looking for a #12 IH fast hitch pto basket rake like I had raked beans and hay with in th 60-70’s , Looking for a number of years.

lo and behold he not only found me a rake but also a IH fast hitch rotary hoe like we used to crust break seedling cotton after a rain .

today they arrived delivered by Valley transport of Mn . 
few pictures of arrival 

tony 

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Very nice condition . Have a complete custom hay business soon..... 

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Wow Tony!! To be honest l have never seen a IH rotary hoe before, only JD's and a couple of Bingham Bros. How many rows wide is it? l don't think l've ever asked you, but what was your row width when you raised cotton? Back in the 60's and 70's here in west Texas, it  was mostly 40 inch rows. But l think now it is 30 inch rows.

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3 hours ago, twostepn2001 said:

Wow Tony!! To be honest l have never seen a IH rotary hoe before, only JD's and a couple of Bingham Bros. How many rows wide is it? l don't think l've ever asked you, but what was your row width when you raised cotton? Back in the 60's and 70's here in west Texas, it  was mostly 40 inch rows. But l think now it is 30 inch rows.

We were all 38 inch rows . Some 40’s on west side but 38 was normal .

most guys out here used till n pack to crust break but on some land left us vulernable to wind .

I could not afford to have a dedicated hoe just for rain events so I used a till n pak that I already had . The wealthy farmers had the IH hoes .

what’s that tell you I had to wait till  sold the farm and retired and 76 to afford a four row cotton rotary hoe !! 
tony 

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13 hours ago, bitty said:

Very nice condition . Have a complete custom hay business soon..... 

yes , my plan is to take less tractors to show but to include IH equipment of my early time period behind each I take .

So my vision is SC with hay mower , then the 806 bean cutter , then the 300u with hay rake , then SMTA with baler . That rake worked behind the mower and the bean cutter when I was in high school and after and the baler baled the hay and the bean straw after harvester . Would like them all in line in a parade and all IH .

I think the hoe will look good behind the 560 it was period correct 

tony

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My dad had the 300 hoe, 20’ end transport. When I started using it, I wasn’t big enough to raise the transport wheels, so dad would show up after I had it hooked up to the 3pt and he would flip the wheels up for me. Good memories!!!

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5 hours ago, Alan Dinan said:

My dad had the 300 hoe, 20’ end transport. When I started using it, I wasn’t big enough to raise the transport wheels, so dad would show up after I had it hooked up to the 3pt and he would flip the wheels up for me. Good memories!!!

Yep! remember them being pretty fancy in later years .

Thanks for input

 Tony

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19 hours ago, hardtail said:

More projects...he's baaacckk

Lol😊

My poor wife is groaning and hanging on to the checkbook as I envision all that I want to do to them !

Tony

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On 7/23/2022 at 1:22 AM, hardtail said:

More projects...he's baaacckk

Lol😊

Tony, I thought you said at RPRU you were done with restorations. :D

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6 hours ago, FarmallFan said:

Tony, I thought you said at RPRU you were done with restorations. :D

Basically I am , the rake is just a little TLC along with hoe ! Lol 

Carol says that counts as restorations in her mind also ! Lol 

she is probably right , along with you BJ !

they looked so small and easy and the devil made me do it !  Spending five days looking , smelling and touching Red lead me to the near occasion of Sin . Blaming Ohio ! Ha ha 
tony 

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Tony I love it!! Only a few minutes before seeing this I was telling my dad, grandpa, and uncle about your pickups and that you have been looking for a rake. Congratulations on the #12! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a fast hitch rotary hoe. I’m really excited to see these projects. 

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5 hours ago, IHhogfarmer said:

Tony I love it!! Only a few minutes before seeing this I was telling my dad, grandpa, and uncle about your pickups and that you have been looking for a rake. Congratulations on the #12! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a fast hitch rotary hoe. I’m really excited to see these projects. 

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 I think the equipment like this is the icing on the cake ( collection) 

 very nice addition😎

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3 hours ago, Alan Dinan said:

The fast hitch hoes around here were the older series, before the 300’s came out. They were suspended from the frame. Like this one…

The owners manual is like the one dad had

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 Yes Alan, the top one is what i was familiar with.

However, mine is like your Dad's in only four rows .  Never thought I would see one in four rows much less fast hitch ! 

Thanks for the information.

     Between the rake FH and hoe FH I had to get them, The four row is so much easier to transport to shows and most of us 50's 60's guys started with four  row 38"s

   Thanks ,Tony

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7 hours ago, Farmall1066 said:

I hope you left some in the checkbook, just in case a 1466 BS shows up?! 😬😬😬

Don’t give me a heart attack !

tony 

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On 7/27/2022 at 12:05 AM, Tonyinca said:

Basically I am , the rake is just a little TLC along with hoe ! Lol 

Ya right! 😆

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Congratulations!  Those are great finds, look to be in pretty good shape.

I've always wanted a #12 but have never found 1.  I do have 2 of the older #11's.  I have a 2 row and a 4 row fast hitch rotary hoe but mine are older too.  The 300's that I remember around here were all 3 point.

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