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Cub plowing

Postby wesome » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:13 pm

I'm hoping y'all can help me out. I put the Cub to work yesterday on new ground for the garden with my new to me 193 plow. I was pleasantly surprised at how easily the Cub pulled the plow through our heavy clay. It did its part but I guess I didn't do mine! For sure I plowed too deep. Not sure how to stop that and still keep the lift chain loose? (I've read that's the proper way?) Also, the dirt wasn't turned over but rather "stood up." In other words, what was the turf on the left side laying flat was straight up in the air after I ran the plow through. Is this due to the depth I plowed? I was really wanting a disk about then, but had my brother run his JD mounted tiller over it. What adjustment am I missing? Would appreciate your thoughts. Go easy on the new guy.

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Re: Cub plowing

Postby Barnyard » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:18 pm

What is your rear wheel spacing? If not wide enough your sod will not turn completely over.
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Re: Cub plowing

Postby wesome » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:23 pm

I think around 54 inches. Not sure how that would be adjusted other than flipping them around?

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Re: Cub plowing

Postby tmays » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:27 pm

On the depth, you should have a depth control lever. Plowing depth is not done with the hydraulics
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Re: Cub plowing

Postby tmays » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:29 pm

Also, you should read through the 193 manual here on the forum in the pdf manual section. There’s quite a lot to setting up a 193 plow properly.
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Re: Cub plowing

Postby radioguy41 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:30 pm

Here's a link to a good thread on the proper setup for the plow.

http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=149&t=38411
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Re: Cub plowing

Postby tmays » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:32 pm

radioguy41 wrote:Here's a link to a good thread on the proper setup for the plow.

http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=149&t=38411

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Re: Cub plowing

Postby MiCarl » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:55 pm

The owners manual shows how to set wheel spacing. I believe the proper width is 44", but the plow manual specifies it.

It's difficult to get a 193 plow to run excessively deep. The tractor draw bar starts to dig into the ground if you go much more than 6" deep.
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Re: Cub plowing

Postby Bill Hudson » Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:22 pm

wesome wrote:I think around 54 inches. Not sure how that would be adjusted other than flipping them around?


Wheel spacing is measured center-to-center and if you did measure the 54" c-to-c, wheel spacing would be the first place to start. Before you do anything, get up close and personal with the 193 owners manual. Study it thoroughly and follow the setup instructions.

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Re: Cub plowing

Postby Barnyard » Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:26 pm

My furrows weren't turning all the way and after I was done I realized my wheel spacing was at 40 inches. It was to late to do it over.
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Re: Cub plowing

Postby Eugene » Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:30 pm

All the above suggestions. And:

Moldboard scoured? Plowing fast enough? Soil moisture?
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: Cub plowing

Postby Barnyard » Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:35 pm

wesome wrote:I think around 54 inches. Not sure how that would be adjusted other than flipping them around?

Here is an easy way to set up your spacing. viewtopic.php?f=143&t=86456
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Re: Cub plowing

Postby wesome » Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:10 pm

I might need to lower the colter. I'd say I was at plowing about 12 inches deep. And yes, the front edge of drawbar was digging in too. 54" was to the outside of tires I believe. I'll have to run over to the barn and check using barnyards pics and a measuring tape. (Thank you BTW!). Moldboard was secured. I was likely moving too slow if that matters. First go at it and all. Not sure if I'll plow any more garden this year, but I'd like to have it straight before I make a mess of things again next year. You guys rock!

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Re: Cub plowing

Postby Glen » Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:45 pm

Hi,
You didn't say if you have the depth control lever, to the right of the seat. It is used for plowing with a 193 Plow. It is connected to the drawbar, which is in the forward position using the plow.
The drawbar has to have the 2 bolts removed, that keep it in one position, so it will move up and down.
You would pull the lever to the rear to raise the front of the plow, and keep it from plowing too deep.

Below is the owner's manual for the Cub 193 Plow. It has lots of info.

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... index.html

Below are pics from TM Tractor of a Cub 193 Plow on a Cub. They don't really show the lever fully. It has a quadrant with notches for adjusting the lever position.
Not all plows have the chain on the right side that goes to the lever mounting. Some have the chain and some don't.

http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/gim ... ow_001.htm

If the rear wheel discs are facing in, the widest tread it can have is 44".
The discs have to be facing out for wider widths. :)
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Re: Cub plowing

Postby tmays » Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:48 pm

Lowering the colter will not help you. Read the link suggested earlier
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