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Re: Cub moldboard plow identification

Postby StinkyPete » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:41 am

I did take a pic of the plow bottom, is this share still ok or if not is it repairable?

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Re: Cub moldboard plow identification

Postby Shane Nelson » Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:20 pm

StinkyPete wrote:I did take a pic of the plow bottom, is this share still ok or if not is it repairable?

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If it’s not bent, it looks brand new.
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Re: Cub moldboard plow identification

Postby MiCarl » Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:22 pm

Shane Nelson wrote:
StinkyPete wrote:I did take a pic of the plow bottom, is this share still ok or if not is it repairable?

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If it’s not bent, it looks brand new.


Judging from the distance of the rest of the share from the floor it's not bent. It's got a chip out of it but from this angle it looks just like my brand new share minus the rust.

You can post a side picture so we can judge for sure.

If it's not bent it'll plow just fine.
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Re: Cub moldboard plow identification

Postby StinkyPete » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:16 pm

Here is the numbers on the back of the share.

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Re: Cub moldboard plow identification

Postby MiCarl » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:29 pm

It is a 552 share. That's the Soft Center version, versus the chilled iron share that is on my plow.

I believe (need more knowledgeable input from others) that the Soft Center share is face hardened steel. My understanding is the idea is it'll bend instead of breaking but is face hardened to improve wear. Should be repairable if it needs it.
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Re: Cub moldboard plow identification

Postby MiCarl » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:41 pm

Here are a couple pictures of my never in the dirt 0552 share.
share 1.jpg


I doubt yours is bent because the way the share wraps around the frog I'd think something would either break or it'd have a kink if it were bent.
share 2.jpg


There is one bolt in the share. That's it with the nut on it above the W in your picture. On mine that bolt was almost rusted through where it passed through the share. I bought a new one because I didn't want the bolt to break and cause damage to a share that's hard to replace.

As near as I can tell, IH doesn't sell the bolt any more. I picked mine up on eBay. The seller seems to have one left: #7 Genuine IH Farmall Plow Chief Plow Moldboard Landslide Bolt Bucket Tooth 3/8"
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Re: Cub moldboard plow identification

Postby tmays » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:46 pm

The seller that micarl posted a link to is JoeB here on the forum. Good feller
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Re: Cub moldboard plow identification

Postby StinkyPete » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:02 pm

My point is quite a bit rounder than that one.
My biggest problem is getting it right in the ground. It doesn’t go right in unless I set the depth all the way down then adjust it back up to the middle, But one of the guys on here said to Plow a forrow across the leading edge. That sounds like a good idea.

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Re: Cub moldboard plow identification

Postby MiCarl » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:45 pm

The share I have on the plow is rounded more than yours and it enters just fine. The only time I have to push the lever forward is if the guy ahead of me wasn't running deep enough. I have had to raise the depth control in soft spots because it tries to dive to China. I've never opened a field (first furrow) but you should expect to set the depth control down for the first pass.

I believe the manual says you may have to drop the depth control to get it started in really hard ground.

Your description sounds like once you get it in it runs the proper depth with the depth control at the mid point. If that's not the case I think you should double check your adjustments.

If you're in really hard ground it's also possible the coulter is holding it out. You might try raising the coulter and see if it enters better.
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Re: Cub moldboard plow identification

Postby StinkyPete » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:31 am

Thanks, the plow runs fine mid furrow just the first 5 feet or so it struggles to go into the ground, I have harder clay dirt. I’ll check out the coulter.

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Re: Cub moldboard plow identification

Postby MiCarl » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:04 am

This morning when I started my computer I noticed a picture of the share I'm currently using on the desktop.

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