Garden Plow Attachment

What is the purpose of a Garden Plow

Garden Plow

Lets start off this blog with the garden plow attachment.  From what I have learned the main purpose of a garden plow is to dig up the top soil while at the same time turning it over and burying old crop remains, weeds, and to loosen up the ground creating a fresh seedbed.

Lets say you are planning to start a new garden and you need to prepare your land for seeding or you just need to freshen up last seasons garden for the new crops. Then the first thing you want to do is make a nice seeding bed or seedbed for planting. By using a garden plow you’ll be able to loosen up the soil and remove large lumps of dirt and dig up any big rocks that may prevent seeds to grow their roots. This also allows crops to grow their more natural look and shape and making planting depth more consistent.


Explaining A Garden Plow

Garden Plow DiagramPlows have been around for many many years and before the time of tractors garden plows were pulled manually by man then by animals such as oxen, cattle, horses, and  even mules. Needless to say as time went by man wised up and invented tractors to do the work. The garden plow is a simple yet very effective and useful piece of equipment.

Looking at the basic plow diagram #1 is the plow frame which can be made of steel, iron, and if it’s real old it may be made of wood. Today’s plow frames can have single, duel, or even three bars #2 is the tractor hitch where as most modern day plows come with a universal 3 point hitch. #3 is a vertical regulator height adjuster, this could also be an adjustment bar that connects to a tractor. #4 is an optional colter blade which is used to help cut into the soil before the moldboard turns it over. A colter wheel can also be used instead of the blade. At the tip of the plow is #5 a Chisel basically the cutting edge and behind that is the plowshare which works along with the chisel to cut into the ground. Pretty much the main component of a garden plow is the Moldboard #7 on the . The moldboard which is the curved shaped metal plate on the plow should dig up an 8 to 12 inch deep trench known as a furrow.


Selecting The Right Plow For The Job

If you are in the market for a garden plow then I highly recommend speaking to an expert.  There are a number of different factors to consider when buying a plow such as the type of soil you need to dig and the type of tractor you have. Perhaps you have a large area and a large tractor and can use a 2 or 3 bottom blow and save you a lot of time and money. Well not to be bias but as I mentioned in the about page that I work for and we have a number of experienced professionals that know their stuff and can help you select the right plow for your tractor. Even if you don’t buy from us it never hurts to get free advice. We have a great selection of quality garden plows and offer free shipping to most of the United States.


List of Garden Plows

Here are just a few of the garden plows that we offer at great prices of course.

compact tractor plow 12in v2
  • Weighs 185 lbs
  • Optional gauge wheel (24 lbs.)
  • Optional colter disc (22 lbs.)
  • 22″ main beam for compact tractor hitches
  • Free shipping within 1,000 miles.
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Single Bottom 12 inch Plow
  • Weighs 220 lbs
  • Shear bolts are 1/2″ x 3″
  • Up to grade 3 soft metal bolts
  • Comes in 12″, 14″, & 16″
  • Free shipping within 1,000 miles.
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Double Bottom 12 inch Plow
  • Weighs 445 lbs
  • Comes in 12″, 14″, & 16″
  • Free shipping within 1,000 miles.
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Please leave me a comment and let me know if you have some advice to share about garden plows.

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