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Implement Alley Discussion Forum

How do you break the end of a moldboard?

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Fred from MO

11-01-2012 10:58:24
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I posted the other day questions about a plow I have (new to me). It has 2 moldboards out of 3 where the trailing end of the moldboards are broken. How would this have happened. Is it common or was it from abuse? Middle moldboard is ok out of the 3 and the outer moldboards are busted. Sorry the shadow in the picture hides a little of what I was wanting to point out.

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Roy in UK

11-03-2012 00:20:35
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 Re: How do you break the end of a moldboard? in reply to Fred from MO, 11-01-2012 10:58:24  
We bought a brand new Kverneland 3 furrow reversible plough and while I was using it one of the number 2 mouldboards ( i.e. a middle one )snapped for no apparent reason. ( Which believe me is very unusual for Kverneland steel! ) We tried to claim a new mouldboard under warranty but Kvernelands totally refused to saying that the only way one of their mouldboards would break is if it had been backed into something.

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Matt in TN

11-02-2012 17:32:35
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 Re: How do you break the end of a moldboard? in reply to Fred from MO, 11-01-2012 10:58:24  
Many plows have are shear bolt protected so they will trip at the shank when you strike an object that won't move, ie. root rock, foreign object. Some have a spring that takes the place of a shear bolt and self resets. Some times, that spring doesn't reset on it's own and you have to back the plow against something. That's usually when you break a moldboard.



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495man

11-02-2012 12:53:18
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 Re: How do you break the end of a moldboard? in reply to Fred from MO, 11-01-2012 10:58:24  
They can be welded on.

Have an IH C-25 2 furrow that saw next to no use, original owner had backed it into a fence post and broke #2 it was welded and has held up. The weld polishes faster that the moldboard.



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Ken Macfarlane

11-02-2012 10:06:35
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 Re: How do you break the end of a moldboard? in reply to Fred from MO, 11-01-2012 10:58:24  
Two boards on my 3 bottom where broken by farmhand of previous owner snowblowing. The auger caught the board extensions and broke them at the stay.

Its been rewelded and has lasted a couple of years so far. One board isn't quite right despite my adjustments.



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Dean Olson

11-02-2012 06:47:15
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 Re: How do you break the end of a moldboard? in reply to Fred from MO, 11-01-2012 10:58:24  
Probably abuse or not paying attention.

Years ago I picked up a C20 2pt fast hitch plow for my Farmall Super C. Really good shape. When unloading it my helper stayed on the joystick too long and the down pressure from the loader snapped the mold board in half.



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RodInNs

11-01-2012 19:14:30
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 Re: How do you break the end of a moldboard? in reply to Fred from MO, 11-01-2012 10:58:24  
You back into something....

Rod



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wolfman

11-01-2012 18:28:15
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 Re: How do you break the end of a moldboard? in reply to Fred from MO, 11-01-2012 10:58:24  
Probably got broken from back blow, not from plowing. I've plowed tough limestone clay with moldboard extensions and the boards would actually spring back without breakage - but don't back into a fencepost.



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donjr

11-01-2012 18:02:25
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 Re: How do you break the end of a moldboard? in reply to Fred from MO, 11-01-2012 10:58:24  
Welll, ya takes a board, an spreads some mold on it, like from an ol bale of hay or the barnyard. Then ya goes down ta town an gets one of them little Krean felllers whut knows karatee, an get him to Whack it onct or twice. They kin usually break em reel easy...or do ya call that a moldy board????



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Ol' Gimpy

11-01-2012 16:18:56
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 Re: How do you break the end of a moldboard? in reply to Fred from MO, 11-01-2012 10:58:24  
Looks like in the picture the moldboard brace is missing.Like the guys said,not uncommon to have these break from being hit,etc. The old cast parts were even more brittle,I"ve broken many a share from rocks back in the old days,when new shares were $6 each!! That should date them.



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B-maniac

11-01-2012 15:33:20
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 Re: How do you break the end of a moldboard? in reply to Fred from MO, 11-01-2012 10:58:24  
Most farmers did what they had to with what they had available. They had no "gators" , skidsteers , Quads or any of the "toys" most farmers have today. Tractors and equipment did a lot more than they were designed to do. Also a lot of very young drivers back then on tractors that were not very "youth freindly" if ya know what I mean. Crap happens when ya mix all that together. Lot of old machinery being pulled very carelessly out of tree rows/fence rows for scrap and then sold to someone to use/restore. Well , dammage done now.

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cumminspuller

11-01-2012 13:03:20
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 Re: How do you break the end of a moldboard? in reply to Fred from MO, 11-01-2012 10:58:24  
I just bought a 3/14 Deere trailer plow and the guy said he hit a tree at the end of the field with the number one mold board and broke off the outside part like yours is in the picture.



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rrlund

11-01-2012 12:29:12
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 Re: How do you break the end of a moldboard? in reply to Fred from MO, 11-01-2012 10:58:24  
I saw a three bottom that had all of them broke that way at the sale in Archbold one time. Figured it had to have happened in transport on the way to the sale. They'd made some attempt to weld'em back on.



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BCnT

11-01-2012 12:20:36
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 Re: How do you break the end of a moldboard? in reply to Fred from MO, 11-01-2012 10:58:24  
my grandfather backed our Dearborn into a corner post when he was turning around...he had somebody weld it back in '65 or 66...i'm still using it.



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old

11-01-2012 12:03:06
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 Re: How do you break the end of a moldboard? in reply to Fred from MO, 11-01-2012 10:58:24  
My dad did that to a plow I have. He hooked a chain around it to pull something and broke the mild board in half. Of course in this start it could well happen by hitting one of them small rocks you find once in a while



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paul

11-01-2012 11:39:29
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 Re: How do you break the end of a moldboard? in reply to Fred from MO, 11-01-2012 10:58:24  
That is about the least stressed part of the molboard, so would be a very unusual thing to have happen in normal plowing? Unless the molboard is worn paper thin or something?

--->Paul



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DeltaRed

11-01-2012 11:38:14
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 Re: How do you break the end of a moldboard? in reply to Fred from MO, 11-01-2012 10:58:24  
Abuse.Someone simply backed into something or ran into it with some thing.If you have the pieces,you can repair them.When I was a kid,my father once 'tossed' a two bottom Ford plow from his pickup.It hit on the end of the moldboard-snapped like glass.Dad welded it back together and used it for several years.



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DeltaRed

11-01-2012 11:39:51
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 Re: How do you break the end of a moldboard? in reply to DeltaRed, 11-01-2012 11:38:14  
BTW,those look like IH Super Chief bottoms.They are still available...



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charlie M

11-01-2012 11:32:40
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 Re: How do you break the end of a moldboard? in reply to Fred from MO, 11-01-2012 10:58:24  
Could have it a large rock.



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