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#1 DH1 ONLINE  

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Posted September 07, 2015 - 03:03 PM

Well I've asked the question before and today I found out for myself.

Can a GE tractor pull the plow in the garden?

 

Yes it can. :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:

 

Today I took my EGT200, similar to the general electric E20, put a Brinly 10" plow on it with a sleeve hitch and tried it out in the garden.

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I spent a lot of time testing, adjusting, trying different things, setups and got it working pretty good.

It pulls the plow in L (2nd gear) best, and it has the power to pull it in D (3rd gear).

GE recommends L or LL for plowing. Transmision is a Peerless 2300, 4sp.

Tractor still has some issues to deal with but when it's working it can do it.

One thing I notice is traction, never spun the tires at all, tractor has factory turf's on it with NO extra weight added.

Today was a test and tune day, I didn't take any video's as I was having trouble at the start getting it to work, multiple problems, about 1/2 way through I got it figured out and it seems to work good. I have never done this with a GE tractor so I have nothing to compare it to, only what I see on the internet.

I got to take this to a plowday sometime.

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Factory Sleeve hitch with the Manual lift and a 10" Brinly plow

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Posted September 07, 2015 - 03:14 PM

About how deep were you plowing ?  Looks great, you need a set of disks now.   Noel


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Posted September 07, 2015 - 03:18 PM

Doug, how do you reach the lift handle from the seat?

Nice furrows.
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Posted September 07, 2015 - 03:36 PM

About how deep were you plowing ?  Looks great, you need a set of disks now.   Noel

About  4" to 5" , the last furrow is way to deep, tractor leaned over too much on that pass.

 

Doug, how do you reach the lift handle from the seat?

Nice furrows.

The lift handle is a problem, they modified the GE lift on the front mount tractors to fit the New Idea mid mount tractors and in doing so they made it harder to pull the handle up when the plow is on, also it does stick out back far but you can still reach it from the seat.


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Posted September 07, 2015 - 03:53 PM

You make it look so easy , i wish i could have mine look like that so good . nice job .

 

 

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Posted September 07, 2015 - 04:22 PM

Once you get it all dialed in, you oughta either build a winch lift or use a boat's hydraulic trim pump to build a power lift.  Looks like it's doing a super good job.


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Posted September 07, 2015 - 04:25 PM

Once you get it all dialed in, you oughta either build a winch lift or use a boat's hydraulic trim pump to build a power lift.  Looks like it's doing a super good job.

 

Thanks Dan you know as old as it is with mostly original parts, electrical parts, all the connections and points where power can be lost.

This thing really truly works.

I'd love to try a brand new one.


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Posted September 07, 2015 - 05:47 PM

About  4" to 5" , the last furrow is way to deep, tractor leaned over too much on that pass.
 

The lift handle is a problem, they modified the GE lift on the front mount tractors to fit the New Idea mid mount tractors and in doing so they made it harder to pull the handle up when the plow is on, also it does stick out back far but you can still reach it from the seat.


Just be careful about that Doug. Just because you can reach a lift lever from the seat doesn't mean it is ergonomic enough to prevent a back injury... Trust me, a manual lift tiller on a 1974 Gilson 16 HP gear drive tractor screwed up my upper back / shoulder several years ago. Can still feel that 'twinge' at times on long drives.
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Posted September 07, 2015 - 06:06 PM

Good looking plow job.


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Posted September 07, 2015 - 06:13 PM

Nice. I am always looking for an E20 Elec-Trak. I don't know if the E14 will pull a plow or not. Guess I am gonna have to find a plow and give it a try. Thanks for the pics.


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Posted September 08, 2015 - 01:32 PM

I'd like to see that plowing. 


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Posted November 08, 2015 - 03:21 PM

Well today was a nice day for a Nov 8th and I thought I'd try again.

Same setup as before Brinly 10" , turf tires with no extra weight and NO traction problems at all, NO tire slippage.

The Power use meter was in the high green to top of the red zone, sometimes above the top, tractor was run in L or 2nd gear on a peerless 4sp.

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Plowed all this in 1/2hr non stop.

 

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Posted November 08, 2015 - 05:50 PM

Doug, I can't believe I missed this one the first time around.

 

Great job.  I liked the video.  It sure does a nice amount of work.  I replaced the usage gauge on my GE, only to find the new one didn't work either.  


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