Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:40 pm
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Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:14 am
John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:There was an estate sale about 3 miles from me that was the estate of a couple that were a second set of parents to me in my younger days. One of the things in the sale was an IH HM221 cultivator like the one we had when I was still on the farm. There was only one other interested bidder and he stopped at $45, so it came home with me. It had been stored in an open shed with a dirt floor, for probably 40+ years, so it is going to take a lot of work, but I plan to have it finished and on Dad's H in time for the 2015 Red Power Roundup in Sedalia, Mo. My biggest worry is going to be whether the hydraulic cylinders can be salvaged. I am missing one of the power lift pivot arms as well a few other minor parts, but hopefully I can find them. Here it is standing in my temporary storage area till I can get it moved inside.
Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:19 am
Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:15 pm
Yes, it is the steering type, I believe IH called them a "shifting gang" cultivator, and I have lots of hours on the twin to it.v w wrote:John, That appears to be one of the cultivators built to hook to the steering. Is it and have you ever used one of them? ........
If they will fit I would be very interested, I will be very surprised if these are rebuildable. I will get some pictures and measurements, since these are kind of oddball cylinders made especially for the power lift.Denny Clayton wrote:.......
John, I have hydraulic cylinders that were on the 4 row mounted cultivators Dad used on the Super M. When he retired from farming he scrapped the cultivators and the cylinders have been hanging on the barn wall for at least 30 years. Let me know if you ever have any interest in them.
Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:55 pm
John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:Here are a couple links to pictures of the same model that people have refurbished.
http://s236.photobucket.com/albums/ff14 ... =ascending
Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:06 pm
someone mentioned that in the thread that had the link to the pictures. I had looked through so much stuff I had forgotten about that comment. If my cylinders are not rebuildable it will not be too big a deal, that cultivator is a hand lift, and the power lift is an add on option.Jim Becker wrote:......
It looks like the guy in the first link is trying to mount a B-221 cultivator on a Farmall H.
Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:35 pm
Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:41 pm
I wasn't too worried about the cups, as I was pitting in the outer walls of the cylinders. That seems to be common problem with the old cylinders.Jim Becker wrote:As far as I know, all the old H and M lift-all cylinders used a simple cup type seal on the piston. The chances of being able to rebuild one is probably pretty high.
Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:17 pm
John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:2 sets of shields, very seldom do you find them with the old cultivators.
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