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E.J.H    Posted 03-30-2018 at 08:04:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Dearborn 16-4 corn picker
  • What is a Deaborn-wood bros. 16-4 cornpicker worth also what info is available?

    Rustyal    Posted 03-31-2018 at 10:08:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Dearborn 16-4 corn picker
  • I have a couple of them. They do not sell for much in this area. Twenty Five to Fifty dollars. One of the few items that scrap metal buyers arenít interested in at auction. Iím guessing it is because they are cumbersome and mostly sheet metal.

    John in Mich    Posted 03-30-2018 at 19:15:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I grew up using a Dearborn Wood Bros.Corn Picker Model 16-4. I had a lot of hours, even late at night, using it. Initially we used the 1951 8N. When we got the Famrall H, it was so much easier to use, more power and sitting higher with better view.
    In 1972, my mother sold all of the equipment except the 8N and the 3 point attachments. Several times I thought about buying the picker back but found out that it had been scraped. I still have the Assembly and Operating Instructions book.
    Fast forward about 25 years. I was at an auction in Dundee, Michigan and there was a 16-4 on the block. It was complete and had obviously been stored inside. Having old memories, I thought about bidding on it then said to myself, "Self, why? And, where would I store it?" But I was convinced if I could buy it for $25, I would.
    Well, my better judgement won out (rare) and I kept my hands in my pockets and watched. Wow, it sold for $25!
    This is not to say you might get more for yours. But, I suspect that the market for one is extremly limited. You might get more as scrap metal. I heard this week that scrap is close to $200/ton.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 03-30-2018 at 08:25:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • It's difficult for us to give you an answer without actually seeing it and then evaluating whether worth the hassle. Remember most of these old Dearborn/Ford implements are no longer serviced, meaning parts are no longer available for them. We have some info on Corn Pickers here in our MANUALS forum under Harvesters -see LINK below. There are a few members here with corn pickers who can better answer your questions and some like Scott and George Bradish may have a few NOS parts so perhaps they will chime in. Ford-Ferguson Tractor, and later Dearborn, then just Ford, used outside suppliers for all their implements except the plows. The plows were the only implement Ford actually built at the Rouge early on and then eventually that was farmed out as well. Most all of those suppliers are no longer in business as well. WOOD(S) BROS. is still in business but don't service any of the older stuff. I'd speculate some parts like belts can be purchased today for pickers and combines, but probably not much else.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    E.J.H    Posted 04-02-2018 at 20:58:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Thank you but thats not what i wanted to hear (:( i have way too much in it then.)
    How many horse power is needed to pull it? i was thinking of using my dads John deere 20HP 40will it work?

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