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#1 The Fife Plooman OFFLINE  

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Posted January 15, 2015 - 10:59 AM

Hi All

This is my new project ,I started  plan A I am now on plan B it looks the part only time will tell

I started using tool bar frame but did not seem right so on to plan B looks more the part so far tractor lifts OK 

Would not have  been able to do this if I still had handle and wire rope to lift plough

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Posted January 15, 2015 - 11:11 AM

Looks good. Do you have frost in the ground this winter?

Will you need to wait til spring to try it out?


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Posted January 15, 2015 - 11:38 AM

How are you going to keep the front end on the ground?


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Posted January 15, 2015 - 12:30 PM

Hi all

We have a charity match on the 15 Th of February all going well I will be trying it there, there is a weight on the front of tractor  if need be I can add to it

Thanks 

George S



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Posted January 15, 2015 - 02:43 PM

Looking good George. Look forward to seeing it in action. I suprise you haven't got snow up in Scotland.

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Posted January 15, 2015 - 07:28 PM

That is quite a plow you have there!



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Posted January 16, 2015 - 06:24 AM

Is there an advantage of having the plow back so far ?



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Posted January 16, 2015 - 07:38 AM

Hi Alc

The original plough is a semi digger plough and fine for general ploughing  but I feel more adjustment is required for our competitions that we have.

Because the original is so near the tractor no changes can be made  my plan B gives me more room 

If it turns out to be a beam to far there is plan C

Time will tell

Thanks 

George S


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Posted January 23, 2015 - 11:36 AM

Hi All

Further progress made with plough, skimmer fixed in place, ploughshare in place but not fixed some work needed to make it fit,then the lift chain to fix, plus making disc to fit. Hope you like

 

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Posted January 23, 2015 - 05:38 PM

Interesting plow.

 

What the purpose of the long moldboard?  Is it to help turn over the sod?

 

Also what width is it 8", 10", 12"?



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Posted January 24, 2015 - 02:48 AM

Hi Oldbuzzard

The general mouldboard throws the furrow and breaks it up,the long mouldboard turns the furrow over and lays it neatly( Hopefully)

The plough can be adjusted where it joins the tractor under belly

It adjusts from eight inch to 12 inch dependent on soil conditions

Will find out on fun day on 15th February

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George S

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Posted January 31, 2015 - 10:33 AM

Hi All

Update on my project, skimmer fixed, plough share altered to fit, painted with owtrol oil, the 15Th February cannot come quick enough, hope you like

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Posted January 31, 2015 - 12:39 PM

I think what is puzzling to most guys here is the shape of the plow. The bottom he's using is known as a greyhound, most American bottoms are of the breaker or stubble type. In the UK they match plow, where there are point assigned for every little movement you make. In this county we just turn the dirt over with no care about what the end result looks like. Plowing in a match is all about perfection of the turned furrow, not driving on the turned earth, leaving a perfect uniform pass each time so you can't tell one from the next.

 

I think if our Scottish friend was to post a score card, and explain a match,  more people would understand where the end result is to this project. American usually does very poorly in world plowing matches, even though we plow up more ground each yr than some counties have with in there borders.


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Posted January 31, 2015 - 01:26 PM

Hi All

Here are the rules we work to, I usually use a short mouldboard but lacks finesse hence the trial of longer mould board just like the big boys The first ploughing you see was mine when I used a big tractor gave it up as I had to road it to matches. as you get older the roads get longer.

Any questions please ask

George S

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PS The short mouldboard is called a semi digger perfect for general work

The long mouldboard is called a Ley board

Ley in Scottish is grass, usually  narrower furrow and sits furrow on edge very neat and tidy continuous furrow from end to end


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Posted January 31, 2015 - 02:25 PM

looks to be some very fine ploughing you have done there.






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