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#1 MNGB ONLINE  

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Posted April 16, 2018 - 07:58 PM

Hi all, anyone have any experience with the old IH 185 corn planter units? I would like to get one and fab a cat O 3 pt hitch for it and use it with the Power King, There's a 2 row 185 planter listed on CL very close to me and I'm going to take a look at it so I'm wondering if anyone can give me some pointers as to what to check on it I know these are older units and most are well worn so would like some hints thanks



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Posted April 16, 2018 - 08:20 PM

Used them for years. Make sure it is not froze up, pull the side cover off and check out everything in there. The biggest problem I ever encountered was the packer wheel/tire wearing out and falling apart. Check and see what plates come with it. Different corn can even take different plates. For me the seed dealer had a big supply of plates. Never had a problem with skips or plugging up. Hope the price is good.
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Posted April 16, 2018 - 08:31 PM

Hi Deerefarmer41, thanks very much that's the kind of information I was looking for seller says he's been using it the last couple of yrs for food plot planting and has a few plates for it he want $700.00 for the 2 row planter don't know if that is good or bad but its the lowest price planter in MN right now and its only 25 miles from me. At least now I have a place to start looking when I check i out. I should be able to raise the packer wheel and see if it turns free right and will check out the tires



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Posted April 17, 2018 - 05:28 PM

Hi all, well went and looked over the IH 185 planter and it was in very good condition so I made a deal with the seller and we loaded it in the back of the Dakota and its now in the shop, next will fabricate a Cat O 3 pt hitch for one of the units and I have a plan for the other unit BUT you all know what happens with plans :smilewink: I'll move the unit to the center and list it on CL as a single planter with a Cat 1 3 pt.

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Posted April 19, 2018 - 12:45 AM

Why not make it a cat 0 and have 2 rows?

Only issue I see is steering and the lack of if you have no weight on the front...

My dad said 2 Guys could move his 3 row John Deere planter...

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Posted April 19, 2018 - 07:32 AM

Why not make it a cat 0 and have 2 rows?

Only issue I see is steering and the lack of if you have no weight on the front...

My dad said 2 Guys could move his 3 row John Deere planter...

Hi Greasey6029, that could be done and the PK would handle it fine but I just want a single planter I only plant 2 rows and this way I get twice as much seat time which means if I make a wide turn at the end it'll be close to 2 minutes :D


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