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#1 Alc ONLINE  

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Posted March 24, 2013 - 06:03 PM

In my memories of my grandfather garage the Tri-Trac always had the plow on it , I removed it when I brought it home to my house and put the sickle bar on instead . The DB 600 walkbehind does a better job the way I've been growing my sorghum grass & winter rye .So today I put the plow back on ,the way both the sickle bar and plow mount make changing easy except both are heavy , at least for me anyway lol . I'm guessing the plow stands almost 8' tall .  I wasn't sure how well it would do on the unplowed ground along the garden (  what's a few more feet in width lol )  it did GREAT!    With the draft cranked so the right front tire more inline with the rear, the guide wheel just touching  the ground and the depth adjustment 1/2 way worked perfect ! The coulter and guide wheel were set just the way it was when my grandfather used it . It did a much  better job then I've ever done before , might be because of the weight or having a guide wheel ?  Sorry about the border around the pic , didn't know the camera was set like that .

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Posted March 24, 2013 - 06:15 PM

It looks like it did a good job! I am glad it worked well. :thumbs:

 

What is that flat piece in front of the plow, on the opposite side?

 

EDIT: Ok, I see now! The way it was sitting on the ground when it was unmounted made it look like it had a purpose other then a mount and lift point! I also see it is angle iron, not just a flat piece.


Edited by Ryan313, March 24, 2013 - 06:16 PM.

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Posted March 24, 2013 - 06:19 PM

Looks like it does a fine Job!


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 06:20 PM

Very nice job on the plow furrows. I just think that tractor is Cool!
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Posted March 24, 2013 - 06:22 PM

That tractor sure looks different than the norm and it seems to do the job.

You got to take that to a plow day sometime, for sure it will turn heads.

Good Stuff :thumbs:


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 06:22 PM

Never seen one plow before, looks like it did a great job.


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 06:22 PM

Now thats cool!


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 06:23 PM

Nice to see the pictures Thanks for posting them


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 06:33 PM

Ryan that plate  you see in the front has  a stud on the bottom  and on the rear mounting attaching point on the tractor the plow gets located in 2 hole by way of   dowel like parts  the third one a 3/4 bolt goes , That's it !!  one threaded stud on the front and one bolt on the rear , holds the whole plow on  !


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 07:02 PM

Thanks for posting the pics Al. The border around each pic only means that it is suitable for framing. It is always great to learn of a tractor that has remained in the family.


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 07:09 PM

Thanks for sharing the pics. Looks great.


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 07:09 PM

You got to take that to a plow day sometime, for sure it will turn heads.

 

Al, that surely will turn lots of heads.  I think it's great that you are doing the same as your grandfather did with it.  It's nice to see a classic like that doing what it was meant to do.  I really like that tri-trac.  Thanks for posting all those great photographs that were all suitable for framing.


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 07:20 PM

Great to see these old machines in action.


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 07:26 PM

There's no smiley that says "We Want Videos!" 

 

Imagine that's right here, anyway.....

 

Great looking machine doing what it did back in its hey day.  What a great story.  Thank you for posting the pictures!

 

Ben W.


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 07:30 PM

Wow! That is awesome! Thank you for sharing. I love seeing GTs plow the gardens!

 

 

 

 

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