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#1 tractormike OFFLINE  

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 09:40 AM

I got a start on rebuilding the 2 bottom pull type plow I bought. This plow was made out of 2 six inch walking tractor plows. It was made for looks and really not strong enough to actually use. The wheel axles were made from pieces of 1/2 pipe and kind of cobbled together. The main frame looks like it will work but I intend to rebuild it so I can actually use the plow behind a garden tractor. I started with redoing the left side land wheel as that axle had already been broken. I used a piece of 1 inch round stock and redrilled the mounting brackets on the plow to make it work. The previous builder had welded things together as he went and there wasn't a way to work on it with out cutting things apart.
I heated and bent the axle, rewelded the wheel axle on it and am figuring out the lift linkages as I go. The tail wheel will have to be redone so that will lift the plow when the other wheels are raised. The furrow wheel will have to be redone, the front hitch changed and I am going to add helper springs to assist in lifting the plow.
Here are a couple of pictures of what I have done so far.

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 09:46 AM

Great work, Mike! Can't wait to see a video of you using the plow!

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 10:00 AM

Looks like great progress so far. I would like to make a double 10" lift type some day.

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 10:27 AM

Who's lawn are we going to plow up at your show this summer?:bigrofl::bigrofl::bigrofl::bigrofl:

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 08:43 PM

I had some time in the garage this afternoon to work on my plow. The tail wheel assembly needed to be redone. The tail wheel was welded solid and didn't raise or lower the plow, just held it up for show. I came up with some linkages and pivots to now let the tail wheel move up and down with the left landside wheel. It is just tack welded in place so far but it does work like I wanted it to. I have to add an adjustable stop for the lowest I want the tail wheel to go yet and then get it all welded up. All the steel I used today was from salvaged equipment, that is why it is painted white.
With some of you guys down south already plowing and planting, I better get this done so I am ready to try it out when spring finally gets here.
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Posted March 06, 2011 - 08:47 PM

She's looking good Mike!

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 08:55 PM

Very nice job Mike, It looks like it should work very well....:thumbs:

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 10:22 PM

Mike, that's a nice job you're doing. And recycling also. I don't think there is ever a job I get into that I don't go look thru the scraps pile (beespray in hand) to look for that "Just Right" piece.

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 10:26 PM

Looks good Mike. For reference those plows are for David Bradley Walking Tractors.
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Posted March 07, 2011 - 08:09 AM

Looking good Mike.Sure will be nice to see it in action.Larry

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Posted March 13, 2011 - 12:01 PM

I had some time yesterday to continue working on my plow. I finished up the linkage for the left side wheel and rebuilt the furrow wheel assembly. I had to buy a 2 foot piece of 1 inch round stock but I had all the rest of the recycled steel on hand. I turned down the end of a used floor jack handle to make a sleeve for the plow end of the new axle. This will let me take it apart easier if need be. I think I have the travel figured out about right and have quite a bit of adjustment to play with when I get it out in the dirt to see if it will actually work or not. The plow lifts about 2 inches above the ground when in the raised position.
I cut off the cobled on hitch and heated and bent the left part of the frame to make it the same height as the other side. I am making the pieces for an adjustable hitch so when I try it out I will have enough adjustments to get the line of draft right so it will pull ok.
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Posted March 13, 2011 - 12:52 PM

Hey Mike, maybe I can make it out to your show this year and take a crack at plowing lol. you ever make it out to almalund?

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Posted March 14, 2011 - 07:52 AM

I haven't made it to Almalund but I have a friend who always attends that show and wants me to put it on my list of places to go. Our tractor show will be June 25th this year and the fall plow day will be in mid October. Hope you can make it down to one or both of the events we put on! Tractor nuts are always welcome.

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Posted March 14, 2011 - 08:02 AM

Mike definitely nice work on that plow.
Can not wait to see it in action.

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Posted March 14, 2011 - 09:15 AM

Mike, I think you're doing a fantastic job at making a show-only piece a working unit.

:ditto: on wanting to see it in action.




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