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Dennis    Posted 06-08-2017 at 17:43:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Dearborn 10-8 Plow
  • Look at some plows in my area for a new Kubota L2501 HST

    Kubota recommends no more than 2 bottom in 12" and I want my warranty intact.

    I have a couple of 2 acre fields in Michigan Marl Clay that have been fallow for 10 years...My wildlife mix pasture grew weedy due to my lack of equipment.

    I'm looking at a nicely restored Dearborn 10-8 which meets the above recommendation...Coulter wheels and points look very good.

    Any opinions? There's also a Dearborn 10-142 and the "Babe the blue ox" one I posted for help with ID.

    Thank yous in advance.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 06-09-2017 at 06:29:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Dearborn 10-8 Plow
  • Listen to what Dean says...for 2 acres you can get a local farmer to plow up your ground, but you will still need to disc it after, so maybe he will do it all...what are your intents? Garden? Food Plot?

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Dean    Posted 06-08-2017 at 18:59:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Dearborn 10-8 Plow
  • Your L2501 is about 20 PTO HP at rated speed, nominally the same as a 9/2N at rated speed, but it is considerably lighter and does not have draft control. Moreover, hydrostatic transmissions, though wonderfully convenient, are very inefficient and not well suited for ground engaging implements.

    Forget about a 2X12" plow unless you have ideal conditions, which you apparently do not have. You will not pull it more than 4"-6" deep in your "clay" soil, and you will need considerable ballast to do so.

    I would look for a single 12" plow for your situation.

    Why not use a rototiller rather than a plow?


    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 06-08-2017 at 17:49:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Dearborn 10-8 Plow
  • Dennis-
    Heed this warning: the 12" plows are really not made anymore, especially Ford-Ferguson and Dearborn. The 10-8 Prior Model especially has no parts available unless someone has them on a shelf. The later Dearborn Economy Plows are much better anyway, with the 10-152 Model being the 12" one, but still, parts are rare as hens teeth. Where did you get the p/n 10-142? My book has no plows in the 140 range. Better check too to see if your Kubby will connect a Category 1 plow like a Dearborn. A lot of newer models won't pull a plow. If it will you can try just a 14" or 16" one bottom plow especially for just two acres. After you plow, then what? The usual procedure is to disc harrow...

    Tim Daley(MI)

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