Question About Styles Of Disc Harrowsdisc harrow style size type
Posted March 15, 2012 - 07:31 AM
Posted March 15, 2012 - 08:24 AM
Posted March 15, 2012 - 12:32 PM
Well, the tractor I am using is the MF12 I rescued from the dump. Engine-wise, it is using a 13-15hp (I've seen the engine rated both ways--It is a 420cc displacement engine) Honda clone. It had most of the sleeve hitch already on it, and I found the rest when I bought another tractor. I added fluid to the front tires because it began handling poorly when the plow was lifted. The rear wheels were freebies from a neighbor. They are more aggressive than turf tires, but are less agressive than a studded ATV tire, and are only air filled. I have no additional weight on the tractor except my own weight. It handles the disc well, even with the extra 150 lbs of weight. One issue is that my garden is not very big, about 60 ft x 25 ft. and is bounded by fences on three sides. Some extra speed really helps, but with the hydro it is hard to get a consistent speed. The implement lift was ok when it was just the disc plus the first 55 extra lbs. I didn't even bother to try once I added the extra 90 lbs. I am able to be so precise about the weight because these are weight plates I have scavenged from someone else's weight lifting set over the years.
Glad you're getting some results, how's the tractor handling it?
Posted March 15, 2012 - 12:33 PM
Edited by HowardsMF155, March 16, 2012 - 12:16 PM.
Posted March 16, 2012 - 12:24 PM
The other shot is what occurred when I slowed to a stop. You can see that individual disc tracks now show up and the soil is not "fluffy" looking.
Edited by HowardsMF155, March 16, 2012 - 12:26 PM.
Posted March 16, 2012 - 07:38 PM
With your hard loam/sandy soil i would go just a little more aggressive with the cut, much like a 2 bottem plow the disk cuts are to overlap each other a little, the individual disc tracks are normal for a disk and after the first cut, after a few runs the clods will be cut down. Overlap each pass by one disk gang to keep from throwing all the soil to the edge of the garden and criss cross the rows.
Your doing great Howard, the disk is tilling it up, a few more passes and it will really fluff it up.
- HowardsMF155 said thank you
Posted March 16, 2012 - 07:40 PM
Here is a couple of vids from last year. I put together a sears disc and a brinly disc to make a double gang.
Edited by coldone, March 16, 2012 - 07:54 PM.
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Posted March 16, 2012 - 08:54 PM
Yes, I'm sure the ground was too wet. I don't know about you, but we've been having rain every few days here. I was hoping that doing some discing would promote the lower layers to dry out before the next rain this weekend. I wanted to plow it again so I could start planting some peas and potatoes.
Posted March 16, 2012 - 09:09 PM
- trowel said thank you