How Big Of A Plow Can I Use?
Posted August 01, 2012 - 07:55 PM
See if I understand this right... The "size" of a plow describes how wide of a swath it turns - for example, a 10" plow would turn a 10" wide path? And usually, you turn about 1/2 the size deep max. So that 10" plow will turn up to 5" deep. Have I got that right?
I may be able to pick up a *free* older 14" single blade three point plow that is damaged - the 3 point mounting arms are messed up. Was thinking of trying to turn this into a pin hitch setup, or a wheeled (not sure what the proper name is) tow behind plow. I can do the creation, just dont want to have something that is too much for my gt! IF too big, I'll just fix it for my big tractor if I do get it.
This would be for a 16hp Deere 316K or 16hp Ford LGT165. Would be used in Tennessee - our soil is a lot of clay with loamy dirt in with it - and lots of rocks! Would be for new ground tht hasn't been worked in a long time.
I notice most of the ones I see on GTs are 8-10 inch plows. Is that because of weight, hp required, or just too big for what most people do with a GT?
Posted August 01, 2012 - 07:59 PM
To paraphrase: I think you'd do a lot of spinning and cursing.
Posted August 01, 2012 - 08:10 PM
Posted August 02, 2012 - 06:08 AM
Posted August 02, 2012 - 08:28 AM
I too have a Clay/loam mix and think you would be happier with a 10" or 12" plow. My theory is it is better to go smaller and have your machine play with it as opposed to go big and struggle(or break?). Mh81' Spinnin & Cussin is a good way to put it.
That said Free, makes good trading stock. The right guy is looking for a 14" plow, I think that's what the 8N Ford was spec'd out for.
Posted August 02, 2012 - 09:07 AM
Posted August 02, 2012 - 09:22 AM
I will deffinitely go with free and then can either trade or use on my bigger tractor.
Posted August 02, 2012 - 06:48 PM
maybe one of the other guys will jump in I have a 12" Brinly 1200 that pulls a lot easier than a 12" JD MODEL 15
on my 316 K even win I use my 430 I can tell between the 2
Posted August 02, 2012 - 07:29 PM
Posted August 02, 2012 - 08:36 PM