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3 or 4 bottoms for TD5050

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peter_vii
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 13 Flesherton, Ontario, Canada
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2009-03-25          161390


Hi there,

I'm thinking of getting 4 bottoms plow for TD5050.
Fields have been farmed before, loamy soil.
Some fields have not been farmed in 30-40 years.

Would TD5050 pull 4 bottoms (16") plow?
Or should I get 3 bottoms to save some money.


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candoarms
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1932 North Dakota
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2009-03-25          161397


Peter_vii,

They figure about 10 horses are required per plow share. Your tractor should be able to handle a 4 bottom plow, but you'll be working it to death. You'll constantly be adjusting the depth to maintain engine rpms.

I think you'd be way better off with a 3-bottom plow. Drop it in and go. No hastles or adjustments necessary. A 3-bottom plow will make a day in the field a whole lot more enjoyable.

Joel ....

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harvey
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 1539 Moravia, NY
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2009-03-25          161400


My thoughts: 16" or 14" 3-16's or 4-14's. The tractor is light. You have to get that HP to the ground to pull.

How efficient do you need to be? Is it a 4X4? How many acres? How often you gonna plow?

I like to see the soil roll off the molboards, not get to the end and fall back in furrow. You need an efficient speed especially if you are rolling sod uphill.

I'd hire a neighbor. Trade some time out.

Or talk to your equipment dealer who knows your soil conditions and what you need to do. Hard sticky soil will kill HP and traction. ....

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peter_vii
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 13 Flesherton, Ontario, Canada
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2009-03-25          161404


Thanks guys.

It is a 4WD with a cab, listed as 7320lb

I'll stick with 3 bottoms. ....

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