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Has Anyone Built A One Bottom Plow From Scratch?


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#1 chris m OFFLINE  

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 08:53 PM

I figured I would ask before I try to make one. I have been searching for a single bottom plow (any type) for awhile now and can't find any that are below $300 (before shipping) I never owned one so this should be an interesting project. :smilewink:

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 08:54 PM

I just saw the typo in the heading LOL

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 09:22 PM

Typo corrected. (I do that one all the time)

I would advise you wait, you will have quite a bit tied up in making a plow. They're out there, just gotta find 'em

If you do make one,break down & buy the point. Get a Brinly point & make your frame around it, then if you break it, a replacement is 3-4 days out
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Posted March 20, 2012 - 09:25 PM

I cannot see where you are located, but if you are close to Bowling Green Indiana there is a guy that buys and resells small implements all the time. He lists all of his stuff on Craig's list. I bought my Brinely from him last year, great guy.

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 09:27 PM

http://bloomington.c...2903795012.html

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 09:29 PM

There's a nice Sears on CL near Dartmouth, hate to see it cut up, but it's at least repainted the wrong color. Check the size before you buy, it may be a 6 or 8 inch.

http://providence.cr...2913117114.html
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Posted March 20, 2012 - 09:36 PM

I sold mine for $35.00 a year ago as I had no use for it. Being a Sears it was of little value to me. Keep looking and you will find something.

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 09:46 PM

I scored one today ( 3 point sears suburban ) on craigslist ( 60 miles away ) for $ 175 plow and grader blade ( thought that was a heck of a deal ) only took 2 years --- so yeah wait and one will come your way !!!!

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 10:26 PM

I sold mine for $35.00 a year ago as I had no use for it. Being a Sears it was of little value to me. Keep looking and you will find something.

$35 !!! :mecry: LOL. I'll keep looking. Never know I might find one (I hope) on Thursday when I go pick up that Gard'n Mast'r.

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 10:28 PM

There's a nice Sears on CL near Dartmouth, hate to see it cut up, but it's at least repainted the wrong color. Check the size before you buy, it may be a 6 or 8 inch.

http://providence.cr...2913117114.html

That's a decent price, I saw that after I posted. I guess I could eat bread and water for 1 more week :( :laughingteeth:

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 10:32 PM

Typo corrected. (I do that one all the time)

I would advise you wait, you will have quite a bit tied up in making a plow. They're out there, just gotta find 'em

If you do make one,break down & buy the point. Get a Brinly point & make your frame around it, then if you break it, a replacement is 3-4 days out

Oh so I take it the points are hardened?

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 11:21 PM

Dad and I have made quite a few plows, some with production shears and some from scratch. The hardest to do are pull behinds, it takes some figuring to get the timing correct. Semi- mount are a little easier.
If the weather is nice, we're going to the Litiz plow day to see how Joshs' 332 handles the two bottom we built for him, and i'm going to take my 3 bottom pull behind for anyone to see if they got enough tractor to pull it. I think i'll take the bolens with my sleeve hitch roll-over plow ( for yuz flat landers, thats a plow with both right and left sided shears )
I'm building a articulated tractor using 2 Eatons out of 990's, I'm debating whether I want to put multi bottom roll-over or a big semi- mount behind it
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Posted March 21, 2012 - 04:44 AM

Here's one that's listed for $125.00.

It's about 60 miles or so from you and looks to be in pretty danged good shape.

http://hartford.crai...2909384623.html

Edited by OldBuzzard, March 21, 2012 - 04:48 AM.

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 08:01 AM

Hey, i was just about to post that for Chris to see, you beat me to it :thumbs: , looks to be in great shape, plow point is still in it's original shape will no wear it seems.
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Posted March 21, 2012 - 08:11 AM

It would be an interesting project to build one from scratch but it may take a bit to get everything lined up just right to make it work.I would think that buying the plow bottom and fabbing up the rest would be the best route to go in building your own plow.
They are kind of hard to find for a reasonable price but if you keep looking they are out there. I had been looking for a while and then a guy I work with was talking to a neighbor of his and his neighbor asked him if he knew of anyone interested in some old Sears implements. To make a long story short I got a one bottom plow,mower deck,PTO adapter, front blade,and a snow blower for $175.00.
Good luck in your search!
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