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Posted February 25, 2013 - 02:36 PM

Did I miss it, Where's the video?



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Posted February 25, 2013 - 03:06 PM

It's in the NEOGTA event topic.... HERE


Edited by olcowhand, February 25, 2013 - 03:22 PM.


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Posted February 25, 2013 - 06:14 PM

First plow day I went to was Olcowhands last fall and it was a blast. What I've learned up to now.

1 - You need to have a tractor that can pull strong for a long time, good motor and drive-train.

2 - Maximize traction, AG tires or turfs with chains. Loaded rear tires + wheel weights, heavy on the left side, some weight on the front helps to.

3 - Practice before plow day to set up the plow as best you can, then when you get to plow day only make small adjustments.

Moving the plow to the right reduces the cut and lightens the load on the tractor.

 

My setup on the Massey MF10

- Loaded rear AG tires, 6x12.

- 2 sets of wheel weights on the left rear wheel and 1 set on the right.

- had no extra weight on the front but I think it could use some to improve steering.

- I practiced before and set it up best I could, at plow day I raised the plow 1 turn on the adjuster, thought it was a bit deep, and left it there for the day, it seemed to work.

 

I'm no expert and I'm sure to learn more at the next plow day I go to.

For your FF like others have said add weight.

Picture from the Brinly 10" sleeve hitch plow manual.

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Posted February 25, 2013 - 07:11 PM

I'm looking at what I need for next year. Depending on which tractor I get ready, it may be the Mf10. I will have to fix the motor first. But I'm looking at weight adapters so I can run barbell weights.
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Posted February 25, 2013 - 07:14 PM

I'm looking at what I need for next year. Depending on which tractor I get ready, it may be the Mf10. I will have to fix the motor first. But I'm looking at weight adapters so I can run barbell weights.

 

 

Next year?  You're not coming to my plow day this Fall?  Heck, it's just 11hrs if you don't make a stop to pee!  That's just 5 1/2 hrs each for you & Kenny!  :smilewink:


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Posted February 25, 2013 - 07:16 PM

I could bring the DB and show you how real men plow. LOL
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Posted February 25, 2013 - 07:21 PM

I could bring the DB and show you how real men plow. LOL

 

Jeff, aka Lauber1 already did that!  

 

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Posted February 25, 2013 - 07:52 PM

I'm working on a drawing of a front weight box. With the window weights I have, I can adjust fairly easily to conditions. I do have about 30 lbs+/- of barbell weights for the back of the plow. I'll just have to rely on loaded tires for now on the back!



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Posted February 25, 2013 - 08:10 PM

Something like this, it could be used as a tool box to carry stuff also.

http://www.myelec-tr...om/GEH-3951.pdf

 

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Black box

This fits GE tractors can be mounted in the rear or front of tractor.


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Posted February 25, 2013 - 08:19 PM

What size rear tire on the FF?



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Posted February 25, 2013 - 08:20 PM

What size rear tire on the FF?

 

26x12x12


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Posted February 25, 2013 - 08:22 PM

Jeff, aka Lauber1 already did that!  
 
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There you go,

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Posted February 25, 2013 - 08:25 PM

8.3 gal of fluid each tire.

that would be 89lbs of rim guard or  50lbs of WWF each


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Posted February 25, 2013 - 08:29 PM

I used WWF in my tires, cheapest way to fill the tires.

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Posted February 25, 2013 - 08:29 PM

Here's what I have so far. It is 18" W by 12" D. Not sure how tall as yet, have to stack some of the window weights and see what I need that way. It will hook into the factory blade brackets (Gray). Since it will be out front, it may not take much weight there.


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I may not even need it once I get the gauge wheel set up!






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