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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Dearborn Model 10-156 Plow

    Quote Originally Posted by claridon View Post
    I was lucky to come across a 10-156 Dearborn 2 bottom 14" plow a couple of years ago. I cleaned it up, repainted it and it works great!
    Good luck with yours.
    -Len
    Wow, that plow is too nice to use!! That looks great. A beautiful restoration! Sadly, I have one just like it that I recently trashed by catching a rock. Do you ever have any problems with it grabbing something unexpectedly? Maybe our soil here is just too variable to use a plow such as this without trip protection, or maybe my tractor is just too big.

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Dearborn Model 10-156 Plow

    Thanks guys for all the info, was a great help, I may be contacting a couple of you for further input.

    By the way I have a friend that has a bunch of new plowshares of different sizes, he doesn't have any use for them as he bought them in a package deal when buying a parts store. Would it be advantageous for me to buy them from him and try to sell them myself? He has no interest in trying to sell them himself. Thanks

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Dearborn Model 10-156 Plow

    Quote Originally Posted by claridon View Post
    I was lucky to come across a 10-156 Dearborn 2 bottom 14" plow a couple of years ago. I cleaned it up, repainted it and it works great!
    Good luck with yours.
    -Len

    My plow looks just like claridon's except not so pretty. Great job claridon.

  4. #14
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    Default Re: Dearborn Model 10-156 Plow

    Quote Originally Posted by HCJtractor View Post
    Hello Tome, I have spent the last month learning about plows so I now am a expert!! Not really, but I do know a lot about this plow in terms of parts, availability, etc. I have one just like yours ( I think) but in the Ford version and it's a two bottom. Ford made these and also had them made under the Dearborn and Pittsburg label, but they are the same plow. If you could post a picture or drop me an e-mail picture, I could be sure. It would be helpful if you could take close-ups of the "wear parts" or those parts designed to be replaced periodically due to wear. If these were not maintained when worn, the plow could have been damaged, as mine was. The wear parts are the plowshares (the lower blade that cuts), the shin (the vertical crescent shaped cutting edge), the moldboards (the large wing), and the landsides (the flat piece of steel on the back side that slides along parallel to direction of travel) They come in two sizes, the rear one is longer, about 21". Lastly is the rolling landside, the wheel or dish on the rear. Depending on the condition of the plow, some or all of these may need replacement. These are all attached to the frog, which is the heavy inner structure that holds these in place. You don't want to damage or wear into your frog by using overworn parts. You may have a hard time seeing each part individually, as dirt can pack in and obscure the borders of each. Post some pictures of these wear parts if possible to determine their status. Shares wear first, so replacing them is easy. Landsides and shins are harder to come by, but can be found with effort. Moldboards are the least likely to be trashed, are available but more costly. Determine what needs to be replaced and if the bolts are fused with rust, don't even bother to try to salvage. Just get a sidegrinder and cut off the nuts from the back and use a punch to pop out the bolt head. New bolts are cheap and readily available. Replacing all wear parts on one bottom will cost up to $200, half of which is the moldboards which hopefully are still good

    As far as the size and numbers of bottoms, these plows were sort of modular, in that you could add bottoms or change the size relatively easily by adding different diagonal frame members, and assembling it differently. Measure between the main beams (center to center) to determine the size.

    Accessories were also available, such as coulters (cutting wheels in front of the plowshare) trash boards (small wings above the moldboards) etc. etc.

    Manuals are easily available. I bought an original one on E-Bay. You are welcome to a copy.

    If you remove parts, check the back for a part #. That may help in buying new ones. Also, if you remove a bottom, keep the old parts, as they are valuable.

    Hope this helps. As you progress, keep us posted on the progress, and I can help you find sources for what you decide to replace. I have had fun disassembling mine, sandblasting and painting it, and putting it back together with new parts.

    Lastly, if your plow is the model I think it is, it has no protection to protect it from striking an obstruction (i.e. large rock) Most later plows had sheer pins or spring mechanisms to protect them. So be careful when you plow. I was pulling mine with a 70 h.p. tractor in rocky soil, and damaged it twice. The last time did major frame bending and broke four 3/4" grade eight bolts. My new plow restoration is a model with trip protection. My feeling is that this plow was designed for smaller tractors and better soil than we have here.

    Good luck!
    Thank you for the good info, you said to measure between the main beams to get the size, what are the main beams Mine doesn't have protection from obstructions but my tractor is a 33 hp so maybe if I hit something it won't do much damage. I'm kind of looking forward to restoring this thing, I went in one week from selling it to restoring it. My wife said, "I thought you were getting rid of that junk", to which I responded, I was but changed my mind, she kind of rolled her eyes...lol She knows me better than I do Anyhow I may be getting in touch with you when I get some time to get involved in it. Again thanks for the input.

    Tom

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    Default Re: Dearborn Model 10-156 Plow

    I am calling the main beams the large curved J shaped pieces that holds each bottom assembly. The official name may be the frame. They are connected by the diagonal cross brace. If you decide to break it down completely, be prepared to work! My bolts were fused pretty solidly, so I cut off each nut with a sidegrinder and then had to hammer out the bolt with a large punch and a mallet. They just did not slid out as expected. I replaced all the bolts. Tractor Supply sells all of these except the long bolt that goes across the front. It is (if I recall) about 16 inches long. The original bolts were fine thread but these are harder to find unless you have a specialty fastener supplier nearby.

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    Default Re: Dearborn Model 10-156 Plow

    I have a 10-156 plow can anyone give me the part number for the shares.
    I have tried but can not find the number. I did find the number for the shin that was 104403 and they are available at Ag supply for under $12.00

    Thanks

  7. #17
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    Default Re: Dearborn Model 10-156 Plow

    Quote Originally Posted by dcook45 View Post
    I have a 10-156 plow can anyone give me the part number for the shares.
    I have tried but can not find the number. I did find the number for the shin that was 104403 and they are available at Ag supply for under $12.00

    Thanks
    If you are ordering from Agri Supply, I believe you want their item #32009 which is F 14-4RS. Look under Tillage and then Rock Shares for a full list on their site, and scroll down to find the Ford 14". When replacing these parts on older plows, you might have to loosen (or cut off) many bolts to get the frames, frogs, and bottoms to realign and fit the new parts. Then tighten all the bolts down agian. You'll get a better fit this way.
    I bought shins and shares at TSC lately, so I could see what I was getting. Plow bolts, etc too.

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