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Tom    Posted 12-09-2023 at 09:57:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Ford 2 bottom plow
  • Good morning. Been a long while since I've posted here.
    I'm looking at an old Ford, what use to be a 2 bottom plow. Looks like someone dropped the right side to make it a single. I usually borrow a neighbors single, behind my NAA for the garden, but thinking I need my own. I use a 5 bottom semi-mount behind my Ford 5000 to plow my sorghum filed, but it's a bit big for the wife's garden. A 2 bottom plow would be nice, but sometimes you hit a rock in the SW MO soil, and the NAA doesn't have the power or traction to pull it. My question is, will it plow properly in this configuration?

    Tim Daley (MI)    Posted 12-22-2023 at 06:36:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Ford 2 bottom plow
  • This a FORD 101 Series Plow, an improved design from the previous DEARBORN/FORD unit. It used shear trip bolts to ensure safety if an obstruction was encountered. I also had new cross shaft design and there was a lever to control adjustments from the operator's seat. A one-bottom plow is a good choice for small garden and food plots. They are worth more than a 2-bottom. Usually a single bottom is a 16" Plow but 14" is common too. Always place the single bottom at the front of the plow and be certain to have the rolling landside (tail wheel) installed. Coulters were always optional accessories for the plows and are not required for use. Modboard Coverbards were options as well. Most all Plow Manuals are available. The good news is that today some new aftermarket wear parts are available. Wear parts like moldboards, shears/points, shins, frogs, and landsides can be found at a few suppliers.


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    Dean    Posted 12-09-2023 at 11:50:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Ford 2 bottom plow
  • You can probably make do with the plow in the photo but not well.

    FWIW, 2X14 Dearborn or Econoomy plows in much better condition than the one pictured can be bought all day long for around $250.

    If your 5000 can pull 5 bottoms in your land, your NAA can easily pull 2X14s.

    I would move on.

    Tom Valeika    Posted 12-09-2023 at 16:51:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I fat fingered 5, but my 5000 has just shy of 100 hp with the M&W turbo, but it will pull the 4 with zero issues, so I really don't think a 5 bottom plow would be a problem in any soil. Anyway, I used to have a 2 bottom plow and the NAA struggled with it.

    mhb@ufe    Posted 12-09-2023 at 13:06:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Ford 2 bottom plow
  • It will not plow the way it is. You would need to move that one to the right side to make it work as a single bottom. It is currently in the second furrow position.


    Tom Valeika    Posted 12-09-2023 at 16:45:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Ford 2 bottom plow
  • That's kinda what I figured. I'd really rather find an unmolested single bottom plow. Thanks.

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