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#16 DH1 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 12, 2012 - 09:34 PM

I have the same plow and a sleeve hitch for my MF10, MF12. I set mine so the hitch is level, same hole on both sides, can't remember which hole, top middle or bottom.
I had limited success with it probably cause I don't know what I doing.
Here's some pictures of mine. Tractor is a modified MF10

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Posted February 12, 2012 - 11:47 PM

Hi Doug,

Yeah, I read your thread in the implements section. OleCowhand does a good job talking about how to set the plow up. You can see I took his advice, though I did have an advantage in that I did grow up on a farm. I remember Dad talking about how the plow needed to be level when the tractor was in the furrow, and how we would tilt the plow with the adjustable link. That was with a disc plow, however, not a moldboard, so I really wasn't sure if I was doing it right.

PS: That is an awesome job on your electric tractor conversion. Hard to beleive it can pull a plow.

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Posted February 14, 2012 - 01:01 PM

I've been studying your lift because mine's missing the lower hoop, which I'll have to build soon. I think you've got your problem solved OK. In regard to the lift distance--mines a '70 and the lift handle has 3 and the rear inside link has 2 holes for the rod. I'm pretty sure that 's the correct set-up. It makes for 6 "choices" into the shaft.

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Posted February 14, 2012 - 04:41 PM

I've been studying your lift because mine's missing the lower hoop, which I'll have to build soon. I think you've got your problem solved OK. In regard to the lift distance--mines a '70 and the lift handle has 3 and the rear inside link has 2 holes for the rod. I'm pretty sure that 's the correct set-up. It makes for 6 "choices" into the shaft.


Do you need any measurements off that part?
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Posted February 14, 2012 - 06:11 PM

Do you need any measurements off that part?

Sure,great. I have a general idea from pics, but that's still guesswork---Thanks

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Posted February 14, 2012 - 06:17 PM

A longer draft is easier and smoother for the tractor to handle then a short one and it alows the plow to settle at the desired hight without the tractor always trying to pull it out, too close to the hitch and you will have more up draft, when a horse drawn plow was plowing heavy sod or wet clay farmers would increase the lenth of the hitch.
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Posted February 15, 2012 - 08:00 PM

OK, here are some photos of my hitch with a tape measure laid out on it. The steel was 2.25 inches wide, I forgot to measure the thickness. The pivot hole is very close to the end of the hitch, about 1/2 to 3/4 in from the end. The arm is about 11 inches long. The tube is 1 1/4 OD, and 5/8 ID. The lift arm attachment is about 5 inches long.

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Posted February 16, 2012 - 04:27 AM

Thanks Howard. I was expecting 3/8-5/16" thick plate, and I think my homemade bender will bend it OK. I'll see after a trip to the steel store-Thank you for your help.--Lee




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