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2 Bottom Plow for a Ford 8N

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Samaritan01

01-22-2012 20:04:41




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The subject line says it all, I need to get everyone"s ideas on a good, solid 2 bottom plow for my 1950 Ford 8N. It will be used to work a large garden in northeastern Colorado (Great Plains).
Thanks Guys!




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duey

01-23-2012 20:55:17




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 Re: 2 Bottom Plow for a Ford 8N in reply to Samaritan01, 01-22-2012 20:04:41  
So now after all that and everyones ideas... just what have you learned that you didn't know before?

Who plows the same type of ground that you do?

Who's plows were in the same condition of what you may acquire?

Will someone be blamed if YOUR experience is not like theirs?

I'm trying to understand the value gained in this exercise... You haven't responded to any posts. If the subject line says it all, what was the question....

duey, the curious

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Scott pa

01-23-2012 17:51:53




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 Re: 2 Bottom Plow for a Ford 8N in reply to Samaritan01, 01-22-2012 20:04:41  
A Ford 101 plow is good, they have trip beams so that if you hit something the beam pivots back and you either have to replace a shear bolt or backup depending on the option the plow has, they have razor blade or throw away shares and shins beside the moldboard that are inexpensive to replace. Older plows may have the long nose blacksmith type shares and you either can't get them or they cost alot or they are made of cast iron that break easy, this type is mainly for a showpiece.

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Ultradog MN

01-24-2012 19:02:26




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 Re: 2 Bottom Plow for a Ford 8N in reply to Scott pa, 01-23-2012 17:51:53  
I agree that a 101 is a better plow. Shares and shins are readily available.
As for tripping a bottom with a 24 hp N?
Let's just say I wouldn't invest in a whole bunch of extra shear bolts :)



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Colin King

01-23-2012 17:44:50




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 Re: 2 Bottom Plow for a Ford 8N in reply to Samaritan01, 01-22-2012 20:04:41  
I really like my Dearborn 10-158. However, it only gets used when I'm breaking sod or plowing under things like our u-pick strawberries or raspberries. A disk is all that is needed for good garden soil and maybe a cultivator (called a digger in these parts) to get down deeper to break any hardpan created by the disk or rotor tiller.

Borrow a plow. Buy a disk.

HTH
Colin, MN



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G6 at Snook, TX

01-23-2012 10:50:21




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 Re: 2 Bottom Plow for a Ford 8N in reply to Samaritan01, 01-22-2012 20:04:41  
Tanker or someone,
What are the companies that sell modern two bottom plows for an n tractor?

I have toyed with the idea of a garden, but need a plow to do it.



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Dennis Dodge

01-23-2012 09:36:42




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 Re: 2 Bottom Plow for a Ford 8N in reply to Samaritan01, 01-22-2012 20:04:41  
i wish you were closer to Michigan. I have a 2x14 that I am thinking of selling. I put a pond in where I used to play with it and my wife gets upset when I plow the driveway!



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LeoinMI

01-23-2012 10:56:47




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 Re: 2 Bottom Plow for a Ford 8N in reply to Dennis Dodge, 01-23-2012 09:36:42  
Hey Dennis, where are ou in Michigan? I may be interested in your two bottom plow for my NAA. I"m down by Grand Rapids. E-mail me with the info. Here"s my e-mail address.
ltalberts@charter.net
Thanks,
Leo



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Dean

01-23-2012 08:52:53




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 Re: 2 Bottom Plow for a Ford 8N in reply to Samaritan01, 01-22-2012 20:04:41  
I will recommend a 2X12 Dearborn Economy plow.

Shares and moldboards for the early, "prior model" plows are almost unobtainable.

Dean



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old

01-23-2012 08:48:47




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 Re: 2 Bottom Plow for a Ford 8N in reply to Samaritan01, 01-22-2012 20:04:41  
Since you have a lot of good info I will just add this. Size of plow be it 2-14 or 2-12 or even a 2-16 depends on what type of soil you have. In my area it is all my Ford 841 wants to pull a 2-16 but I have a lot of clay and rock. If I was going to pull a plow in my area behind an 8N I would look for a 2-12 and cross my fingers that it would handle it. So the choice of plow has a lot to do with what your soil is

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jackinok

01-23-2012 07:16:02




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 Re: 2 Bottom Plow for a Ford 8N in reply to Samaritan01, 01-22-2012 20:04:41  
lots of good plows around,but my advice is to make sure you can buy replacement parts before you purchase one.I use a dearborn prior model 10-1,and a dearborn disc plow,but replacement parts are getting hard to find.Ive not talked to anyone who has used one ,but if i were going to buy one again, for any real amount of work, i would think seriously of one of those new ones from tsc.Probably not the best but by the time you purchase a old one and rebuild it you would have close to the same amount of money in it anyway.And parts should be available for those for some time.

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soundguy

01-23-2012 06:10:50




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 Re: 2 Bottom Plow for a Ford 8N in reply to Samaritan01, 01-22-2012 20:04:41  
i pull a dearborn 10-1

good 2 bottom plow..

soundguy



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oldtanker

01-23-2012 05:19:29




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 Re: 2 Bottom Plow for a Ford 8N in reply to Samaritan01, 01-22-2012 20:04:41  
My 8N plows well with 2-14s. If money/age are not a concern there are several companies out there that are still selling them new.

Rick



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Dell (WA)

01-22-2012 21:17:19




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 Re: 2 Bottom Plow for a Ford 8N in reply to Samaritan01, 01-22-2012 20:04:41  
Samaritan01..........the N-Tractor was designed for 3-point 2-bottom plow. 12 or 14" per bottom. Can only pull 1-16" plow. Biggest mistake newbie ploughmen make is plow too slow. Have you considered disc-harrows??? Most garden soil does NOT need the 6"-deep cut that 14"-plows turn.

Howsomevers: N-Tractors are too-fast for rototillers. Iff'n you think yer soil needs rototilling, go RENT a modern tractor with rototiller. ........Dell

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Scott(Ks.)

01-22-2012 20:27:17




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 Re: 2 Bottom Plow for a Ford 8N in reply to Scott(Ks.), 01-22-2012 20:04:41  
If your tractor is in good shape the plow that is most used on the Ns is a two bottom 14" plow. Either a Ford or Dearborn brand would be ideal, but some other three point two bottom will work. Ferguson plows are very similar to Fords.



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