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Posted March 07, 2014 - 09:41 AM

We are starting to see the warm up too, hopefully for good,......hopefully,.....

Like you i hope to start April maintenance on everything and start planing for first cutting before all the rains come.

Yes, hopefully it is warming up for good! I heard a Weather Forecaster mention the possibility of snow here later next week, so its hard to say for sure if the warmth is here to stay.


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Posted March 07, 2014 - 09:42 AM

we got 10" on Tuesday night ...    that was crazy.   can not wait to get things movin again .  Seems like I got things to do all over the place, once the weather moderates and the snow leaves.  Do you guys do much fall work ?  

Wow, 10''! What exactly do you mean by "Fall work"?



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Posted March 07, 2014 - 09:49 AM

fall tillage, 


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Posted March 07, 2014 - 09:50 AM

Yea that's what I said too.  10" weather man said 3-5 ...good thing there was no wind.   


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Posted March 07, 2014 - 09:54 AM

a lot of farmers here usually deep chisel in the fall to break up hard pan, then just run the finisher across in the spring and plant.
We usually do not have time to get much fall tillage done, Dad likes to let the corn dry down in the field till late October , so by the time we get done harvesting, and getting things cleaned up its Thanksgiving. So we really do not do any ourselves.
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Posted March 07, 2014 - 11:07 PM

fall tillage, 

We usually try to chisel plow all our soybean stubble. Since our JD 8300 drill that we use to plant wheat is not a no-till drill, we have to first run the finisher over the field. Here's a few chisel plowing pictures.

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Posted March 07, 2014 - 11:11 PM

Nice pics...how big is your disc chisel?


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Posted March 07, 2014 - 11:16 PM

I guess you would call it a 9 shank chisel(it has 7 chisels and two ripper shanks that break up the soil where your tractor tires went).

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Posted March 08, 2014 - 08:22 AM

I bet with those two ripper thanks it pulls kinda hard


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Posted March 08, 2014 - 10:03 AM

I bet with those two ripper thanks it pulls kinda hard

Not to bad, it does at times. I guess it depends on how deep we try to go. Usually you lose traction before power. In optimum conditions it will go down 10-12" with the ripper shanks going a bit deeper.

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Posted March 08, 2014 - 10:05 AM

It's amazing the rocks that get pulled up! You can see a large one in one of the pictures I put on here.

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Posted March 08, 2014 - 09:22 PM

it seems that a chisel plow or ripper is a great tool for bringing rocks of all shapes and sizes to the surface. 


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Posted March 08, 2014 - 10:04 PM

it seems that a chisel plow or ripper is a great tool for bringing rocks of all shapes and sizes to the surface.

It sure is!!

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Posted March 08, 2014 - 10:05 PM

Oh, did you ever find out what kind of Massey Harris brochures your dad has? No hurry, I was just curious.

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Posted March 09, 2014 - 02:22 PM

he says he found some Massy Harris Brochures but forgot where he put them. he has a lot of litature and brochure totes , but when he does find them I will get them to you .
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