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Re: 184 ground breaking

Postby hoythunter25 » Sat May 02, 2020 6:25 pm

I mounted the plow and did a little trial today. I didn't get the results I hoped. I did adjust the 3pt after the first pass where it barely dug in and got a better result the second pass.

Here is a link to video of four passes. What do you guys think? What do I need to do different?

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiWp01 ... m9uD1cWYlA


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Re: 184 ground breaking

Postby Don McCombs » Sat May 02, 2020 7:19 pm

I could be wrong, but it looks to me like your 3 Point is not letting the plow lower enough.
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Re: 184 ground breaking

Postby MiCarl » Sat May 02, 2020 8:45 pm

I think Don is right.

Those plows were made for a tractor that sits a lot lower to the ground. You're probably going to have to play with your mount so they are free to run deeper.

Put the left side wheels up on 4" blocks. Lower the plow and adjust so the bottoms lay flat on the ground front-back and side-side. This gets them set the way they need to be in the ground. There needs to be some travel left in the hydraulic cylinder so the plows aren't pulled out when you hit hills and bumps.
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Re: 184 ground breaking

Postby gitractorman » Sat May 02, 2020 9:46 pm

As others said, it looks like the hitch isn't dropping the plow low enough. It looks like they started to work then got bumped up, or, were you just trying to plow a small patch? The first time trying a plow, you really need to pull it a long distance, to give it a chance to "settle in" and to give you a chance to see it dig and make adjustments. If you just try to do a little patch the first time, you'll never get them set right. However, once you run some distance and make all your adjustments, then you can go back and plow up small patches with ease.
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Re: 184 ground breaking

Postby hoythunter25 » Sat May 02, 2020 9:55 pm

I was purposely just doing a small patch because I wanted to try to get it figured out before I plowed the bigger areas I eventually want to turn over. But it definitely seemed like it was working its way up out of the ground. I shortened the top link thinking if it had a little downward angle when lowered it would maybe want to suck down better?

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Re: 184 ground breaking

Postby MiCarl » Sun May 03, 2020 5:41 am

The top link will control how deep it runs. Shortening the link makes it run deeper. The cranks on your individual bottoms will do the same.

BUT - it won't run deeper than the lift arms will drop.

A plow works best at a depth of half its width. So the deepest you can expect that plow to work well is 4-5".
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Re: 184 ground breaking

Postby outdoors4evr » Mon May 04, 2020 6:39 am

Check the height of your lift arms. When lowered, my lift arms sit 11" off the ground (to the center of the hole) I have the lower links in the bottom of the 3 holes where they connect to the tractor.
For the vertical lift links, the nut should be run down to the bottom to keep it from turning during use. With the nut at the bottom, I have 8 threads visible above the nut. (not a requirement, just a point of reference)
The plow could be lowered roughly one inch by mounting it to the bottom of the drawbar. Maybe drop it another inch by putting a spacer and some longer bolts in there?
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