BullDAWG wrote:The only issue of using the touch control to adjust the depth of the plow is when you get to the end of a row and need to pick up the plow. You would have to take off the depth control and hook it to the rear rocker-shaft to lift the plow OR have an old hand style lift that came on cubs without touch control. I personally like that idea as with the hand lift you can also then lift the cultivators in the front with the touch control and the rear cultivators after you drive to the same end spot and hand lift the rear cultivators. Its like the poor mans version of the SA with dual touch control.
The rear rock shaft is moving close to horizontal at the low end of its motion. The front rock shaft on the other hand is nearly horizontal when lowered.
I have enough slack in the chain to keep the rock shaft from pulling forward that there is about 1/3 of the touch control travel still available when the plow is fully in the ground. It seem that if that front link were the proper length that 1/3 could be used for depth adjustment.
When raising the plow the front would come up first which would cause the plow to climb to the surface without pulling it up from the rear. Not an issue with touch control but I see where it could be very beneficial with the hand lift.