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Posted September 20, 2011 - 09:49 AM

Very nice find now we need a video of it in use.:thumbs:

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Posted September 20, 2011 - 10:11 AM

Now if I could just get a whole herd of GT's WITH teats, then I could quit milking these kicking cows!:bigrofl:

Sorry, I couldn't help myself! :D Sounds & looks like you made a good haul!


Thats a good one Daniel! LOL- :bigrofl:

Edited by olcowhand, September 20, 2011 - 10:56 AM.
fixing my quote typo


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Posted September 20, 2011 - 10:13 AM

I'll give you the extra $150 you paid for the vac and you can keep the plow.

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Posted September 20, 2011 - 10:14 AM

Very good deal you got there. That trailer looks to be in excellent shape.

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Posted September 20, 2011 - 03:29 PM

OK, after looking at it in the daylight, it is indeed a MODEL 4, not a 7 like I thought before. My top looks like the Mod 7 brochure, so maybe they changed all of the tops sometime.

As for the trailer, there s some evidence that Bolens DID NOT make their trailers, but that Ohio Steel made them.

Now it gets REAL interesting, as the sleeve hitch I got along with the deal has an OHIO STEEL FABRICATORS label on it, and it appears to be on there originally.

Does that mean that Ohio Steel may have made the sleeve hitches for Brinley-Hardy, or is it possible that Ohio Steel also marketed a sleeve hitch of their own?. Does anyone know WHO, if anyone has/had the patent for the sleeve hitch?

I don't think that Ohio Steel sticker was put on there just for grins and giggles, since the tractor and EZ Vac were sold in Medina which is in NE Ohio, and Ohio Steel is/was in Columbus. which is in the center of the state.

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Posted September 20, 2011 - 03:49 PM

I would bet that Ohio Steel marketed their own sleeve hitch. The patent holder wouldn't make too much difference, as they only have to make small alterations to their design to get around it. Likely the EZ company would deal in-state as much as possible for related hardware. Back in the day, there was more devotion to keeping things as local as possible.

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Posted September 20, 2011 - 05:23 PM

Thing is...the EZ Vac doesn't use the sleeve hitch, not to mentionthat EZ Rake is in Indiana, so keeping it local wouldn't apply.

I can't see what they could do to 'get around' a patent either. The sleeve hitch is pretty basic, and there just isn't much that you can alter.

There was a coulter for a Brinley plow in the trailer under the hoses. The guy I got it from was the 2nd owner, and he didn't know what it was. I'm betting that the orig. owner had the plow and that the 2nd owner didn't get it from the orig.

Anyway, here's a couple of pics of the sleeve hitch.

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Edited by OldBuzzard, September 20, 2011 - 05:29 PM.





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