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Riding plow [horse drawn]
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Coaltrain    Posted 10-04-2001 at 07:30:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a horse drawn plow 16". I was wandering if anyone has succesful cut one down to 12". My concern is changing the draft or if it will stay in ground? Thanks Coaltrain

Ole Cuss    Posted 10-04-2001 at 15:47:39       [Reply]  [No Email]

Coaltrain, I ran this by my farming partner, who is really the "go to" guy on plowing. He doesn't think cutting it down is the way he'd choose. He feels that, by changing the adjustment on the plow itself as well as the traces, you should be able to make it draw more to one side and cut a smaller furrow.
He advises trying to get a very early copy of the John Deere book, "Operation, Care, and Repair of Machinery" which shows horsedrawn plow adjustments (they came out with dozens of editions of this, so it has to be a pretty early one for the horsedrawn material to be in it).

coaltraon    Posted 10-04-2001 at 18:56:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hay ole cuss by the way we are pressen and cooking sorgum sat. The old binder helt together pretty good tied ever bundle. The press we are using was made 1877. Cane a little small we been in bad drought. Made a few 3 weeks ago. Come on down we will share the fun, mite even have something in the dutch oven. Coaltrain

coaltraon    Posted 10-04-2001 at 18:54:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hay ole cuss by the way we are pressen and cooking sorgum sat. The old binder helt together pretty good tied ever bundle. The press we are using was made 1877. Cane a little small we been in bad drought. Made a few 3 weeks ago. Coaltrain

Ole Cuss    Posted 10-05-2001 at 03:45:52       [Reply]  [No Email]

Boy, wish I could visit a bit with you. Going to an antique tractor pull Sat. after getting the sisters to agree to stay with Dad but even then I have to be back in 4-5 hours, travelling time included. Hoping to get to a powwow in another week or two; I like to stay most of the day at these but again I might get to stay only a hour or so the way things are now. Good plowing to you.

Bob (WI)    Posted 10-04-2001 at 16:35:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't cut it up, find a smaller plow or adjust this one to work, by cutting it up you might end up with scrap and I hate to see another plow go to waste and I can't find plows like that around here that haven't been cobbled up.

coaltrain    Posted 10-04-2001 at 18:46:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Bob I do treasure each peace of horse drawn equipt I have and tons of 1870 tools and chuck Wagon. You are rite I must compete with people paying way high prices and making mail boxes out of them or sitting them in their front yard or resturant. That is not me. You and Ole Cuss are rite I doin't feel rite about cutting the land slide and mowboard down. I will just use 4up instead of 3up. Was just one of those ideas I really didn't want to do any how. Thanks for input Coaltrain

Hogman    Posted 10-05-2001 at 19:35:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Anybody know of double bottom 12" 3 (ugh) point?
I've thought one might work pretty good behind tha ole 9N. Seems tho tha only ones that show up around here are 14 or 16. I have a bought new 14" single and a wrecked two bottom 14 Dearborn. Was in a hurry pullin it behind tha MF180 in about 5th hole and hit a stump. Gross modification!!!!
Always considered it to be sacralige ta put a moldboard plow in this rocky old erosive ground but there are times....

Would You believe I wore out a new point plowin 3 acres? Ground had been last broke 50 years agone.

Ole Cuss    Posted 10-06-2001 at 16:31:36       [Reply]  [No Email]

The Ferguson 3-pt plow I use behind my 9N is a 2 x 12.

Judy V.    Posted 10-08-2001 at 22:18:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ole Cuss, I have a 2 bottom, 3 pt. plow. ( Sorry, all you old tractor purists ) I carried it down to my father's farm in TN a couple of years ago, where it has just sat. I'm going down Nov. 10th. I'll try to measure it to see if it's a 12" bottom or not.

Ole Cuss    Posted 10-09-2001 at 02:52:32       [Reply]  [No Email]

Thanks Judy. It's Hogman who is looking for a 2 x 12 plow for his 9N. I already have one.

Hogman    Posted 10-06-2001 at 18:24:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks OC I'll keep lookin. Anymore if it says Ford on it the price is crazy. Mabe I can find a A/C. Nobody likes that color.

Ole Cuss    Posted 10-07-2001 at 10:31:08       [Reply]  [No Email]

AC orange is an admired color around here, both for farming and tractor pulling. I dearly love my D-10.

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