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Old 04-07-2010, 01:17 PM   post #1 of 13
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I would like to know the proper way to measure a plow. I have been given several ways to do this, the latest of which tells me that I have a 15 1/2" plow. Somehow I don't think that's right. We're talking garden plow here, not snow plow. So, what is the right and proper way to measure the size of my plow?
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Old 04-07-2010, 01:31 PM   post #2 of 13
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This is a 14" plow.
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Now the picture showing the guy laying a tape measure on the plow is where I got that mine measured 15 1/2". Surely I'm not pulling a 16" plow with my tractors!?
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This is a 14" plow.
Sorry Sonny but your picture doesn't show up on any of my computers.
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SonnyT's picture not showing for me either.

The picture of the 10" plow is quite good.

An easy way to measure the cut width of a bottom plow is to use a framing square. Put the tongue of the square along the landside and read the squares beam where it touches the tail of the shear on the plow.

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Mike,
You got it posted before I could. That is the easiest way to measure a plow width.
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:12 AM   post #8 of 13
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SonnyT's picture not showing for me either.

The picture of the 10" plow is quite good.

An easy way to measure the cut width of a bottom plow is to use a framing square. Put the tongue of the square along the landside and read the squares beam where it touches the tail of the shear on the plow.

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And the plot gets thicker. I saw that same picture of the 10" plow over on the IH registry and the guy called it an 8" plow. If you look closely at the tape, you'll see it's right at 8". Ain't no way that's a 10" plow no matter how you measure I would think.
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And the plot gets thicker. I saw that same picture of the 10" plow over on the IH registry and the guy called it an 8" plow. If you look closely at the tape, you'll see it's right at 8". Ain't no way that's a 10" plow no matter how you measure I would think.

That post with the picture never said it was a 10" plow. Merk said he pulls a 10" plow but he didn't say it was the plow in the photo. That was just showing how to measure a plow.
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That post with the picture never said it was a 10" plow. Merk said he pulls a 10" plow but he didn't say it was the plow in the photo. That was just showing how to measure a plow.
Oh, ok. I didn't read it like that, sorry. I just re-read it and, you're right. Well, what you have in the picture there is what I did and it measuerd 15 1/2". Given wear over the years, does that mean I have a 16" plow? I was always told it was a 12" but nothing on it measures 12".
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If you measured it like in the picture I would have to say yes. I don't see why a 12" plow would measure 15 1/2.
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That's what I was thinking but you never know. Well, that will sound impressive anyway, plowing with a 16" plow. WooHoo.
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:21 PM   post #13 of 13
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I was always told it was a 12" but nothing on it measures 12".
Yes, thats right. Nothing will measure 12". You are measuring the width of the cut, not the plow.
This is a 10" Simplicity plow.

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