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    Default Plow-What needs fixing?

    I have finally gotten my Ford 101 plow home. I have taken several pictures that can bee seen at http://home.rochester.rr.com/ekphill..._web/index.htm From the first two pictures the leading edge of the first shin is worn off. It is hard to tell but the shin of the third bottom is also worn just to the frog, not quite as bad as the first. The middle shin is still proud of the frog. From what you can see in the pics is that all that needs replacing? The coulters still turn nicely. The wheel in the back, is that the landslide? It has about and inch or more play along the axle. Is this OK or should it be snug? Where do I start loking for new shins? I do know I need to get the rust off the mouldboards if I have any hope of dragging it through the dirt. I am hoping to aquire a Ford 871 for temporary use.

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    Default Re: Plow-What needs fixing?

    Suggest you go by TSC or some other Farm/Tractor outfit. TSC should have the shins and points or they can order them. Be prepared for some sticker shock though as these things are getting costllier. Pump some grease into the zerk on the tail wheel. I think you'll see that it pumps right out against the steel scraper that should be there also. Put a good shot or two of grease in each of the coulters as well. Ford 101 plows are as good as any plow that was ever made. How much needs to be replaced depemds a lot on how much you intend to use the plow. If you're just going to do an acre garden, don't worry too much about replacements for a while, but if you're gonna do 20 acres then get the wear parts on there now. Good luck! BobG in VA

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    Default Re: Plow-What needs fixing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric_Phillips
    I have finally gotten my Ford 101 plow home. I have taken several pictures that can bee seen at http://home.rochester.rr.com/ekphill..._web/index.htm From the first two pictures the leading edge of the first shin is worn off. It is hard to tell but the shin of the third bottom is also worn just to the frog, not quite as bad as the first. The middle shin is still proud of the frog. From what you can see in the pics is that all that needs replacing? The coulters still turn nicely. The wheel in the back, is that the landslide? It has about and inch or more play along the axle. Is this OK or should it be snug? Where do I start loking for new shins? I do know I need to get the rust off the mouldboards if I have any hope of dragging it through the dirt. I am hoping to aquire a Ford 871 for temporary use.

    Thanks,
    Eric
    You can get the parts you'll be needing through TSC, or online through Valu-Bilt, Agri Supply, Shoup, or a number of other sources. You need shins without a doubt. You'll need to take a wire wheel to the moldboards and shares too. (Shares look to be in fair shape. Pics come through kind of dark on my end) Coulters look OK too. In their current state, that plow will pull like a 5 bottom. It would take a good many acres to scour that rust. If you've got clay bases soils, they will drive you nuts with dirt sticking to them until they scour.

    The tailwheel SHOULD be a firm fit on it's axle, but you can probably get away with a sloppy fit for a small bit of plowing. Good luck finding a new one. I had a Ford 101 without a tailwheel. The rear landslide was different than the front 2 on that plow. Some older manuals will refer to the tailwheel as a "rolling landslide" but "tailwheel" is the more common name.

    Landslides are the wear parts that attach to the frog and run front to back behind the shares. They run against the furrow wall to keep the plow from walking to the left. (clear as mud?)

    101's are as good as mounted plows get. Replace all worn parts and get them in GOOD condition, and they'll bag a nice price.
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    Default Re: Plow-What needs fixing?

    Thanks for the information. I will definately be getting the rust off before I try to pull it throught the ground. I will be turning over about 9 acres. I looked and TSC has the shins for less than $10. Now if they would just get finished building the new store a mile from my house. The rest does look pretty good. The shares don't come to a sharp point in the front, will that be a problem? I was surprised how well the grease in the tail wheel and coulters was. They all spin freely with no rust inside.

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    Default Re: Plow-What needs fixing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric_Phillips
    Thanks for the information. I will definately be getting the rust off before I try to pull it throught the ground. I will be turning over about 9 acres. I looked and TSC has the shins for less than $10. Now if they would just get finished building the new store a mile from my house. The rest does look pretty good. The shares don't come to a sharp point in the front, will that be a problem? I was surprised how well the grease in the tail wheel and coulters was. They all spin freely with no rust inside.

    Eric
    The shares don't need to be razor sharp. They'd bend or curl under when you hit anything (i.e. rocks, roots, ect) So long as they extend below the lowest point of the frog, and have about the same edge as a bush hog blade, you'll be fine. Usually, there is a slight "flat" right at the leading point. Some shares are what is known as "deep suck", or there's a "rock share" also. They have a totally different profile. What you have there is ideal for 95% of plowing conditions I noticed you have "cover boards" (AKA trash boards) (Top of moldboard, in front of plow shank). Are they steel or plastic? (Either works OK. They're good when plowing corn stalks or wheat stubble. Slight benefit in sod/weeds)
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    Default Re: Plow-What needs fixing?

    FarmWithJunk,
    I am not sure if plastic was invented when this thing was made It is all metal. The field I will be plowing was a corn field three years ago. The corn stalks are starting to lay down and not be so noticable. I will check to make sure the shares are still below the frog. I should get off good obtaining a three bottom plow for some manual labor and about $30 in shins. The next will be to see if I can "borrow" the Ford 871 to plow with.

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