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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:28 pm    Post subject: plowing with DC Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I was wondering if my 1951 DC would pull a 4-bottom plow in light soil,or is that to much plow?
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:37 pm    Post subject: Re: plowing with DC Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I would think 4 would be too many. Maybe a 3x16 in light soil. 3x14" would probably more suite it. One thing a person has to remember is that the radiators and cooling systems will not handle work like they would when new. Lot's of radiators have gotten limed up over the years and will still let a tractor run OK in a parade or such, but the minute they are worked they heat right up. Bob
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:40 pm    Post subject: Re: plowing with DC Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I guess if you are plowing in the sand hills of Nebrasks and don't hit any yellow clay,it probably would pull them if you didn't go too deep
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:19 pm    Post subject: Re: plowing with DC Reply to specific post Reply with quote

When I was a kid I used our dc to pull our 4-16's out to get it ready in the spring. After I got it ready I decided to give it a try, I got mostly done with an 11 acre field before dad caught me and put a stop to it. It pulled it pretty good, but it was a gravel field. Pulled it in second gear tho. You will need good tires and have to be heavy.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:17 pm    Post subject: Re: plowing with DC Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Too much plow. Haven't even read others' responses yet.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:48 pm    Post subject: Re: plowing with DC Reply to specific post Reply with quote

In our part of the country 3-14's and a 4' pony drill was a common combination. Certainly depends on soil and plow depths. In small grain country we plowed pretty shallow. G JD's pulled 4-14's and a 5' pony drill. Always considered the drill almost (not quite)like another bottom.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:23 pm    Post subject: Re: plowing with DC Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You guys keep talking about how easy things pull in our sand. A disc will pull easier in hard ground then in the sand. At least in hard ground you can carry part of the weight on the wheels instead of dragging the whole darn thing.
I know I bought a 7020 Allis in Kansas, and they said they had been pulling a 24 foot disc with it. I got it home, and couldn't pull an 18 footer.
Just food for thought.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:49 pm    Post subject: Re: plowing with DC Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Grew up in North central Iowa black gumbow
our SC would pull two 16's all day, and the DC "52" would pull 3 16's all day. When the trip would break loose, I could hook back up with the plow in the ground, low throttle and keep on going, that wet clutch I think could last forever!
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:16 pm    Post subject: Re: plowing with DC Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You are right about that. Just south of us near Cambridge Mn. there is some really sandy ground, they will pull 6-18's plows with 1066 Ih's and only a 18' disc. Around where grew up our 970 pulled 5-16's easy and my brother pulled 5-18's with his good, but a 16' disc was a full load.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:32 am    Post subject: Re: plowing with DC Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I thought a four bottom would be to much. I've been thinking about getting an old four bottom from a co-worker and see if I could pull it. I also have a MH-444 that might pull it. But the engine isn't running right on that tractor.We have two DC's. The one out at the kids place has a mag. ignition. It is the best starting carburated engine I've ever worked on.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:36 am    Post subject: Re: plowing with DC Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My DCs would throw a temper tantrum and boil over before the 3rd round with 4 plows behind it ... but if icould get the traction here in southern ind ,, i bet the Ol GENT would pull them.. but it just would not be a good idea ...
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:51 am    Post subject: Re: plowing with DC Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My Dad and Grand dad used 3 bottom or 3 disc plow always with their 1940 DC. Thet said you could bury it deep and go all day and all night no problem.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:56 pm    Post subject: Re: plowing with DC Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Just go for it, you may be suprised, I had a 700 with a three bottom mounted plow and was dared to pull a four bottom pull type.Soil certainly wasn't the same as a G JD pulling four bottoms. Lol. Won a few bucks on a bet.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:30 am    Post subject: Re: plowing with DC Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You'd be amazed what an old chain drive will lug through, but I don't know if it has enough weight to pull 4 bottoms. I've pulled 3-16's around here with a DC for years, running 4" pistons.
 
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