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A Fun Filled Day Of Plowing With The Bolens


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#1 Bolens 1000 ONLINE  

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 06:26 PM

I decided to do my fall plowing today since it was pretty nice out and the soil was just right to plow.
The first garden I decided to use the 850 and the second garden I used the 58' HD Versa-Matic.
That versa-matic sure gave me a workout!
I cant believe how much power those walk behinds have. I had the throttle half way and it went right through the sod effortlessly!

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 06:50 PM

Great looking job Brian. Wish you could send some of that soil our way. Thanks for sharing the pics.
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Posted September 29, 2012 - 06:52 PM

Out playing in the dirt, were we? Looks good from here!

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 06:55 PM

Looks good. Do you plant a cover crop for the winter?

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 07:02 PM

Looks good. Do you plant a cover crop for the winter?

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Normally you can only get about 1 crop a year in the plot as we have a pretty short growing season.
Wont be long till we start seeing frost at night and then the dreaded white stuff (Snow :( )
I just plow in the fall then let it breakdown over the winter.

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 07:03 PM

Good Stuff I never tried a walk behind tractor like yours, looks like it does the job. :thumbs:

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 07:07 PM

Those two did a great job. I especially like the walk behind and how it did.

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 07:09 PM

That soil looks really good Brian.Have you been amending it over the years or is that just good soil there.

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 07:13 PM

That soil looks really good Brian.Have you been amending it over the years or is that just good soil there.


The area where the 850 plowed used to be where a manure pile was about 15-20 years ago so the soil there is REALLY good :D

The Area where the Walkbehind plowed has only been worked up for about 3 years now.

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 07:22 PM

... I just plow in the fall then let it breakdown over the winter.


The older farmers have a saying:

"Even a bad job of plowing in the Fall is better than a good one in the Spring".

You post reminds me that I need to check with my neighbor to see if he's finished with his garden.

I've been waiting for a chance to see just how good the 1886 with the ATV tires on it will work for plowing :D

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 07:34 PM

Looks nice, I like the smell of fresh turned soil..

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 08:11 PM

Brian, you just can't beat seat time or feet time if you're turning dirt. Nothing else quite so satisfying a job with obvious results.

You've got a couple nice dirt makers there. :thumbs:

thanks for sharing the pics.
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Posted September 30, 2012 - 01:10 AM

Get pics! Looks like those 2 do a great job of plowing. Wish we had that wet of dirt around here, just to stinking dry.

In the pic of the versa from the back it looks like the tractor is running crooked to the furrow. Maybe its just the angle of the pic, but it looks like to me that if you would narrow the wheels up it would track better in the furrow.

Also do you got them tires loaded on the versa?

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Posted September 30, 2012 - 01:37 AM

That looks like fun to me!

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Posted September 30, 2012 - 06:36 AM

Looks great Brian. :thumbs:




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