1979 - Volume #3, Issue #2, Page #03[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
One-Bottom Plow Digs 36 In. Deep
In addition to clearing land, the giant-size one-bottom plow is attracting a lot of attention from proponents of extra deep plowing to break up hardpan.
"It'll plow a furrow 48 in. wide and 20 in. deep with the 48 in. dia. coulter in position, and up to 36 in. deep if you raise the coulter all the way up," says Larry Heineman, manufacturer. "Our largest model is equipped with a 36 in. single bottom. However, by reversing the furrow wheel, you get a 48 in, wide furrow. Our smaller 30 in. wide model will take a 40 in. cut by reversing the furrow wheel."
Weight of the 36 in. model is 5,500 lbs. It has 40 in. of clearance under the main beam, enabling it to plow down sizeable trees, clumps, trash, etc. A D-6 Caterpillar, or comparable hp 4-wheel drive tractor, is required to pull it in most land-clearing or deep-plowing situations, explains Heineman. Crawler type tractors towing it drive on land, whereas rubbertired tractors pulling it are driven in the furrow.
Standard tires are 12 ply, 14 by 20 non-directional. For flotation, such as in peat or rice ground, duals are available for the plow. Conventional road scraper blades are used as replaceable shares.
Cost of the large 36 in. plow is $8,995.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Joshua Plow, L and G Products Co., Box 266, Rock Creek, Minn. 55067 (ph 612 629-3174).
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