really?, we find here the 110 is the hard to find one. 55. 524 are the most common, then the 555, but its ussally the one missing the good parts that make it work. I remember once I took a 555, pulled it out wide, attached the beam extensions and had it 60" wide. Used it to work a tomato field of an acre.
Ah, then let me re-phrase it, a complete one and you said, usually missing the beam extension or modified for a riding GT.
I only know of a few people around here that have the complete 555, Keven being one of them, Chuckles being the other and he got that one from Keven then one in NH, another in NY and few others on the east coast but that was as of last summer or so.
A really rare one is something of a factory experiment i know someone has, we were looking at it and talking about it a few weeks ago, odd ball thing, forget the model # but it has the gauge handles very similar to the harrow packer, only one any of us has ever seen, not modified at all, all factory built. I was told it makes for using it in the garden very easy when compared with the 110 which is rare out here too, 524, and 555.
I am sure you and Keven has talked about it in the past on the Yahoo groups.
I know this must sound odd but when i was growing large gardens in Ohio i used a 524 and was thinking of modifying the older very well built Brinly CC600 vator with the square shank holders for the Big 5. I even though about the Brinly spike tooth drag harrow (forget model #) but is very rare too and very $$$ but it could be configured in several ways as a drag harrow, scarifier, drag grader/leveler and several different ways of mounting tools such as shovels and furrowers/hillers, spike tooth behind the disks for smoothing the beds with i think a 60'' spread.
It is a factory modified version of the CC600 anyways and could be made up using two CC600s.
Edit : Brinly SS-500 spike tooth drag harrow.
Edited by trowel, June 13, 2014 - 05:01 AM.