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Started Making My Potato Plow


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#1 Alc ONLINE  

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Posted July 20, 2012 - 10:50 AM

I was asking questions in a different post about what do you use walkbehind tractor for http://gardentractor...or/page__st__15
and a potato plow came up . I took this home made row marker that came with my DB 600 and a unknown plow which came with another . Cut where the row marker was attached . Then cut the plow shorter but had to make the opening a little bigger to fit the bar coming from the tractor hitch . Part of the plow will be used as "heal fin" is what Sears called it in their "adjustable foot " brochure Now I'm in the process of figuring out how to attach the plow share I would like to make it centered and also removable too . And the heal fin will need to be adjustable too , And ideas will be appreciated , thanks Al

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Posted July 20, 2012 - 11:09 AM

I can't help with the ideas, unfortunately. It looks like you are already getting a good start on it! Keep it up!
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Posted July 20, 2012 - 11:17 AM

The more I look at what Sears made I might be better just to try copying the way they did . Cut the adjustable part of the plow a little shorter and sandwich 2 pieces on either side so a plow bolt can go through the middle and would make adjusting easier .

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Posted July 20, 2012 - 11:42 AM

Sounds like a neat implement you are build ing there, Al! Stand back and scratch your head a bit, might clear the muddy water!
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Posted July 20, 2012 - 08:02 PM

Thought using a cultivator shank would work but not the correct angle and might not be strong enough anyway . Maybe just use the bottom of one and take another one apart and double the thickness and use the original beam that;s in the second picture Still need that "fin"

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 02:09 AM

Adding rebar to the top and even the sides a bit will help loosen up the dirt and help separate the spuds from the dirt..

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 09:36 PM

Don't have any suggestions either, but good luck with building it!

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 05:19 PM

I saved some 1/2" rods from work but the steel is soft compared to rebar . A friend is going to look for some better 3/8 to 1/2" round stock that might be a better grade the what I have . Al

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 11:13 PM

Smooth steel should be fine.. its just something to let the spuds ride up a bit more to loosen the dirt off of..

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Posted September 16, 2012 - 07:08 PM

Never finished my plow , good thing lol , picked up this Sears 3-point one that someone added some kind of extension , not sure but I would like to make it bolt to the one I was making and maybe remove the extension try keeping it a 3 point it I fashion a spot for the top link , Al

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Posted September 17, 2012 - 06:18 AM

That's a plus, Al! Not nearly as much work involved there.

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Posted September 17, 2012 - 07:38 AM

Kenny it sure would have been easier if I didn't weld that other plow onto the DB front section lol , Al

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Posted September 17, 2012 - 08:19 AM

I have faith in you, Al!
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Posted September 18, 2012 - 06:04 AM

I think I'll finish the plow I started and use the new one as a pattern , should be able to swap the parts so I can use either , does anyone know why that new one was made with a extenision ? Maybe I should just keep it that long , could be handy for trenching or maybe some other uses ? Al

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Posted September 18, 2012 - 07:25 AM

Maybe he wanted to see the plow better, so moved it back?