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    Default International Harvester Grain Drill

    I see an International Harvester Drill Model 10 advertised for $800. The picture looks pretty nice, but I have not seen it. Anyone know anything about these? What should I look for when I inspect it? How do you assess a drill (assuming this will be the only one I have ever even seen). Would use it for food plots. Thanks!

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    Default Re: International Harvester Grain Drill

    They built them in two types with fertilizer and without. On units with fert. be sure to look for rust on the drives and in the hoppers.

    There were numorus attachments including grass seed front or rear mount in high or low position as well as a broome grass attachment that was normally in the low rear position.

    The disc's could be in several configurations.

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    Default Re: International Harvester Grain Drill

    Quote Originally Posted by HCJtractor View Post
    I see an International Harvester Drill Model 10 advertised for $800. The picture looks pretty nice, but I have not seen it. Anyone know anything about these? What should I look for when I inspect it? How do you assess a drill (assuming this will be the only one I have ever even seen). Would use it for food plots. Thanks!
    I've seen 10's on eBay go for $300-660. $800 seems a tad high. Time to negotiate. Be sure it has the hydraulic cylinder. If not you can get one from Surplus Center

    Surplus Center - Hydraulic Cylinders Pumps Motors

    for $100 or so. That's where I bought the hyd cyl for my MM P3-6 grain drill.
    Check the gears and/or chains out carefully to be sure the teeth are OK and that there are no cracks or other defects.

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    Default Re: International Harvester Grain Drill

    What does the hydraulic cylinder do in a grain drill?

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    Default Re: International Harvester Grain Drill

    Quote Originally Posted by HCJtractor View Post
    What does the hydraulic cylinder do in a grain drill?
    You need to raise the disc openers before you make a turn and then lower them after the turn is completed. If you turn with the openers in the ground, you'll eventually damage them.

    Here's the hyd cylinder I added to my drill

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    Don't know much about them,but here's some for sale around country.INTERNATIONAL 10, Used INTERNATIONAL 10, INTERNATIONAL 10 For Sale At TractorHouse.com - Page 1

    Did you try calling Ken Sweet TBN sponsor I'am sure he would know a thing or two about them.

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    Default Re: International Harvester Grain Drill

    A couple of things...make sure all the chutes that guide the seed down to the discs are there. Every disc has a bearing it rides on, make sure they aren't hooped also. You might want to check to make sure the adjustment that sets your seed flow quantity is not severely rusted into place. This might not really matter too much since it was ostensibly set correctly for at least one grain when it was last used. As art said, check the inside of the hoppers. If they weren't cleaned out after last use, they might present problems. Check all chain drives and sprockets for excessive wear. Try to inspect for missing parts if possible, i.e. tension springs for the discs. Inspect the tires for cuts excessive cracks, etc.

    It would really help if you had a friend/acquaintance who was familiar with farm equipment and whose judgment you could trust accompany you when you do go look at it. If you don't know anyone, maybe you could ask around and see if you could find some Olde Phart who would be willing to share his knowledge.

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