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68_Mag
Hi. My grandfather recently gave me a small 6 or 8 inch moldboard plow. It appears to be one solid cast piece, with the only bolt at the very top to attach it to a drawbar, or maybe a frame/ toolbar. I have an MTD garden tractor, without any sort of lift. The problem is- With an 18 horse engine and turf tires, will I be able to pull this plow in sticky red clay? How do I 'set up' the plow? And reccomendations for making a lift, or plow frame? I have to have some sort of frame, because when I bolt the plow to the drawbar, it's 2 inches off the ground. Not good for turning soil if it wont even reach the soil...

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AGCO918
you should be able to get a electric lift through TSC for it and get a sleeve hitch to and some weights for it and you should be able to hook plow with a hitch pin. agco918 chad e shafer

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Dutch
Type "buster" (without the quotes) in Single Keyword: and click the Submit button. Read the "Sod Buster" series. These guys got me straightened out last year. Is your MTD a garden tractor or a lawn tractor? 18hp is more than enough power. Your problem may be in the frame and transaxle. Why don't you just get yourself a Simplicity and be set for anything?

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BradW
Hi, like Dutch said "Is your MTD a garden tractor or a lawn tractor? 18hp is more than enough power. Your problem may be in the frame and transaxle" is very true, if you have a hydrostatic and you will try to go through heavy soil or something I doubt it would do it, on the other hand if it gets good traction and is "semi-automatic" it might work,-BradW

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thedaddycat
I used my 3310 and plow yesterday to loosen the "soil" from around the rocks in an area I'm leveling out. The 10 HP did the trick no problem, just turf tires sans weights and chains. I can't wait to get the lug tires and grader blade......

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MPH
Hard price to argue..Looked at the agfab stuff at the new homedepo in Fairbanks today and thier sleeve hitch for lawn tractors, I consider anything without OEM rear lift a lawn tractor, has some sort of lift built into it that you turn around to reach the lever, not sure how good it works but sometimes not much is a step above nothing..MPH

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68_Mag
Well, I just did some work on my plow. It was just a bottom, no frame, hitch, or coulter. I welded a frame, with a weight box on top, plow on bottom, and a bracket for the harrow on the rear. Now I just need gas for the tractor...dang it...

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