In Reply to: Re: Nice Ford 600 Tractor posted by poderac on December 23, 2018 at 07:10:57:
They are backwards for normal ag work. The idea is that they are designed to push dirt out to the side and be clear as the tread comes back into contact with the ground to provide pulling traction.
Having said that, we did run ours backwards when cultivating. Better? No. Just easier for a 12 year old to handle widening the tread with loaded tires for a two row cultivator. Later, as I got a little bigger, stronger and (maybe?) smarter I was able to remmove both rear tires and switch sides so the tread was always pulling.
What had happened was that we had some rented fields that tended to be wet. Greasy dirt would load up the tread and lose traction. Stuck a few times.
Later again, we changed our planting width for both corn and soy beans to 34". We set the tread width to accomodate both plowing and cultivating without changing them. Of course, the plow had to be adjusted to the right a bit to maintain the 14" furrow. And, the cultivator teeth adjusted to one setting.
This setup saved a lot of down time for changing things and worked well for our Dearborn Wood Brothers Corn picker and the 6'Combine.