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Plowshares and bailer needles
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farmall    Posted 08-15-2004 at 20:34:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]

does anyone know anybody making plowshares for old trip rope plows, next, does anyone know who manufactures bailer needles, or knows of needles fitting a 1960 case 140W or 160W wire bailer>???. im needing shares for IHC and Case Plows, steel wheeled. Thanks. I still aint got a reply from my wimmins ad, so I thought id try for shares and needles lol. take er easy. Bill

Chet Walters    Posted 02-05-2007 at 18:31:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If you are still looking for baler needles, let me know. I have several needles and 4 junk 140 wire tie balers besides. Send me an e-mail and let me know exactly what it is you are looking for, and I think I can help you out... Chet

bcPA    Posted 08-18-2004 at 09:14:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
an amish man in sugar creek oh. sells cast iron shares. He and his brother used to cast them. He told me they gave that up as too dangerous. ie very exciting. He now sends the wood forms or molds or what erev they are called to a industrial foundry and has a batch run for him when he runs low of that type of share or shin ect. He worked in the brick plant in town and I had to wait a hour or two for him to come home so I could buy shares from him. This was about 3 years ago.

Farmall    Posted 08-16-2004 at 19:07:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Ron, Iffn yer talkin bout (Farmer Brown Plow Works) ive got his number, but when I E mailed him he didnt sound all that full of steel shares. He had cast ones, but ive tried them before on rock and they dont last no time. Ive got a coluple with the weld on bottoms. Dad said that was a fairly common practice during the dirty thirties They work real good. Might work good on cast shares too if a feller was to rig them as such. Let me know your source bud, ppriciate it. Bill

Ron/PA    Posted 08-16-2004 at 07:37:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Farmall, there is a foundry in Ohio that still makes the shares for these plows. Central tractor and TSC never carried the ones we wanted.
Finally I found a small equipment dealer in the Amish country, and they had a bigger selection and inventory than most places have for new ones.
We have 3 JD trip plows here and we putz around with them for the gardens, so I know they're still available.
I'll try to find out more info and let you know.

Butch    Posted 08-16-2004 at 10:38:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ron, if you come across the names or contact information for that plow share company or the dealer you spoke of could you please post it here or shoot me an email? I have read about them before but have had no luck finding either one. I assume we are talking about the old type "fitted" shares that attach with a hook, not newer throwaway stuff that can be had a TSC. I live close to Berlin OH and drove over there asking every Amish farmer I came across about the dealer that has plowshares and got sent to several blacksmithing shops but none of them knew about new shares or the weld on edges. As a matter of fact they asked to to mail them information if I found a source. Thank you

Kellyb    Posted 08-15-2004 at 20:52:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well ya nevah said nothin' bout havin more
chilluns.. I've got five youngins that need a
daddy.. my oldest is a pretty good darn worker..
the next 2.. are pretty arnery. and one breaks out
in hives occasionally.. both tempermental as get
out.. number 4 won't shut up till you ask him to
speak.. then mules won't get anything out of him..
and my little angel baby girl is a peach to look
at.. but I'm not moving.. I'm staying here in
Grammy's can work fer my pa..And I
don't know anything about those needles you're

Burrhead    Posted 08-15-2004 at 20:52:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know about the Case needles but Tractor Supply Co either has or can order the old Case plow shares.

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