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#1 The Fife Plooman ONLINE  

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Posted December 11, 2016 - 03:17 AM

hi all

the wee horti group were invited to take part in the young farmers match there were five of us that took part .We were made very welcome and were asked to come back again

Here are some pictures from the dayE Whitton throw out Longforgan.jpg George throw out Longforgan.jpg George Feering 3rd.jpg George ploughing 3rd finish 3rd.jpg Jock throw out Longforgan.jpg J Law Feering 2nd.jpg Jock finish 2nd.jpg Tam Tweedie throw out Longforgan.jpg T Tweedie Feering 1st.jpg T Tweedie ploughing 1st.jpg T Tweedie finish.jpg Frank Feering.jpg Frank ploughing 2nd.jpg Frank Feering.jpg

 

Results Throw outs were not judged

Feering(or crown or tops} 1st T Tweedie 2nd J Law 3rd George

Ploughing 1st T Tweedie 2nd F Munroe 3rd George

Finish 1st F Munroe 2nd J Law 3rd George

Hope you like

Judge for yourselves and see if you agree

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Posted December 11, 2016 - 06:48 AM

I really enjoy the pictures of these matches.  Thank you.



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Posted December 11, 2016 - 08:31 AM

Looks like the track tractor with the old wheel pull type plow did the best job.  Interesting photos.  Thanks for sharing.



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Posted December 11, 2016 - 02:17 PM

"Young" Farmers???  Just how old do the farmer's get over there?  :smilewink:  What is that tracked rig?  Kinda different and fella has to like lots of levers!



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Posted December 11, 2016 - 05:36 PM

Boy, that looks like it was great fun.  Thanks for posting these great photographs.



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Posted December 11, 2016 - 08:44 PM

You guys really plow a straight furrow. 

How about some more information on your neat crawler tractor. That would be a blast to plow with. 



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Posted December 13, 2016 - 02:53 AM

Hi Cvans

The crawler in question is called a Ransome MG 6 if you google 

Ransome crawler or Ransome crawler ploughing  that should give something to go on

The crawlers were MG 2 MG 5 MG 6 MG 40 there was also a wheeled tractor, a dumper body and one called a skimmer used in water treatment plants

The tractors were used mostly in market gardens and small holdings

Keep in touch

George S


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Posted December 13, 2016 - 05:01 AM

I tried to get a nice crown this fall pliwing my garden with my garden tractor, dang near impossible with out all kinds of depth control and side tilting control...
I tried to first cut the first furrow then cut the opposite furrow or return side back into the first cut so all ground was turned over and this was about impossible with a sleeve type hitch. Anyways i did manage to get it plowed and it looked pretty nice considering it was done with a garden tractor! What impressed me the most was that I could actually roll under corn stubble with relative ease.
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Posted December 13, 2016 - 06:59 AM

Hi Skyydr2

Let us see what you are ploughing with may be able to help 

George S 

Have fun :beer:  :camera:



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Posted December 13, 2016 - 07:01 AM

Nice straight furrows as far as can be seen. Thanks for sharing the pics.

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Posted December 13, 2016 - 11:30 AM

Here is a Video of what I am using.

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Posted December 13, 2016 - 03:02 PM

Douglas Scotch skimmer.jpg Hitched up.jpg New skimmer new wieght.jpg Hi Skyrydr2

Thanks for the video

Take a flap disc to the moldboard do six inches at a time and take the rust off this will help in your ploughing find a skimmer or disc to fit in front of moldboard.

Fit it 4 inches in front of ploughshare if you can if you are plowing 5 inches your skimmer should be set at around 2 inches in the ground

to let the skimmer work it must take its own little furrow before the plow moves the ground

We are having a charity ploughing match in aid of our air ambulance I will take some close up pics to help you


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Posted December 13, 2016 - 07:43 PM

:iagree:  A rusty plow is not efficient and tends to not cut and roll the dirt like it should. Most garden plows don't get used enough to keep them scoured (shinny) and unfortunately don't grease them up to keep them from rusting. Also your trying to turn over a lot of trash with a small plow. 



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Posted December 14, 2016 - 01:46 AM

That video is from last year when I first got the plow. It is much better now. Keeping it in the ground has not been an issue. Once I get a furrow its good and will go 5-6" deep all day long.
The issue is getting it to cooperate making the crown.
I have the colter disc for it and it seems to cause more grief than help in trashy soil. I very rarely plow under clean sod. Its always full of stone,leaves,garden debris and manures.
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