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#1 tractormike OFFLINE  

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 07:31 PM

I am building a one bottom steel wheel plow to go with my 2 bottom plow. I started this afternoon and got this much done. The plow I am using is a seven inch, one bottom David Bradly/Sears three point hitch plow. My idea is to build a pull type frame with a pull rope controlled three point hitch. I am going to roughly copy the dimensions of the Sears three point hitch and make the lift part of it controlled by pulling on a rope for up and down, like the old farm plow trip lift.
I am going to try to get it done in time for our plow day this coming weekend, nothing like putting yourself under a little pressure! This plow should pull easy enough that most any tractor will be able to hitch up and pull it.
Anyway here are the pictures of my afternoon's work.

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 08:21 PM

Absolutely awesome! I can't wait to see the lift and trip , what a cool set up. With those rigs nobody has an excuse. Great job.

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 08:31 PM

Looks great Mike, Make sure to post some pictures of the trip/lift, I for one will want to see how you made it work. Thanks

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 08:33 PM

Looking good Mike, hope you can get it done in time.

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 08:35 PM

Hi Mike
that looks cool.
Truck is in the shop but hoping to have it out buy Wednesday.
Plan on leaving Friday Night around 6PM. Going to catch a room somewhere close and be there early Saturday.

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 11:21 PM

Looking great. Can't wait to see the trip and video of it working.

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 05:37 AM

That will be a neat plow. Gotta see this in action.

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 08:08 AM

That looks really good.Its going to be interesting to see how you make the lift system work.My other question is when your ploughing with it does the one wheel run in the furrow and if it does do you have to adjust the angle of the plough.Larry

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Posted October 04, 2011 - 07:56 AM

The one bottom plow I am using is made for behind a tractor. The cross bar that the three point hitch arms go to has an offset angle built into it to have the plow run level with the tractor's right wheel running in the furrow. My three point hitch arms will each be adjustable to fine tune and level the plow if needed. I am not sure if I will have to add a depth wheel to the back of the plow or not. I'll have to give it a try and see if that is needed.
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Posted October 04, 2011 - 11:09 AM

Nice job tractormike with the one bottom plow.

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Posted October 04, 2011 - 11:49 AM

so are we close to getting some pictures or vid of it plowing ??

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Posted October 05, 2011 - 08:03 AM

I hope there will be video of it working this weekend at our plow days. Last night I made the rope lift linkages and have that working. I have to brace up the axle, add the hitch and then it will be ready for a test run. Here are some pictures of last nights progress.

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Here are some pictures of the catch latch that I made to hold the plow up until you pulled all the way on the rope and then it releases and lets the plow down.plow 015.JPG

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Posted October 05, 2011 - 12:53 PM

Mike, I like that latch, it is simple, but very effective.

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Posted October 05, 2011 - 03:01 PM

I have often though it would be fun to build a ground lift plow like my old John Deere that I could pull with a garden tractor. Now you have done it. Looks great and I can't wait to see the video.
What make me sick is I just sold a Sears plow like that because I didn't have a tractor with that type of hitch. Bummer.

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Posted October 06, 2011 - 02:38 PM

Well I did get the plow done enough that it is ready to take out and plow with:yelclap::yelclap::yelclap:! I plowed a little up in the old garden spot with it and it will need some adjustment yet but I think it will work ok! I really wanted it done enough to go play with it this weekend. Here are a couple pictures of it. I'm not worried about painting it yet as I don't know if any major modifications are in order yet.

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