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#1 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  


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Posted April 16, 2012 - 08:49 PM

One thing I know a lot of guys with moldboard plows are adding gauge wheels to their plows to keep them from digging way deep. My question is, if it is digging too deep, wouldn't you just adjust the plow?? So what is the real benefit to that gauge wheel??

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Posted April 16, 2012 - 09:40 PM

By no means am I an expert at plowing, if fact I've only done it a few times. I would think the
gauge wheel, would help maintain your depth, if the tractor front suddenly rises. For instance, if
your front right wheel leaves the rut, or hits a bump. Does that make sense?
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Posted April 17, 2012 - 02:31 AM

Will pretty much hit it.
They do help to keep your depth more uniform and you can run a bit more suck on the plow to get it to enter the ground faster and keep it in the ground especially with a sleeve hitch. You can solve those issues on a cat 0 3 point by getting the geometry right on the hitch.
And then there is the "COOL" affect.
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