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#1 Buggyman OFFLINE  

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Posted November 18, 2012 - 10:49 AM

I am looking for a disk and have looked at the King Kutter 4 1/2 ft. 3 point hitch disk. The disk weighs 400 lbs. My tractor is a 2418. I am concerned that the disk is too heavy for my tractor. Obviously because of the size the weight hangs pretty far back. I don't want to hang lots of weight on the front of my tractor just to accommodate this disk. I notice that King Kutter also has a single row pull behind disk, BUT it is $100 higher AND not adjustable. On the other hand does anyone know of another company that makes a disk of at least 4 ft. that is a better deal, works well, fits my tractor, etc.
What da ya think?

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Posted November 18, 2012 - 11:57 AM

Look for a used Brinly 4 foot tandem disk. It will work perfectly for you.

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Posted November 18, 2012 - 12:17 PM

Just a though. How about lifting the front of the disk with the tractor and add a ram and a swivel wheel on the back to lift it.
Weight is always you friend on a disk.

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Posted November 18, 2012 - 05:54 PM

Ducky may have the best idea. you may be able to pull the disc but that is a lot of weight. the wheels carrying it would take the load off lifting the front end.
I have a 1500 Ford and a tiller around 450 lbs and it can be a bit light on the front end it will lift more but ii have too be careful how i turn on hills. I have been considering the same disc but my tractor does weigh around a ton.

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Posted November 18, 2012 - 06:15 PM

But too big may be ineffective because the tractor may not get the needed traction to move it.

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Posted November 18, 2012 - 07:27 PM

You can something like this.

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Posted November 19, 2012 - 11:18 AM

The more I think about it the more I think Ducky and Amigatec have the right idea. I'm thinking a 4 ft tandem disc would pull too hard. I have seen 38"(I think) tandem wheel discs to pull behind ATV's that might work and I don't think they were higher than the King Kutter you were looking at? Amigatec, do I remeber correctly in seeing a video of you pulling your disc with the cadet? The Powerking would surely handle your set up.

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Posted November 19, 2012 - 01:04 PM

Yes my Cub Cadet 129 pulled it just fine, this is a L38 Disc made for a Cub Tractor.

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Posted November 19, 2012 - 01:08 PM




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Posted November 20, 2012 - 09:02 AM

The cadet did very well for having turfs. That's a nice disc set up with the wheel carriers.




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