Hi, I'm Ted from Everything Attachments and we're here today with our new compact plow. We started painting them yellow now because it's just the color we're painting everything and it makes everything easier. We've rounded off all the points here so you're not going to get your jeans cut when you're hooking up your attachments on these smaller tractors.
Now this plow will work on everything from a subcompact, which this is a BX Kubota, all the way up to about a Class 2 tractor, somewhere around 30 horsepower if it's a full frame tractor like a New Holland TC30 or an L3240 Kubota, something like that. There's the little things you need to know. If it's a subcompact and your stabilizer bars are running in the center here, some don't run in the center but all the Kubota, even some of the B Model Kubota's, run in the center, if you try to put the coulter attachment, which is attached to this beam that goes forward, of the hitch, a lot of times that will interfere with this inner hitch here, so that can be a problem. So I probably don't recommend do buy a coulter, on a subcompact, if the stabilizer bars are going to the center, it's just going to interfere with everything and you're going to have a problem.
The one thing I definitely recommend on a subcompact tractor, because of the type of hydraulic lift that you have, is called a neutral lift, meaning you leave it in neutral when you don't want it to move and if you want it to go down, you go down and you go back to neutral to stop and it has no position. A quadrant or position lift will have a lever that goes from top to bottom and every time you move it just a little bit he lift moves a little bit and you can always return back to the same spot. Unlike an up and down lift, which is a neutral lift, you have no real way to go back to the same spot every time and when you go down, if you leave it in down its going to go all the way as far as it can go down, if you leave it in up its going to go all the way to the top. So you're controlling where neutral is and where the plow is going to stay still. So I definitely recommend the gauge wheel which bolts right here on the side. You can set the depth you want it to plow out then you just let it down, and then you can go and you won't be fighting your lift.
One thing that does help on these types of lifts that have a neutral lift, there's a knob between your legs, and most dealers don't know how to tell you to adjust these types of lifts, but what you want to do is you want to raise your attachment all the way to the top, close that valve completely off, put your lift in the down position. Your attachment will stay up because you've closed it off just like a water spigot. So then release that valve at the rate you'd like it to fall. Slow it up really good so when you're going up and down your adjustments are not really fast on you and it's something that gets controllable.
So we've made this plow specifically for compact and small compact tractors. This has a twenty inch bar on it here and that helps keep the hitch, even though you could stretch this out to what's considered to be a full Category 1 hitch, which is twenty six inches, it just makes everything harder to do. Even though this has turf tires, as long as your ground's dry it's going to pull just fine. They do make a type of industrial tire that's similar to a tractor tire in loose ground, it will do a little better, but I've used these subcompacts, it will plow fine with this. This is a full size plow mold board, just like what would be on a double bottom. This is considered to be a twelve inch, so it is actually cutting a twelve inch path through the garden. Okay, so right now it's pitched down a little bit, like you would want to start it into the ground. Once you make your first pass and you can see on our "How to Plow" video, how you do plow, you're going to end up with the right side of your tractor in the furrow which is going to tilt your tractor, and that's when you're going to have to readjust your side lengths to get your plow back to flat.
Now if because of the tread width of your tractor, which could be many different tractors is different and you end up wanting to offset this plow to get the right setting, for instance as I move this plow over to this side, this plow is going to start angling You don't want to angle your plow, so if you offset your plow with your lift stabilizers then you will change, this pin has three holes here, you will change than pinhole to resquare the plow with the tractor so you're not pulling it at an angle, but this plow, we've built every piece of this in house. It is sheer bolt protected. There's a small bolt at the back that's an ungraded bolt so if you hit a rock or something under the ground it will sheer instead of tearing up the linkage on your tractor and if you live in an area that has clay, whether its blue gum clay, red clay, if it's got a little bit of moisture in it it gets really sticky. So what we've done is, and this is special to our plow with the way we mold this, most of them are just simply rolled and this works most of the time if your ground is fairly dry or sandy, shouldn't be a problem, but if you've got just a little bit of a wet clay, and just to make it easier to pull through the ground for the smaller tractors, we've molded a special groove in here that lets it suck air from the bottom here, and when it sucks the air and separates' the clay from this mold board, it lets it come off easier and then this kick at the end, just make sure that it falls on over and that it lays upside down which is what you want, you want to turn your ground upside down.
It's just the best plowing, the best design I've ever seen and we've worked hard at getting this moldboard to where it works right for you. The only thing we buy is this bottom share and that comes from Empire Plow, it's a US made part, the rest of it is made here in Newton North Carolina, and if you've got any problems or questions about which plow you need for your size of tractor, we're now making all the sizes of plows up to full size two bottom plows. So just give us a call or an email and we'll make sure you get the right plow for your tractor.