This is probably the smallest plow I've ever owned other than the small Cat 0 plows for the Sears garden tractors. I had inquired about this particular plow which hadn't been used in many years. The owner passed away and the widow was too afraid of dealing with strangers, so I just left it alone. Later the property went up for sale and I tried contacting the real estate agent by first calling and then via email. Never heard back from him. I wasn't the only one who had contacted him, but for other reasons and he wouldn't call them back either. I kept the plow in the back of my mind and would occassionally think about it if I was passing by.
Today, while running an errand, I saw a friend's HD pickup with trailer backed up to the plow in that field. My initial reaction was to call him, but hesitated for a few minutes. He was trying to load the plow by himself (80 years old) and realized it was a bigger job than he had realized. Talk about perfect timing. As I was calling his phone, he had gone to his office to try and find my phone number to call me to come get the plow. The sale on the land was about to be finalized and the relatives who were handling the property had no use for the plow. My friend was trying to save the plow for me. What a good friend!!
It was too far to drive a tractor to lift it, so I just decided to use come-alongs and chains to winch the plow up on my trailer. Actually worked up a good sweat as the temperature was in the upper 80's here.
When I get some time to unload it from the trailer, I'll take some pics and share them.
The price couldn't be beat. FREE
EDIT: I forgot to mention to anyone who isn't familiar with the Parlin & Orendorff Company. They were a well known plow company that International Harvester purchased. The company was based in Canton, Illinois