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Posted May 21, 2013 - 09:05 PM

Man I love this old Sears single 16, when she's running good, she's running good. Rolled a little dirt this evening with the 8" moldboard. Had to use 2nd low cause there was a lot of big leaved weeds I didn't get mowed before hand, made very slippery ground even with loaded ags. Too much speed and it would just spin.
Hopefully no rain and sun will dry it out some and tomorrow I can hit it with Troybilt and plant in next few days.

 

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Posted May 21, 2013 - 09:17 PM

Boy, That really looks good and when the grass breaks down it will make the soil even better.

 

Nice JOB !!



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Posted May 21, 2013 - 09:18 PM

Nice job with the Sears. Looks like great ground.



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Posted May 21, 2013 - 09:26 PM

That's a decent sized plot. Looks good!   :thumbs:



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Posted May 21, 2013 - 09:45 PM

Thanks for the pics, it looks like to was doing a great job. Rolled it over nice, and the tiller,will,do the rest.

I hear you on the spinning, the SS12's biggest downfall is I couldn't keep the power to the ground... Now that I have loaded, oversized ATV tires, chains and about another 100# per wheel, plus my oversized caboose, I finally am able to keep it from spinning all the time.

Plowing with the 10" plow, 7" down in 5th gear at Danville was a hoot!
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Posted May 22, 2013 - 01:31 AM

That looks great! Good looking tractor, too!



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Posted May 22, 2013 - 07:02 AM

Nothing smells like fresh plowed soil... I used to farm and it was only second to fresh mowed hay.

Farmers in this area don't plow anymore, just come in with a planter and leave that nite,,, it would take me a week to do what they do in a short day.


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Posted May 22, 2013 - 07:18 AM

Looking Good!  That Troybilt will smooth it right out.   We had to use our MTD rear tine crt tiller and it kept getting stuck in the furrows. 



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Posted May 22, 2013 - 08:45 AM

It looks great.  Good luck with the Troybilt.  



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Posted May 22, 2013 - 09:15 AM

Looks Good. Hope your gardening goes better than mine has. We have been getting so much rain it's hard to get things dry enough to plant anything. I did mud in some corn Monday night and the wife planted some onions.  The only thing looking good is the Potatoes, I got planted befre the Rains started..



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Posted May 22, 2013 - 09:19 AM

Good looking plowed area ! Is that fence for the crops to grow on or just a boarded fence ?



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Posted May 22, 2013 - 09:22 AM

Looks like fun, Thanks for the pics



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Posted May 22, 2013 - 09:37 AM

Thanks to all for comments. Dad has had a garden there since the early 70's. Since he passed in Dec, figured I would keep it going for mom to give her something to do. She wants some 1/2 runners, squash, okra, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, etc. If I can just keep my sister out of it.... "oh great, "we" are putting in a garden this year, I need to can some stuff"...siblings, ugh  :wallbanging: !!! 

 Ground is pretty good, has some gravel in spots due to when they put in the well and they dug the line right through garden. About 1 1/2-2 feet down is a gravel basin. This dirt has been culitvated for 40 years now and has a little clay in it plus years of old plants, goat/rabbit/horse droppings 7 straw so as long as it's not too wet this summer, we should do pretty well.

I've got Deestone ags, loaded with 50#'s WWF and wheel weights plus my 200# butt and she still spun. We had rain the day before so it was all still fairly wet. Very cloudy today so I can only hope rain holds off. The winch hanging onthe front added some decent counter weight, don't have too much problem with wheelies....until you hit that hidden tree root that stops you dead.

 

 

 

Good looking plowed area ! Is that fence for the crops to grow on or just a boarded fence ?

 

The tall chain link fence is actually old dog kennel panels, can't beat getting a 10X40 chicken coop for under $50, works well for the chickens and keeps the two large owls and hawks out as it messes up their landings, but I can't let them roam or I would be many less chickens.

The rest of the wire fence keeps the goats out!



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Posted May 22, 2013 - 11:58 AM

Plowing looks great! The smell of fresh turned dirt is great!



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Posted May 22, 2013 - 12:04 PM

Yea, wished I could smell the dirt....the nasty chickens, goats, and the roaming skunk kind of overpower it  :loosing_it:  







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