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Big Matt

08-05-2003 09:37:49

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Have a '70 Ford 4000, gas. What size plow could this tractor pull? 2, 3, 4 bottom plow? Looking at the ads in the classifieds, I am not sure what the tractor can handle.



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08-06-2003 20:13:18

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 Re: Plowing with 4000 in reply to Big Matt, 08-05-2003 09:37:49  
I can easily pull 3 14in bottoms with my 61 4000 4 cyl which has less horspower and weight.

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08-06-2003 18:36:57

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 Re: Plowing with 4000 in reply to Big Matt, 08-05-2003 09:37:49  
At home we use to have a Ford 4630 loader tractor, and having three 16's on medium type soil was enough for it. Mind you it was a very heavily build plow. A Ford 4630 is a modern equivalent of the 4000.

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08-05-2003 18:01:43

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 Re: Plowing with 4000 in reply to Big Matt, 08-05-2003 09:37:49  
Matt; I have two 4000"s, and a two bottom plow is all they want!!!!, you may get by with a three bottom under certain conditions, depends on soil type, size of plow ect..........

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08-05-2003 10:30:47

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 Re: Plowing with 4000 in reply to Big Matt, 08-05-2003 09:37:49  
A 70 Ford 4000 gas should have around 50-52 HP with should be able to pull 4 bottom 14in plows or 3 bottm 16in plows. It really is going to depend on what kind of soil type you have. Clays are harder to turnover, sandy soils are easier. Just my oppion

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Rod F.

08-05-2003 20:33:40

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 Re: Re: Plowing with 4000 in reply to Charlie, 08-05-2003 10:30:47  
We used to pull 3 12's with our 4000. Mostly medium to light soil, and never had any trouble. Probably would take 4 12's ok. Just be aware, that if you are looking at a modern European plow like a Kverneland, the 4000 probably couldn't put daylight under any more than 3 furrows. A three furrow model AB weighs in around 1800 pounds, and 8-10 feet out behind. I have a four furrow on my 7710, and with no front ballast, I can lift the front of the tractor with one hand when the plow is in the air. Front weight is a must. Take care.


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