Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Finally bought a plow!


  • Please log in to reply
69 replies to this topic

#16 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,316 Thanks
  • 28,634 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted August 04, 2015 - 06:39 AM

So it looks as if the C hitch is straight up and down, correct? Not at an angle like mine.

no, the sleeve hitch piece should have a 10* tilt to it.
It's what puts the plow straight up when tilted in a furrow.

There is also an adjustment behind the moldboard. Read that adjustment twice before you start tweaking. Make sure you do that one right (if it needs it)

Oh, and make certain you have both front and rear left wheels up the 5"
Just doing the back messes you up.
  • limebuzz, KennyP, tiretrx and 1 other said thanks

#17 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,486 Thanks
  • 39,722 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted August 04, 2015 - 07:31 AM

Just a tip here for folks who want to put a degree symbol instead of the *. Hold the ALT key down and type in 0176. That gives you ° (degree symbol).

 

Alan is spot on with his advice!


  • limebuzz, Delmar, shorty and 2 others have said thanks

#18 gardentractornut OFFLINE  

gardentractornut
  • Senior Member
  • GTt Junior
  • Member No: 67198
  • 324 Thanks
  • 322 posts
  • Location: Minnesota

Posted August 04, 2015 - 08:46 AM

no, the sleeve hitch piece should have a 10* tilt to it.
It's what puts the plow straight up when tilted in a furrow.

There is also an adjustment behind the moldboard. Read that adjustment twice before you start tweaking. Make sure you do that one right (if it needs it)

Oh, and make certain you have both front and rear left wheels up the 5"
Just doing the back messes you up.

No I didn't! That's maybe why I'm getting screwed up! But then again, it doesn't plow right anyway. I'll look and see and get some pics.



#19 gardentractornut OFFLINE  

gardentractornut
  • Senior Member
  • GTt Junior
  • Member No: 67198
  • 324 Thanks
  • 322 posts
  • Location: Minnesota

Posted August 04, 2015 - 03:20 PM

Ok, so this morning I got the manual out and printed and I followed the instructions. I jacked up the back at about 5.5" and all I had was a 4x4 post chunk for the front but I figured that would work fine. So I'm just going from memory here, but the first thing it said was you want to crank it so that the tip of the share was touching the ground. So i did that and what happened was the back of the landslide was like 4" off the ground, the book said it should be 1". So I then cranked it to 1" in the back and the tip of the share hit the coulter. After that I found the happy (not really) medium and tried it in the garden. No matter what I plow a "V", and not the flat bottom that I should. This is trying it in and out of the furrow.
002.JPG

Attached Thumbnails

  • 003.JPG
  • 005.JPG
  • 006.JPG
  • 007.JPG
  • 011.JPG
  • 013.JPG
  • 014.JPG
  • 015.JPG


#20 gardentractornut OFFLINE  

gardentractornut
  • Senior Member
  • GTt Junior
  • Member No: 67198
  • 324 Thanks
  • 322 posts
  • Location: Minnesota

Posted August 04, 2015 - 03:59 PM

I also got a video:



#21 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,316 Thanks
  • 28,634 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted August 04, 2015 - 04:10 PM

Ok, I do see one thing, the hitch has a second ole in it which will bring the main beam more horizontal instead of up like it is.
Will watch the vid and see what else I can see

#22 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,316 Thanks
  • 28,634 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted August 04, 2015 - 04:12 PM

Also, take off the coulter until you get the rest figured out, you're not using it unless,you're going to be doing sod or the like.

#23 OldBuzzard ONLINE  

OldBuzzard

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 805
  • 6,482 Thanks
  • 4,634 posts
  • Location: Oberlin, OH

Posted August 04, 2015 - 06:33 PM

Looks like the ground that you are working is so loose that it's just back filling the furrow.

 

You need to try ground that hasn't been worked to get a better idea of what it's doing.

 

Also, the 'settings' that they give are just a starting point.  You make adjustments from there once you start plowing to get the plow working correctly.



#24 DH1 ONLINE  

DH1

    Electric Tractors

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 62
  • 4,587 Thanks
  • 5,295 posts
  • Location: Markham Ontario Canada

Posted August 04, 2015 - 07:27 PM

I don't think it's tracking straight behind the tractor. ???

Plow needs to swing back and forth a bit so it can find it's own path. 

Also looks like Maybe it's set to go to deep. ???

 

The coulter should be set so it only goes into the ground 1 or 2 inch's when the plow is 5" in the ground, the coulter can stop the plow from going down to it's full depth. That's what I find when I plow.



#25 coldone OFFLINE  

coldone

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 839
  • 1,631 Thanks
  • 1,668 posts
  • Location: Central NC

Posted August 04, 2015 - 08:25 PM

It took me a few years to figure mine out and I think I finally did it this year. I too suffered from the point down and back up. My biggest problem was that the plow would pull hard to the landside. It would have my 3pth fully over that way. I finally sat down and found the correct manuals and found that I could adjust the plow point left and right. After an afternoon of experimenting with the adjustments I finally got it to track almost directly behind the tractor. Once that was sorted out, the point placement only took a little adjusting to get it to the depth I wanted. My furrows would not win a competition but they did finally fill in the previous furrow and clean out the bottom mostly.

 

From the short vid, I think yours is pulling hard to the landside too. That is why its leaving the V shape furrow. The landside is kicking out and pushing the soil out. Try getting it to track straight, then fiddle with the point up and down adjustment.



#26 OldBuzzard ONLINE  

OldBuzzard

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 805
  • 6,482 Thanks
  • 4,634 posts
  • Location: Oberlin, OH

Posted August 04, 2015 - 09:40 PM

Looking at the pics, it looks like you have the two bolts on the hitch keeping the plow rigid.

 

If so, you need to back them off completely so that the plow is free to swing a bit.



#27 gardentractornut OFFLINE  

gardentractornut
  • Senior Member
  • GTt Junior
  • Member No: 67198
  • 324 Thanks
  • 322 posts
  • Location: Minnesota

Posted August 04, 2015 - 09:49 PM

Wow! Lots of advice! It was said that the soil is too soft, yes it is thanks to my super awesome Bolens tiller. I did plow the manure pile AGAIN (I know, a little kid in his sandbox) and it seemed to plow pretty nice. I'll see if I can get a video of that too. I'm gonna have to wait for better soil to plow, or just wait and pack it in and then plow. As you can see, my space is VERY limited.



#28 gardentractornut OFFLINE  

gardentractornut
  • Senior Member
  • GTt Junior
  • Member No: 67198
  • 324 Thanks
  • 322 posts
  • Location: Minnesota

Posted August 04, 2015 - 09:57 PM

Oh yes, I have the plow set to the very far right, the way it needs to go. It still doesn't track straight, but I'll take the bolts out anyway and try.

Also, I was watching the 8th annual PA plow day video and noticed this at  27:18. This guy has a bolens gear drive and plow like mine, and his is straight up and down as it should be. The hitch is also slanted like mine is, but the opposite way.



#29 shorty ONLINE  

shorty

    Member

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 6172
  • 3,566 Thanks
  • 3,950 posts
  • Location: Lancaster County Pa

Posted August 05, 2015 - 05:03 AM

Could you get a closeup pic of the hitch. In the one pic, it looks tilted the wrong way.
  • MH81 said thank you

#30 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,316 Thanks
  • 28,634 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted August 05, 2015 - 06:22 AM

That's the site owner's dad. His username is Grand.




Top