In general, the newer a plow (or shisel plow, or field cultivator, etc) the farther apart the bottoms will be, the higher up the main beam will be. This allows morethrash (cornstalks, straw, etc) to pass through the machine without plugging up. Likewise, a 16 inch bottom plow will allow more trash to pass through than a 12 inch plow.....
Re: Need Advice: I Have An Opportunity To Operate More in reply to paul, 07-30-2012 07:46:06
I've been looking at the plow (link below) for a while. It might be the right size for the 400, but I see what you mean by clearance under the beam. There isn't much there. Also, if four bottoms are too many for the soil at the horse farm, couldn't I just take the last bottom off? Or does it not work that way with those older plows?
Re: Need Advice: I Have An Opportunity To Operate More in reply to paul, 07-30-2012 11:48:40
A-ha! I think I found one (link below), but I may have to act fast. The brochure I have on it says there's 21" fore & aft clearance & 27" from backbone to share. Plenty of room for 10" plowing. Sounds like just what I'm looking for. The one in the link below seems to have been dropped on it's tail wheel & I don't think a new lift rod is going to be easy to find.
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F). 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. [ More Info ]
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.