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IH 510 grain drill- age, good/bad?


 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:39 pm    Post subject: IH 510 grain drill- age, good/bad? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Looking at an IH 510 drill.

What are the positives/negatives of this model?

Any idea if there is a serial # list that would indicate year?
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:55 pm    Post subject: Re: IH 510 grain drill- age, good/bad? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

They were made from 1970 to the very late 1970's. A pretty good drill but the JD is nice in that you can see the flutes turn from the tractor seat whereas the IH the flutes are visible from the back. Important if you are planting bin run wheat seed. Is the one you are looking at single disc or double disc? I think for a while they even had a hoe option.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:02 pm    Post subject: Re: IH 510 grain drill- age, good/bad? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Single disk.

Has one box for smaller seeds and then two for larger seeds.
All tubes present and clear, discs turn freely, a couple scrapers (?- don't know the official name- L-shaped piece of metal to scrape disk) are missing, a few are bright shiny red which leads me to believe parts are still available.

What is a good price? I am in the same part of the world as you.

It is at auction, but it is an entire farm dispersal- appears to have seeded this fall.
Same semi-annual auction had a 5100 in nice shape go for $2500 a few months ago
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:14 pm    Post subject: Re: IH 510 grain drill- age, good/bad? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I don't recall two separate seed boxes for larger seeds. Maybe a fertilizer compartment but those usually have double disk openers. I should have asked how many openers or runs and the spacing on the one in question but that should not greatly affect the price in this day and age. I've seen 16 or 18 opener 510 drills 6 or 7 inch spacing single disk for 500 to 900 dollars depending on rust and paint. The greater demand and therefore higher price is with the double disc drill with press wheels but even there 1800-2000 dollars would be on the high end. i have an interesting story concerning a 510 drill. My parents had bought me a toy 510 for my birthday when I was around 8 years of age and I got it into my head that meant dad was buying a new one which in the end he did not. It was nice to dream about. I can still see that toy sitting on the kitchen table still covered by the wrapping paper before I knew exactly what it was. Also, the snow was coming down pretty good but I digress from your inquiry.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:40 pm    Post subject: Re: IH 510 grain drill- age, good/bad? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Interesting story.

Last drill we has here was a van brunt, ended up hiring seeding out to a neighbor the last 10-15 years - we rotate 7-10 acre strips of mixed grasses ever 6-8 years. So it hasn't really made sense to own a grain drill for that little seeding when neighbor does it close to cost.

But his drill is getting beat up to the point where it is not seeding well,so figure it is time to take this task on.

This drill has 16 openers. Wasn't sure about the double box, had never seen that layout before.

We were figuring to set max bid at $950. Then between premium, transport we are under $1100.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:38 am    Post subject: Re: IH 510 grain drill- age, good/bad? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I seeded a lot of acres for years with a IH510. They are an old machine, I really think they date back to the middle 60's.

Pay close attention to the fertilizer box and drive gears, they tend to setup if not cleaned and oiled after use. There are a lot of moving parts that are associated with the fertilizer unit and they are most likely worn out. Look at the disc openers and measure them and compare them to new ones. If they are worn out they will not cover the large seed (oats / wheat). Make sure that they spin freely and no locked up.

I always had a problem with the small seed tubes plugging up. No mater what I did they would plug up on me here and there.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:50 am    Post subject: Re: IH 510 grain drill- age, good/bad? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Dad had an IH Buyer's Guide from 1970 which showed the 510 as a "new" product to the line.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:20 am    Post subject: Re: IH 510 grain drill- age, good/bad? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Messicks lists '68-'79

Thanks for the info.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:09 pm    Post subject: Re: IH 510 grain drill- age, good/bad? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I still drag a 510 around, planted 55 acres this past spring. I never have used the Fertilizer attachment. I gave $1,000.00 for this drill 6 years ago. I find it will plug if I use bin run grain that has not been cleaned. Better to use clean grain anyway, no need to plant weeds, they can come on their own.

 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:50 am    Post subject: Re: IH 510 grain drill- age, good/bad? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a 510 with a grass box, double disc. I like it, but wish it had the brome box attachment. Guess I have never seen one in person, only in my owners manual. Simple machine, lots of units sold so finding used parts isnt to hard. Al
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:25 pm    Post subject: Re: IH 510 grain drill- age, good/bad? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The double box, is one for seed and one for fertilizer, on a IHC drill.
 
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