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Two wheeled sulky plow?
Posted by HK at 2008-11-05 21:54:00
I saw a man plowing with a 2 wheeled riding plow and he explained that it did not tip over when you hit a stone like the three wheelers do. Very scary when that happens. What brand plow would it have been and is he correct?
Response by Matthew at 2008-11-06 09:11:04
Many manufacturers mde two wheelers think. Oliver, International/McCormick-Deering, and John Deere are all ones that come to mind. Perhaps some of the best would have been the Oliver 21 (single bottom) and Oliver 23/23A/23B (two way) plows. I happen to like the two wheel plows because they are much easier to move around... not a whole lot of experience plowing with them though.
Response by Carl Byerly at 2008-11-06 09:37:39
HK, explain that a little better. I don't think I have ever seen a three wheeled riding plow unless you are calling a coulter or a rolling land slide as being wheels.
Response by jwaller at 2008-11-06 12:08:39
Have three wheeled sulky plow. That's one with a furrow wheel. Use a pal's two wheel cuz I do have rocks and don't like the idea of being launched onto the pole with the three wheels.

Also have my own two way plow and that is two wheeled (naturally). But it's in such good shape that I use the borrowed one and save on the lay and moldboard on mine.

Hee, Hee, Hee.
Response by Big Jim in WYO. at 2008-11-07 21:22:40
I had an Emerson three wheeled plow, not only will a three wheeled one buck you off if your team happens to back up it will tip over.Been there done that! Not fun.
Response by Brad at 2008-11-08 02:41:04
I have a two wheel plow and it tiped over on me. I think anything with wheels can tip over. I want to learn how to plow with a walking plow, keeping both feet on the ground.
Response by Dale Wagner at 2008-11-09 11:42:23
Had a 3 wheel JD sulky. Plowed a lot of rocks and sagebrush with it. Wore my spurs and never got throwed off.
Traded it off for a P&O 2way. Plowed a lot of rocks with it also. Didn't wear my spurs and never got throwed. Had to quit plowing sagebrush with it as it wouldn't pass it through.
Response by jwaller at 2008-11-18 02:14:17
My two way is a John Deere. Very good shape. Hate to use it until I have to.

Don't know about plowing sage brush. How long does it take for sage brush to rot?

I do know that the smell of plowing with horses as well as the sound of the 'sucking' action of the plow and the sound of the corn roots clipping off underground (right below your own butt) is the greatest.
Response by Dale Wagner at 2008-11-19 10:13:44
Takes many years for sagebrush to rot when you only get 7 inches of rain a year.
Response by Bret4207 at 2008-11-20 19:29:49
I always wondered if it wouldn't be worth it to mount a grab bar/dash board affair on a sulky, something to keep you out of the furrow when she tips. I was thinking pipe would work, same for my manure spreader. Sometimes it'd be nice to have an anchor when the going gets rough.
Response by Dale Wagner at 2008-11-21 14:31:20
No amount of "safty equipment" will ever equal staying awake and not doing foolish things. I've probably been in more wrecks than most of you what with riding colts buckarooing, feeding and some farming with horses, and 20 years doing it all in the woods. You have to learn to stay alive while getting the job done.

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