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    Default Plow size?

    I'm looking for a 1-bottom plow for food plots. What are all the plow sizes?. I have seen 12,14,16. How do you determine the plow size? height/length ?. What would be a good size for my 23hp or a max. size to work with?

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    Default Re: Plow size?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gamemaster
    I'm looking for a 1-bottom plow for food plots. What are all the plow sizes?. I have seen 12,14,16. How do you determine the plow size? height/length ?. What would be a good size for my 23hp or a max. size to work with?

    Size.... Width of cut. Measure width of bottom, parallel to axle of tractor. There's a few threads already in the archives on this subject. I've posted a picture in a couple that show a plow and how it's measured. Don't have a link to that particular thread, nor am I at home where I could post the picture again.

    Power/weight(and tires) of the tractor play in to how big of a plow you can use. There have been tractors that could pull a 2-bottom plow with LESS HP than you have, but in those cases, it was with a HEAVY tractor (relative to the power) I'm guessing you're using some sort of compact??? I'd venture a guess that you'd want a single bottom plow. Choices will be somewhat limited. There are plows made for CAT 0 3-point (smaller sub-compacts???) I'd say you could probably handle 1X12" or 1X14".
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    Default Re: Plow size?

    A ford 9N was rated at approximately 18hp and was marketed with a Dearborn 2x12 plow. Remember that these n-series tractors are heavy and usually had fluid in the tires to boot

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    Default Re: Plow size?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobinIL
    A ford 9N was rated at approximately 18hp and was marketed with a Dearborn 2x12 plow. Remember that these n-series tractors are heavy and usually had fluid in the tires to boot
    The "N series" Fords had something else going for them. The "Ferguson System". 3-point hitch WITH DRAFT CONTROL. That enabled them to utilize their weight, as well as the plows downward pulling action to increase traction far beyond what tractors that size and weight WITHOUT draft control had to offer.

    All you need to do is plow with an N Ford or old Fergie using a mounted plow, then hook on to a drawn plow of the same size and you'll see why the Ferguson System was a winner.
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