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02-17-2002 11:47:48

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What size plow can I pull with my WD45 tractor?
I don't want to oversize and risk breaking something. Can someone help?

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02-17-2002 22:23:12

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 Re: size plow in reply to jason, 02-17-2002 11:47:48  
Dad use to pull 3X16 mounted in gumbo with front in air in 2nd gear. Then moved to farm with more mellow ground (forget soil type) and bumped up to 3rd. He always called that 45 the bucking bronco. It was hard to stop.

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02-17-2002 14:55:12

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 Re: size plow in reply to jason, 02-17-2002 11:47:48  
Most wd's, and WD-45's came with 3-14" mounted plows.... My '57 WD-45 came with a semi-mounted 4-14" plow, and it is a perfect match.... To pull 4-14" ---you have to have GOOD tires, and all the wheels loaded...!!! "Black-Jack" will have to turned in the fall, or spring.....Wouldn't want to try it in dry weather--won't work down without some good rains on it... Makes even the Big Diesels blow black smoke..!!! I have found that you will burn far less fuel pre acre with the 4 bottom-- A fully mounted 4-14" is too heavy --can be used, but won't lift out of the ground very easy.. If yours is Healthy, you will pull it in 2nd gear...

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02-17-2002 17:37:53

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 Re: Re: size plow in reply to Ron, 02-17-2002 14:55:12  
I have a field that is sandy loam and then another field is clay. Can I use my J.D. 2-14 pull type for the clay and then get a(2,3 or 4 bottom mounted)for the sandy loam field.

I was told that a pull type is not as good as a mounted, Is that true? if so do you know where I can get a mounted plow?

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02-18-2002 06:23:19

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 Re: Re: Re: size plow in reply to jason, 02-17-2002 17:37:53  
The WD's were equipped with a feature called a " Traction Booster"... When pulling a mounted plow, you can control the amount of weight that is transferred to the tractor....increasing the traction ( sometimes to the point of lifting the front end about a foot.!! you won't have any problem pulling a 2-14: pull-type, but the 3 bottom AC WD plows are everywhere.
..A WD-45 will pull a 3-14" mounted plow anywhere.
..just be sure to have a good "heel" and landslide on the rear... They pull easy when set up right... ONE thing....be SURE you have a SNAP-COUPLER.. The early WD's had a pin, not a snap coupler.. the Snap Coupler is MUCH SAFER and much more handy.. If the pin comes out on the old type, the plow will crush you...The NEW type has snap releases on the lift arms... You will like the mounted plow.. I really think you could pull the 4 bottom, so 3 will certainly be NO Problem..!! Semi-mounted 4-bottom are harder to find. Ron.

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