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So,,, tried plowing again today.


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#1 propane1 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 19, 2016 - 01:37 PM

Cut the grass first with the MF7. And then dug some potatoes. Then did some plowin.
So,,,, not much better than yesterday. Most of the sod rolled back in on the first pass, so I flipped it over by hand. Tried the second pass. Some rolled over and some rolled back. About 5" deep. Tractor had a very hard time pulling plow. At the 5" depth, it still was cutting grass roots. This field has not been plowed 30 years or more. So I have figued out that, these plows and tractors are only good for already dug gardens or lawn grass or a field that has been plowed up with in the last two years. That is my opinion only. I have had it work good before, but it was much lighter roots in the sod.
My son showed up for a visit in his Rambler. So will take the ferguson tractor out Monday or Tuesday, with the two sod plow and see how it works in the same place.
If it won't work, I will lose at the plow match next weekend.

Noel

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Posted August 19, 2016 - 01:58 PM

A you going to be plowing virgin sod at the match?


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Posted August 19, 2016 - 02:17 PM

Just like all dirt is not the same, all sod is not the same.  Looks like you're trying to turn over some long-term pasture.  The roots on some common pasture grasses can go down several feet in the ground.  Definitely tougher than the whimpy grasses in most lawns.


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Posted August 19, 2016 - 02:42 PM

Looks better then before. Your plow is kind of light for that kind of work. 

I have a full sized JD 2 bottom plow that has it's work cut out for it in some kinds of unbroken ground. 

 


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Posted August 19, 2016 - 03:13 PM

What brand of plow is that? My reason for that is my Brinly for the Ford was doing the same type of furrows and I found out the hitch was on backwards (180° out). Turned it over and all was good.


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Posted August 19, 2016 - 03:49 PM

I saw your post yesterday and was wondering if the soil was too dry.

I know you can't make it rain, but was just a thought.


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Posted August 19, 2016 - 04:06 PM

The ground at the plow match would have been turn over two years ago. So not as hard to plow.

Kenny, it is a brinley plow as far as I know.

Noel.

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Posted August 19, 2016 - 04:41 PM

If I am correct, take the hitch off the front of the plow and turn it 180° (white piece). Mine was the same way and I could not get it to plow right. Did the turn over and it got real nice after that. Some tractors will work with that as it is, but my Ford would not!


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Posted August 19, 2016 - 04:44 PM

I can't tell from your pictures, but take a look at my thread where I end up replacing the plow share

 

http://gardentractor...ay/#entry673527


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Posted August 19, 2016 - 04:48 PM

If I am correct, take the hitch off the front of the plow and turn it 180° (white piece). Mine was the same way and I could not get it to plow right. Did the turn over and it got real nice after that. Some tractors will work with that as it is, but my Ford would not!

I agree, the yoke is on backwards.
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Posted August 19, 2016 - 04:50 PM

I've looked for Daniels article on setting up a plow, but can't find it right now.


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Posted August 19, 2016 - 04:57 PM

I have no trouble getting it deep, if I want, it's rolling the sod over , is the trouble. The point in in good shape on the plow. Has the curve in the point so it has the suck.
And if I turn the yoke, I don't have enough lift on the sleeve hitch to get it out of the ground, or be able to drive around with the plow up.

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Posted August 19, 2016 - 04:59 PM

Is there anything in the manual about the yoke setting ?

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Posted August 19, 2016 - 05:00 PM

The yoke has 3 holes in it where it bolts to the beam, the front hole is the same either way but you should always line up the top hole for the rear. If your saying you don't get enough lift with it flipped the other way it's because the rear bolt was in the wrong hole.
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Posted August 19, 2016 - 05:02 PM

Oh , I see now about turning the yoke, my mistake.

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