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Posted April 20, 2012 - 08:48 AM

I use worn out corn planter openers. Then I plasma cut the needed diameter, grind the edge sharp & mount.

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Posted April 20, 2012 - 08:49 AM

Al, that sounds like it could work. What is the current OD of it? Am thinking the OD should be around 8 inches so it fits easily with no chance of interference. What is the blade you have made of and do you have a hub off the saw it mounted on that could be modded. How about a pic of it,

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Posted April 20, 2012 - 08:51 AM

Daniel, that too sounds like it would work. Wouldn't it have holes or is that another planter part I'm thinking of. What does the hub of it look like??

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Posted April 20, 2012 - 09:04 AM

I'll get a pic. They have riveted in hubs, but when the bearing is shot, I remove the rivets & replace the bearing, which is a std roller bearing, then bolt or re-rivet the hub back on the blade. If you know some grain farmers in your area, then likely you can pick up some old openers for free. Mine have 5/8" bolt holes in the bearing, but you could simply bushing it down to 3/8".

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Posted April 20, 2012 - 09:11 AM

Interesting Daniel, but I don't know who to ask locally. Will await a pic.

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Posted April 20, 2012 - 09:13 AM

Ok, here's a pic of a redone JD planter opener. It started out at around 12" diameter. Didn't measure to see what it is now, but around 9" I'd say. Not sure if I have anymore of them laying around. 2 of my 3 Brinly plows didn't have coulters when I got them, so had to improvise.

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Posted April 20, 2012 - 09:33 AM

Daniel. That could work, but I fear the hub itself is too big. So that would need to be scratch built most likely. Hmmm. I wonder what Al's plan looks like.

Daniel, if you have another of those things to spare I could make my own mount bracket and save my original bracket for the other plow.

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Posted April 20, 2012 - 10:25 AM

I'll have to look....hauled a lot of scrap to the yard, so not sure if any are left. As to the hub, does your mount straddle both sides of the coulter or something?

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Posted April 20, 2012 - 10:30 AM

Yes Dan, my mount straddles both sides with an inch spacing between them. I have a pic of the manual on the forum in my list of attachments, but dunno how to get there from here on my phone lol.

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Posted April 20, 2012 - 10:46 AM

Casey guessing it's about 14" with a 3/4" center hole . How about cutting the old culter almost to the bearing say leave about 1" larger then the bearing all around and give me a size to make the center hole and you can weld it together . Again I'm not too good at explaining things ,. Al

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Posted April 20, 2012 - 11:17 AM

Al, I am not cutting the factory one, but could probably make a hub out of a pipe flange and install bushings in it if I have the room. Is the material steel that you are cutting down I assume? What is the current center look like? If the diameter is made to 8 inch I could make the rest work I am sure.

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Posted April 21, 2012 - 06:09 AM

Casey it's 12" with a 3/4" hole , I thought it was thicker but still almost 1/16" , Al

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Posted April 21, 2012 - 09:13 AM

Casey it's 12" with a 3/4" hole , I thought it was thicker but still almost 1/16" , Al


It's likely a bushing for a 3/8" bolt would fit perfectly in that 3/4" hole. So just slide in the bushing, using a 2nd bushing slid over this one to square it, then on the other side tack in place. Then pull the aligning bushing off, weld that side solid, then flip over & solid weld the tacked side. Ought to end up with a true enough running coulter.

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Posted April 21, 2012 - 09:31 AM

I'm not familiar with the purpose of the coulter, but i'd offer this: most old Speed-air brand air compressors used a muilti-rib "flat-style' 8 and 9 inch pulley on their small (<5HP) compressors- They use a std 1-to-3/4 id and I've used them with a bronze bush-maybe something there.

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Posted April 21, 2012 - 11:34 AM

It might work. My issue is it's not very thick. I know there are a lot of stresses on coulter wheels, especially if they CAN'T swivel in the mount... as in my case. The original coulter wheel isn't very thick and it is bent 3 directions...




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