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#1 Virginia Mike OFFLINE  

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Posted June 03, 2013 - 06:41 AM

I picked one up at a tractor show over the weekend. It is in overall good shape, except that it sat out side. the hopper filled with water , and rusted ou the seed plate and spring.

I can take the hopper from my 300 tractor planter to use it until I repair the origanal hopper.

It is painted white, with metal handles, I guess it is from the '60's.


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Posted June 03, 2013 - 07:44 AM

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Posted June 05, 2013 - 06:11 AM

My camera is broken right now, will get some later.

The tag on this one say "Sears". Does anyone know what year they changed? I suspect post 1964.



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Posted June 05, 2013 - 11:21 AM

Changed to what?



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Posted June 05, 2013 - 01:19 PM

Changed to what?

Sorry wasn't clear.

Changed from David Bradley, to Sears.



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Posted June 05, 2013 - 01:42 PM

ok, i get it now. The answer would be ..........they didnt really. The first seeders came out with any number of differnt tags, depending on if it was a tractor mounted or push styled one. A lot of the push ones used a tag that said Farm Master. These were mostly units with wood handles, although i have seen one with a DB tag on it at a show. Some of the early push seeders used just a sears tag. All the WT seeders that i know of used a DB tag. The later Suburban seeders used the Db tag up until about 1962, then it went to a sears/simpson tag. Yes plain as mud, i know. Some of the other things you see are ,,,,,green DB tags, red DB tags, green farm master tags, and black sears tags. Some place here i have a manual that shows all the differnt seeder setups one could have gotten.,,push, WT and RT.


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Posted June 07, 2013 - 09:40 AM

This one has a red Sears tag. Just a data point.



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Posted June 07, 2013 - 11:20 AM

where i screwed up on this tag thing was not getting a photo record of all the differnt ones ive seen over the last 20 or so yrs. I guess you always think, theyll be another one or another time.






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