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peasant farmer
Posted 10/17/2014 12:22 (#4131820)
Subject: Moldboard plow on jd 4230


Illinois
How many bottom plow do you think a 4230 can handle???
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StanSW.Mo
Posted 10/17/2014 12:28 (#4131827 - in reply to #4131820)
Subject: RE: Moldboard plow on jd 4230


Barton Co. Missouri
In my area 5-16's When we use to plow we pulled 4-16's with a 180 Allis. 65 horse. 4020's pulled 5 most of the time, some pulled 6 depending on the ground.
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FFJR
Posted 10/17/2014 12:50 (#4131855 - in reply to #4131820)
Subject: RE: Moldboard plow on jd 4230



nc IA
5

4020 with a 4x18 was able to cover more ground then when it had a 5x16 on it.
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mkengland
Posted 10/17/2014 12:54 (#4131860 - in reply to #4131820)
Subject: RE: Moldboard plow on jd 4230


ne MD
5-16"s should be easily handled. 5-18"s was to much for ours.
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Sat
Posted 10/17/2014 13:15 (#4131884 - in reply to #4131860)
Subject: RE: Moldboard plow on jd 4230


Buxton ND
Gotta weigh in here,I'm an old plow at heart,heavy ground 5-14" lite ground nice pulling stuff 6-16",corn stalks 4-16" I have a quite few,any thing from 3-14" with a rope up to 10-16" many combo's 4-5-6 but its a long road trip for you. I'm in eastern ND. I like a mounted plows,2-point,right there,weight on the tractor and easy to back up in the corners

Mostly green,some from the 50's 60's 70's if any 2-bangers or new age collectors of 4010/20's are looking for old and original.
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7720gas
Posted 10/17/2014 13:53 (#4131937 - in reply to #4131820)
Subject: RE: Moldboard plow on jd 4230


5-16's semi mount behind a non turbo 3020D for years here ,,,,, 2nd gear in alfalfa !          clay based soils  ,not sand  !

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paul the original
Posted 10/17/2014 14:09 (#4131956 - in reply to #4131820)
Subject: RE: Moldboard plow on jd 4230


southern MN
Depends some on your soil.

In my yellow clay, at least one less bottom that the rest are saying,for any particular tractor.

4-16 usually worked but was a bit much for 85 hp, 4-18 works well at 140hp. Dad had 3-16 on 45 hp, and 2-16 on 35hp, had to double hitch tractors on alfalfa ground and went pretty shallow some years in any ground. 'Here."

Paul
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Tilt
Posted 10/17/2014 14:26 (#4131978 - in reply to #4131820)
Subject: RE: Moldboard plow on jd 4230



South Western Ontario
5 18's would be my pick but could be a tad much on stiff ground. 5 16's would be no problem.
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Supa Dexta
Posted 10/17/2014 14:41 (#4131993 - in reply to #4131978)
Subject: RE: Moldboard plow on jd 4230



NS Canada
I wish our ground pulled so easy. You'd have your hands full with 3 around here.
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stripfarmer
Posted 10/17/2014 15:54 (#4132069 - in reply to #4131820)
Subject: RE: Moldboard plow on jd 4230


west central wisconsin

Used to pull 4x18's in heavy soils with hills.  None too much tractor, but a nice match.  

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801486
Posted 10/17/2014 17:17 (#4132166 - in reply to #4131820)
Subject: RE: Moldboard plow on jd 4230


west central Iowa
I watched a 4020 powershift plowing alfalfa with a 4 bottom semi mount JD plow and you about had to set stakes to see if it was moving.
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pmartens07
Posted 10/17/2014 18:40 (#4132261 - in reply to #4131820)
Subject: RE: Moldboard plow on jd 4230


Penn Yan, NY
I used to pull 4-16s with a 4020, didn't have enough cast front weights so I had to be careful to keep it above 1/2 a tank of fuel. It had trouble at times on hills but mostly was ok. That was around 6 inches plowing depth on clay to clay loam.

I'd say 5-16s semi mount
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AGB
Posted 10/17/2014 19:17 (#4132322 - in reply to #4131820)
Subject: RE: Moldboard plow on jd 4230


Mid-Michigan
Id say 5. Maybe 4 if greasy and on land (not sure there is su h a thing as a 4 bottom on land).
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JoBob
Posted 10/17/2014 19:31 (#4132352 - in reply to #4131820)
Subject: RE: Moldboard plow on jd 4230


West Central Wisconsin
We've pulled 5-16's with 4020, (4th & 5th gear), and 4230, (B-1 & B-2), in most types of soil other than a heavy clay. Joe
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versatile875
Posted 10/17/2014 20:45 (#4132514 - in reply to #4131820)
Subject: RE: Moldboard plow on jd 4230


Western OK
4-16s with our 4230

pull 5-16s with 4440
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730diesel
Posted 10/17/2014 20:49 (#4132525 - in reply to #4131820)
Subject: RE: Moldboard plow on jd 4230


NE ND
We used 5 -16s
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D&M Farms
Posted 10/17/2014 21:03 (#4132555 - in reply to #4132525)
Subject: RE: Moldboard plow on jd 4230


Stoddard Co. SEMO
Used a my '68 4020 powershift on an oliver semi mount 4x18" plow in alfalfa. The front wheels seldom touched the ground and it had it tongue hanging out after a couple rounds. I put it on a 1066 and it was a different story. The weight of the tractor and a good set of rubber makes the biggest difference, IMO. An 830 Deere will pull a plow easier than a 4020 even though the 4020 has more horsepower.

Edited by D&M Farms 10/17/2014 21:04
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deereonly1
Posted 10/17/2014 22:22 (#4132738 - in reply to #4132514)
Subject: RE: Moldboard plow on jd 4230


EC IL
versatile875 - 10/17/2014 20:45

4-16s with our 4230

pull 5-16s with 4440


X 2 and Im in IL like the original poster
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KDD
Posted 10/17/2014 22:28 (#4132751 - in reply to #4131820)
Subject: RE: Moldboard plow on jd 4230



Leesburg, Ohio
4430 had all it wanted here with 5-16's. but we always plowed at least 10" deep. A 4230 would have trouble with 5-16 even at 8" deep. Around here it would have been pulling 4-16 or maybe 4-18.


Now about that 3020 pulling 5-16.....B.S.!!! That was our "big" tractor before the 4430, and it was loaded with 4-14's.
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ronm
Posted 10/17/2014 22:40 (#4132776 - in reply to #4131820)
Subject: RE: Moldboard plow on jd 4230


Fruita CO
Here? 3 16's...
Some of the ground in this valley is called Tiger Sh*t...
takes a 4320 or 4430 to pull 4 18's.
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