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Bruce(OR)    Posted 02-14-2017 at 21:55:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Which plow to keep??
  • The tale of two plows...
    First up is a Dearborn, Followed by, I believe, A Ferguson.
    Parts availability? Opinions of condition as shown?
    Both have coulters, the front coulter on the Fergy has been removed and is sitting on top of the frame.

    The Dearborn,



    And the possible Ferguson

    Question is which to keep and the selling price in your area?

    R Geiger    Posted 02-15-2017 at 10:39:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Which plow to keep??
  • Let me know when you figure out a price, I don't NEED one but what does need have to do with it.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 02-15-2017 at 06:29:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Which plow to keep depends on what you intend to use it for. Any early Ferguson-Sherman or Dearborn 10" and/or 12" plow will be very difficult to find parts for, namely shares. If you want a working plow, then as Harold explains, whichever has the best scouring parts now and works best. If you intend to have a show plow, the F-S is period correct for an early 9N or 2N and the Dearborn for an 8N. When I use to collect Dearborn equipment I had 17 plows at one time. I never paid more tan $250 for one and most were complete with coulters AND jointers. Nowadays prices have gotten ridiculous and fellas are asking $350-$950 for these plows and some are missing vital parts like the rolling landside/tailwheel, which is necessary in order to plow correctly with. Th e coulters and jointers on both F-S and Dearborn early plows were supplied by the same source so they are interchangeable but no other plow parts on them are. You don't need those parts in order to plow with but for a show plow, they make the plow more original. Look at the main beam on the F-S plow and see if there is a 'FORD' script logo cats into it. That makes it more valuable IMHO. F-S plows have a prefix to determine Model Number: 10 = 10"; 12 = 12"; and 14 = 14". The Dearborn Modes all begin with the number '10' in their model number. A 10-10 i a 10" plow; a 10-8 is a 12" plow; and a 10-1 is a 14" plow. I have a Dearborn 10-8 plow, the 12" model, in my collection I restored and it is just a show plow. If the plows you are looking fit your criteria AND are complete, I would not pay more the $250 myself but that's me.

    1948 8N and Dearborn 10-8 Plow - Tim Daley Owner/Operator:

    SelectOSpeed    Posted 02-15-2017 at 07:09:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • You have a very nice tractor and plow Tim !SoS

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 02-15-2017 at 07:42:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Thank you S-O-S!!! It is an early 8N, restored by me in 2003. The casting code on the block is I167 which translates to September 16, 1947 as casting date of block. Therefore the actual build date of the tractor would have been on or around October 14, 1947. That date is significant in US and Aviation History as the day Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier. I have it as all original as much as possible including the repop Firestone Champion Guide Grip rear tires, correct for '48 and '49 8Ns. The Dearborn 12" 10-8 Plow I also restored, but did use it a few times when I first got it. Since the rear moldboard had been cracked and welded at one time prior to me buying it, I decided to just restore it and display with my 8N at shows. Great hobby tractor collecting and restoring isn't it???!!!

    Tim *PloughNman* Daley(MI)

    *9N653I* & *8NI55I3*

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 02-15-2017 at 04:39:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Which plow to keep??
  • As Cooke sez I would keep the one that pulls the best behind your tractor. Are they both 14"s? The dearborn might be a little easier to get parts for. From the photo the Wear parts on the dearborn might be a hair better.
    As far as price I have two listed on CL for about two weeks now. The ferguson 14" with welded moldboard and no coulters for $200, got I call in two weeks and he is suppose to come today to look at it and a 14" ford 101 spring trip plow with new shares last year and coulters for $275, Two weeks and not even a call which really surprised me. With the cold and snow on the ground I guess nobodys looking for dirt plows. If they don't sell by the end of the week I'm pulling them down and will relist them once the weather breaks.


    HCooke    Posted 02-14-2017 at 22:00:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Which plow to keep??
  • Both of those plows were designed to plow 40 or so acres. I doubt you are ever going to do that. I would keep the one that is in the best shape and pulls best behind your tractor. Prices in my area are 300 to 500 depending on condition.

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