I debated wether to start this thread now or not because it will probably be several weeks before I get it all done.
I grew up on a small farm and have worked on large farms. I have used tractors from 10 to 400 hp and pulled all types and sizes of equipment behind them.
I was wanting some tough, heavy duty implements to pull with my Case 446 in my garden and I didn't want to spend a lot so I decided to make my own.
I found and bought a 6' drag disc about 60 miles away thinking an offset disc made with 2 of the gangs would cut out the tracks of my tractor. When I got it home I found out it wasn't going to be quite big enough. So much for my accurate eyeballs.
As I was disassembling it, I knew I could cut the 4 axles and weld together 2 the right length, but wasn't looking forward to the extra work.
Two days later I found another drag disc 40 miles away that was the exact same brand and model and was 8' wide. I bought it, got it disassembled, cleaned 2 of the bearings, matched the blades, and got one gang all put together except for needing some new springs on the scrapers.
I found a 10' field cultivator 70 miles away about the same time I found the discs and finally called about it and bought it. That was a bigger chore taking it apart than both discs because of all the 1/2" solid rivets holding things together.
My goal is to build a disc, hiller, field cultivator, row cultivator, ripper/subsoiler, middlebuster, and make a few extra tools to sell to make back part of the money spent on the 3 original tools.