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    Default Project "Oliver Drill Resto"

    I went to check on a 10' cultipacker on craigslist today. Good thing I took extra cash. I did manage to get the packer, as well as an Oliver Superior grain drill. It is a model 64, serial number 64-4723. The unit has 17 rows, two large boxes on top, and a smaller (3"x3") box on the rear. Previous owner used it 3 years ago, then let it sit outside. It is going to need some PB Blaster, sanding and paint, and a couple tires. I am planning on using to plant a 5 acre food plot for wildlife. If anyone has manuals or knows where I might find copies please chime in. Here are some pictures of todays haul:

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    Enjoy! I look forward to your responses.


    Lee

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    Default Re: Project "Oliver Drill Resto"

    Looks good. Sorry I don't know where to find a manual for it.

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    Default Re: Project "Oliver Drill Resto"

    Nice haul there!!! That drill looks to be in pretty good shape, very restorable if you wanted to go the whole 9 yds on it. Is there any rust down inside the boxes?? The packer looks nice too. You done good, my fellow CraigsList'er!!!
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    Default Re: Project "Oliver Drill Resto"

    Nice stuff. You did good.
    A few years ago I restored an old Minneapolis Moline P3-6 grain drill (10 ft wide, 20 drops, single disc openers, 6" row spacing). Bought two of them from a neighbor for $275 and used parts from both to make one good operating drill (the other drill is a lawn ornament). Added about $300 in new parts. A fun project.

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    Good luck

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    Default Re: Project "Oliver Drill Resto"

    Just out of curiousity , what is the difference between a planter and a drill ?

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    Default Re: Project "Oliver Drill Resto"

    You might be able to get a manual through your AGCO/Massey Ferguson dealer.

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    Default Re: Project "Oliver Drill Resto"

    Quote Originally Posted by kevin37b View Post
    Just out of curiousity , what is the difference between a planter and a drill ?
    Planters generally are used for larger size seeds (corn, soybeans, peas, beans etc) that are planted in widely spaced rows (1-3 ft). Grain drills are used for smaller size seeds (oats, wheat) that are planted with smaller row spacing (4-8").
    Some grain drills, like mine, have grass seed boxes for planting smaller seeds (ryegrass, etc).

    Both use some type of opener to form a furrow for the seed, some type of seed metering device, and some means to cover the seed and press it into contact with the soil.

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    Thanks for all three responses. I am heading out to our property with the drill this morning. I had to reposition the load on the trailer, it was too much tongue weight. The ride shouldn't be bad, a friend of mine is riding along.


    Lee

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    Quote Originally Posted by flusher View Post
    Nice stuff. You did good.
    A few years ago I restored an old Minneapolis Moline P3-6 grain drill (10 ft wide, 20 drops, single disc openers, 6" row spacing). Bought two of them from a neighbor for $275 and used parts from both to make one good operating drill (the other drill is a lawn ornament). Added about $300 in new parts. A fun project.

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    Good luck
    Nice job on the restoration. I am hoping to get mine cleaned up and functional over the summer.


    Lee

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    Default Re: Project "Oliver Drill Resto"

    Quote Originally Posted by ENG18LT View Post
    Nice job on the restoration. I am hoping to get mine cleaned up and functional over the summer.

    Thanks. The seed cups were pretty rusted. I got them apart.

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    Cleaned the loose rust off.
    I coated the fluted feeds (black parts) with Gemplers Rust Converter to slow down the oxidation process.

    I used cold galvanize spray coating on the seed cup housings (grey parts).

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    The galvanize coating on the boxes was rusted in spots so I coated the outside surfaces with the cold galvanize spray paint.

    Good luck.
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