OLD OLD John Deere Plow

Old 10-21-15, 11:09 AM
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OLD OLD John Deere Plow

My granddad has a very old John Deere 4-disc plow. I think it may have come over on the Mayflower! It still works great for our little fields. But the trip lever to engage the travel wheel is not working. I'm thinking it might be in the gear box. Do yall think this is something that can still be worked on? I've contacted a few implement dealers, but haven't heard anything back yet. Thought I'd get some opinions here.

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Old 10-21-15, 04:16 PM
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Looks like the 'grease worms' ate the trip dog.
If you have any mechanical expertise, you can disassemble the greasy cast iron housing and inspect for broken or jammed parts.
If your JD dealer doesn't have them they can be made by a machine shop, or possibly in your home shop.

I am in Central Texas near Comanche, just where are you located?

Old 10-22-15, 06:34 AM
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Yes, an old implement like that is very repairable. Like Rough Rooster mentioned. The first job is to open it up and see what's wrong. I had an even older horse drawn plow and all it needed was disassembling and cleaning. One of the gear boxes was packed full of old, rock hard grease?? that had everything gummed up and locked. A long soak in solvent softened the gunk up enough for removal and it turned out all the internal parts were OK. Some fresh grease and it worked like a charm.

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