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#1 Chanko OFFLINE  

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Posted April 21, 2015 - 03:30 PM

I have a plow that I would like to mount to the draw bar of my power king to turn over the garden. It does not have a tag on it so I don't know what size it is or who it was made by, but it fits my draw bar. My question is how do you measure them to find out if it is a 6" or 8" so I can block the tires and adjust the plow.
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Posted April 21, 2015 - 04:16 PM

Just measure the coulter blade, the round disc that cuts the sod. If it's 8" in diameter, then you have an 8" plow. The depth you want to plow would be half of the coulter blade diameter. 8" plow, 4" deep.
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Posted April 21, 2015 - 04:18 PM

That's often true, assuming original coulter is there, etc.
If you post a pic of the unit, your tractor, etc... I think we can help get you set up.
I assume your PK has a lift?
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Posted April 21, 2015 - 05:33 PM

My coulter measures 10" across,trying to post pictures but my IPhone won't let me
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Posted April 21, 2015 - 05:53 PM

My coulter measures 10" across,trying to post pictures but my IPhone won't let me



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Posted April 21, 2015 - 06:05 PM

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Posted April 21, 2015 - 06:39 PM

Picture help is just above this in KennyPs signature.
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Posted April 21, 2015 - 06:44 PM

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this is the time honor'd way of measuring a plow bottom. From the outside of the landside to the end of the rear share point. Some plows never came with a rolling coulter, and would be hard to figure using that as a basis.


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Posted April 21, 2015 - 08:40 PM

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Posted April 21, 2015 - 08:41 PM

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Posted April 21, 2015 - 08:48 PM

The Coulter has is removable why is that?

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Posted April 21, 2015 - 09:07 PM

Coulters are removable because there are times they are more trouble than they are worth. Corn Stubble, for instance.
The plow you have is from a Simplicity Walk Behind as evidenced by the direction of the adjustment handle and the type of hitch you have as well. The color is a clue too.

I think this is the one you should be looking for.
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If you need to modify this one to work, you should be able to build a similar type hitch and replace the existing clevis so the plow fits the drawbar better.
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Posted April 21, 2015 - 09:50 PM

The Coulter has is removable why is that?

Coulters come in several different styles, which include a fixed position, an adjustable position, and a swivel, which can be fixed or adjustable. There are also jointers, which is basically a blade instead of a disc, and can come down from the top or up from the bottom.  Some times a plow will have both a coulter and a jointer. The purpose of all these is to cut off a slight amount of soil, to give you a clean furrow wall, and help the moldboard open the furrow up. Most times its best to keep it on, but since these plows were really made to work in the garden, large amounts of trash, ie corn stalks can build up and overwhelm it. What  you see as a removable object is really an adjustable one. If it plugs up you can simply raise it to a high position. There is a lot of trail & error to getting a plow set up right for a tractor. Unless your lifting hitch has some kind of turnbuckle in it, you really cant set the plow properly and sometimes just have to work with what you have. Most plows with out this advantage, have a twisted draw bar that will lean the bottom over to make up for the lack of adjustment elsewhere.  The Simplicity plow you have could be made to work, as its hitch is basically just a sleeve type, you would just have to get off and adjust the bottom to get the plow to enter the ground and control the depth of cut.


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Posted April 22, 2015 - 06:37 PM

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Thank you so much for all help. For now I will try the plow I have and keep an eye out for a power king one to fit my draw bar.




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