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#1 Nato77 ONLINE  

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Posted May 27, 2013 - 02:14 AM

http://www.ebay.com/itm/350799536833?

 

Are these really worth that or do you think someone really wants them?



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Posted May 27, 2013 - 02:20 AM

They bring good money.

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Posted May 27, 2013 - 02:33 AM

I got a DB seeder last month and was thinking about flipping it to make a quick buck, but I'm thinking I'll just hang on to it if the plates are worth that much. It was missing the 2 smaller size plates and the hitch is all cobbled up.

 

The one thing I noticed was the DB plates are thicker than the early 80s plates on the Sears seeder I have. Although they work in either seeder.



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Posted May 27, 2013 - 05:49 AM

I had 6 plates I got in a deal. They brought over $200 on eBay back then. They do not make them any more and I think there is some thing about the way they were made...maybe some one who knows more can provide more info. Yes I was surprised to that they brought as much as they did!

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Posted May 27, 2013 - 06:21 AM

When you see Brinly planter seed plates going anywhere from $100.00 - 150.00, I'd say those aren't out of line.



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Posted May 27, 2013 - 12:32 PM

Nate, 
The DB seeders themselves are still pretty common, but the seed plates were a loose item and set aside, so they were usually lost and/or forgotten about.  The answer to your question would be, at the bid price now ($300.00) I would say you have a couple of people that want them.  These DB seed plates are getting harder to find every day.  I am surprized that someone hasn't tried to reproduce them by now.  On average over the last couple of years I have seen these auction for between 125.00 to 175.00 for a complete set. (8 plates)



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Posted May 27, 2013 - 05:24 PM

this has come up before on the seeder units. Basicly the seeder itself aint worth much, maybe $40-50. But if you add a row marker there another $50, lid another $20, a brush $10-15, fert attachment, then another $100. Seed plate have always commanded a hefty price. 20 yrs ago it was $80-100, now days i think there are greed driven. Although its true they arent making them any more, that kind of goes for the whole line and also alot of other tractor lines. I think the true test of any item is between the buyer and the seller. Those who think there going to make a killing selling tractor parts are sadly mistaken, as all the really cheap stuff in the walk-behinds is pretty much gone.

 

For those wanting make up some, i wish you luck, as the pressing required to do it like the orginal would cost more than you could ever sell in plates, and you would have to have a differnt die for each of what is accutally 11, not 8 plates. It was tried in the late 90's, but the men doing it had a lot of trouble with the steel cracking and spliting, so they finally gave up the project.

 

Not having the plates really isnt a big deal, unless your an operator. In all the yrs i've have my DB's i dont remember using more than about 3 differnt plates, as there are better unit made to sow most seeds.



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Posted May 27, 2013 - 07:52 PM

WOW $405!!!!

Somebody wanted these.

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Posted May 27, 2013 - 10:30 PM

I bet the seller is smiling :smilewink:

 

There's a group of guys up here by me that can make just about anything. I'll have to take one over to them to see what they would think about making the plates.



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Posted May 27, 2013 - 10:37 PM

I bet the seller is smiling :smilewink:

 

There's a group of guys up here by me that can make just about anything. I'll have to take one over to them to see what they would think about making the plates.

 

 

I was going to say the same thing I know guys who could make them!



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Posted May 28, 2013 - 02:43 AM

Well can you make me a set?




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