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Re: What size plow/s do I need??
They come in several variations,,, trip, where the bottom meets to much resistance it "trips", to reset usually requires you to stop lift the plow set it back down and back up,,, spring reset, bottom trips and large springs reset it on the go,,, and hydraulic reset, similar to the spring reset except done with hyd pressure. What are the farmers in your area using as far as hp per bottom? Like I said previously in my area we go by 18" bottoms 25 hp per bottom, 16" bottoms 20 hp per bottom, 14" bottom 15 hp per bottom, we usually add 1 bottom for 4wd. I had a MF 254 a 45 hp 4wd tractor and I was pulling 4x14 with it,,, worked great in all conditions, although old sod was pretty hard pulling with that size plow,,, 3 bottoms would be a good choice and you would stay 3 pt hitch mount, as going 4 would probably require semi mount due to the weight of the plow and the lifting ability of the tractor.