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Horse Drawn Equipment Old iron designed for the purpose of hitching up to a horse or a team. This old iron machinery may be used or demonstrated while hooked to an old iron tractor too.

Horse Drawn Equipment

Superior grain drill

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Old 08-31-2014, 03:43:08 AM
CAJohnny CAJohnny is offline
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Default Superior grain drill

Recently, I aquired 2 grain drills - a Superior #35 and an Oliver Superior #38. I'm at a deadend on research. The Oliver has a good tag on it, but the researchers I've contacted say there's not enough numbers.
The Superior appears to have been horsedrawn originally. It has a homemade angle iron tongue to connect to a tractor and the raising lever is behind the seed box. I don't see ebvidence of a seat mount.
Can anyone point me in the right direction? I know Oliver aquired Superior in 1929 and the Oliver has a patent date of 1937 on the transmission.

The Oliver is near completion on the restoration, but the Superior is just getting started. It suffered some kind of catastrophic accident that broke/bent all of the discs, tubes etc.
Many tnx for any info.
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Old 08-15-2016, 12:30:58 AM
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Default Re: Superior grain drill

I just finished the restoration of a Superior grain drill; Circa 1920. My research indicated Superior and Oliver were both acquired by the American Seeding Machine Company, Springfield Ohio in 1903. A 1905 Catalog of American Seeding Machine Company had listed the exact seed dispensing cups and Disc planting mechanism with the "Hard Oil" lubricators. The drills were available with wooden or steel wheels; as single disc, double disc or hoe type planters.

Research indicated that Oliver & Superior were sold together when The American Seeding Machine Company divested in 1929, hence the Oliver Superior branding post 1929.

I have a lot of photos and would be glad to send them to you if you wish to contact me via email at

Best of Luck with your restoration
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Old 07-16-2017, 07:29:08 AM
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A friend of mine has a wooden wheel superior drill in his barn he is looking to get rid of. I sure don't need it, and have no use for it, but I love the old equipment, and it appears to be (cosmetically) in good shape. What is a decent offer to make and what should I look for?
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