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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 6:42 am    Post subject: John deere 2 bottom plow. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hello all, so I got this 2 bottom john deere plow off my land a year ago. It is an older plow, I think it"s something like a 1940"s. Now, I pulled this whole plow apart and repainted it, and now I wanna try hand a pulling it around a little bit. I have been using our JD 40.
Now, the problem I am having is that when I drop the plow to the ground, only one of the plows is digging in, the other just skims the surface of the ground.
I don"t know what I"m doing wrong, I really want to get this fixed am I can"t take it to a plow day event, any help of tips would be appreciated. Thanks.
Mitch.
 
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 7:34 am    Post subject: Re: John deere 2 bottom plow. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

need a pict. but are the points good and turning down?
 
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 8:12 am    Post subject: Re: John deere 2 bottom plow. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I will get a picture later today, but the points look decently good, and they appear to be turning down.I think the plow is a model 44.
 
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 8:27 am    Post subject: Re: John deere 2 bottom plow. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Is the plow level fore and aft or riding on its nose? Not SPRUNG is it? Is your hitch adjusted correctly? A friend with a manual is always a great help! Awaiting your PHOTOS.
 
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 9:09 am    Post subject: Re: John deere 2 bottom plow. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The plow does not seem to want to sit level, I have to put the 2 levers at extreme opposites to make the plow get even close to sitting level.
 
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 9:19 am    Post subject: Re: John deere 2 bottom plow. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Is it your front or back bottom that won't go in? Your hitch is to high or to low.
 
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 1:49 pm    Post subject: Re: John deere 2 bottom plow. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Only the RIGHT HAND lever, looking forward from the rear of the plow levels, the left is for DEPTH!
 
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 4:05 pm    Post subject: Re: John deere 2 bottom plow. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Ok,here she is. Now, when I try to plow, I have to have both levers in extreme opposites to even get 1 of the plows to dig. I just don"t know what i"m doing wrong.




 
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 4:17 pm    Post subject: Re: John deere 2 bottom plow. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Not for sure on that plow but my number 52 the right bottom won't get into the ground good on your first pass but once you have made one pass bad can place the right tire into the last furrow they both cut in equally
Also check your tire sizes a friend had a plow similar to your and he put to big of tires on it so it wouldn't cut deep at all he finally switched out to smaller tire
 
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 6:04 pm    Post subject: Re: John deere 2 bottom plow. Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Look at the rear wheel...it is adjusted way too far down and will not allow the rear bottom to penetrate much, if any..

You are NOT going to be very happy with your choice of tire tread on the left side..that tire needs good tread, to turn the lift mechanism without sliding..
Adding an old snow tire chain will help..!!

Your Coulters are sure showing a LOT of "Experience"(wear) and those Shares may be worn just enough to be "Iffy" as far as "Suck" is concerned..
But, over-all, it looks to be a good plow..

Not sure if a JD 40 is rated 2x14"...

Ron.
 
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 6:10 pm    Post subject: Re: John deere 2 bottom plow. Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Bet you'll tell us your WIFE parked that other one..!!

Seriously...be SURE to tie your trip-rope to your seat with a Light piece of String (so it will break easily..!!

Ron.
 
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 6:22 pm    Post subject: Re: John deere 2 bottom plow. Reply to specific post Reply with quote


That plow is really designed to run Level with the furrow (Rt) wheel IN the Furrow, with the Leveling lever set about 1/2 way (or less) from the top.

With both levers DOWN all the way, it should set fairly level with both wheels on level ground, with the rear Share just about scraping on the ground.
As you know, the arm from the plow frame, to the hitch causes the rear wheel to Lift up, when the levers are both moved all the way down, with the plow hooked to your tractor hitch..

Ron.

The depth adjustment should allow more than a 7" plowing depth..

Ron.
 
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 6:30 pm    Post subject: Re: John deere 2 bottom plow. Reply to specific post Reply with quote


One more thing..you NEED to clean that rust off the wearing surfaces..

Best tool I have found is an Angle-Grinder (4 1/2"), with a Thin Cut-off disc, held at about a 30 degree angle (wear safety glasses and a Mask).

It will peel that rust off like a hot putty knife, right down to the Black oxide under the rust.
At that point, the soil will slip over the parts and scour your plow quickly..
Never (NEVER) allow a plow to become rusty..
Ron.
 
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 6:47 pm    Post subject: Re: John deere 2 bottom plow. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Ok, so I should clean the plows, and raise the tail wheel, and tie the trip wire to the seat.
When I had first tried plowing, I had the rear wheel acutely removed, and the trip wire was tied up to the seat, and still nothing, where do I go from here?
 
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 7:47 pm    Post subject: Re: John deere 2 bottom plow. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Points make all the difference in the world when it comes to plowing. The points must be in good to excellant condition for the plow to work properly.

Have an old farmer look at then,
many old plows were retired when the points worn out.
 
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