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    Default Lift Disc Harrows

    Doe anyone know anything about Taylorway-Pttsburg lift disc harrows?

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    Default Re: Lift Disc Harrows

    Left picture is of a King Kutter 5.5' Box Frame disk , Right picture is from T-P website showing theirs . Pretty similar , although the T-P brand does come in almost 100# heavier .

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    Taylor Pittsburgh Lift Type Tandem Disc Harrows


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    Default Re: Lift Disc Harrows

    Thanks for the reply. I was hoping to find someone that had some experience with them. There is a used set for sale that I will go take a look at, but it they are some distance from here and I didn't want to drive that far for something that is junk. I bought a set of KK discs a couple of year ago at TSC and brought them home only to return them after I used them the first time, they wouldn't cut worth a hoot. I don't want to have that happen again.

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    Default Re: Lift Disc Harrows

    I have a K.K. angle frame lift disk , think it is like 6' or 6.5' . Although it is solid , even with all the adjustments , I was not happy with the finished results after several years of use and experimentation . Eventually ended up , swapping the front axles side to side , so all disks now cup inwards , added steel to move the mount points for the front axles out , so as the disks would not to be inline with the rear disks and added close to 600# in weight . Darn thing now will cut down till the axles are pushing dirt .

    Depending on soil type , You may not see much result with just one pass but with each subsequent pass , disk will cut deeper and cut up soil more . I make first pass , turn around and go right back over same area . Turn around and move over 1/2 a row and keep going that way , especially on unturned / non-worked soil . Box Frames are around 200+ pounds heavier than the angle , so if you felt more weight was needed , a simple solution I first had was an old 40 gallon well / water pressure tank . Couple of ratchet straps and fill as desired .

    Angle of Attack will also make a huge difference , the greater the angle of the disks from front to back , the more it cuts . If standing at the front of the disk looking back , the disk axles go straight across , not much of an attack angle , were as if they are angled to max adjustment , better first pass results . Look at picture on right , if the outside of that front axle was moved all the way forward in the frame , it would have a very aggressive cut . I also run with notched front and back .


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    Default Re: Lift Disc Harrows

    We have heavy clay, Eden Shale soil here and it is tough stuff. I had a set of MF 25 lift harrows that worked great, alas, I let them get away from me and they were only 7' cut, whereas, the Taylorway-Pittsburgh ones are 7 1/2
    foot cut which suits my needs better. They are also listed at 924 lbs. which is pretty hefty. I just don't know much about how good they really cut. I like the square tube frame and they look solid. I don't want to add much more weight as lifting for transport on the steeper hillsides is a little dicey even with the FEL for a counterweight. I will most likely wait until the NFM show in Louisville in February and see what is displayed.

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