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Mule-drawn potato plow
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Tom A    Posted 10-10-2002 at 06:20:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
OK, gotta question for the old timers. I gotta a old potato plow, designed to be mule or horse drawn. I hitch it to my tractor drawbar, and the wife drives forward in 1st geart and I follow behind with the plow.

Works great, but doesn't always go as deep as I'd like...blade tends to lift itself out of the soil sometimes. I think it has to do with the angle of the hitch.

At the front of the plow, where it would connect to the tug lines, there's a vertical bar with 3 holes, one above the other. I know that hitching to the different holes changes the angle of the plow, but which hole will make the plow go deeper--uppermost hole, or lowest?

Thanks. Hope the question makes sense as I wrote it.

Tom A

Ron/PA    Posted 10-10-2002 at 07:30:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If what I'm reading is correct in my mind (don't go there) You should hook in the top hole to pull the share down, the bottom hole to pull the share up, and the center one should be more or less level.
This is how our old one was, until we did a remount to a tractor.
At times like this I kind of miss the old percherons, they could answer more questions than I can.

Hollis Crummey    Posted 10-14-2008 at 10:23:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I need a picture of the mule drawn plow called a Grasshopper. Do you have one or can tell me where I might get one. Thanks

Bob /Ont.    Posted 10-10-2002 at 06:59:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Tom, just thought of another thing that might help too. Use a longer chain to draw with, then you will be able to work the plow in deeper with the handles, you will have more leverage that way.
Later Bob

Bob /Ont.    Posted 10-10-2002 at 06:46:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hitch higher on your plow Tom, now don't go plowing sidewalks with that plow though:<).
Later Bob

Tom A    Posted 10-10-2002 at 07:30:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Bob, that's what I thought but wasn't sure.

Hey, Bob, what are "sidewalks"? :-)


Dennis    Posted 10-10-2002 at 07:51:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sidewalks is what people in the big cities do when they come upon another person comming their way:>)

Bob /Ont.    Posted 10-10-2002 at 08:02:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Unless they want something from them eh Dennis.
Later Bob

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