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#1 jwinfrey OFFLINE  

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Posted March 19, 2011 - 08:08 PM

Has anyone converted some old horse drawn stuff to 3 point. Such as plows and listers?

                       

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Posted March 19, 2011 - 09:02 PM

I used an old horse plow for may first plow to handle 2 acres of sweet corn back in "78 when I bought my 1855 Brand New.
Man that was a lot of $$$$$ back then. Tractor, tiller, blower, and 50" deck, If I can remember right it was right in the neighborhood of $3800. Buy that kind of iron new today and it is clear why we do what we do!

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Posted March 19, 2011 - 09:56 PM

Many of the implements we used on the farm were originally horse drawn. The one I remember best was the hay rake. Had some obscene number of grease fittings. The other was the the old weeder, rode that many times behind the tractor. I think I remember Dad cutting the tongue off that... I was young, but I was around.

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Posted March 19, 2011 - 09:58 PM

There is an old Drag Harrow leaning against the back fence 3 sections. One will be pulled with my 318 this year. As to whether it will be set up for 3 point or pulled with a chain tongue(like we did in the 60's) the jury is still out?

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Posted March 19, 2011 - 10:26 PM

I would suggest 3pt that way you can raise it. My frist expeirence with a pul type almost killed me when it snagged a small root just below the surface.

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Posted March 19, 2011 - 10:34 PM

There is an old Drag Harrow leaning against the back fence 3 sections. One will be pulled with my 318 this year. As to whether it will be set up for 3 point or pulled with a chain tongue(like we did in the 60's) the jury is still out?

Hey JD go for the 3PT hook. I tried both ways and 3PT was by far the best. I built a tool bar and used chains to attach the drag section. Plan on using the tool bar for other things as well.

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Posted March 20, 2011 - 04:19 PM

i was looking at a horse drawn plow sitting in dads barn and the thought came to me to convert to 3 pt and i just wondered if anyone had tryed it sounds like alot have. Thanks guys

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Posted March 20, 2011 - 06:07 PM

If I were where you are, I'd probably be pondering the same question,'Will it work?'. How big of a plow is it?

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Posted March 20, 2011 - 06:59 PM

We've pulled a bunch rake behind a tractor a fair bit. It's kind of like a carnival ride. Not on a 3pth though. My grandfather pulled us on an old plough to plant potatoes...at least until my grandmother caught him at it...but I'm not sure if that was originally designed for horses or not. I know at least 1/4 section at the farm was broken with a plough for horses pulled behind a tractor (my great-grandfather's 8N), but that wasn't converted, just chained on.

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Posted March 20, 2011 - 09:50 PM

Ah yes and mine too! Pulling 4 sections with a Massey Harris 44, turned too short hooked the chain in the tire lugs and had it almost in the seat with me when I got stopped.
I only weighed 105 lbs and was in the field by myself. You can imagine the trouble I had getting it back on the ground and finishing the job!
Chain Tongue would be a last option.

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Posted March 21, 2011 - 07:32 AM

Just thought you might want to see one that I converted to 3 pth.It works really well only thing is i'll maybe change this spring is the angle of the landslide.Larry.

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Posted March 22, 2011 - 08:20 AM

Massey Driver: That's a nice conversion.

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Posted March 23, 2011 - 05:37 AM

Looks good, my only concern is if the adjustment rod you have. I probably would have used a larger thread size setup there. But if it works, go for it.
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Posted March 23, 2011 - 07:31 AM

Looks good, my only concern is if the adjustment rod you have. I probably would have used a larger thread size setup there. But if it works, go for it.
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That rod is a tie rod off a snowmobile.It's only purpose is to add a bit of strength as the beam doesn't pivot where it's mounted to the cross bar with the lift pins.Any adjustment to tip it back and forth is made with the 3 pth's top link. I wasn't sure if I really needed it but added it in just to make sure it wouldn't twist.Larry

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Posted March 23, 2011 - 07:59 AM

Okay, that explains it. Thanks.

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