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#1 Alc ONLINE  

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Posted April 17, 2013 - 06:02 AM

I'm just trying to get used to using my DB with the 917.575116  8" plow , but was wondering it the drawbar is supposed to to bent ?  I would have thought it should be stright right from the hitch point back but don't have another to compare it to , thanks , Al



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Posted April 17, 2013 - 06:35 AM

Al, is this the middle buster or the regular 8" plow?

IDK on the DB units, but the Brinly has a 10* twist at the hitch so the plow is vertical when the tractor is tipped.

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Posted April 17, 2013 - 06:40 AM

Is this a sleeve hitch or 3-point plow? Pics would help!



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Posted April 17, 2013 - 06:46 AM

Here is a link to a post relating to the same issue:

 

http://gardentractor...4-db-hitch-bar/


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Posted April 17, 2013 - 06:54 AM

Aha! We're talking 2 wheeler here! I'm no help on this! Guess I should look at what forum it is posted in!



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Posted April 17, 2013 - 07:41 AM

It's the turning plow . I'll have to take some pictrues but if you look from the rear forward the landside doesn't run parallel with the drawbar .  which to me didn't seem right . Now this tractor must have been a real workhorse , the rollers are worn pretty good on the plow and the saddle isn't round anymore ,worn  flat top and bottem ,  weld up both sides where the adjustable nuts are .



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Posted April 17, 2013 - 06:37 PM

Not sure exactly what view you are looking for, but here are some photos of mine.  My draw bar is straight as an arrow from the hitch forward, but there is a slight change of direction after that, i.e. the plow heel is offset to the right (looking forward).

 

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Posted April 17, 2013 - 07:32 PM

Thanks so much for those pictures :thumbs: I worked late and wanted to till the garden so the cover crop could start to decompose .Here's some pictures for the other day when I plowed and tonight took some of the tractor . It looks like mine has a bend that yours doesn't  , from the rollers forward The first picture is about where the plow runs and you can see how far it's off centered when I set the drawbar straight  back to the saddle it cocks the plow on a angle , it's hard to see so I tried laying a level as a guide 

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Edited by Alc, April 17, 2013 - 07:33 PM.

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Posted April 17, 2013 - 07:38 PM

The beam should be straight.

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Posted April 17, 2013 - 08:16 PM

That's what I thought too !   I'll try to straighten it maybe between 2 jack stands and use the PK's loader to push down .



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Posted April 17, 2013 - 08:41 PM

Okay, my draw bar (#25) is arrow straight ahead of the roller plate (#26), except for the attachment point where the spring retainer goes (#2), and my beam (#11) is also straight.  There seems to be a slight bend in the draw bar behind the roller plate.  That said, few know more than Amigatec about DBs: if he says it should be straight tip to stern, it should be straight tip to stern.

 

Your plow is offset about as far to the left as mine is to the right.  That said, it looks like it does an awesome job of plowing a field!!  I can't tell from the photo's: does your plow sit flat on the ground when parked on level ground?  Mine has a slight tilt so that it is level with the right wheel in the furrow.  If you've lost that rotation, it might explain the bend to the left.

 

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Posted April 18, 2013 - 05:59 AM

Yep my draw bar isn't straight at all from the roller bracket to the hitch point . You bring up something else I'm going to have to do is swap the worn saddle for the DB that I have with the sickle bar on all the time . There is a lot of play between the saddle and rollers , might see about changing them too . Oh as for the plowing it did a pretty good job except it was hard to control to get it that good Some furrows it beat me up  and others you could just about hold it with one hand  go figure !  


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Posted April 18, 2013 - 07:00 AM

It must've hooked onto something big at some point,good luck on th straighten.
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Posted April 24, 2013 - 08:24 PM

Didn't  get a chance to try straightening it but here's a shot now that it's off

 

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Posted September 09, 2013 - 07:23 PM

Over the weekend I strightened the beam. But it bent back after a few furrows . Maybe the metal is soft from being bent ? So should I try welding some kind of backbone to stiffen it ?




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