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Glenn D    Posted 04-29-2015 at 21:25:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Ferguson 10H plow
  • Hi Folks

    I have a ferguson 10H plow. I'm trying to work with it in fairly messy ground that hasn't been worked in a long time with lots of dead grass and trash on it. Mostly it gets clogged up or the furrow opens then closes back up again.I looked through the manuals and didn't see one for this plow., it's sort of like the Dearborn ones but I think smaller. I have a 3 bottom dearborn plow too but it needs to be freed up and one of the points is broken and since i'm wanting to use the 2n to plow with I think it's too big. The points on these 2 plows are different and I was wondering about sharpness. on the dearborn the points are sort of chisel shaped on then end and on the fergusson they are more rounded shaped. How sharp should these be and could this be my problem?

    I really need to get this going while the weather is good. There is a small section of about 2 acres I'm trying this out on initially and not had luck. I used the rototiller and that works but i'd take all summer to do it that way on the 20 or so acres I need to do when this is working right.

    heres the plow and also a video from today when I tried the plow on my B275 thinking more power might be the ticket .. it wasn't :)

    Hope the links work.


    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yLsm-Tuvchg/VTApJADO_qI/AAAAAAAAGZg/RJFfSzsB3Yg/w1357-h764-no/20150416_171921.jpg

    Joe Scribner    Posted 04-30-2015 at 16:36:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Ferguson 10H plow
  • I'm no expert by any means but think you need to adjust your set-up. Your front wheel isn't cutting and looks like only one side of the plow is digging in.

    Glenn D    Posted 04-30-2015 at 16:43:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Ferguson 10H plow
  • Thanks

    I was wondering if those were cutting or not and I think you are right. because when it clogs up the piece that starts it looks like a big piece of sod that should have been cut. Think i should just use the dearborn manual to set it up ?

    Farmer Dan    Posted 04-30-2015 at 22:21:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Ferguson 10H plow
  • Think Joe is right your plow isn't adjusted right. Look in the Manual section, Ferguson has a very good manual that should get you going.

    Glenn D    Posted 05-01-2015 at 07:35:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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    I've read through that book and it does give a lot of tips. Joe is right the front wheel definitely wasn't cutting, neither is the rear really. I have it apart now. The caster frame for the front was so sloppy the wheel couldn't stay vertical. i'll have to sleeve it but in the mean time i've robbed the front one from the dearborn plow that seized. the coulter is in better shape but still has a large nick and a tear in it, I will weld that and give it a shot. I will have to buy some coulter blades but I see there is a choice of different edge styles? which is the best do you think? (wavy, serrated and what not) Also I will have to change the hubs over and they are riveted, so should I try and replace the rivets? (have to find my snap :) ) or just bold them together?

    Joe Scribner    Posted 05-01-2015 at 12:09:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • If you're working in heavy sod like that I believe the serrated wheel would work best. I had to spend a bit of time adjusting my 10A-O28 to get it to cut just right and now it does a very nice job. Best of luck setting it up. That's one of the reasons I love this sight, very good fellows like Dan who can point you to the right information.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 05-01-2015 at 15:46:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • some thing else that always helped me is to brush hog or mow the ground before you plow. This will cut down on the amount of trash that gets clogged up.

    Glenn D    Posted 05-01-2015 at 16:22:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Ferguson 10H plow
  • well I adjusted the coulters so they cut now and that made a huge difference in the amount of build up

    heres another clip
    https://youtu.be/x-QXPWZEDKo

    After this clip i tried adjusting the width of cut and have it almost completely wide now and I still get the furrows closing but not quite as bad as this. Not sure what to adjust now?

    Glenn D    Posted 05-01-2015 at 21:15:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Plowed in first gear. 3/4 throttle instead od 2nd on the 2N, little deeper than before on the quadrant and made my first pair of perfect furrows. Played a little with the top link. Going to measure everything and try a new piece of ground in the morning. Always suspicious of things that suddenly start working by themselves like this

    Farmer Dan    Posted 05-02-2015 at 18:37:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • When plowing one side rides in the furrow you just made. When making the first furrow you have to twist the plow to duplicate that angle and make the first furrow open. Once you get the first furrow open adjust you plow drop you wheels into the new furrow and get to work. Different adjustments to plow and to open a forrow. Hope this helps

    Glenn D    Posted 05-02-2015 at 23:03:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • yup I think it will be ok on the subsequent furrows. going to try and get the coulter frame freed up tomorrow and give it a try.

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