Hi this is Ted from Everything Attachments. We are here with the model 81, standard beam plow. This is going to use the same foot, or moldboard, bottom, or whatever you want to call it as like the compact or sub-compact plow uses, the 19 plow. The main difference is from where the moldboard is to the top of your beam is a lot taller, this is for a standard size tractor, so you have got a lot more distance between here and here it is the same moldboard. The plow is built for a heavier tractor. We've added the coulter feature here so, it's going to cut the vines through the grass before the beam can get to it and it wads up.
This plow is shear bolt protected so, if you hit a large rock or something under the ground it's actually going to shear this bolt and trip the plow back, then you are just going to have to replace this one bolt here but you won't be tearing anything up.
Since this tractor has the R4 tires on it which is what most compact tractors are coming out with now, that's what we are using. We would rather have the smaller rear agricultural tires but this is what we are going to work with. You can adjust these U bolts right here and slide the whole A frame plow over it to adjust it to where you are running in your furrow straight.
Now a couple things to note; if you will notice the pin on this side is lower than the pin on this side. And so once you have made your first furrow and you're running in the furrow. You are going to adjust your side link right here to make your plow run level, from left to right and then we'll be adjusting this top link to make the plow run level so it's not trying to pull down and dip up or run up and not want to stay in the ground.
So, we are not sure how any of these adjustments are right, right now but after just a few feet we will be able to figure it out, make a few adjustments and get it all right. All right, pull up Peanut, and make our first furrow and then we will make some adjustments.
You really have to make a first complete run to get your levelness right because once you start running in the furrow things are going to change.
All right. Let me put the top link down just a little bit. So right now it's not even really wanting to go in the ground right because it is pitched up too much so I'm going to shorten this top link and make the bottom angle down a little bit more. all right let's give that a try, Peanut.
So now it's wanting to go in the ground. And if you will notice the plow is running a little bit, leaning to the left but once his tires are in this furrow, he's going to be a lot more left so we will probably have to adjust it a little bit the other way on the next pass to get it level.
It's off just a little bit let's see if I want to come up on this side here just a little bit and get it back down to move. All right we will try that and see how it is once he gets back going.
So, the plow is running almost perfectly flat from left to right, it's running straight. Could use just a hair difference but it's just about perfect, it's plowing deep. The culter is cutting all the weeds before it gets to it nothing is wrapping up about the beam and that's what you want. What grass is left here is getting totally turned under, all you see now is dirt.
This is good North Carolina red clay. This has been plowed before we are going to take an extra run though and just go an extra row or two over that hasn't been plowed so you can see the differences.
So, it's plowing good and deep, nothing is wading up on the beam because it has the culter attachment on it. If you are going to be plowing but an already plowed field I always recommend the culter.
A lot of people's biggest question is, "do i want a single bottom or a double bottom?" It seams like most people with even little tractors would like to use a double bottom plow. The reality is for a garden, a single bottom plow just works a whole lot better, if you are not doing a large area. That's a 15 horse power Kubota tractor, it's actually pretty small for the horse power it is.
On our two bottom plow video that we did you might want to look at it and you can tell that even though this tractor has 50 horse power it still struggled a little bit to pull it. This ground was broken with that two bottom plow not long ago so you're going to tell a big difference when we go from already broken ground to unbroken ground but it takes a pretty, pretty heavy tractor. It doesn't have to be a lot of horse power but it takes a pretty heavy tractor with a large frame to do well with a two bottom plow.
Horse power is not that important even with an ADM Ford with 24 horse power can pull a two bottom plow but it weights a 1000 pounds more than this light weight Kubota.
Now, we are getting over into the new ground where you can see it's definitely getting a little harder and starting to flake off more instead of just crumble.
Now, you know your plow and your culter are working together when you've got a good square cut edge like that, that culter is cutting though all the roots, it's leaving it sold, leaving a good straight edge here. That's when you've got it right.