When I got my tractor, it had a plough , but had no disc or coulter attached. The board had a heavy coat of paint on it, sousing some paint stripper and then light sanding its surface has improved. Due to its age it has some heavy pitting. With each ploughing outing and some more work with wet paper, its surface is improving.
The board was cleaned up and sanded and is now coated in Oil to preserve its surface between each ploughing outing.
This is a complete plough. This general purpose glough was sold for £ 15 back in 1953
The plough assembly is attached with a quick release mechanism to the handlebars , with this tool carrier .There is vertical adjustment on the left hand side by a screw turn handle, which allows lateral leveling of the plough when the tractor’s right wheel is travelling in the furrow. The grey carrier at the top of photo is the one that was on my plough. The adjustment screw on this was previously repaired , but the short length of thread on the adjustment handle was not enough (only about 4″ screw thread ) to allow correct setting of the plough. I have now replaced it with the carrier on the bottom of the photo which does allow the desired range of adjustment. (about 8″ screw thread )
Positioning this adjustable ring on this vertical bar will determine the vertical height of the handlebars when ploughing. Taller people will prefer the handlebars set higher but then they may find that when they lift the plough clear of the ground, they have to raise the handlebars extra high and so the front bumper on the tractor may touch the ground.
By positioning these two lockable rings on the horizontal bar you can position the plough sideways and so allow or restrict sideways movement of the plough. Some sideways movement is required here to allow steering when the plough is travelling in the ground.
This is the type of disc that should be fitted to the plough.
The heavily worn point is the one that was fitted on my plough when received. It was previously welded. The one on the left is a new one received from Mick Green , which I have now fitted. These points were on sale for £ 0/2/9 back in 1953.
As well as the weight bolted on inside the bumper which helps to counterbalance the tractor when handling and improves traction, here is an extra weight carrier bolted on the front. This allows for the use of a transportable weight which can either be positioned on this carrier up front or moved back to be placed on the plough for certain ploughing conditions.
When ploughing, it is necessary to turn different width sods at different parts of the plot. All tractor drawbars have a centre and left side hole , so the plough can be towed from either position. This , combined with possible adjustment o the front of the plough covers a range of side movement of the plough in relation to the tractor centreline. However, making these adjustments in the field is not easy and moving the towing between either of the drawbar hole can be quite difficult.
Some people have managed to fit adjustable drawbars to their ploughs, allowing them to make these sideways adjustments with a crank handle, with ease. I hope to add this feature to my plough. (as will need every help possible to produce some decent ploughing )
There has been some doubt as to whether Anzani also offered a reversible plough. Thanks to Benny Usher, who has this brochure for the reversible, we now know that indeed one did exist.