That figures - around me you can find old 2 bottom plows in the woods just rusting away.....folks will damn near give them away! My 2 bottom was a gift - my grandfather bought an old 8N tractor and the guy selling it sold it as a package deal, with mower, plow and disc. My grandfather had no use for the plow or disc at the time so they got covered with a tarp and spent 30 years that way. They got to cleaning the place up and he knew I did my plotting and the like and told me if I came and got them I could have them. I didn't even know he had them! My planter I paid $50 for with a bucket full of plates and the original manual because the guy wanted the room in his barn. It's all old stuff but it works for what I need. You don't NEED a plow, but you certainly have to adopt other practices to get around it. Sometimes living in row crop country can be a blessing I guess.I dont live in row crop country. Cattle and chickens where I live. Plenty of hay equipment - not too much dirt working or planting equipment. I have always thought us food plotters should go in together and buy a pool of equipment. Of course we would all want something that one time for the year on the same day.
Your right as well - everybody would want to use the same tool around the same time of year!!!!