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Antique Steel Wheeled Mechanical Plows...History, Weed Finds, Prices, Parts, Etc.


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this is our Rock Island 20A 3-12 plow circa 1927-1935 we are working on, actually plowed a little with it this fall to try it out. We bought it on an auction with our 27F. There were actually two Rock Island plows on the sale, but a friend of ours bought the first one up which was a better 3-14. He painted it up beautifully and it will never see soil in his collection. We really would have loved to swap him since 3-12's is really light for any of the tractors we plan to plow with. I know of most of a 4-14 in another collection, but its missing one bottom and he won't sell it so the hunt continues. We actually would even consider at this point a nice earlier moline in 3-16's or 4-14's.
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Would the last 2 digits refer to the furrow width? F.J.W.
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this is our Rock Island 20A 3-12 plow circa 1927-1935 we are working on, actually plowed a little with it this fall to try it out. We bought it on an auction with our 27F. There were actually two Rock Island plows on the sale, but a friend of ours bought the first one up which was a better 3-14. He painted it up beautifully and it will never see soil in his collection. We really would have loved to swap him since 3-12's is really light for any of the tractors we plan to plow with. I know of most of a 4-14 in another collection, but its missing one bottom and he won't sell it so the hunt continues. We actually would even consider at this point a nice earlier moline in 3-16's or 4-14's.

Hi Paul, Here is a picture of a Rock Island chain lift 3 bottom plow. I have been thinking of trying to buy it in the spring if its for sale then. Would be nice to have in my collection.
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Does Anybody out there on SmokStak have a Pulverator plow like this? I have seen several but never been able to buy one....

I have managed to collect one of almost every piece of original literature I have seen for the Pulverator.
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Plows are one of my favorite pieces of equipment.Have 4 of them,one for each of the tractors although only one of them is on steel.Here is the line up,everything is IH of course:

36 F-20,#8 2-14s,Plow Chief btms.
42 H,#8 2-12s,blacksmith shares.
53 SM[Mine]#8 full frame rope trip 3-14s,Super Chief btms.
53 SM[Dads]#16 Heavy Duty Hi Clear 3-14s,Plow Chief btms.

All are rope trip except the #16 and all are in top notch mechanical shape ready to go to the field.
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Here is our IH four bottom plow.
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On post 34 Pulverator, I question its life of the moving parts and the possible entanglement of stems on those cutters & shafts.
I'd be surprised if any are located and I wonder about the number ever made.
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On post 34 Pulverator, I question its life of the moving parts and the possible entanglement of stems on those cutters & shafts.
I'd be surprised if any are located and I wonder about the number ever made.

I have seen about a dozen of them existing so far. That tells me they were somewhat mass produced for sure and for the amount of advertising they made them for several years.

Here is a video of one plowing in England. Looks like it needed a little adjusting but it was still out working.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB8e-TxQg_Q
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Referring to Post 36,thats a nice looking IH #10 Heavy Duty plow,only thing missing is the coulters.Finding good original coulters for an IH can be fun although not impossible.

Tony,do you have any MM plows to go with your collection of MM tractors?
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Super M,
I have done most of my past plowing with I.H.C. plows.
I bought several of them years ago and learned how to get started with setup and successful plowing with them.
International makes a good plow and I enjoyed them.

I have begun to collect some Oliver and Moline plows in the last decade or so. I have 1, 2 & 4 bottom Olivers and several 2s, a 3 and a 5 in Moline. I have learned to like the Moline plows very much. They have a good trip mechanism, respond nicely to lever related adjustments and when set correctly I believe they draft lighter than some of the other brands.

Here are pictures of a Moline 2 - 14s that I found upside down in a salvage yard iron pile on its way to being cut up!
It suffered only a broken share and a bent lever and I saved it for only $100. The plow was in very good condition with lots of original paint on it and after some dissassembly, greasing and minor repairs I was plowing away with it this last fall.
These photos are right after restoration repairs and you can see the lower front share that I replaced and fitted. I had to heat up the share point and bend the point downward to create what is known as "bottom suck or down suck". Last photo shows 3/8 to 1/2 inch of down suck that makes a plow take to the ground and stay in, even in hard soil.

I really like some of the informative posts made here about everyones plow experiences, thank you,
Tony
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