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    Default Turning Plow

    How do I use a turning plow? I have a single 14 turning plow and having trouble adjusting it.
    If it plows too deep what can I do? (It has a bottom adjustment. What is it for?
    Ater plowing the first furrow I need to place the tires in the plowed furrow and then make the side to side adjustment am I correct?
    Where should the lift arm pin be? Level or off set I can rotate one 360 degrees and not sure where it should be?

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    Veteran Member Slamfire's Avatar
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    Default Re: Turning Plow

    Set up the plow for level running with the rear wheel in the previous furrow. The other adjustments are to keep the plow pulling straight. The top link adjustment on a 3 point hitch plow is used to regulate the depth the plow runs at. In any case it won't be much more than 8".

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    Default Re: Turning Plow

    Easiest and simplest way I have found to set a plow for the furrow, is to put a block of wood (8" block if you think you want to plow 8" deep, but I set for 6" furrow depth) under the LEFT wheel (front and rear) while the tractor and mounted plow are on a flat surface such as a concrete pad. Then lower the plow to the concrete and adjust it so the bottom of the plow rests flat - right to left and front to back. Also set the plow to follow behind the tractor such that the right side of the bottom of the plow is about 2-3" from the inside edge of the furrow. You want the 14" bottom to turn about 16" of dirt over into the previous furrow. The 2" is to hold the dirt while it is being turned.
    The top arm will level front to back, and the right side adjustable pin will align the tracking and the level of the plow bottom right to left (also use the right 3pt lift arm adjustment to level right to left).
    While actually plowing, lengthening the top arm to tip the leading tip of the plow down a bit may be necessary to keep the plow in the ground.
    A good draft control system will help keep the plow at the correct level, but CUT's usually don't have this control. With it, if the plow starts to bury itself because of hard ground or clay, and that causes the wheels to spin down, making the plow go deeper still, then the draft control senses the compression on the top arm and lifts the 3pt until the compression on the top arm decreases. The arms then return to their original position. Without draft control, the operator has to continually make these corrections by adjusting the 3pt arms.

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    Advertiser sweettractors's Avatar
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    Default Re: Turning Plow

    The Instructions From a JD plow owners manual, the tire settings on the tractor are the major determining factor in how much the front plow cuts (1-2-3-4 bottom plow all the same) and keeping it centered with the tractor--from the inside of the right rear tire rubber to the center of the drawbar, you need 23 inches for 12" bottom plow--25 inches for 14 inch bottom plow and 27 inches for 16 inch bottom plow--We have used these initial setttings for decades and they works on all brands plows and all tractors--We have found that this in the single most important initial setting when mounting a plow---Ken Sweet
    Sweet Farm Equipment Co. *Canmer and Munfordville, Ky*

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    Super Member clemsonfor's Avatar
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    Default Re: Turning Plow

    Quote Originally Posted by sweettractors View Post
    The Instructions From a JD plow owners manual, the tire settings on the tractor are the major determining factor in how much the front plow cuts (1-2-3-4 bottom plow all the same) and keeping it centered with the tractor--from the inside of the right rear tire rubber to the center of the drawbar, you need 23 inches for 12" bottom plow--25 inches for 14 inch bottom plow and 27 inches for 16 inch bottom plow--We have used these initial setttings for decades and they works on all brands plows and all tractors--We have found that this in the single most important initial setting when mounting a plow---Ken Sweet
    Sweet Farm Equipment Co. *Canmer and Munfordville, Ky*
    If this is correct how can someone plow with a yanmar or similar JD or ford, they dont have 2 feet from the inside of tire to the drawbar?
    YM2000. MF dirt scoop,4' Jbar bushhog,boompole, LMC 12-16 disk harrow, 4' Atlas boxblade (with rippers). 1980 chevy K10,1990 ford ranger 2wd (285K miles),1997 saturn SL2 (twin cam!!),2001Toyota Higlander
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    Advertiser sweettractors's Avatar
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    Default Re: Turning Plow

    Quote Originally Posted by clemsonfor View Post
    If this is correct how can someone plow with a yanmar or similar JD or ford, they dont have 2 feet from the inside of tire to the drawbar?
    On most 1 bottom plows, you can cheat some, by sliding the plow over on the cross hitchbar. Ken Sweet
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