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10" Simplicity Moldboard Plow Retrofit

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Hello friends!

Anyone here have experience with one of these? From my research it appears to be of at least 1962 vintage.

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My friend gave it to me for free and I'm going to retrofit it for use on my 4016 with a 3-point drawbar. I'm curious how they perform, if shares and moldboards are still available, etc.

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This is my first time messing with a plow and I've done extensive research but still need some pointers. Thanks to dundee222 for giving me some already on my other thread on the tractor itself!

A member on the Deere forum did this retrofit already and I'm doing something similar to his but instead of clamping it directly on the drawbar with a plate, I'm going to use a clamp-on 2" receiver with a 2" square tube hitch on the plow to move it where I need it in relationship to the inner edge of the rear tire. This way I can move the receiver back to center for moving trailers or attaching other implements offset if needed - think of it as a universal tool bar of sorts.

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I threw the plow up on my workbench and leveled the beam horizontally and vertically and it looks like the landing setting is off as though to steer the plow towards the left rear tire. There is no landing adjustment so I checked it out a little closer and it appears that the two pieces of the frog were broken apart and welded back together sometime in the past. The moldboard wing of the frog has a big overlap over the landslide wing and caused the landslide to not sit flat against the frog (notice gradually increasing gap between the two the below pics).

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I figured I'd rather fix it now than attempt plowing with it as-is and risk fighting it the whole time so I blasted it apart and took it to work for sandblasting and surface finishing.

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Am I chasing something that isn't a problem? Has anyone ever added a landing adjustment to a plow that's never had it?

Thanks all!
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It is fun to see your work and your research and historical knowledge is inspiring!
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Using Google to educate one's self is clever learning. The old documents you find are also fun to see.
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Liked! Subscribed! I am one of the rototiller guys but I have to stand up and walk behind (for now).
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For sod you would want a very robust tiller on a very robust tractor, or to have plenty of time. I have a Troy Built PTO Horse. It will make its way through sod like that but it takes many passes to get that depth.
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