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Posted May 07, 2013 - 09:42 AM

I was asked how many acres of ground is needed to have a plow day. Being as how I've never held a plow day, I don't have an answer. This woud be strictly a garden tractor event. What would be an average that one tractor could plow with a 10" plow in an hour? Would there be a better way to get an estimate? Thoughts and suggestions welcome.


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 10:33 AM

Here is the formula I usually use:

 

 

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Replace X with X(.1)  (or .2 or .3) for every John Deere that is penciled in to attend. That will factor in the breakdowns pretty accurately.


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 11:08 AM

I almost fell off my chair.


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 11:22 AM

"........Now that there is funny.....I don't care who you are......"


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 12:28 PM

Doug, the Real formula would factor in the BS capabilities of the people attending...

 

i would say that if you are dealing with less than 20 acres, you may be looking for more ground


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 12:29 PM

Looks like some square rootin going on.


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 12:39 PM

Doug, the Real formula would factor in the BS capabilities of the people attending...

 

i would say that if you are dealing with less than 20 acres, you may be looking for more ground

It also depends on what other activities you have to offer.  Every additional activity (pull, tractor games, etc.) will take plowing time away.  If you've not held one before, then you have no idea how many "plow heads" to expect so it will basically be a crap shoot.


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 04:10 PM

Here is the formula I usually use:

 

 

wordmath2.png

 

Replace X with X(.1)  (or .2 or .3) for every John Deere that is penciled in to attend. That will factor in the breakdowns pretty accurately.

  :rocker2:  :bigrofl:  :worship: Cat you made my day!!!


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 04:27 PM

Here is the formula I usually use:

 

 

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Replace X with X(.1) (or .2 or .3) for every John Deere that is penciled in to attend. That will factor in the breakdowns pretty accurately.

 

 

 

 

Cat , that was great....LOL

I see where you factored in the BS sessions in your formula , But ....... I don't see where you've factored in the variable of if they serve a cookout lunch or not ... :smilewink:


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 04:35 PM

I would say 20 acres would be a good starting point.  It mostly depends on how many turn out, what the soil conditions are like ect.

I have seen more than 25 acres turn by nothing but garden tractors but that was at an event thats been around for many years and has a huge turn out.   I would try to have 20+ acres available, if it doesnt all get plowed the first year, so be it.  Mike 


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 04:46 PM

Here is the formula I usually use:

 

 

wordmath2.png

 

Replace X with X(.1)  (or .2 or .3) for every John Deere that is penciled in to attend. That will factor in the breakdowns pretty accurately.

Thanks, Cat. That should eliminate a lot of the guess work.



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Posted May 07, 2013 - 04:56 PM

Cat , that was great....LOL

I see where you factored in the BS sessions in your formula , But ....... I don't see where you've factored in the variable of if they serve a cookout lunch or not ... :smilewink:

Are you thinking the B in the equation is for BS? I thought maybe it was for bar-b-que

Doug, the Real formula would factor in the BS capabilities of the people attending...

 

i would say that if you are dealing with less than 20 acres, you may be looking for more ground

The BS has to figure in as well as the other events and the number actually wanting to plow. I threw a figure of 10-15 acres off the top of my head and the reply was "THAT MUCH??"



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Posted May 07, 2013 - 05:29 PM

There were 19 tractors at my plow day, and we plowed a bit over 10 acres.  It was cold, and we didn't plow but one day, and due to the cold, we were all done by 5 or 6 pm.  Started at around 9am.  Lots of time spend BS'ing.  We could have plowed twice that easily if weather were better.  I'd say the 20 acres mentioned would be plenty the first time.


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 05:30 PM

I see where you factored in the BS sessions in your formula , But ....... I don't see where you've factored in the variable of if they serve a cookout lunch or not ...

 

Sure I did, I got donuts in the morning, lunch, and afternoon dessert. I just labeled them all as 'pie'.


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 09:36 PM

OH ..... how did I miss the pie (PI)  , my bad . I see its even pie ala mode .

:rolling:

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