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#1 TomLGT195 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 26, 2016 - 02:42 PM

The reason I ask this question, the rule of thumb is 1" per horsepower.  According to this http://gardentractor...rchangeability/ I have only 8.5 horses. I plan on going to plow day and I only  have a 10" plow.  Will this tractor handle it or should be looking for a 8" ?? Or use my Ford LGT125 which certainly can handle that plow. Was really hoping to try the Bolens out.

I have ag tires that will go on as well as the stock Bolens weights.


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Posted February 26, 2016 - 04:09 PM

I would think it would be fine. The Simplicity 700 and 725 (7hp and 7.25hp) came with a factory 10 inch plow.


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Posted February 26, 2016 - 04:12 PM

Bolens approved the use of a Brinly 10" plow on the 850, 853, 855, 1000, 1050 and 12hp tube-frames.

 

I never plowed with a tube-frame, so I can't offer advice.

 

Don't forget that your 1050 has a LOW range and a LOCKING differential.  ...These should help when plowing.


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Posted February 26, 2016 - 04:44 PM

Look up plowing on you tube. I think you'll find answers on there. I think it will work. Some times it depends on the soil types and conditions.

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Posted February 26, 2016 - 04:48 PM

10in Brinly on a 1050 no problem but I have wheel weights a lead 75lb weight in the tool box an ag tires
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Posted February 26, 2016 - 04:58 PM

I think you will be fine,I used a 10" on my 1050 when I used to put in a garden,the soil was clay mixed and pretty tough,had turf tires with chains and factory weights,I did use low range
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Posted February 26, 2016 - 05:25 PM

I have a 10" on my 1050, my main issue was traction, but i was on difficult terrain, clay soil and a lot of roots. I managed to get it done in the end and I found high gear ripped through roots better - no chains or weights and turf tires.
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Posted February 26, 2016 - 06:52 PM

It should pul fine with some ags and wheel weights. I've seen bigger plows on 8.5 hp tractors.


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Posted February 26, 2016 - 07:48 PM

Looks like I'm taking the Bolens to plow day. :) Thanks guys for the info. I might fill the tires to get a few extra lbs.
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Posted February 26, 2016 - 10:32 PM

I used to pull a 10" plow with a 7 horse Cub Cadet 71. Traction was a bigger issue than power.


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Posted February 27, 2016 - 11:11 AM

I would imagine AG's would make a world of difference, more so than added weight. Power was never an issue and this is with a 10HP Wisconsin burning as much oil as it does fuel. I guess chains on turfs would be a good compromise.
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Posted February 27, 2016 - 11:40 AM

I pull a 10 with my 850 so the 1050 will pull a 10...


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