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Posted April 09, 2012 - 09:41 PM

I did some more plowing & tilling this past weekend and decided to take the camera along. It's still a little wet here and the soil is a bit sticky. I tried using the coulter with the brinly but the soil and sod was sticking to it. The second garden was approximately 100' x 100' so I decided to use my ford 2600 to plow and disc before I tilled.

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Posted April 09, 2012 - 09:47 PM

Great job! that 2600 looks like it does a great job plowing. And you have a nice Team of tractors for working the soil :thumbs:

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Posted April 09, 2012 - 10:07 PM

Thanks for the pics! Looks like you have lots of good farm land!

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Posted April 09, 2012 - 10:08 PM

Wow! I am so envious of that full size tractor. And those two Masseys are pretty good looking too! :thumbs: I'm thinking a MF14 and a MF12? I'm not an expert, but I would say that soil looks a little wet, from the way it looked after plowing.

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Posted April 10, 2012 - 04:24 AM

Nice job,looks good.I like the big Ford.

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Posted April 10, 2012 - 04:30 AM

Great set of pics! Glad you got some seat time. The tractors did a nice job!

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Posted April 10, 2012 - 04:57 AM

Thanks for posting these pics. It's nice to see the plow, disc and till process documented with some pics. Nice looking soil in your garden as well. Theres no replacement for size and weight when it comes to plowing.

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Posted April 10, 2012 - 05:54 AM

Great job you did with the plowing and tilling ! Your garden area looks great too . Pretty flat and not many trees around , Al

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Posted April 10, 2012 - 07:42 AM

That Ford did a great job. The Massey's too. I like the tiller. It did a great job at both locations. Thanks for those great photographs.

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Posted April 10, 2012 - 08:51 PM

Just to clarify, neither of the properties belong to me. I do a little side work to get more seat time and help support the GT addiction. The gt's are a MF 14 and a MF12g. The 12g is modified to accept 26x12x12's to help when plowing virgin ground/sod.
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Posted April 10, 2012 - 08:56 PM

Just to clarify, neither of the properties belong to me. I do a little side work to get more seat time and help support the GT addiction. The gt's are a MF 14 and a MF12g. The 12g is modified to accept 26x12x12's to help when plowing virgin ground/sod.


What sort of modifications did you make to fit the larger tire on there? It looks to me like a wider tire will require mounting the rim in the "wide" position. Would like to know what you did to make them fit.

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Posted April 10, 2012 - 09:20 PM

Thanks for sharing the pics Dan! That 2600 really does a nice job laying the sod over. You must have that one dialed in perfectly! The ground looked phenomenal when you were done too!

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Posted April 10, 2012 - 10:05 PM

Definitely a good looking seed bed when you finished. The person you did the job for must be very pleased.

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Posted April 18, 2012 - 10:25 PM

What sort of modifications did you make to fit the larger tire on there? It looks to me like a wider tire will require mounting the rim in the "wide" position. Would like to know what you did to make them fit.


I used rims from a JD214, 10" I think. They had the same dish as the original rims on the inside, deeper on the outside, so I still have them in the "standard" position. I had to raise the seat pan / fenders and tub the wheel wells a bit. The pan is siting on 2x4's which I boxed in. I wish I had done a neater job of it, I never really thought anyone would see it. I built it about 6 years ago when I was using the tractor with a 630 dozer blade to clear a drainage ditch behind my house. I was sinking, spinning and getting stuck a lot. I found the tires for cheap at a garage sale so I grabbed them and stuck them on. They helped tremendously with the ditch. When I built it I didn't even know brinly plows existed, now it's my main plowing tractor. The tires are loaded and have 85 lb wheel weights on the inside and 55 lb weights on the outside. I have to be very careful when plowing new gardens as I have already broken an axle when I hooked a large "something" in the ground. If I had my mf14 at the time I would probably have put them on that instead but they have made the 12g a much more capable tractor.
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