Thanks for the information.
I was initially running mine at full throttle so that was probably the problem.
I talked to a friend yesterday that used to take care of a one acre garden with a DB.
He said he always ran his about half throttle and it made all of the difference in the world.
He said that not only did it do a better job but you weren't worn out at the end of the day.
That's exactly what I am looking for.
I have to go to the farm tomorrow to dig some post holes and build trellis systems for our grapes and blackberries.
After that I plan on taking the DB for another trip around the yard at a lower throttle setting and see how it works. I'm also planning on having my wife take her camera and getting some pics of the tractor and equipment. I know I've been promising this but this has not been a good week for me.
Tonight I tore down my disc harrow to tighten up one of the gangs. Holy crap! I'm pretty sure that the main nut that holds the gang together hadn't been off for the last 64 years. I ended up heating the nut to cherry red before I could break it loose with an impact wrench. Thankfully my dear wife was willing to hold the other end of the shaft with a pipe wrench or I never would have gotten it to break free.
Tomorrow I'm planning on getting the disc harrow back together and breaking the adjustment bolts loose on the plow and also doing some work on the cultivator. That way I'll be ready to make the proper adjustments on the plow and get the cultivator ready to go once my hitch bar arrives, next week, (THANKS TROWEL!). That, along with playing racquetball in the morning and setting up my trellises for grapes and blackberries should make for a pretty full day.