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Austin carpenter    Posted 11-16-2015 at 17:43:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Can someone tell me what year the 101 plow came out? Which plow was before this one and which was after. Looking to get one and restore it for my 1955 950, 3 bottom.

    Ultradog MN    Posted 11-19-2015 at 09:02:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I don't think a 101 would be "correct" for a 950. The Dearborn Economy models would.
    I know they built the 101 fairly early but don't have specific dates for you.
    I think by the time the 01 series tractors came out the transition from Dearborn to Ford was complete.
    They did paint them Red at first and later, Blue.
    That's not to say a farmer didn't buy a new tractor in 1955 and 3 years later buy a bigger plow.
    The 101s had several improvements over the Dearborns. Particularly the trip bottom which prevented bent beams.
    The 101s were designed and built by Riton in ND. They also built plows for JD, Oliver and others. You can easily remove a complete bottom from a 101 at the trip point (2 bolts)and put it on a JD and vice versa. Shares, shins, moldboards, and landsides for a Riton are still readily available.
    Here are some photos of my 101. It was a 3 bottom when I bought it but I dropped the center bottom and just pull 2.

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 11-18-2015 at 04:56:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • The 101 plow is a nice fit for your 950. I've pulled the 101 with my '55 950. But I still enjoy pulling a 2 bottom with my old '46 2n.
    Hint the link it's from the manual setion

    Kirk

    Tim *PloughNman* Daley(MI)    Posted 11-17-2015 at 06:21:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I would think the Ford 101 Plow was introduced in the early 60's when Ford switched from the red and grey color scheme on the tractors to the blue color. Prior to then, Dearborn and Ford plows carried the prefix of '10' to designate it as a ground engaging implement. For example: Dearborn Prior Model 10-1 Plow; Dearborn 10-146 Plow; etc. After the 101 Plow, models got bigger and more bottoms. There was the 140 Series and the 150 Series plows to name a few. I'll try to search for more info for you, meantime Scott Deppen may chime in with more accurate info...

    Tim *PloughNman* Daley(MI)

    *9N653I* & *8NI55I3*

    Austin carpenter d    Posted 11-17-2015 at 06:45:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I'm looking at a dearborn 10-156 and a ford 10-217. Which would be the better plow? Both are the year range of my 1955 950.

    Tim *PloughNman* Daley(MI)    Posted 11-18-2015 at 05:59:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • HiYa Austin-
    The Dearborn Economy Plow, Model 10-156, was first introduced in 1950. This was the 14"/2-bottom plow. As stated previously, a few years later one could purchase a third beam conversion kit to make it a 3-bottom plow. The Dearborn line was absorbed by Ford Tractor Operations around 1953 and the FORD 10-217 Plow was a 3-bottom unit, introduced in 1953. The Dearborn plows and implements were still the same, only the tag changed names. Either would be fine for your '55 950.

    Tim *PloughNman* Daley(MI)

    *9N653I* & *8NI55I3*

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