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Posted April 25, 2017 - 09:13 PM

   Pictures 3 and 4 have the discs mounted backwards. In those pictures if the implement if pulled by the tongue it will not cut. The disc must be set up so the angle pulls the dirt into the cup side of the blades.Don      


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Posted April 25, 2017 - 10:04 PM

Pictures 3 and 4 have the discs mounted backwards. In those pictures if the implement if pulled by the tongue it will not cut. The disc must be set up so the angle pulls the dirt into the cup side of the blades.Don


Wow, how did I miss that? You are 100% right. The disks that need to be transposed to the other side
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Posted April 26, 2017 - 04:29 AM

   Pictures 3 and 4 have the discs mounted backwards. In those pictures if the implement if pulled by the tongue it will not cut. The disc must be set up so the angle pulls the dirt into the cup side of the blades.Don      

 

Wow, how did I miss that? You are 100% right. The disks that need to be transposed to the other side

So I can not have the discs set that wide, have to 180 them? Then I can't use them with Alice, won't take out the tire tracks. Looks like this will be put on hold until I can get the 2 extra disc's and make up the extensions. Hope it's wide enough then! I need at least 45" to cover the tire tracks.



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Posted April 26, 2017 - 05:25 AM

So I can not have the discs set that wide, have to 180 them? Then I can't use them with Alice, won't take out the tire tracks. Looks like this will be put on hold until I can get the 2 extra disc's and make up the extensions. Hope it's wide enough then! I need at least 45" to cover the tire tracks.

Just flip each gang end for end. Is what I am understanding. It won't change the width.
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Posted April 26, 2017 - 12:43 PM

   Generally a plow was used for turning ground. Will effectively bury the plants growing on the surface. The disk is used to cut the clods and plant matter to make the ground looser and more workable. the next stage is a harrow, to smooth and level. This helps applied water soak in rather than running off. Then comes the seeder or planter. Many farmers hook harrows behind their discs so as to accomplish two operations in one pass. The harrow is the implement that removes the tire tracks. The variations in practice is as wide as the variation in soil type, and human thought. Don


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Posted April 26, 2017 - 06:32 PM

This is the way mine is set up.

Noel

Are the two sets hooked solid to each other or do they pivot in the middle?   Rick


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Posted April 26, 2017 - 07:31 PM

They are not tight. They have play in the bolts for float. Something like reel mowers , but not as much.

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Posted April 27, 2017 - 04:41 PM

Well I looked up the manual and reset the discs as it shows! Said screw it and welded a 3-point hitch on! Went to try it out and everything here is a swamp!

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Posted April 27, 2017 - 04:49 PM

And Alice is chompin at the bit to get started. Turned out nice.
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Posted April 28, 2017 - 03:50 PM

Wait until it dries up a little. Be a nice tool then.
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Posted May 17, 2017 - 05:32 PM

I got the new disc's today and installed them. As it is set up right now, I have 45" across. Can adjust width some and cover tracks.

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Posted May 17, 2017 - 06:46 PM

Kenny, one side of those discs will want to unscrew. You might want to go ahead and put a little blue Loctite on everything in advance.
Looks to be a fantastic job. How are they digging in?

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Posted May 17, 2017 - 08:03 PM

I see your lead weights are holding up well. Must be the inserts. I know when you said that you making from lead I figured the hook would deform from use. As I said they are looking very good along with Alice. Really like the tri ribs.



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Posted May 18, 2017 - 05:38 AM

Kenny, one side of those discs will want to unscrew. You might want to go ahead and put a little blue Loctite on everything in advance.
Looks to be a fantastic job. How are they digging in?

Haven't got to try it as it's too wet here. I was hoping the double lock washers would keep it together, but I watch for that.

 

I see your lead weights are holding up well. Must be the inserts. I know when you said that you making from lead I figured the hook would deform from use. As I said they are looking very good along with Alice. Really like the tri ribs.

The weights have metal strap for the hanger and handle. They are welded together with 1/4 rod, then the lead is melted into the mold.

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Posted May 18, 2017 - 06:01 AM

Great idea for widing the disks. My tandem disks are about 40" wide.

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