Db Suburbans Plowing...........the twins plow it out.
Posted September 16, 2012 - 10:48 PM
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Posted September 17, 2012 - 06:44 AM
They seem to be doing a great job, you've got them dialed in pretty well.
Thanks for the pictures, the third arms you guys had to grow to run them doesn't even show in the pictures.
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Posted September 18, 2012 - 12:21 AM
. When I plow sometime the left wheel will start to slip , Al
Well the plowing is all about weight transfer, just slide your behind over to the left side. Most of us probally weigh enough that an extra wheel its needed. I ussally plow with both duals on, as the 8" plow gives me just the right amount of room in the furrow with out crowding the plowed part very much.
Posted September 18, 2012 - 12:42 AM
Looks like a fun time! I'm curious, why not chose to put the 8 inch plow on the 8 hp machine and keep the 6 inch on the 6hp? Was it because you felt the dual wheel set up would have better traction and you weren't worried about power?
Plowing isnt all about raw power, its about putting what you have to the ground. 100hp wont plow any better than 6hp if you get the tires to hook up. My tractor is set perfectly for the 8" plow, as i have twice the weights and duals than my sons tractor. His plow was not clean when we started, and his clutch had to be held engaged by hand(still working on that part), also due to his lack of seat plowing time, i gave him the easiest one to pull. He's had a bad time with his tractor as some of the clutch parts were home made, really good one and it took us a while to fiigure out why it didnt work at all. We had tested his tractor a few days before and it wasnt pretty, so he got depressed and gave up. I gathered up parts from several of the suburban sitting there and used the best ones to rebuild the drive system. He was a happy camper again after about 4 hrs to fitting , filing and assembly/disassemble. You have to own a suburban or DB tractor to understand how hard it is to get the clutch to lock over center and work right.
I might let him use the big plow on his own garden, but that ground is gumbo clay and you need all the power and traction you can get to pull though it. I plowed it last yr with a 6" plow on my sub and just about couldnt do it. Now that its been tilled up a yr, maybe it will start to come around. We been getting some fairly regular rains, so that will help also.
In a few weeks we will have a 2 wheeled plowing day, as im getting to gather all the walk-behinds and there plows, that i have in workable order.
- HowardsMF155 said thank you
Posted September 18, 2012 - 02:32 AM