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#1 nbent OFFLINE  

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Posted October 11, 2013 - 07:32 PM

last Saturday i picked up an old Oliver potato digger for $100 it was to dark to unload it that night so Sunday i unloaded it hooked it up to the framall H i have and to my surprise it worked. After i found out it worked i have done a few things like change a tire and a u joint then i modified the lift handle slightly to give me more ground clearance in transport position 

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Posted October 11, 2013 - 07:43 PM

Neat unit!  I bet that was a backsave back in the day. (and still!)


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Posted October 11, 2013 - 07:58 PM

Is that going to be a show piece or a user?

 

Nice to see a video of that thing in action.


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Posted October 11, 2013 - 08:26 PM

Looks like you got a deal.  I agree it would be nice to see it in action.


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Posted October 11, 2013 - 09:10 PM

Ours was ground drive, but similar. They are wonderful to have.
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Posted October 12, 2013 - 02:23 AM

its going to be a mix of a show piece and a user. right now i don't have any potatoes but we have some sections of fields that had rail road tracks going through them so we have a few big rocks we want out. hopefully tomorrow I am going to a small show, so i can get pics of other equipment and maybe stop by on the way up there and get a vid of it in action


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Posted October 12, 2013 - 03:39 AM

That's cool!



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Posted October 13, 2013 - 08:03 AM

Those units worked AWESOME!! I had one when Iwas a kid and it saved the back big time !! And made one heck of a rock picker too.
It took a good tractor to pull it full depth here in New England but our MF 50 and DavidBrown 990 did it with ease most of the time.
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Posted October 18, 2013 - 09:09 PM

well i did get a video of it in action, i will try and upload it to YouTube and put a link on here. After using it i found out that my tractor can't handle it. there is a guy that has a 1960 chevy impala we are thinking about trading straight across for, it in rough shape but it is complete and the engine is free. i will get the video and pics of the car on here and see what you guys think.


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Posted October 18, 2013 - 10:16 PM




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Posted October 19, 2013 - 08:21 AM

I watched your video and I think I see the problem. The ground speed is much faster than I remember ever using ours. That and she isn't in far enough.

That tractor should have more than enough spunk to run it, it may be the speed. Also, is this tiller dirt or fresh? If it wasnt a prepared field, it may be to hard to get it in the ground correctly.
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Posted October 20, 2013 - 12:52 AM

its a corn field so the ground is pretty hard but like you said the ground speed is to high and that is in 1st as slow as i can go. that is why I am thinking of trading it for the car.


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Posted October 20, 2013 - 10:35 PM

well i ended up getting the car he will deliver it next week when he comes to get the digger


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Posted November 05, 2013 - 12:53 AM

well between him selling a house and some snow we finally got the car here today, but it is to dark to take pics so i will start a new thread on it tomorrow 


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