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#1 Chuck_050382 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 13, 2012 - 07:25 AM

I put tool to dirt for the first time this year last night.

I had plowed the garden under last fall. Yesterday I put the disc on the LGT 165 and ran it over the garden. After that I chained onto a old section of spike tooth harrow and drug it around which really helped smooth things out and pulled out any remaining grass/weed clumps. Then I ran the disc through the garden some more. It is looking pretty good right now. I still need to modify my sleeve hitch so It can float, in the pictures that's as deep as the hitch will let the disc dig.

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I tried a few passes with the disc through the sweet corn patch but it's almost to rough to tackle with the GT. I am going to use the neighbors bigger tractor and disc to get it worked up.

Here is a short clip of the disc in action from the drivers seat.

Edited by Chuck_050382, April 13, 2012 - 07:27 AM.

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Posted April 13, 2012 - 07:43 AM

Looks great Chuck , Next time I try using my disc I'll try setting like you have yours . I think mine is concaved in and makes for a hill in the middle , but yours are set pointing out and does a better job then I've even done with mine , Al
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Posted April 13, 2012 - 07:46 AM

Ah, seat time! Relief, even for just a few short seconds.
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Posted April 13, 2012 - 11:29 AM

High gear give the best results with the disc.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 08:14 AM

Update 5-21-12: Still nothing planted, I am keeping the weeds knocked down in my dirt patch.

Was going to plant yesterday, but it started raining right as I finished tilling.. Why couldn't it have waited until I got plants in the ground??? Will try again this week.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 09:02 AM

Chuck, I hope you get the plants in soon. Your ground looks great. Nice video with the disc.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 09:26 AM

Ought to be weed free by the time you get the plants in the ground! At least you are getting plenty of seat time! LOL

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 09:31 AM

very little seat time... yesterday before tilling I was going to run he disc through the garden, but the dust was to bad, so out came "old smokey" aka my tiller.

I spent all of the weekend before working in the flower bed, and planting a tree.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 09:50 AM

Sorry, forgot which tiller you have. Should be wet enough now to run the disk through! LOL

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 10:08 AM

Sorry, forgot which tiller you have. Should be wet enough now to run the disk through! LOL


no problem, it really didn't look that wet out there this morning.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 10:18 AM

I got you figured out Chuck.....once the garden is planted, seat time will decrease dramatically. So you're delaying to get more "dirt work" time in! LOL

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 10:30 AM

I got you figured out Chuck.....once the garden is planted, seat time will decrease dramatically. So you're delaying to get more "dirt work" time in! LOL

I do really enjoy working in the dirt. I love the smell of fresh turned dirt.. I am not planting a lot of stuff this year so that means there is enough room between where my rows will be to still weed with the tractor and cultivator.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 10:36 AM

I could actually cultivate between rows easily with my little Bush Hog T-63. It does have a sleeve hitch. But stuff like the broccoli closes off the rows so fast, and I narrowed my corn rows, but then I use chemicals on it, so not much need for tillage.

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Posted May 29, 2012 - 03:13 PM

We got most the garden planted last night. Still have to plant the kids area and build an arbor for thier gardens entrance. Also still have to plant sweet corn. Everyone else seems to be better at using space than me. We didn't plant a lot so that will leave me room to work with the tractors for weed patrol.
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My wife caught a great picture of my son, Henry working in the kids section of the garden.
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Posted May 29, 2012 - 03:26 PM

Chuck, I'm glad you were able to get most of it in.

That's a great photograph of your son.




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