Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:51 am Post subject: plowing with eagle hitch
I just bought a Ford 101 plow for my Case VAC. I know there is a specific plow for Eagle hitch that allows the plow to curve if the tractor curves. All of my plowing is straight line. The question is, the rolling land slide is missing. I looked about buying a straight land slide and I was surprised at how expensive and hard to find they are considering this was and is a popular plow. Since the Eagle does not sway like 3pt, do I even have to worry about a land slide? It would seem not. My Eagle is tight with not much sway at all.
Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:53 am Post subject: Re: plowing with eagle hitch
In case you are wondering, I paid $230 for a 3-14 bottom. It has Ford bottoms not Oliver. I am in the process of dropping one bottom now and that beam and moldboard would be for sale for anyone wanting to come to the KC area to pick up. I thought it was a good price compared to others around here, especially because the moldboards don't have any rust pits. Shares aren't so great, but they are cheap enough to replace.
Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:03 am Post subject: Re: plowing with eagle hitch
Yeah, you need to drop at least one bottom. Here you'd need to drop 2. You also need that rolling landside. Without it...you might just have got took. I don't know if that plow will work right at all with out the landside. I doubt it. You're also going to have to fiddle a bit to get it to fit the Eagle hitch I expect.
Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:18 am Post subject: Re: plowing with eagle hitch
Here are the photos I hope. I bought this plow because: it is considered one of the better plows, it pulls easy (but they might be talking about the
ones with Oliver Moldboards, It is 4 bolts to drop the 3rd bottom and beam, I can still drop bottom 2 if pulls too hard. 2 bottoms are going about
350+ around here with crappy moldboards.
Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:42 am Post subject: Re: plowing with eagle hitch
It might plow okay without that wheel since you will be plowing in straight lines. Your VAC should be able to pull that plow without any trouble. As long as the moldboards scour up nice and shiny. It would be a good idea for you to use some sand paper on the mold boards before you poke them in the ground. If not, the plow will pull pretty hard.
Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:26 am Post subject: Re: plowing with eagle hitch
L Fure. It is somewhat hard to notice but mos of the time I have the front wheels turned into the furrow wall somewhat. Especially when you hit a hard spot you better be ready to tromp on that left brake
The hydraulic toplink has an anti-creep valve in it and will only move when I pull the lever. It does make it very nice to adjust the plow on the fly. If I hit a long hard spot I simply adjust the angle of the
plow and it slides through. This way I do not have to raise the plow altogether.
Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:03 pm Post subject: Re: plowing with eagle hitch
I have no intention of pulling 3 bottoms. My garden is an acre of small narrow strips. I am not sure what an MRB plow is. It looks like that plow is set far to the right. Mine is too and I am still going to have to push the wheel all the way in so second pass share edge will hit the edge of the furrow. The plow is going to trail quit wonky behind the tractor with that set up. I was contemplating going to 1 bottom. I currently have a CA Allis that has all kinds of power but can only do one bottom due to the live power clutch slipping. Main thing I need lift for is I have to back down each row to do the next one. THat isnt a big deal either as each row is 100 or less. It would seem if I go to one bottom, I won't have to worry too much that the plow is a bit crooked. Do you think i might be right about that. Eagle plows must be off set a lot more, or something that this plow isnt near far enough to the right.
Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:32 pm Post subject: Re: plowing with eagle hitch
To make your plow track better you need to adjust the landside on the last plow moldboard to the left, if that is possible. If you had a landside wheel you would also adjusted that to the left, or closer to the wall of the furrow.
Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:52 pm Post subject: Re: plowing with eagle hitch
If you set up the plow to pull correctly you don't need a furrow wheel or long land slide. If you don't then it will still pull crooked with either. You need to have the line of pull set correctly and that varies with the plow. That is why you need to have the furrow wheel set to the correct width to fit the plow your pulling. It's possible that your plow can drop one or even 2 bottoms and work, but each instance will require changing the hookups and possibly your tire width.
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