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Posted April 08, 2012 - 12:22 PM

That's why I didn't paint mine on wearing surfaces and gave it a one day paint job. I'm ready for plow day end of April with it though.

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 12:24 PM

You could make another slot so it has an adjustable tilt. With the gap in the hitch on your tractor (sorry, don't remember what it was) I think it would have enough room for a bolt to go through a slot.

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 03:49 PM

I guess I posted after i read page two, but before reading page 3 lol. Anyone get confused lol.

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 04:04 PM

Can't wait to see the dirt and the report of how it works.
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Posted April 08, 2012 - 06:07 PM

I guess I posted after i read page two, but before reading page 3 lol. Anyone get confused lol.

It's ok Casey, I'm always confused :p
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Posted April 08, 2012 - 06:13 PM

I brought it to dad's and gave it a quik test. I need to make a draw bar that extends more to the right. The Gard'n Mast'r has a wide wheel base, and with it mounted as far over as I can go the blade is on the inside of the tire. The center hole on the sleeve hitch is 24" in from the outside edge of the tire. I'll post pics in a few of the plow mounted, as I left my camera out in the truck.
Also I'm open to suggestions, being that I am a Noob at this LOL.

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 06:21 PM

Ok here is a picture of it mounted. Should I make it so it is even with the outside edge of the tire?? PICT1149.JPG

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 06:25 PM

How wide of a plow is this? It should be about that far to the left of the inside of the right tire (ie: 8" plow will have the left edge of plow 8"+/- inside of tire, so tire rides in last furrow cut.

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 06:32 PM

How wide of a plow is this? It should be about that far to the left of the inside of the right tire (ie: 8" plow will have the left edge of plow 8"+/- inside of tire, so tire rides in last furrow cut.

Ohh, I was thinking it had to be more towards the outside. but it is a 10" plow

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 06:37 PM

Theoretically, you want the trailing edge of the plow share to be even to the inside edge of the right rear tire. BUT, under a pull while plowing, the plow beam may flex to the left (as seen from behind), leaving a strip of un-plowed dirt. So usually you need to plow to test for best position to set it up.
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Posted April 08, 2012 - 06:49 PM

Theoretically, you want the trailing edge of the plow share to be even to the inside edge of the right rear tire. BUT, under a pull while plowing, the plow beam may flex to the left (as seen from behind), leaving a strip of un-plowed dirt. So usually you need to plow to test for best position to set it up.

What I'll do since i'm in fabrication and welding mode anyway, I'll just make an adapter with a bigger drawbar for this tractor and at the same time make a indexable sleeve hitch mount. That way I have plenty of adjustments to play with.

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 07:06 PM

Hey Chris, I had a revelation for you. Most GT plows are set with a 10 degree angle to let the plow sit level (side to side) when the right side tires are in the furrow (about 6 inches deep for a 10"). However, your tractor is much wider than a regular GT like that plow was build for, therefore, you need less than 10 degrees on the hitch of the plow. Park on concrete and raise the left side of the machine 6 inches and set the plow flat on concrete and determine the "new" angle you need to make on your hitch piece.

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 07:12 PM

Wow, that sure didn't take you long to get it in the ground. Nice score there.

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 07:57 PM

Great work so far Chris! I hope that you get it dialed in soon! I think Casey might be on to something with the offset he mentioned. I can't imagine the difference being more than a couple of degrees though. I'd also like to mention that a plow should only go 1/2 as deep as it is wide. Set it up for 5" and I think you'll be golden.
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Posted April 08, 2012 - 10:48 PM

Hey Chris, I had a revelation for you. Most GT plows are set with a 10 degree angle to let the plow sit level (side to side) when the right side tires are in the furrow (about 6 inches deep for a 10"). However, your tractor is much wider than a regular GT like that plow was build for, therefore, you need less than 10 degrees on the hitch of the plow. Park on concrete and raise the left side of the machine 6 inches and set the plow flat on concrete and determine the "new" angle you need to make on your hitch piece.

Thanks Casey!! I just came in from the shop and I have been wondering if there was a standard Degree on plow angles.And that is what I am going to do, the block and then figure the angle. Thanks again :thumbs:




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