, dont scrap the stuff yet.
Wont it fit nicely on a pallet to put out back in the tree row in hopes someone could use the parts in 5-15 years?
They are still used occasionally in our area, and we have owned a few for years, but this year I finally got to bust one out. Awesome is all I got to say.
They use 2050 chain, which our Gleaner conventionals use, so I drug the ol RD36 (or R36? whichever is the latest one with direct shaft drive) up to the shop, and went out to parts combine row, harvested some random used 2050 chain, cant remember exactly which drive on the L series Gleaners, but it was within one link of working, oiled and greased it, and did not address the loose lock collar and slid over drive sprocket on the LH wing. go down to field, unfold, throws chain off before I even get it in the ground.
Bring back to shop, and give that sprocket the attention it so desperately craved, and head back to the field, and not a single breakdown the entire time. 36 feet worked the ol 7040 Allis pretty good. in hard packed areas it had trouble staying in the ground.
I credit the rod weeder and the hoe drill with our wheat stand this fall. it had decent sub moisture, and the rod did an excellent job prepping the ground, and the ol hoes found the moisture. I would say 99.5 percent came up, just a few really hard areas in the corners have not came up. the neighbor let the fallow get away from him, he had to rescue it with a disc, and had a disc drill, and I am afraid only half to 2/3 of his came up, big blank patches everywhere.
So while it wont be used all the time, I liked it enough it will be on standby, nice tool to use when you need to use it.
Otherwise, most of the time the blade plow is our tool of choice, either Flex Kings or Nobles.