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Plowed next years potatoe patch, pictures


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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted September 03, 2015 - 02:56 PM

Dug this the other day, will put the disks to it on Monday. Noel

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Posted September 03, 2015 - 05:27 PM

Very nice job. I like the wheel on the plow. Please tell us about it. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted September 03, 2015 - 05:49 PM

Looks like fun. A patch that size should easily supply a years worth of suds.  :D


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Posted September 03, 2015 - 07:51 PM

It's a fixed wheel. No adjustment. But when you adjust the plow to go deeper or shallower the wheel moves too. The sleeve hitch has two bolts in it, so when the plow is hooked , you can adjust the bolts to swing the plow back and forth. The plow also has three holes, so it can be adjusted side to side. It was fun to do, after just using the ferguson tractor at the plow match last week.
That size of plot will almost do us a year, but not quite. Also depends on how good the crop is, and how many I give away.
Gave 20lb or more to the food bank today. Fun to do, growing potatoes. Then feed your self and others, Noel.
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Posted September 03, 2015 - 08:04 PM

Very nice plowing you've done there, it looks great. Please show it after discing.

 

 

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Posted September 03, 2015 - 08:47 PM

Looks like it turned out nice.  What about that strip in the center where it is not turned over?  Just going to leave it?  I usually turn it the the first pass back.  Take a couple pass that way to get a good furrow though.  Just curious how other do it.


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Posted September 04, 2015 - 04:30 AM

I just did it that way, because thats it done for a plow match around here. I guess I was practicing. Was at a plow match last week with the ferguson tractor and was wondering if I could do it with the garden tractor. Turned out not to bad. There is another type of crown that plows the centre , then plow over the top of the opening. Split crown it's called, I think. Noel
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Posted September 04, 2015 - 06:50 AM

Hi All

If you ploughing for root crops you throw the ferring out then you throw it back in again this leaves no unploughed ground and is easier to draw furrows for potatoes nice ploughing all the same.

George S


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Posted September 04, 2015 - 07:40 AM

By the look of the sod still exposed, your bite was a little too much, it should role the sod completely under , it also makes it a little easier to pull and keep straight on your first few passes. And you can go a touch deeper too, as long as the stones let you LOL.
Best way to get a handle on weeds is to deep plow if possible. This only needs to be done when the weeds are getting out of hand.
I have done this and its good for maybe 3 seasons , then you need to do it again.
The plow i used was a single bottom unit, and the old MF 50 had all he could do to pull it full depth. But boys, it sure looked nice when done! Not a stock or blade of grass to be had!
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Posted September 06, 2015 - 12:53 PM

Disked pictures.

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Posted September 06, 2015 - 04:31 PM

Looks pretty good to me. :thumbs:


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Posted September 11, 2015 - 09:05 PM

That looks great Noel, very clean and nice. It amazes me what we all do with these garden tractors. Very nice indeed.


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