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#1 WH1057 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 24, 2013 - 01:39 PM

I just got a great deal on a Brinly single bottom plow for my Wheel Horse 1057. I don't have a disc harrow yet, and probly won't have one this year. Is there any other way to finish the ground after it's been turned over?


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 02:01 PM

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Welcome to the forum.  I suppose some alternatives would be a tiller (just wishing) or a toothed drag harrow, or I have heard of someone dragging an old bedspring around to level and smooth the dirt.  

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Posted March 24, 2013 - 02:42 PM

:welcometogttalk: :wewantpics:


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 03:06 PM

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Posted March 24, 2013 - 03:38 PM

Welcome to GTTalk ! Do you have any other implements ?  What part of NJ do you live ? Might be able to loan you something when your ready.


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 03:49 PM

:welcometogttalk:   Even a walk-behind tiller may have to be used.

And as others have said, :wewantpics:


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 03:55 PM

:welcome: :welcome: :welcome:


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 04:17 PM

Welcome WH1057.  If you don't have a disc and can't borrow one, just about anything metal you can drag behind, such at the bedsprings mentioned previously will help.  I would use a tiller if you have one available before the bedsprings.  After, the bedsprings, or such and implement, would finish it nicely.  Glad you joined.

 

What else do you have?


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 04:20 PM

Welcome to GTTalk!  Glad to have a garden farmer on board.

 

The disc harrow will be the best way that's not a power driven implement like a tiller.  You've got to have something to chop up the clods. 

 

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Posted March 24, 2013 - 06:03 PM

Welcome to the site! I can't help with your question much, but the others have it covered pretty well anyway. Make sure to post pictures!


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 06:57 PM

Plow it as early as you can get on it. Wait 3 weeks and plow it cross wise. Wait another 3 weeks and plow it as you did the first time except go as fast as you can effectively go, it should cast the soil over nicely and fluff it up. Takes practice, but it works good.
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Posted March 24, 2013 - 06:59 PM

:welcometogttalk:  Sounds like someone is planning on a garden this year.  The other guys already stole all the good ideas, so I'll just say thanks for joining.


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 07:06 PM

WOW, what a great welcome! Thanks everyone.

I've had my Wheel Horse 1057 for about 5 years. It was given to me by a friend and came with a mowing deck that was past the point of saving, and a dozer blade. It wasn't running, but like most machines that sit, it only needed a carb cleaning/filter change and it has been a workhorse since. I have since bought a Wheel Horse trailer cart for it. And just last weekend I bought the Grinly single bottom plow. My wife and I are interested in a garden this year so I took the opertunity and ran with it. :thumbs:

I also just aquired a Gravely 424 that came with a 50" deck...and the motor in Rubbermaid containers. :wallbanging:

 

Back on topic...thanks for the ideas. The area I am planning on planting is only about 25'x30', for now anyway. I will post some pics later.

 

Thanks again for the warm welcome! :beer:



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Posted March 24, 2013 - 08:27 PM

For such a small area, you can get after it with a garden rake and make respectable seed beds.  Sounds easy enough from here, but it is no fun.

You can plow it soon, and see if another freeze loosens it up.  It might be too late for that.

Yes to the walk behind tiller.  If you don't have one, you can rent them at some equipment rental companies.

 

I don't have a disc, but I have two garden tractor size spring tooth harrows.  I borrowed one from a friend, and like it enough I pounced on a pair on Craigslist.

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Posted March 24, 2013 - 08:32 PM

For such a small area, you can get after it with a garden rake and make respectable seed beds.  Sounds easy enough from here, but it is no fun.

You can plow it soon, and see if another freeze loosens it up.  It might be too late for that.

Yes to the walk behind tiller.  If you don't have one, you can rent them at some equipment rental companies.

 

I don't have a disc, but I have two garden tractor size spring tooth harrows.  I borrowed one from a friend, and like it enough I pounced on a pair on Craigslist.

 

I know a guy who has a spring tooth harrow just like yours, in fact I'm storing it for him now.

How old is it?

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