|Mason 8 row planter|
We removed the marker arms and are relocating the gauge wheels further out. As you can see they almost touch the wheels of this tractor which has a 2m (80") wheel track. My other tractor is on 3m (120") wheel
track. Moving the gauge wheels means that we have to relocate drives, which is a bit of a job. My good friend, Stuart, gave me an older Mason 8700 planter which is coming in handy for spare parts. I have already taken some bearing hubs and a sprocket or two off it, as well as the rotary scrapers.
|Mason planter ready for modifications|
Here is a picture of my 5 year old son helping. He is pushing a shaft through a bearing with a 20 ton hydraulic press. My other 7 year old son reckons that "Grandad must like circles, because there are a lot of round things in his workshop."