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I needed to change out the moldboards on the #70 three bottom plow Dad left for me.  When they look like this, it’s time to do something. 

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I did some horse trading for an IH #309 three point plow and took it apart. I was able to unbolt the full bottoms. 

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I used the torch to remove the worn out bottoms on the #70. 

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And bolted the better set on. 

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It will only see about 15 acres of use a year, an older friend likes to help plow so he gets to pull this with my W-9. 

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Any reason to do anything with the long landslide from the #309?  I’d think it would work just fine like this but haven’t put it in the ground yet. 

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10 minutes ago, MT Matt said:

Any reason to do anything with the long landslide from the #309?  I’d think it would work just fine like this but haven’t put it in the ground yet. 

I think it would probably work.... but I'd unbolt it.  I mean, it look wrong and it would drive me nuts.  

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11 hours ago, MT Matt said:

I needed to change out the moldboards on the #70 three bottom plow Dad left for me.  When they look like this, it’s time to do something. 

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What are you talking about? There's plenty of wear left in that! Those are the rare see-through moldboards that allow you to see how well the plowing is turning out behind you.

Only reason I would be changing out that long landside is because they are harder to find. I'd be saving it just in case I came across a plow that needed one some day.

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I don’t have any tractors with 3 point hitches and don’t plan to buy anything but trailing plows, if any.  Well, maybe if a parts plow comes up cheap.  I have three plows already. Lol. Thanks for the advice!!

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Interesting in this part of the world a 309 plow would be worth way more than a 70 plow but I can see you have more use for a pull type a 3pt plow frame missing all its bottoms would bring a couple hundred dollars around here.

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Out here in western Montana, plows aren’t of much use to the larger farmers. So slowly the small plows are sold at auctions and very few people want them. My friend bought this plow for $50 or $75.  I bought bulk seed oats last spring and he used a portion of it. So in payment I traded for the plow since I needed bottoms for my #70. 

One of legs was bent on the 309 and two of the autotrips were welded over so it wasn’t a great plow but had usable bottoms. I don’t have a tractor with a 3 point, I farm with a SMTA, W-9 and 560 as my “big” horses. 

It is interesting how farming practices in different areas determine what value older equipment has. 

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On 9/16/2020 at 9:22 AM, MT Matt said:

Looks aren’t too important on this old plow as long as it functions. I’ll give it a go first. The tail wheel doesn’t hit it so it should be fine. 

You sound like my dad. Who cares what it looks like if it works.🤣

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