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1946 Willys Cj 2a Plowing

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The principles are very much the same as wheeling: traction, and clearance. The rule of thumb farmers use is that it takes approximately 12 drawbar horsepower per plowshare to pull it eight inches deep, a number that changes according to the consistency of the soil. In Huddle’s relatively sandy home ground, it takes 18-20 drawbar horsepower to pull this 2-14 Ferguson plow, approximately 1,500 pounds of drawbar pull. In the ’53 Nebraska Tractor test, a CJ-3A Farm Jeep with larger 7.00-15 tires could generate 2,721 pounds of drawbar pull at maximum power, maximum ballast, with 13-percent wheel slip.

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