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#1 CanadianHobbyFarmer OFFLINE  

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Posted October 10, 2016 - 06:20 PM

I recently bought a skid of stuff, including a bunch of "New Old Stock" Brinly implements and eight sets of front wheel weights. The weights don't have a relief cut on the inside to clear the spindles on most GT's and shipping on them is crazy, so I was thinking they would be sitting here for a while. I was getting ready to make some concrete weights for my new pair of disc's when the lightbulb went on. I made a quick trip to the hardware store for some bolts  and then got busy. Most of the steel brackets were included on the skid of stuff I bought, the plywood for the trays on the disc's is from an A-frame sign that got hit by a snowplow. All of the weight brackets on the Brinly stuff is bolted on, no permanent mods. They are all set up now to hold up to 80lbs each (160lbs total on the tandem disc). The weights just slip onto the bolts. I didn't add anything to the plow, it works fine just as it is, but I thought I would include it just to show all my sleeve hitch implements. I also just picked up a new sleeve hitch for my Bolens tube frames. The red one is my home built one, the white one is the one I got today.

 

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Posted October 10, 2016 - 06:26 PM

Excellent idea.
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Posted October 10, 2016 - 06:36 PM

Neat idea Jim, but I was wondering if the disks are on wrong or am I not seeing correctly in the second and third picture as compared to the first picture? Nice collection of attachments.

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Posted October 10, 2016 - 06:43 PM

Neat idea Jim, but I was wondering if the disks are on wrong or am I not seeing correctly in the second and third picture as compared to the first picture? Nice collection of attachments.

Noel

I agree. 2nd and  3rd pic has all the blade dish going the same way on the back gang.  The top left blades need to be dish in in both pics.  Nice looking set of equipment.  Don't think you will need much if any weight on that spike harrow.


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Posted October 10, 2016 - 06:46 PM

2nd and 3rd pictures are from the back side looking back to front.


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Posted October 10, 2016 - 09:07 PM

Nice use for the weights. Should help a lot.


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Posted October 10, 2016 - 09:09 PM

I was a bit confused about the comments on the disc's there for a second, but DH1 is correct, the first picture was taken from the front and the other two are from the rear. It does have the same hitch on both ends, so I can see where you would get that idea.

 

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Posted October 10, 2016 - 09:15 PM

I agree. 2nd and  3rd pic has all the blade dish going the same way on the back gang.  The top left blades need to be dish in in both pics.  Nice looking set of equipment.  Don't think you will need much if any weight on that spike harrow.

 

I tried the spike harrow unweighted and it didn't work well at all. I tried it again with 50lbs on it and it worked much better. It actually comes with a long carriage bolt and bracket to hold a cement block on top for weight.I like my new setup better though.

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Posted October 11, 2016 - 11:01 AM

I guess I was lookin at them wrong, but the decals look to be in the same place in the first and second pictures. Oh well.

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Posted October 11, 2016 - 11:53 AM

The one set of disc needs to be rotated 90 degrees to do any work.


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Posted October 11, 2016 - 04:19 PM

I was a bit confused about the comments on the disc's there for a second, but DH1 is correct, the first picture was taken from the front and the other two are from the rear. It does have the same hitch on both ends, so I can see where you would get that idea.

 

Jim

 

Have to love the Canadian lighting  Just a optical elusion.  the disc's are set up properly   


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Posted October 11, 2016 - 04:45 PM

Have to love the Canadian lighting  Just a optical elusion.  the disc's are set up properly   

We are dealing with a whole different set of rules North of the border. Pics upload in every way but right. I think Gravity up there is different from ours.


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Posted October 11, 2016 - 07:10 PM

We are dealing with a whole different set of rules North of the border. Pics upload in every way but right. I think Gravity up there is different from ours.

Gravity could be the issue along with the way the light reflects off Venus up here. 

 

Also should say that is a good idea and good use for the front wheel weights with no damage to the implements

Looks real nice to use in different soil conditions


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Posted October 11, 2016 - 08:09 PM

The worms stand absolutely no chance whatsoever.
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Posted October 11, 2016 - 08:22 PM

Great idea on the use of the weights. That's a lot of nice stuff. I have the same set of tandem disc's & they work great. I use one 18" cement block on each...looks ugly but works.
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