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#21 Ron Cook

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:21 PM

Oh heck those moldboards aren't even rusty. They'll shine right up on the first pass.

I think you are right, but it would sort of depend on the length of the first pass. :) There actually is a little bit of grease left on some parts of some of the shares.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:36 AM

I got a manual for the plow today and I see there is a part call the "Vertical Limiter" that I did not get with the plow. The manual says to remove the center link of a 3-point, so apparently it must operate differently. Once the dimension is established, is that limiter a solid piece or does it telescope in use? I do not know where to obtain the part, but if I knew how it worked I could probably make one. Or find something that would work. Any ideas?

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I studied things a little, and if I understand correctly, I should be able to make this limiter out of an aftermarket top link. I also looked in the CIH parts catalog on line for the part numbers for the limiter. I have not checked to see if they are available from CIH. I assume some later model plows use the same thing.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:43 AM

Ron: Barbecue black will also work well for painting them. It stays soft. Plow paint is hard to find around here now.
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:39 AM


I got a manual for the plow today and I see there is a part call the "Vertical Limiter" that I did not get with the plow. The manual says to remove the center link of a 3-point, so apparently it must operate differently. Once the dimension is established, is that limiter a solid piece or does it telescope in use? I do not know where to obtain the part, but if I knew how it worked I could probably make one. Or find something that would work. Any ideas?

Ron

I studied things a little, and if I understand correctly, I should be able to make this limiter out of an aftermarket top link. I also looked in the CIH parts catalog on line for the part numbers for the limiter. I have not checked to see if they are available from CIH. I assume some later model plows use the same thing.

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Ron,
You don't need that "limiter".
There were a LOT of those plows sold back when and many of them are still in use today (we have a 540 and a 550) and I have never once even seen one of those limiters that are shown in the manual.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:30 AM

My Dad has one of the limiters for the 3rd link that he bought on a bale rack at a farm auction. He bought it because it was different. Said he didn't remember anyone actually ever using one.

And to answer your question it is not solid like a 3rd link. It telescopes or compresses. I think the thought is to prevent the front end from coming up to far.
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:22 PM



I got a manual for the plow today and I see there is a part call the "Vertical Limiter" that I did not get with the plow. The manual says to remove the center link of a 3-point, so apparently it must operate differently. Once the dimension is established, is that limiter a solid piece or does it telescope in use? I do not know where to obtain the part, but if I knew how it worked I could probably make one. Or find something that would work. Any ideas?

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I studied things a little, and if I understand correctly, I should be able to make this limiter out of an aftermarket top link. I also looked in the CIH parts catalog on line for the part numbers for the limiter. I have not checked to see if they are available from CIH. I assume some later model plows use the same thing.

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Ron,
You don't need that "limiter".
There were a LOT of those plows sold back when and many of them are still in use today (we have a 540 and a 550) and I have never once even seen one of those limiters that are shown in the manual.

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Thanks FarmallTom. That would explain why there is no paint worn off where this "limiter" attaches to the plow. I can see where one was probably on there maybe the first time the plow was used, or maybe when transported home from the dealer. This plow was bought new and worked the farm not more than 5 miles from the dealer, 20 miles from me, until I bought it last month.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:30 PM

My Dad has one of the limiters for the 3rd link that he bought on a bale rack at a farm auction. He bought it because it was different. Said he didn't remember anyone actually ever using one.

And to answer your question it is not solid like a 3rd link. It telescopes or compresses. I think the thought is to prevent the front end from coming up to far.

Thanks for that information, IHForever. I thought it looked like that in the book, but it is not really clear. It makes sense that when the front of the tractor goes down it should not be able to pull the plow up out of the ground which it might do if a solid link. I can certainly see where it is sort of unnecessary and with the proper dimensions, would be easy to make.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:10 PM

Ron,
You don't need that "limiter".
There were a LOT of those plows sold back when and many of them are still in use today (we have a 540 and a 550) and I have never once even seen one of those limiters that are shown in the manual.

-FT


I agree with FT. I ran a 540 and then a 560 from 1967 to 1975s & I have seen, let alone use a "vertical limiter". I don't even have an idea what one is.

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