[AT] Case Disk Harrow

Stuart Harner stuart at harnerfarm.net
Sat Apr 10 12:56:23 PDT 2021

Could the green be a zinc chromate primer?

Probably not factory but it was a popular (effective) primer back then.

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I will venture to ask about this implement even though it's not a tractor
because I know how knowledgeable you are in closely related areas.

Some years back, I acquired a beat-up, old pull-type disk.  I made mention
of using it last fall, I think.  Anyway, I had never investigated its
identity too closely until a week or so ago when my son and I were standing
by it burning some trash.  I'd post a pic, but I cannot seem to get one
small enough to meet the 1 meg limit.

It is mostly covered in peeling silver paint--maybe that aluminum roofing
stuff, but I am not sure.  Under that silver is a coat of green.  There are
hints that maybe a coat of red lies under the green, but that red could be

Anyway, while we were looking for hints of paint, my son realized that there
is an eagle-on-a-globe on the clutch box casting--Ah, ha!  That means Case!
A little looking around on the web suggests that it is either a Model N or a
Model R.  I have owners and parts books on the way for both so that we can
be sure.  The manuals are all dated '51 or so, so I guess that is within or
near the end of the period it was offered.  I cannot imagine this fairly
basic and primitive implement being offered much later than that date--just
from looking at it, I would have guessed '30s or '40s.

Anyway, I haven't had any success turning up any info other than the manuals
(and them on eBay).  Does anyone on the list have any experience with Case
implements of that period?  I know my way around JD pretty well, but Case is
a different world, and I am not even sure where to ask.

Would a Case implement have been painted green at any point?  I would have
thought red--whadda they call it:  Flambeau Red??--but I see only hints of
possible red while there is clearly a coat of green under the silver.

The clutch is jammed or something--I hope I can figure that out when I get
the manuals, but I may be asking questions on that here (surely those
clutches are pretty much like the ones on plows??).

Anywho, the list is pretty quiet, so I thought I throw out these questions
to see if anyone knows anything about old Case disks.

Hope all are well and that the opening of Spring is finding everyone ready!

The "original" Steve Allen
Now also a Case owner (but the JDs all seem willing to play nice.)
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