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oliver 4240 3x16 questions

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04-25-2014 20:04:38

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New to plowing, using a 3x16 oliver 4240. What is the purpose of and how do I use the furrow lever? Also does one sharpen dull shares, suck seems ok, but they are dull to touch, I finally got them scoured nicely, so I can see a the metal better.

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04-26-2014 14:11:35

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 Re: oliver 4240 3x16 questions in reply to somesortafarmer, 04-25-2014 20:04:38  
Shoup has plow shares for Oliver. See link

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Deere Scotty

04-26-2014 12:50:15

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 Re: oliver 4240 3x16 questions in reply to somesortafarmer, 04-25-2014 20:04:38  
On E-bay right now there are is a book called "The Oliver Plow Book: A Treatise on Plows, & Plowing" Over 200 pages at about $25 might be worth looking into! It came up with a search for "Oliver Plow Shares" Good Luck!

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04-26-2014 05:29:23

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 Re: oliver 4240 3x16 questions in reply to somesortafarmer, 04-25-2014 20:04:38  
I have a 4240 3 - 16" with the large tail wheel. Don"t mess with sharpening the shares. Replace them. Oliver plow shares are easy to get. I replaced my shares and land slides. The moldboards were good. Before I plow again, I will replace the coulters. They are pretty well worn. An operator"s manual is very helpful. Oliver was very good with having manuals for each individual plow, plus I believe have an overall plowing manual they had too.

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04-26-2014 05:36:23

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 Re: oliver 4240 3x16 questions in reply to agonair, 04-26-2014 05:29:23  
Where did you get shares and landslides?

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Deere Scotty

04-26-2014 01:38:37

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 Re: oliver 4240 3x16 questions in reply to somesortafarmer, 04-25-2014 20:04:38  
I have a 4-14 4340 Oliver. The furrow levers purpose is to keep the plow level at different depths in conjunction with the hydraulic cylinder depth stops. If You change how deep You go; then its necessary to move the furrow lever. If plowing 8" deep for example. If both the left, & right sides are not equal depth the plow will pull crooked, take more Tractor HP, & flat out not plow correctly.

Also when breaking the first round, I pull the lever all the way down. The second round the furrow will be slanted. The lever is moved to about the mid position, & on the third round I begin adjusting about every 100 feet. Measuring the furrow wall height each time I stop behind all 4 furrows, or in your case all 3. Sharpening shares is not something I do. Its hard to get them even, & they throw the plow off balance if not done right, & again the plow can run crooked.

If You wish I could scan & Email operators instruction; but cant guarantee they would be the same. Although the plows look close!

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04-26-2014 05:34:58

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 Re: oliver 4240 3x16 questions in reply to Deere Scotty, 04-26-2014 01:38:37  
Thanks DS, My 4240 operating manual does not cover depths, or how to actually run the plow. Weirdly enough for an operational manual. I have been running the furrow lever statically set in the middle. I guess that is why it plows great 200 feet into the field on flat ground.

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