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    Looking into a disk harrow the local dealer recomended hawk line over woods is there a significant quality difference. The woods was 400 more for the same size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baranx4
    Looking into a disk harrow the local dealer recomended hawk line over woods is there a significant quality difference. The woods was 400 more for the same size.
    I'm not familiar with Hawk Line, but that Woods disc is a nice piece. I looked at them at last years National Farm Machinery Show and was VERY impressed. The Woods disc is not only more expensive, but possibly carries less of a profit margin for the dealer over a lesser known brand. That may be his motivation for pushing the Hawk Line.

    I did visit the Hawk Line website. From the relatively small pictures and brief description of their disc, I'd say it's essentially the same as most light-to-medium duty disc's that flood the market these days. From what I saw of the Woods disc at the NFMS, I'd opt to spend the $400 and get a much more substancial disc from a more established brand. But that's me....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baranx4
    Looking into a disk harrow the local dealer recomended hawk line over woods is there a significant quality difference. The woods was 400 more for the same size.

    What are your intended uses, frequency and size range?

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    You did not give any details as to size or price.
    A 7' Tufline is around $3,000 and a Unverferth Maximus is about $4,995.
    I ended up buying a Dale Phillips (Local brand) for $1,200
    Wood's is a very good brand. What price were you quoted?

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    I'm looking at a 7'. The woods was 1500 and the hawk line was around 1100. The hawk seemed more like a leibach in quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baranx4
    The hawk seemed more like a leibach in quality.

    Kinda what I thought after looking at their website. Most of the economy grade disc's on the market use essentially the same components with same or simular frames. Most have an angle iron frame or an optional "heavy duty" version with boxed frames. Some variation in adjustment capabilities from brand to brand, but all in all, they're just about the same thing except for paint.

    From what I recall about the Woods disc, it had a very substancial boxed frame, simple but effective gang angle adjustment, a well designed hitch point, and the appearance of being a stout, heavy piece of equipment. I recall remarking to someone who was with me at the time that if I was shopping for a 3-point disc, I just found the brand I'd be buying.
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    I have the 6-1/2' King Kutter box lift disc 18" blades 20 disc's I've use it about four years now and it's performed well. I paid $950 for it then. bjr

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    I have an 8 foot disc from J-Bar implements with 24 ea 20" blades that weighs 885 pound. Very well made
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    Since I haven't picked out a disk harrow yet, last night I ran the box blade without chisels to level off an area that I had run the bottom plow through. It did a fair job. Getting ready to plant a cover crop. I'm thinking of trying winter oats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baranx4
    Since I haven't picked out a disk harrow yet, last night I ran the box blade without chisels to level off an area that I had run the bottom plow through. It did a fair job. Getting ready to plant a cover crop. I'm thinking of trying winter oats.
    Not sure of your location, but unless you're at the North Pole, this is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too early to be planting winter oats. (Or any winter crop of cereal grain) That's done mid sept to mid october here. Plant now and the plant will EITHER lay there in too dry conditions and be a loss OR if you should getadaquate rain/moderate temps, it will develope to a stage with the amount of time before winter dormancy that it will suffer from winter kill and you'll loose it anyway.
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