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Rebuilding a single bottom plow to be cat 0 3point


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Posted October 14, 2011 - 02:11 PM

Well I am done most of my other projects, so I figured I would finally re do my bottom plow. I have no idea what it is but it works pretty good.
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What I have in mind is to make it dedicated to its own frame, and have the plow itself adjustable rather than tweaking arms and links and such.
Here is what I have fondled up today so far...
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My next question is , how deep should plow ? Right now it can go down 8 or more inches but is this too deep for it ? Not sure , never really played much with a little plow.
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Posted October 14, 2011 - 02:22 PM

The std guide is to plow no more deep than half the cutting width of the plow. So if that's an 8" plow....4" deep. 10" plow....5" deep....and so on.

Here's how to measure width of cut:

Plow Width.jpg
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Posted October 14, 2011 - 06:15 PM

Just tacked things together enough to try it, workday about the same, so a few more adjustments are in order, but first it needs to dry out some more. The colter seems to cut the ground nice but it needs a touch more roll to make sure the sod flops over. Also need to get the top link centered a bit better. But all in all not too bad for the first attempt. I will fool with it tomorrow and then if all is good .ill weld it out and give it a coat of paint and grease up the shar.
Thanks Dan that was great.

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Posted October 14, 2011 - 06:47 PM

I forgot to add....super slick work on that tool bar!

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Posted October 14, 2011 - 08:25 PM

....super slick work on that tool bar!


:ditto: that's great work there.

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Posted October 14, 2011 - 10:02 PM

Very nice work on the hitch!

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Posted October 15, 2011 - 05:05 AM

Nice looking hitch. Hope it works out good without to much tweaking.
I haven't plowed since I was a teenager(loooong time ago), but doesn't speed have an effect on the roll over along with depth of cut?

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Posted October 15, 2011 - 05:18 AM

Super slick work on that tool bar!



I second the:ditto: Nice job.

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Posted October 15, 2011 - 09:05 AM

Thats some pretty neat work there
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Posted October 15, 2011 - 06:27 PM

Well it works well, only a minor mod needed for the top link, it is so fat to the right that I want to add a 3rd plate and a angled brace. Here is a video of it working.
Modified plow to 3point hitch - YouTube
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Posted October 15, 2011 - 06:39 PM

First I have to say, very nice plow setup. Now, another unrelated question, what do you use the school bus for?

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Posted October 15, 2011 - 06:48 PM

Looks good, Keith. Seems to be turning things over real well. Good Job!

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Posted October 15, 2011 - 06:57 PM

First I have to say, very nice plow setup. Now, another unrelated question, what do you use the school bus for?


That was at my brothers place, my big welder is there , the bus is used for storage, there are 2 of them , one is painted green to blend in to the woods .
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Posted October 15, 2011 - 08:50 PM

Great build.

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Posted October 15, 2011 - 09:15 PM

Looks like you did a good job on the hitch. Tractor sounds good also.




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