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#1 OldBuzzard ONLINE  

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Posted January 15, 2014 - 10:49 AM

When browsing around YouTube I found this video.
 
What is REALLY interesting are the two plows that you will see at around 5:15 in the video.
 
I'm wondering if they are/were commercially available or possibly home built.
 
Can anyone shed some light on them?


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Posted January 15, 2014 - 11:51 AM

What is REALLY interesting are the two plows that you will see at around 5:15 in the video.
 
I'm wondering if they are/were commercially available or possibly home built.
 
Can anyone shed some light on them?

 

i think they are home brew to look like the bigger tractors and plows but i could be wrong 


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Posted January 15, 2014 - 12:26 PM

I think they are home made.
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Posted January 15, 2014 - 03:38 PM

I think there home made would work good if you had hydraulics and no 3 point or sleve hitch


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Posted January 15, 2014 - 07:06 PM

That fellow is really messing around to get his plow "just right" for the competition!

He made me nervous just watching.



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Posted January 15, 2014 - 08:11 PM

Don't know what the plow was but Heath loved the video. I may be deaf in my left ear from him yelling "taktur taktur" over and over.


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Posted January 15, 2014 - 08:38 PM

Looks like a really slick homemade setup to me.

 

I got to digging around and found this,here's a link to a set of proposed rules for plowing competitions.  http://usapo.org/Rul...or Rules II.pdf


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Posted January 15, 2014 - 08:53 PM

I think there home made would work good if you had hydraulics and no 3 point or sleve hitch


No kiddin...thats embarassing! If I had to fart around with my plow that much, it would already be back on the trailer and listed on Craigslist!

He shot himself in the foot when he goofed around on his first pass, setting the plow without his tractor in the furrow....then his second pass he was completely off kilter.
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Posted January 15, 2014 - 09:23 PM

The plow lift system is basically the same as the big boys use to lift drawbar implements out of the ground.
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Posted January 15, 2014 - 09:27 PM

No kiddin...thats embarassing! If I had to fart around with my plow that much, it would already be back on the trailer and listed on Craigslist!

He shot himself in the foot when he goofed around on his first pass, setting the plow without his tractor in the furrow....then his second pass he was completely off kilter.

I agree, he missed it. Fiddle all you want, if the right side isn't in the furrow or you didn't set it up with a block under the left side before you get there your just wrenching in the wind.  But hey , the weather looks nice !



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Posted January 16, 2014 - 09:51 AM

....and the ground perfect...cuts like butter, and a has that dark, rich look.

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Posted January 16, 2014 - 10:09 AM

The one next to the guy being filmed was really cool, Hydrolic setup would be really neat, if only I had rear hydro connections.



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Posted January 16, 2014 - 01:44 PM

   Guy's.

Let me tell you that the guy fiddling with his plow knows more about setting and building plows than most of us put together. I am sure that he has plowed more acres with garden tractor than any of us. He custom build his own plows and know how they work. Not only are his plows custom but the tractor in the video is custom also just to be a plow tractor. I am sure that there are other members of this site  that know him would agree. He knows what he is doing .

 

 I am lucky enough to own one of the few custom built plows that he did sell. He showed me a lot on how to set up plows correctly  for different soil types and such.  There is a lot more to it than what is in the books . They are a good place to start but there is more to it.


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Posted January 18, 2014 - 03:28 PM

I agree, he missed it. Fiddle all you want, if the right side isn't in the furrow or you didn't set it up with a block under the left side before you get there your just wrenching in the wind.  But hey , the weather looks nice !

He doesn't have his right side in the furrow because he is on his second pass across the field and there is no furrow just as there was no furrow when he made his first pass. On his third and subsequent pass there will be a furrow on both sides to run the right side in and he will have to readjust the plow for it to set level when the plow is in the ground. I think the reason it looks bad is because he is going to slow to turn the ground over onto the first pass.


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Posted February 02, 2014 - 09:07 AM

So, who are these guys?
Look like real professionals.
I wouldn't want to admit I owned a tractor, let alone a mold board plow, If someone asked me!
I'd like to see more!

Joe




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