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    Default Moldboard Plow Sizes

    Hi Everyone. When referring to the size of a moldboard plow, such as 12, 14, or 16", which part of the moldboard is being measured? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Moldboard Plow Sizes

    Quote Originally Posted by jdfire View Post
    Hi Everyone. When referring to the size of a moldboard plow, such as 12, 14, or 16", which part of the moldboard is being measured? Thanks.

    Width of cut. (You aren't actually measuring any individual part of the bottom) Measure from one edge of a beam (frame) to the same point on the beam next to it .
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    Default Re: Moldboard Plow Sizes

    jdfire,

    The part of the moldboard plow that you are referring to is called the "plow share". It's the bottom part of the plow that has the rounded point on it. The "moldboard" is the large curved piece of metal that is attached/connected to and above the plow share. The plow share's rounded point lays on top of the "landslide". It lays on the ground and also sticks out behind the plow. Standing behind the plow, measure the distance from the landslide to the outside lower edge of the plow share.

    This measurement will tell you what size moldboard plow you have. This is the width of a furrow the plow will make. Also, take half of the measured width of the plow, and that's the proper depth the plow should be used at. A 12" plow will make a 12" wide furrow at 6" deep. I would have taken a pic of my 10" plow, but my wife took the digital camera with her while trick or treating with the kids tonight. If you don't understand, I can take a pic later, and then post it. I hope this info will help answer your question.

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    Default Re: Moldboard Plow Sizes

    Thanks for the replies and the lesson in plow anatomy! This forum is awesome.

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    Default Re: Moldboard Plow Sizes

    Hi! Thanks for the post it's very useful. Can you please send me the picture (of the MBP Bottom) through email so that i can better understand the concept of the size of the bottom.
    Thank you!

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