I'm Ted from Everything Attachments, and we're here to show you how to use a two-bottom plow. This is a double plow with 12-inch mow boards. We're going to show you how to adjust it and keep everything level for your gardening and field use.
This is a 50 horse power tractor, Kubota. This is probably the smallest tractor as far as weight wise with that much horse power, so it's still going to struggle just a little bit to pull this two-bottom plow with these R4 tires which are what most compact tractors come with now instead of the R1 standard tractor tire. The tractor tire would pull better, but since most of them come with this, that's what we'll be using.
Even though a tractor with a lot less horsepower, if it's an older tractor that's heavier can still pull a two bottom plow with no problem. For gardens, I usually would use a single bottom plow if it was a small garden unless I were doing a field, but we're going to show you how to get everything adjusted right on a double bottom plow.
It seems to be going in pretty good, not quite deep enough. All right, let me let the back down, Peanut, we're in good with the front. I'll let the back down, and then we're running a little bit sideways, but we're going to be on the first pass because after you make your first pass then you're going to run your tractor in the furrow for the next pass, and then you'll be back to level.
So, it's actually turning the grass over. You've got grass on top, and then you're ending up with all dirt on the top and that's what you want. This has a lot of wire grass in it. If it's wadding up on the beam, we're going to put some coulters on it that'll slice this wire grass before the plow mow board gets to it. That's good right there.
So now that we've made our first pass and the tractor's in the furrow, the tractor's on a slight angle there. Our plow, we're going to adjust it to be more level now that tractor's going to be...plowing it just a little bit more. Now that the tractor's in the furrow, the plow is back level. That's why this pin here is offset a little bit so to give your tractor plenty of adjustment to be able to level the plow once your tractor's in the furrow.
You can see the grass is keeping the dirt kind of pulling up on there a little bit. It's wadding up on the beams just a little bit, and so we're going to attach the coulters to it. So if you've got viney areas like crab grass or kudzu or something like that, it's going to cut it before it actually gets to the mow board.
Okay, so we've made two passes here which is four turns of the dirt. We've got a nice furrow here, but this wire grass is catching up on the beams just a little bit, so we've added the coulters to the plows. That's going to slice the ground before it gets to it.
We also have another option here. If you had a tractor that had an up or down lift instead of nice position lift, you could add this gauge wheel where you're just going to simply let your plow down until the wheel runs on the ground, and you're not going to have to adjust on your lift. Since this tractor has a good position lift, we don't need this gauge wheel on this particular tractor today.
So, what the coulters are, they're basically two sharp discs that are going to slice the ground before it gets to the mow board so it'll cut the weeds and material like that so it doesn't wad up around this beam here.