Yesterday's Tractor Co.
Shop Now View Cart
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs

Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Farmall & IHC Tractors Discussion Forum
Show Parts for Model:

Re: Plow for f-12

[Show Entire Topic]  

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]
Ron W

12-10-2013 08:47:59

Report to Moderator

I have several f-12/14 and plows, and have done many a plowing with them.

My grandfather bought a f-12 with a single 18" bottom lil' genius back in 1935. He farmed 80 acres with it along with a team of Morgan horses. We have sandy loam, swamp land, but very little clay. I rebuilt the tractor when I was 12, and I am still plowing with it in third gear on the sandy loam, second in the swamp land, and first in heavy clay. I like to use this plow for deep turning or sod busting because I can drop it deep in the ground.

I have pulled a double 12 with this tractor in sandy loam in second with ease. There are no special pistons in the tractor, nor modified carb, just the same OEM style parts. I do put in about a quart of kero-or-diesel-or-fuel oil for every 5 gallons of gasoline to make up for the lead removed in the gas and keep the rings from sticking when they sit.

I do have a triple 12 plow, and tried it once behind a f-12. Best I could do was first with wide open throttle in that sandy loam.

Now you can have a good tractor, but if you don't set the draft lines right, you'll loose traction, waste horsepower and it won't pull s!@#. If you can get a hold of a McCormick Deering plowing handbook, it is very valuable in setting your plow up right.

Keep in mind that comparing an H or M to a F12 is like comparing a f350 to a f150 in towing a goose-
neck. The F-12/14 is a great little tractor; it was designed to be smaller than a regular/f20, and is comparable to having a team strong Morgans or light Percherons (Draft Horses). I know this from personal experience working with both. The tractor was also priced lower for the small farmer (20-75 acres)to afford. I have regulars and an f30 and if I need the horsepower, I am happy to use them. The f-12's though are very economical on gas; even with plowing.

The right tool for the right job....

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
[Show Entire Topic]     [Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

Fast Shipping!  Most of our stocked parts ship within 24 hours (M-Th). Expedited shipping available, just call! Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors. Compare our super low shipping rates! We have the parts you need to repair your tractor. We are a company you can trust and have generous return policies. Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Copyright © 1997-2016 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters