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    One Bottom Plow Size?

    What size plow for a 2038???
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    I have a 16” and feel that it is a bit big for the 2038 in virgin ground. Go for a 14”


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    Yank, I think with a 1 bottom it could be any size. Usually the numbers I hear for plowing are 12-15hp per bottom and that is for 16” or 18” bottoms. Your pushing 38hp but are a hydrostatic which hurts but have 4 wheel drive which helps. I think it might pull 2-16’s but it would work the crap out of it and it wouldn’t pull 2-18’s. All this depends on soil type but 2-14’s I bet it would do reliably. I would like to find out myself.

    I think you would also need about 1000lbs in addition to the base tractor to get the most out of the power you have.
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    What is the difference between one and two bottom plows? Just plowing more with one pass?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yank View Post
    What size plow for a 2038???
    are u looking at the jd i-match one bottom plow? back when i bought my 2520 in 06 the dealer had one sitting on his show room floor. nice and shinny it was down fall it was priced at around $500.

    yrs later i found a one bottom brinely for $125 in good shape.

    down fall is i have to take the i-match off to use it

    a fella out of Canada made the same plow i-match-boy it looks factory i tell ya. for 2 cts i would just drive up to his place to snap pics of it-so i could copy his design of it

    lots of 2 bottom old ford plows on CL or at least they have been around here this spring-seems they run their course for a while then disappear-then a while later they show up again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yank View Post
    What is the difference between one and two bottom plows? Just plowing more with one pass?
    One more bottom

    Yes, 2 14s will make a pass 28" wide.
    A single 16 will make a pass 16" wide.
    Cover more area per pass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJim55 View Post
    are u looking at the jd i-match one bottom plow? back when i bought my 2520 in 06 the dealer had one sitting on his show room floor. nice and shinny it was down fall it was priced at around $500.

    yrs later i found a one bottom brinely for $125 in good shape.

    down fall is i have to take the i-match off to use it

    a fella out of Canada made the same plow i-match-boy it looks factory i tell ya. for 2 cts i would just drive up to his place to snap pics of it-so i could copy his design of it

    lots of 2 bottom old ford plows on CL or at least they have been around here this spring-seems they run their course for a while then disappear-then a while later they show up again.
    I've got 2 cts I can send you. I know they say to not send cash in the mail but I'd chance it just for you. I'd like to see you get that road trip so you could get out of the house and away from the caddie. I just have one request...make sure you not only take your picture taker but make sure it's charged up.




    BTW Yank, with the ground we have in our area I'd stick with a one bottom. Hitting the stones we have with 2 bottoms would stop you to many times. At least with one bottom you would still have some power to maybe power through it.
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    Remember, the issue with the SCUT/MCUT/CUT tractors is often more of traction than power.
    They are so light and the R3/R4 tires just don't dig like an AG tire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Levi View Post
    I've got 2 cts I can send you. I know they say to not send cash in the mail but I'd chance it just for you. I'd like to see you get that road trip so you could get out of the house and away from the caddie. I just have one request...make sure you not only take your picture taker but make sure it's charged up.




    BTW Yank, with the ground we have in our area I'd stick with a one bottom. Hitting the stones we have with 2 bottoms would stop you to many times. At least with one bottom you would still have some power to maybe power through it.
    well thank u -Levi--at least u didn't tell me i'm nuts or going crazy in my older yrs-like the wife tells me--she says ur always coming up with these hair brain ideas

    i'll be waiting patiently for my gas money
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    Not all soils are created equal

    Biggest factor is going to be the soil you have. When I bought my plow I researched like mad and everyone said single bottom plow was all my L2500 DT would handle. With my soil type of being sandy loam I could have easily went with two. Now if it was hard clay it probably would have worked the tractor but I never experienced any lugging on the engine.

    If you do end up buying a plow I highly recommend if you can get an older double bottom dearborn or something similar with a gauge wheel at the tail. It makes plowing a lot smoother from not digging too deep. Also keep in mind that plowing is an art especially when running if off a 3pt. You can run some really deep furrows that will take you years to level back out if your not careful.
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