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Kimberly    Posted 04-05-2018 at 22:59:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Draft or Position
  • When I am ploughing, say with the turn plough, which one do I want to use, draft or position control? I know that one will automatically raise the plough if it meets resistance.

    HCooke    Posted 04-06-2018 at 07:48:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Draft. In addition to raising the plow when extra resistance is met, draft control keeps the plow at a constant depth. Try plowing in position control and you will see the difference! A neighbor of mine had another neighbor plow his garden once with a modern compact tractor that did not have draft control. The result was terrible, extremely deep furrows mixed in with very shallow ones.

    Dean    Posted 04-06-2018 at 07:45:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Use draft control if the draft control on your tractor is working properly.

    The draft control system on most N series tractors has not worked properly in decades.


    John in Mich    Posted 04-06-2018 at 16:12:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • What Dean said. I have plowed with THE 1951 8N since 1953, when it was only 2 years old. The draft was worn then. My right thumb has a permanent "dent" from so many hours using Position control.
    We learned to watch the plow, watch forward momentom and listen to engine RPMs. Level ground in a field that was worked each year was easy to plow. A fallow field was tougher. A good plow, not worn out, is important.
    I've attached a youtube video of an 8N being used to plow. Watch the operators right hand and what happens to the tractor. It will come to a stop with the wheels spinning until he manually raises (position control) the plow a bit. A properly working draft should not have let that happen. ps That is not me in the video.

    Dean    Posted 04-07-2018 at 08:40:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Neat video, John.

    I've done it.


    Ben R    Posted 04-06-2018 at 22:02:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Hey John. Thanks for posting that video, I enjoyed it. I have been operating N Ford tractors for almost that long,and have done some plowing,with a 1947 Ford 2n, a good working draft control makes all the difference.

    Kimberly    Posted 04-06-2018 at 08:05:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • How can I tell if the Draft Control is working; is there a way to test?

    Dean    Posted 04-06-2018 at 12:04:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Try it.

    If it doesn't work, use position control.


    Mike    Posted 04-19-2018 at 12:14:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Dean, I'm the fella that was working on rehabbing a 861 with power adjust wheels. You responded to a post awhile back.

    I'll be able to have a local fabricator repair my rims by cutting out and replacing the bad metal around the valve stem.

    I was wondering if you could send me a few photos of the location of the valve stem aperature on your rims, and if you could identify the size of the aperature. My email is mdolan3@att.net. Text is 216.780.3036 is that is easier.


    JMOR    Posted 04-06-2018 at 08:43:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Compress that big 'ol honkin spring that is on the arm that the top link attaches to and if the lift arms come up, then draft is working. How? Innovate.

    Rustyal    Posted 04-06-2018 at 07:08:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The draft should raise the plow a little if the soil is heavy. It works really nice on previously plowed or loose soil.

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 04-06-2018 at 02:24:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Draft

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