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IH No. 8 Genius plow lift mechanism


 
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 11:35 am    Post subject: IH No. 8 Genius plow lift mechanism Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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Just picked up an ancient IH No. 8 Genius two bottom plow. Not sure of the age but it has steel wheels and numbers that do not help with putting an ID on age. Question is what makes the lift system operate? What exactly is inside the bell on the left side creates the lift? I plan to use it in Northern Minnesota to turn a field to plant clover for deer. Any and all info is welcome.
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 1:53 pm    Post subject: Re: IH No. 8 Genius plow lift mechanism Reply to specific post Reply with quote

There is a ..dog stop.. when you pull the rope to lift it locks
the wheel to turn the raising mechanism. Then due to the angle of the wheel
attachment bar it pivots like it is going get run over by the
plow to a more vertical angle raising the plow. Once the
raising bar is in the raised position another
linkage releases the wheel lock dog so the wheel can then
turn again. See link.
Poke here

 
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 2:31 pm    Post subject: Re: IH No. 8 Genius plow lift mechanism Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Red Mn,
Thanks for the info! That helped a lot. Thought there may be some kind of clutch in the bell! In all the research I have done it seems this trailer plow is a good one.
 
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 3:33 am    Post subject: Re: IH No. 8 Genius plow lift mechanism Reply to specific post Reply with quote

They're good plows if they're in good condition but like anything that is 100 years old, it could be slap wore out...
 
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 4:29 am    Post subject: Re: IH No. 8 Genius plow lift mechanism Reply to specific post Reply with quote


I will suggest taking it all apart. It is probably full of dirt and rust that will interfere with the operation. Once you have it apart, it is easy to understand how it works.
 
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 5:37 am    Post subject: Re: IH No. 8 Genius plow lift mechanism Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Once you have the clutch apart check all hinge pins and springs. Just finished [last summer] rebuilding ours. The pins were warn and the spring was shot drilled the pins out to the next larges [ easy job since the ware was almost there] the spring took to the local hardware and found one close [maybe a bit stronger than original] now is snug, trips well and runs smooth. Well worth the time and effort to make a good piece of machinery work well. Ours is the Canadian cousin to yours #8C. By the way Even went to the local bearing supply and ordered a thin walled bushing for the wheel axel; so the wheel runs tight and smooth and easy on the axel. The land wheel seams to take all the brunt of wear and I have found that few farmers seemed to look after this machine properly. I have my second one and both were in need of rework. Even the coulters on this one I have had to junk and find replacements which I will be picking up in a few weeks.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 11:12 am    Post subject: Re: IH No. 8 Genius plow lift mechanism Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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Thanks for the replies. Removed the plow from the trailer and tested the lift mechanism and all seems in good shape. I will dismantle and check the inside workings. Another question
concerns the quick release hitch. I plan to take apart the quick release and clean it up. Looking at it I have not quite figured out how it trips. The spring set bolt is quite snug and may
require some extra care when loosening. What color was this when new-1920s or so? Currently it is a definite shade of rust! One more question, why is there a hollowed out portion at
the lead edge of the mow board. Both boards are identical. Any and all info is appreciated.
 
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