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#1 Alc ONLINE  

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 07:14 AM

I bought this Sears middle buster /potato plow at a show last month and was going to modify it for the DB walk behind but I think I'll just finish what I was already building for it and swap the share and adjustable part at the heel between then two so I can use this frame on the PKs 3pt. It has an extension on it and I was going to remove it but thought I would ask you guys if having it longer would be at an advantage plowing ? I do see some plows that have a longer beam ( not sure it that was the correct name ) does that lower the pulling point for better traction ? Either way it will need a attachment point for the top link welded back on.

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 07:28 AM

I would think the extension on it would allow it to go deeper. Definitely would want an auxiliary depth stop on it if kept that way, imo.
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Posted October 08, 2012 - 07:28 AM

My thought here is to try it as is (got a bare spot in the garden?). Though sticking further back, might be easier to see how it's doing. Then you can make a better decision about making it shorter. I've never used one, but just my thoughts.
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Posted October 08, 2012 - 08:21 AM

I would agree,try as is first.

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 09:35 AM

I might be able to clamp the draw bar from the PK to the plow frame as close as I can forward for a temporary top link attachment point .

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 08:15 PM

Clamped the plow on with my trusty HF clamps lol It worked out well , Cat385B the plow has a fin on the bottom that you adjust , on the walk behinds there's no other way to control the depth and guessing it carried over to the 4 wheel tractors too , First tried it on a spot where I dog out old rasberries and had some grape roots . Then tried it out digging potatoes , sure beats doing by hand .

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Posted October 09, 2012 - 06:42 AM

Glad it worked for you, Al! It's good to see fresh turned earth!

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Posted February 20, 2013 - 03:13 PM

A member asked for some close-up pictures of a DB  middle buster , potato plow or what Sears called it 'adjustable foot ". Even though this one is for a 4 wheel tractor the adjustable beam (?) looks to be made the same .

 

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