Plowing with my farmall 100

Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:51 am

I recently purchased a farmall 100 which I intend to use for my garden plot. Each time I drop the bottom plow I plow for a couple of feet and then the right side wheel starts spinning. My garden plot is in an area that was grown up with underbrush so there appears to be very few roots or rocks that would impede my progress. Is there anyone with more experience than I that can give me any suggestions.

Thank you in advance


Re: Plowing with my farmall 100

Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:36 am

Welcome to the Forum!!

I am no plow expert, but there could be several possibilites for your issue. First, how much tread is left on the tire? About how deep is the plow sinking into the dirt? How smooth is the plow share and moldboard surface? Are you using any wheel weights? Is this a fasthitch plow or a drawbar mounted plow? Do you have the coulter mounted to cut the roots? And, what part of the country are you in and what type of dirt are you turning?
A turn plow is not the best at turning new ground. What you may have to do is only plow shallow until the plow is scoured and roots are cut, disc everything up and then plow to a deeper depth. Weights may have to be applied for more traction. I'm sure more will be on the way to get you going.

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Re: Plowing with my farmall 100

Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:18 pm


If you can get us the answers to the questions Raymond asked, we can go a long way to helping solve your problem.


Re: Plowing with my farmall 100

Sat Apr 11, 2009 1:39 pm

The tractor has good tire tread and the wheels have weights. I am from North Central North Carolina area and the type of soil has a little clay but not much. When I am plowing the plow only is going down in the ground a few inches.


Re: Plowing with my farmall 100

Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:27 pm

1.What type of plow? (1 bottom 12 inch or 14 inch - 2 bottom)
2. Is it set up correct? (depth control, level, pitch)
3. When was the last time this land was plowed?
4. what shape is the motor and tranny in? (the last 100 was made 53 yrs ago)

You have left to many open ended things that are key to helping you out. I know my 100 cannot handle more then a 1 bottom 14" plow in my soil.

Re: Plowing with my farmall 100

Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:59 pm

Make sure the brake lock is open and then apply a little gentle pressure to the right brake when the right wheel spins. This will direct traction to the left side. Making sure the plow is set up correctly of course is the first step. But given that, this should help with your traction issue.

Re: Plowing with my farmall 100

Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:50 am

How wet or dry is the soil :?: I don't have to tell you what happens if it is too wet. But if it is too dry it will be hard to plow too.


Re: Plowing with my farmall 100

Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:09 pm

If you are tring to pull more tan a one bottom 14 in plow in over grown land with that 100 you may have more of the same type problems . Chances are you got a two bottom plow. And that just mat be too much plow for the tractor . A lot of parts of NC has the same type soil as we have here in VA . My 140 cant plow rested land with 2 12s