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Posted October 27, 2013 - 10:01 AM

Participated in my first [real] plow day yesterday.  HAD A BLAST!!! 

Went to a plow day two years ago with garden tractors but the ground was so hard we all just gave up. 

 

Had this Ferguson TO30 for a year and a half and just got some wheel weights on this last week.  I learned real quick last winter that i needed more weight to push snow.  Heard about this plow day only 50 miles away so I borrowed a 2-16 Dearborn plow from dad and gave it a go.  The ground was real sandy because it was right beside a river and not leveed.  With only 440 lbs in weights and my 280 on the seat traction was not too much of a problem.  The TO30 is a 3-plow tractor.  Had I been going the regular 6 inches deep I could have used third gear.  As it was I was going 11 inches deep and running in second.  One guy even told me I was going too deep.  :say_what:

The pull type plows had real trouble with the crop residue and for some reason several of those guys would turn LEFT into unplowed ground to stop and clean out.  ???  That just leaves a pile for the next guy!  :brain_fart:  On the rare occasion I plugged up I just raise the plow to where it skimmed the ground, turned RIGHT, made a small circle on the already plowed ground raising the three point all the way up and clearing the debris.  Finish the circle and drop the plow back where I had pulled out of the furrow. One of the pictures clearly shows a pull type plow out on the unplowed area to be cleared of debris. 

At noon everyone parked for lunch but I was having so much fun I kept going until I almost missed lunch.  After a quick bite I ran until Fergie was so low on gas it wouldn't run while sitting in the furrow and reluctantly drove it over to the trailer and loaded out. 

I still can't download pictures but another fellow was nice enough to send me some pics of the fun - enjoy. 

 

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Posted October 27, 2013 - 10:22 AM

Looks like it was a good time. You guys should of been pulling trash wheels behind the plows. A few times a couple of years back we wouldn't even try plowing the corn ground with out them.

 

About how many horse is the Ferguson?

 

Thanks for the pics


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Posted October 27, 2013 - 11:47 AM

Great Pics!  Looks like a fun time indeed.


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Posted October 27, 2013 - 11:49 AM

Back in the day Ferguson rated the TO30  @ 28 horse.  Nebraska Test Lab got 29.32 horse.

2.1L - 129 cu.in. Continental 4 cylinder.   The Ferguson used overhead valve engines where Ford still used flat head until 1953. 

That is why the Fergie is three plow rated and an 8N is two plow tractor.  My tractor is 1952.

I'm glad we were in bean residue - it would have really been bad in corn! 


Edited by Gtractor, October 27, 2013 - 11:51 AM.

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Posted October 27, 2013 - 12:04 PM

Thanks for sharing, did you happen to get anymore photos of that CAT and plow? How big was the plow he was pulling?


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Posted October 27, 2013 - 12:14 PM

the D7 was pulling a 6-16 Deere plow - or should I say he was playing with it? :worshippy1:

They had set up an 8 horse Briggs to run a hydraulic pump to operate the cylinder on the plow.   Worked very well.  I always tried to run right behind him because he and I were both going the same depth plus he was straightening out the crooked rows. 


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Posted October 27, 2013 - 12:17 PM

Big Land Wheel plows are cool to plow with once you get used to not having the tractor in the furrow, I have several hours with one behind a 2150 Oliver back in the day.


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Posted October 27, 2013 - 12:19 PM

Here are the only other pictures of the D7 I can get to right now.

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Posted October 27, 2013 - 12:23 PM

Thanks Kris, Gotta love the sound of that old low RPM CAT engine. I can't tell if that one was a PONY Motor or Electric start.



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Posted October 27, 2013 - 01:35 PM

it was pony start






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