Plowing with a M

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Plowing with a M

Postby T-Mo » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:45 am

This was posted on Green Tractor Talk, so since it's a Farmall M pulling a JD plow, I thought I share the videos here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqRdkaiv9ak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjfTDjlRkCo

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Re: Plowing with a M

Postby Denny Clayton » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:50 am

Sod turning over nice.
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Re: Plowing with a M

Postby MiCarl » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:13 am

A couple years ago I got an opportunity to do some plowing with an M and a Little Genius 14-2. A real joy.

Those old fashioned trip plows do beautiful work
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Re: Plowing with a M

Postby Stanton » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:34 am

Nice to watch. Thanks!
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Re: Plowing with a M

Postby Bill Hudson » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:50 pm

Nothing like plowing sod that turns over like that. Smells good too!

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Re: Plowing with a M

Postby Mike H » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:28 am

Brings back memories of my trapping partener [and almost father in law :mrgreen: ] pulling 3/14 with his M.
kept hitting a rock in the field and tripping the plow, had to chain the plow and pull it off the rock and re hook it up to the M.
He got the bright idea to dig the rock out :roll: :roll: ,by the time we found the edges of the rock it was 3' x 5' and 2' thick blue granit.
took 2 tractors to slide it up a ramp and move it to the edge of the field.

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Re: Plowing with a M

Postby v w » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:51 am

I have more time than what I wanted plowing with an M pulling 3 14's. Being a JD plow I will assume he is pulling 2 16's which allows the tractor to move right along which helps to make for a nice plowing job. If I were plowing with that set up I would move the hitch to the right and plow with a bit of a side draft which dad always did rather than move the wheels in and out for plowing and cultivating. My worst experience plowing was finishing up plowing an alfalfa sod where there was only a narrow strip of land left and both wheels were running in a furrow. The drawbar is only a couple of inches off the ground and I somehow had some wheel slip and down I went and was sitting on the drawbar. Dad laughed at me but had quite a time getting it out. The only available power was an H. I don't recall who finished up but if it was my vote dad did. Vern

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Re: Plowing with a M

Postby 2cubs » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:19 pm

Hey those video's look familiar. I guess that would be because I shot them when we were plowing our back pasture. Thanks for posting here, T-Mo.

The plow is a John Deere 44 trip plow with 16" bottoms. We are planning on doing a couple more acre's later this year and I hope to have my John Deere 44 H plow ready to go by then. Its hydraulic lift version of the 44.

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Re: Plowing with a M

Postby T-Mo » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:49 am

2cubs wrote:Hey those video's look familiar. I guess that would be because I shot them when we were plowing our back pasture. Thanks for posting here, T-Mo.

The plow is a John Deere 44 trip plow with 16" bottoms. We are planning on doing a couple more acre's later this year and I hope to have my John Deere 44 H plow ready to go by then. Its hydraulic lift version of the 44.

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I was kind of hoping the videos belong to a member here, but I wasn't sure. Maybe post some more videos if you have any?

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Re: Plowing with a M

Postby 2cubs » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:15 pm

T-Mo wrote: I was kind of hoping the videos belong to a member here, but I wasn't sure. Maybe post some more videos if you have any?


I'll look through the video's and see what I have. Might only have one or two more plowing video's. I probably have some of our Super C mowing hay. I did post some video's of our Farmall H. One was a restoration video and the other was the Farmall H pulling a model 52-R combine harvesting grain. That's posted in the Farmall H section.

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Re: Plowing with a M

Postby 2cubs » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:07 pm

Mike H wrote:Brings back memories of my trapping partener [and almost father in law :mrgreen: ] pulling 3/14 with his M.
kept hitting a rock in the field and tripping the plow, had to chain the plow and pull it off the rock and re hook it up to the M.
He got the bright idea to dig the rock out :roll: :roll: ,by the time we found the edges of the rock it was 3' x 5' and 2' thick blue granit.
took 2 tractors to slide it up a ramp and move it to the edge of the field.

Mike


We had a rock like that dug out of our field last summer when we had a big excavator on the place. It was just even with the top of the soil and I found one edge, but couldn't find the other after digging 6'. This is what he found. The excavator couldn't lift it. He made a ramp and rolled it out of the hole and placed it by our new bridge as an ornament.

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Re: Plowing with a M

Postby Denny Clayton » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:10 am

2cubs wrote:
Mike H wrote:Brings back memories of my trapping partener [and almost father in law :mrgreen: ] pulling 3/14 with his M.
kept hitting a rock in the field and tripping the plow, had to chain the plow and pull it off the rock and re hook it up to the M.
He got the bright idea to dig the rock out :roll: :roll: ,by the time we found the edges of the rock it was 3' x 5' and 2' thick blue granit.
took 2 tractors to slide it up a ramp and move it to the edge of the field.

Mike


We had a rock like that dug out of our field last summer when we had a big excavator on the place. It was just even with the top of the soil and I found one edge, but couldn't find the other after digging 6'. This is what he found. The excavator couldn't lift it. He made a ramp and rolled it out of the hole and placed it by our new bridge as an ornament.

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