A unique 1927 disc plow is the focal point of the video. Not having been used to turn soil since early in the ’60’s, we attempt to adjust and turn the green side upside down on a small plot of land. Prior to the attempt the plow had received a great number of hours attention from a torch and a grease gun. That was needed to free up many of the components that were literally ‘frozen’ and held immovable by rust created by the 60+ years of inattention and outside storage. A bit perplexed that the plow didn’t function as wanted the test run was abandoned and the plows remanded to the shop for second thoughts. After a bit of consideration, we decided to “farmer-ize” the stubborn machine. The decision was made to provide assistance to the trip and lift segment by the addition of an adjustable turnbuckle and heavy spring.
I’ve seen a few videos of restorations on John Deere and IH’s trip plows. The trip mechanisms on both the JD and IH plows are somewhat similar. The one on that one you’re working on, is a bit different than JDs and IHs. Myself, I have a IH Little Genius No. 8 2-12 trip plow that I picked up for free last fall. I had to replace both tires (i wish it had the steel wheels). I haven’t had a chance to use it yet, but it will look good behind the H.