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#1 coldone OFFLINE  

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Posted March 05, 2011 - 07:38 PM

Yesterday was a beutiful day to get some plowing done. I like to add fertilizer to the garden area then plow it under. I seem to get good results from this. So I threw out the fertilizer then hooked up the plow and had some fun. The soil was just the right condition, not too wet and not too dry. I had to extend the top portion of of the plow where the top link hooks up. Since the plow was originally designed to fit a Sears Suburban the top post was too short. The plow kept fliping. I just took a section of angle iron and welded it to it. After that minor mod, the plow would sink out of site. Anyway, I had to plow north to south and then switch up. When I got to where the two plowed areas met I bottomed out on the unplowed area. I called it a day, and today I pulled out the 1855. Here are some pics.

In the third pic you can see thhe yellowish patch of ground. Thats what the entire garden area looked like three years ago when i first broke it. After 3 years of turning everything back into it, 1 application of lime, and yearly fertilizing you can tell a difference.

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Posted March 05, 2011 - 07:41 PM

nice furrow in the 3rd picture. those tires look to do really well.

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Posted March 05, 2011 - 07:43 PM

No plowing here. Rain before sunup, then all day, & still raining! Looks like you had a fun day plowing though. I plowed my garden last fall, but will plow it again, but this time with my Bush Hog diesel conversion tractor. I can't wait to drop the 2 bottom into the ground with diesel pulling it!

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Posted March 05, 2011 - 07:53 PM

Thanks for the pics. It will be a couple months before I get to do any plowing here. We are getting more snow tomorrow :wallbanging:

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Posted March 05, 2011 - 07:53 PM

Looks like you had some fun. Nice plowing job! :dancingbanana:

Thanks for sharing the pictures

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Posted March 05, 2011 - 08:03 PM

Fantastic job plowing, looks like a nice setup turning good dirt.

I'm with Brian... Snow over the weekend (3-5) expected. Last 2 days, nothing but rain. Whole lawn is a swamp, roads with water running over them, some closed. Area waterways over their banks. If it keeps this up, I may have to learn to swim & how to grow rice.

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Posted March 05, 2011 - 08:04 PM

Fantastic job plowing, looks like a nice setup turning good dirt.

I'm with Brian... Snow over the weekend (3-5) expected. Last 2 days, nothing but rain. Whole lawn is a swamp, roads with water running over them, some closed. Area waterways over their banks. If it keeps this up, I may have to learn to swine & how to grow rice.


Thats what its like here. Not too much flooding though

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Posted March 05, 2011 - 08:29 PM

Looked like you had some fun.Nice job!

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Posted March 05, 2011 - 08:36 PM

I tilled my small garden Thursday. First use of my new to me Ford LGT 165. Did a fine job. No pics tho,couldn't trust the tractor tilling by itself.

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Posted March 05, 2011 - 09:09 PM

Got the seed beds all ready to plant tomorrow. We are a little late on some things, but we get it in the ground tomorrow.

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 09:15 AM

Congrats on getting out and having fun plowing! Those rear tires look like they do a great job digging in the dirt. Thanks for the pictures, at least I can think spring! We are a long way from plowing dirt here. Still a foot of snow on the ground and a several more inches coming in the next few days.

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 12:17 PM

The tires are Ancala ATV tires. They were half the price of Ags in the 26X12X12. They work great. If anybody needs that size Miller tire is having a close out on a different brand in bothe 26X12X12 and 26X10.5X12, they are $49 each.

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 07:13 PM

Looks like good job. We got ours planted a few days ago.

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 07:56 PM

I'm not far from TractorMike so we too still have the white crap to deal with. But a big THANKS for the plowin pics! At least we have something to look forward to. I don't have to go too far south from here to run out of it either, around Madison it looks decent.

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 08:46 PM

Looks like you had fun playing on the dirt! I hope to do the same in a couple of weeks, if not sooner! I would like to get my onions, taters, and cabbage planted soon.




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