How to Attach a Moldboard Plow to Your Riding Mower

What You'll Need
Moldboard plow
Riding mower

A moldboard plow is a device which uses a cutting blade to cut into the ground, which is then raked over by a share, which looks rather like a wedge. This turns the soil over, performing the function of the plow while allowing you to operate a mower or other similar riding device. Adding a plow to your mower means that you can move the ground in a much more efficient way, without having to perform a lot of hard work to get the result. If you are looking for a way to improve your gardening capacity, then a moldboard plow is one way to achieve this. The plow can be easily attached to most types of riding mower.

Step 1 - Finding the Attachment

Your riding mower is designed to have a number of attachments fitted to it, and if you have a modern model, then on the back of the mower you should expect to see a small square box with a number of D-ring connections. This box will also usually have a large screw bolt in the top, which can be moved up and down. In order to position your moldboard plow onto your riding mower, you will need to examine the plow and decide whether you will be able to insert it into the square box.

Step 2 - Installing the Plow in the Box

If you do have the right kind of ending to your plow, then you can install it onto the mower quickly and easily. Unscrew the top of the bolt, either by unscrewing it with a screwdriver, or using a wrench to remove it. The moldboard plow should then be moved into the middle of the square, and pushed in until you come to one of the holes. How close you wish the plow to dig into the ground will affect which of the holes you attach to the mower. Once the plow's end is pushed through, you can then press the bolt back down through the square. This may take some time, as you will need to line up the holes correctly. Screw the wrench down as tightly as possible to keep the bolt in position.

Step 3 - Attaching the Moldboard Plow

If your plow will not fit into this box, then you will need to connect it to the rings along the side. This is usually done with a series of chains which are attached to the rings, and to hooks on the sides of the mower. Simply take the chains, and pull your plow into the designed position. Connect the chain to the rings by using a spring clip, usually supplied with the chains. You should then be able to connect the other chains to hooks along the side of the mower. These will help prevent the moldboard plow from moving, and as long as the chains are tight enough, the plow should move in a straight line.