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Posted May 22, 2011 - 07:24 PM

Up at Jacktown Swap meet I had a run in with a familiar plow, a Springfield. Of course Alc spotted my transacting and asked: "What ya got there?" As I paniced to give the seller the $25 he was asking for it I said: "I will tell you in a minute." My fear in Al's question was a good price going sky high when the seller learned it's origin, Springfield. But all went well and it is in good shape, except the adjusting crank is frozen, so will need to get it working again. Here are pics.
Alan: I will be helping you to rebuild your Springfield plow to EXACT specification next opportunity we get together somewhere near a welder lol.

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Posted May 22, 2011 - 07:33 PM

Great buy, and so RARE! A little heat from acetylene & she'll come right loose. From what I can tell, hardly any wear on the point or share.

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Posted May 22, 2011 - 07:38 PM

Ya, that was what I saw too, very little wear and on something so rare, that is a bonus. And it means the thing will last as long as I own it cause I only plan to use it a few times to see how it does.

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Posted May 22, 2011 - 07:40 PM

Oh, and one thing I will need for it to be complete is a coulter wheel, anyone have a good one off of a Brinly plow laying around? I don't need the mount cause it just bolts to a piece of flat stock that clamps to the drawbar.

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Posted May 22, 2011 - 07:47 PM

Good score, Casey. No, you can't have my coulter wheel. Now that's out of the way, make it look good.

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Posted May 22, 2011 - 07:55 PM

I plan to clean it up and paint it the color I see on it, orange, the color of the tractors. :D

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Posted May 22, 2011 - 08:03 PM

Glad you finally found one Casey! Congrats!

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Posted May 22, 2011 - 09:16 PM

Nice score Casey.
I think that one is older than mine.
:ditto: on the crank coming loose and the finally finding one.

BTW, I think that thing is a little long for KK, I want to get hers a little closer so it is easier to lift and will lift higher.

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Posted May 22, 2011 - 09:20 PM

That's a trade off Alan cause the height is because of distance from the tractor. However, the Vulcan is fairly light right now (it has a hollow main beam). I know I carried the Springfield plow to the truck and decided it wasn't all that bad, I was going to carry it all day until Al mentioned how close we were to the parking area lol.




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