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Posted April 06, 2012 - 09:13 PM

Well i finally got a plow!! My dad's neighbor called and said he had a plow to show me, so I went down and took a look. The adjustment arm was broken and everything was seized up, But he gave it to me, and didn't want any money! I couldn't believe he did that! I was so excited I brought it right home fired up the torches and dismantled and unstuck everything, I even have the 3/4" rod cut and ready to weld tomorrow. It is stamped Brinly 10. This is my 1st plow. So I have one question, on the main arm were it attaches in the back above the mold board, should I put a shear bolt there (it is a 1/2-13 bolt now)? Also does this seam to be a good plow? thanks for looking.PICT1132.JPG PICT1133.JPG PICT1134.JPG PICT1135.JPG

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Posted April 06, 2012 - 09:21 PM

Chris, congratulations. I'm sure you will have it in top form soon.
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Posted April 06, 2012 - 09:25 PM

Cant wait to see you breaking ground with it. I wouldnt worry about a shear bolt but definitely use a grade 2 bolt.
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Posted April 06, 2012 - 09:30 PM

Cant wait to see you breaking ground with it. I wouldnt worry about a shear bolt but definitely use a grade 2 bolt.

I just wasn't sure what would happen if I hit a big rock. We have lots of boulders up here lol.I think the glacier dumped all the rocks in my yard.

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Posted April 06, 2012 - 09:43 PM

Nice plow! Can't wait to see it all finished and working again!

Your right, the glacier did dump all the rocks into your yard. Glaciers are like dozers and push material. The last ice age stopped and everything that was being pushed fell and formed long island. All of the other material being moved was deposited across the northeast. Earth science, the only class I pay attention. Lol!
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Posted April 06, 2012 - 09:43 PM

Congrats Chris, you're search looks to be over.
With big rocks, go slow. The points are available for that plow yet, but they aren't free either.

As for good plow / bad plow... you won't know until it's in the ground :)
Clean it up as best you can, it'll pull really hard and not work quite right until it's smooth.

Seriously, tho, it should make you a great plow. It looks like it started it's life as a Simplicity and someone modified it for sleeve hitch. (there looks to be a Clevis hitch hiding in that addition)

Here is a picture of the same simplicity plow I think.

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Posted April 06, 2012 - 09:57 PM

Don't worry about all the parts that go in the ground as it will shine it, Start plowing shallow a few rounds then get deep. And Congrats on the Plow.
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Posted April 06, 2012 - 10:00 PM

Congrats Chris, you're search looks to be over.
With big rocks, go slow. The points are available for that plow yet, but they aren't free either.

As for good plow / bad plow... you won't know until it's in the ground :)
Clean it up as best you can, it'll pull really hard and not work quite right until it's smooth.

Seriously, tho, it should make you a great plow. It looks like it started it's life as a Simplicity and someone modified it for sleeve hitch. (there looks to be a Clevis hitch hiding in that addition)

Here is a picture of the same simplicity plow I think.

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He said it was a Montgomery Wards, but it is hard to say. that picture looks identical, it has the same sleeve hitch as the picture someone just welded 2 bars onto it to make longer ( I'm making a new end of it) Thanks for the picture!

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Posted April 06, 2012 - 10:09 PM

Chris, that looks very similar to my springfield plow, at least as far as the share, point, and landslide. Mine has BR 8 cast into those parts. I noticed that today when I was cleaning the thing up and painting it.

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Posted April 06, 2012 - 10:12 PM

Hey Alan, what was the procedure you used before the rock method to clean up the plow?

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Posted April 06, 2012 - 10:25 PM

Hey Alan, what was the procedure you used before the rock method to clean up the plow?


Casey, I usually run the rotary wire brush on it, then orbital sand what I can. Near on impossible to get all of it with the power tools & I still haven't found a better tool for the job than what my Grandpa always used, a decent sized curved rock. You can find them almost everywhere and if you don't like the first one you find, grab the next.

Of course, with all that sanding, brushing, scraping, I always do my best to put a coat of paint or grease on the plow when done with it to keep from having to do it all over again next year. The TLC above is what happens to rescued flower garden plows or ones that people leave out for years with no protection. (Sears 8" for example :poke: )
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Posted April 06, 2012 - 10:28 PM

BRB I think I can hear the plow calling me out to the garage :laughingteeth:
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Posted April 06, 2012 - 10:41 PM

Ok, guess I will do that to the Springfield plow tomorrow, I hesitated today cause I wasn't certain. Thanks Alan, I do like the rock, but need more lol.

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Posted April 06, 2012 - 10:57 PM

PICT1136.JPG PICT1137.JPG PICT1139.JPG Ok I just went out to visit with my new plow and took some pics of how it sits right now.

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Posted April 06, 2012 - 11:00 PM

Chris, the logo looks a lot like my 8 inch does off the springfield.
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