Asked by: Margarethe Kochmeyer
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How much horsepower do I need for a 4 bottom plow?

Last Updated: 10th April, 2021

The general rule for a plow is 20-25 hp per bottom. 4 wheel drive and whether or not the engine is gas or diesel will also effect the tractors ability to pull the plow. We have two tractors: JD 2020 is about 48 hp to the pto, Massey Ferg is 55 hp to the pto. However the MF is a 3 cylinder diesel, w/ 4X4.

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Similarly, you may ask, how much horsepower do I need for 2 bottom plow?

It is a Ferguson 2 bottom plow that requires about 35 drawbar horsepower to pull.

Likewise, how much horsepower does it take to pull a 5 bottom plow? There are so many different soils, and different conditions such as wet and dry, the rule of thumb of 16 hp per bottom didn't really mean a lot. We sometimes plowed with chains on the land side wheel, as the wheel in the furrow had better traction.

Hereof, how much horsepower do I need for a 3 Bottom Plow?

3000-4000 lbs is needed to full a 3 bottom plow. It depends on how fast you want to go, Now days it takes more horsepower to go fast 6 mph or more.

How do you use a bottom plow?

Next, to use a plow correctly, make sure it is level with the ground, side-to-side and front-to-back. Adjust the top link and lift arm as necessary. Plow your first furrow down the center of your garden area. Raise the plow, turn around, and put the right rear tractor tire in that furrow.

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