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.
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! 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.