White 449 plow set up question

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White 449 plow set up question

Postby WyleWD » Tue May 28, 2013 8:22 am

We recently bought a very nice 449 drawn type plow. It currently has 8 bottoms, and we are going to take the back 2 bottoms off to more easily pull it with our 140hp tractor.

According to the plow's manual we should move the hitch pull point more toward the center of the plow and it gives a formula to use as a starting point.... how ever the manual doesn't say specifically what points to measure from and to. :?

Any one out there with intimate knowledge of exactly where to measure from and to? Heck, I'd even take a reasonable wild guess at this point. :wink: WD
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After we repainted and removed the back 2 bottoms.
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Figured it out with some research.

Postby WyleWD » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:10 am

Found a formula to use and tested the plow where the hitch was set, and moved it to where the formula said to put it and now it works GREAT! Pulls easy and does a great job. Will post a picture or two when I get some time. :) WD
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Postby Donald Lehman » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:58 am

Yup, our 5 bottom 575 plow always pulled jsut about as easy as our 4 bottom JD.
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Postby WyleWD » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:56 am

Donald Lehman wrote:Yup, our 5 bottom 575 plow always pulled jsut about as easy as our 4 bottom JD.


Nearly amazing isn't it. This one is a 6-18 and it pulls so much easier than the 6-16 JD we had it is remarkable. We really like the pull type plow, no weights to mess with, don't have to struggle with putting on and removing a dual.... which is really nice for a fella my age with a bad back. :D

And beans in our fall plowed ground averaged 6 bu/a better this year than our no till and conventional tilled ground. :D WD
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Postby Donald Lehman » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:20 am

My son just started milking cows here about 6 weeks ago and we are already planning on plowing and reseeding at least one field next spring. So I'll be hooking unto the old 575 and giving it some use next spring. I originally was pulling my 575 with a 1650 and Pop had a 4020 with the JD 4 bottom, and he could just barely make that 5th pass to my 4 to keep up with me. Of course when the going got muddy, the 4020 couln't begin the keep up with the 1650 4WD. If you put a 3020 on the JD plow it wouldn't even be close. And then I bought the 1955 and plowed with that. 5 16's behind a 1955. Certainly wasn' lacking for giddy-up go.

All the experts not-withstanding there is still something to be said for a good moldboard (meaning OLIVER or WHITE) plow.
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Postby WyleWD » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:53 am

Posted a picture of the plow in operating condition in the original post.

And don't make fun of the tractor. :wink: WD
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Postby Donald Lehman » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:32 am

Nice looking plow. As for the tractor, my granny always said, 'if you can't say something good------------------------------------- :mrgreen: :D
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Postby WyleWD » Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:52 pm

Donald Lehman wrote:Nice looking plow. As for the tractor, my granny always said, 'if you can't say something good------------------------------------- :mrgreen: :D


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Appreciate that. :wink: WD
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Postby Donald Lehman » Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:07 pm

Have to admit to "jumping the fence" a time or two myself. In addition to the 4020, we took a M&W turbo-charged 4010 in trade for an 1855. She was turned up to around 125 hp. Hook up to a loaded corn wagon, start out in 7th gear and with such a light tractor would leave a 400 yard long trench. pop never seemed to apreciate the coolness of it all as much as I did! :lol: :wink:
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