2021 - Volume #45, Issue #3, Page #29[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Loader-Mounted “Tilt Plow” For Compact Tractors
“Most compact loader tractors don’t have the hydraulics needed to adjust the angle of a front-mounted plow. You have to either get off the tractor and pull a pin to manually reposition the plow, or add to the hydraulic system which is very expensive,” says inventor Steven Chalmers, Castle Rock, Colo.
“With our patent pending ‘Tilt Plow’, changing the plow angle is as easy as tilting the loader forward and backward. You tilt the loader forward to move a control arm to a different control point, and tilt it backward to pull on the control point, which rotates the plow accordingly.”
Chalmers designed the Tilt Plow for his Kioti-40 hp. tractor and has tested it on a 6-ft. plow. Since the Tilt Plow is operated in float mode, he equipped the plow with a tail wheel to support the trailing end of the plow.
The Tilt Plow hooks up to the loader’s quick-tach system. It comes with a short steel rod attached to a universal joint, and a large horizontal plate with 3 slots that attaches on back of the plow. The slots in the plate determine whether the plow angles to the left or right, or straight ahead.
“If you need to lift the loader, the plow’s angle will still be maintained,” says Chalmers.
A secondary benefit of the Tilt Plow is that it acts as its own carriage, pivoting on the loader, which allows it to follow the contour of the plowing surface better than a rigidly mounted blade.
Chalmers says the Tilt Plow could also be designed to clamp onto a bucket. He is looking for a manufacturer.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Steven Chalmers, 4829 N. Mesa Drive, Castle Rock, Colo. 80108 (ph toll-free 833 278-2787 or 303 981-9879; email@example.com).
You can watch a video of the Tilt Plow on YouTube at: https://chalmersinnovations.com/pages/tiltplow
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