Draft Animal Equipment






Setting Walking Plowshares

by John Deere Company

plowshare


Set the point of the share down so the suction, or clearance, is 1/16" to 1/8" under the landside at point "A."

plowshare


The clearance, or underpoint suction, in the throat of the share should be 1/16" to 1/8" at point "B."


plowshare


All walking plowshares should have a wing bearing (point "D"). The correct wing bearing is as follows:
16" plow - 1 1/2"
14" plow - 1 1/4"
12" plow - 3/4"

A straight edge placed at the rear of the landside (point "C") and extending to the wing of the share should touch the back of the edge (point "D").

plowshare


When sharpening the share, take care not to turn the point to one side or the other. The point fitted to the plow should have about 1/4" clearance, or landside suction, at "E."

 

 

Related information: Walking Plow Line of Draft

Author
John Deere Company originally published The Operation, Care and Repair of Farm Machinery fin 1932, from which the above was reprinted in Evener 1998 issue of Rural Heritage magazine.

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