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#1 Delmar ONLINE  

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Posted June 03, 2013 - 11:03 PM

I have been looking for one of these for several years now.  I have seen them on ebay, but they are high priced and the shipping fees are too much.  A friend of mine called me up this last weekend and  told me he had picked up a Case 446 and a bunch of old garden tractor stuff and could I come over and check out the Case.  I said sure I'd be right there.  The 446 was still on the trailer, but there were a couple of plows and a old cultivator and some other stuff sitting in the driveway,  I asked him if he wanted to sell the 12" plow and offered him 200 bucks on the spot and he sold it to me.  I probably could have gotten it for less, but he is a good friend and I knew what it is worth.  It was set up for 3-point.  And it is missing the coulter wheel.  I plow an existing garden so the lack of a coulter wheel is ok.  I am working on making it a sleeve hitch style for my John Deere sleeve hitch.  I took some picks to show it.  That is my 10" Brinley plow sitting next to it.

 

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Posted June 04, 2013 - 03:29 AM

That is a fabulous tool!!  :thumbs:

 

I got one a year ago, after a similar 2 year hunt!!

 

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I last used it to dig a trench to plant asparagus!!

 

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They have many uses besides plowing!  :dancingbanana:


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Posted June 04, 2013 - 05:36 AM

Gald to hear you found what you were looking for , will that make plowing easier with the wide tires you have on your tractor ?


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Posted June 04, 2013 - 05:59 AM

It will allow me to go a little deeper when I plow. 


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Posted June 04, 2013 - 07:02 AM

Nice find. Don't forget to figure in the 10* twist when you make the adapter.
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Posted June 04, 2013 - 07:55 AM

Not to rain on your parade, but how are you going to allow for chancing the 'pitch' of the plow?  On the 3-pt that was controlled by adjusting the top link, and on the sleeve hitch the crank.  Now you have neither

 

If the angle isn't right, it may not want to dig in, or it may want to keep going to China.  The latter isn't too big a deal since it has the depth control wheel, bit the former could be a real issue.


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Posted June 04, 2013 - 11:10 AM

Not to rain on your parade, but how are you going to allow for chancing the 'pitch' of the plow?  On the 3-pt that was controlled by adjusting the top link, and on the sleeve hitch the crank.  Now you have neither

 

If the angle isn't right, it may not want to dig in, or it may want to keep going to China.  The latter isn't too big a deal since it has the depth control wheel, bit the former could be a real issue.

 

 

Good point!  There are 2 big bolts on the inside of the mounting of the plow.  The first bolt is a pivot point for the plow share, and the second one is a lock down point.  That is how the pitch of this plow is controlled.  The 10" plow has the same thing, but it also has the external pitch control lever so the second bolt is not used.

As you can see in the pics, I am setting it up for the hitch on my John Deere.  It would be different on another  tractor.  I am working on fabricating up a piece of 1/2"-5"x6" steel plate (the plate on the plow is 4x5) and welding 2 pieces of 1/2" x 3"x 3" steel plate to it with a couple of 7/8" holes  for the sleeve hitch adapter.  I'll drill four 7/8" holes in the 5x6 steel plate and use 1/2" bolts for mounting the sleeve hitch adapter to the plow.  That way I will be able to adjust that angle too if needed.


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Posted June 06, 2013 - 02:01 PM

Got the new sleeve hitch adapter welded up.  I made it a bolt on hitch adapter so if I wanted to I could change the plow back to a 3-point pick-up.  I tried the plow out in my garden, works fine.  Pitch seems to be ok too.  The 'ol J D 300 looks good with the plow on it!

 

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Posted June 06, 2013 - 04:47 PM

Looks as if you worked the 10* into the adapter plate.  Barely noticeable, :thumbs:

Really did a nice job on the garden.  Thanks for sharing


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Posted June 06, 2013 - 04:50 PM

Looks like it did a fine job, you got everything set just right on the plow. Nice Job !! :thumbs:


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