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#1 DH1 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 07, 2012 - 11:33 PM

What is the difference between a disc Harrow
29-39 in. Adjustable Tow-behind Disk Harrow-DD-55BH at The Home Depot
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and a disc Cultivator?
Sleeve Hitch Disc Cultivator-45-0266 at The Home Depot
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Why are the disc's different and what is each one used for?

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 01:51 AM

well the top one is a disc harrow, and so is the bottom one. The notched blades are so the disc will turn in hard or trashy ground. A disc cultivator would have a gap in the center so the row would flow though and the gangs would be made to either throw the dirt in or pull the dirt out.

I think some of these place get a little liberal with the names they attach to equipment.
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Posted February 08, 2012 - 08:06 AM

I was always told exactly what Lauber1 just wrote. "Rock discs" is what the neighbor used to call the notched ones.
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Posted February 08, 2012 - 09:01 AM

One advantage of the notched discs is it concntrates more weight on the cutting edge to cut up trash. The solid disc especially if too light can just roll over clumps of trash instead of cutting it. I agree with Lauber1, local dialects come into play a lot in implement discussions. For instance in Iowa a Disc Harrow is a Disc and a spike Harrow was a harrow. I never heard it referred to as a Disc Harrow until I started getting on the internet.
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Posted February 08, 2012 - 09:30 AM

Yes, and i have gotten into heated discussions with people over names such as the disk harrow being called a disk plow, a bottem plow being called a dirt plow, so on and so forth, it seems the people who knows next to nothing about farming tend to come up with these wild names and stick to it to the end for some odd name or as stated above, to re-name it for selling purposes.
I find the Notched disk harrow very usefull for hard trash such as corn stalks or vine type veggies that would othrwise wrap up around the disk blade.
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Posted February 08, 2012 - 10:15 AM

One advantage of the notched discs is it concntrates more weight on the cutting edge to cut up trash. The solid disc especially if too light can just roll over clumps of trash instead of cutting it. I agree with Lauber1, local dialects come into play a lot in implement discussions. For instance in Iowa a Disc Harrow is a Disc and a spike Harrow was a harrow. I never heard it referred to as a Disc Harrow until I started getting on the internet.


Same way here in Kentucky JD.
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Posted February 08, 2012 - 11:14 AM

I would get a set of each for a double disc set up. One set with the more aggressive cutting and one set of regular discs. Be sure to add weight, or they won't cut in very well at all.
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Posted February 08, 2012 - 11:25 AM

I would get a set of each for a double disc set up. One set with the more aggressive cutting and one set of regular discs. Be sure to add weight, or they won't cut in very well at all.


Many years ago, when we Had our MF50, our disc was set up like you speak of....cutout discs up front, then followed by the rear set of std cone discs.
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Posted February 08, 2012 - 11:29 AM

I would get a set of each for a double disc set up. One set with the more aggressive cutting and one set of regular discs. Be sure to add weight, or they won't cut in very well at all.


That's how the disc we have for the Jubilee is.
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Posted February 08, 2012 - 05:08 PM

Well thanks for the response guys I didn't expect so many comments.
I'm in the market to buy 1 or 2 sets of discs, looking for a used set to use when the warm weather comes.
There's a few tractor + attachment packages but I'd prefer to find just the attachment, got enough tractors now, and some of them need to go.
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Posted February 08, 2012 - 06:02 PM

got enough tractors now, and some of them need to go.


:confuse: DOES NOT COMPUTE :confuse: DOES NOT COMPUTE :confuse: DOES NOT COMPUTE :confuse:
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Posted February 08, 2012 - 06:08 PM

:confuse: DOES NOT COMPUTE :confuse: DOES NOT COMPUTE :confuse: DOES NOT COMPUTE :confuse:


Meaning I just want to keep the really good ones and use the $ from the others to make the good ones better that they are.
I got 15 tractors total and 5 tractor mount snow blowers.
To many for what I need or want.
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Posted February 08, 2012 - 06:26 PM

Find some operators and put them puppies to work. Might as well make a few dollars off them.
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Posted February 15, 2012 - 03:13 AM

Find some operators and put them puppies to work. Might as well make a few dollars off them.

:yeah_that:
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Posted February 15, 2012 - 04:32 AM

I try to master the names of each implement so that I don't sound like an idiot when in the presense of those that know. However, when talking to those that know little or nothing you have to call the implements by both names until they figure out what the heck you're talking about when you say you have a 10" moldboard plow. Otherwise you can get the response, "That won't move much snow in the winter." LOL

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