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One-Bottom Moldboard Plow
Jerry Johnston, Vestaburg, Mich., needed a plow for his garden but didn’t want to spend a lot of money. So he built a 3-pt. mounted, 1-bottom moldboard plow out of an old Oliver 3-bottom plow.
  He cut two moldboards off the plow and shortened the frame, then used part of the cut-off frame to build a 3-pt. hitch. He also mounted a 16-in. dia. rubber gauge wheel, off an old cultivator, on back. “The gauge wheel makes it easy to keep the plowing depth just right,” says Johnston.
  “I use a 1986 Yanmar 169D 4-WD diesel tractor to pull the plow. It’s amazing how well this little 16 hp tractor handles the plow, and how fast it gets the job done. It makes plowing fun. In fact, I always think my garden should be twice as big as it is because I get done plowing too soon.”
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jerry Johnston, 5821 Crystal Rd., Vestaburg, Mich. 48891 (ph 989 268-5650).

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2013 - Volume #37, Issue #2