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Re: Getting my plow going part 2

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01-16-2013 19:22:06

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I believe mine a straight 44 then. my tailwheel does not pivot, but must be missing something on my drawbar or out of place to "carry" the rear when raised. a spring?

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01-16-2013 23:47:16

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 Re: Getting my plow going part 2 in reply to NDaircapt, 01-16-2013 19:22:06  
That 3/4 or 1 in rod about 3 ft long that is holding the hitch up in the pic is what carries the rear of the plow. The way it sits in the pic, adjust that rod to hold front of hitch 6 in or so higher than the tractor drawbar. Use that as a starting point, adjust as needed after you get the plow in the ground. When in the ground the tailwheel carries the load, there should be some slack in that rod on the hitch. Hooking up to tractor involves pushing down on hitch with your knee, lifting the tailwheel. It has been over 50 years since Dad died & I left the farm, but IIRC, in transport position the tailwheel rides a foot or so above the ground.

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01-17-2013 04:53:59

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 Re: Getting my plow going part 2 in reply to willie in mn, 01-16-2013 23:47:16  
Good to know! Thanks!

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