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    Default Disc question

    Im looking for a disc that will really rip up the ground. I was looking at the land pride DH25 series with the 22 inch notched blades.

    Anyone used this disk or have any other input?

    I own a tiller but would like to run something across the top of it first to help break up the sod/grass/small tree's/shrubs that I come across on new food plots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deerfarmer4life View Post
    Im looking for a disc that will really rip up the ground. I was looking at the land pride DH25 series with the 22 inch notched blades.

    Anyone used this disk or have any other input?

    I own a tiller but would like to run something across the top of it first to help break up the sod/grass/small tree's/shrubs that I come across on new food plots.
    I just noticed your disc and spreader threads and looked at your profile. You and I are doing pretty much the same thing: Live in So MN with deer land up north near a cabin. Welcome to TBN!

    Regarding the disc.....I am uncertain of your tractor weight, tires and power.....but here's my experience. I find that even with my tractor at max weight (around 4500 lbs) and 20" blades on a 5.5' disc.....that I can have trouble pulling it at max depth in sandy soils. Set too aggressively....and run it down to the hubs.....and it's going to pull hard. Couple that in sandy ground and your likely going to get some wheel slippage. After a pass or two across the land....the sandy soil gets pretty loose and traction diminishes ALLOT thru this loose ground.

    I backed off the most aggressive setting for my disc....and don't try to operate as deep as I once had a mind to do. As such, I am much happier with it's operation.

    I generally use my disc for the first pass over newly de-stumped ground. I find any remaining stumps, wire, and any rocks.....and get the land worked up so that I can follow with my tiller. Works pretty good for me. After the ground has been broken I find myself preferring my tiller over the disc.

    I'm not sure those bigger disc blades are going to provide more value than somewhat smaller blades. Be careful to not buy too wide of a disc....IMO.

    Would be good to trade notes with you if your land is located near mine and similar. I'm just into Cass County.....and Crow Wing Co. is across the street.
    Last edited by foggy1111; 04-29-2012 at 11:25 AM.
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    Offset disc would be your best bet. Apart from discing I would recommend a moldboard plow for primary tillage (if you don't have very big saplings)

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    What are you pulling with??
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    That is a good looking disc but...IMHO it may be a bit much for your tractor. To get the kind of ripping you are talking about, you are going to have to set it pretty aggressivly and at 8' wide it may not pull to well. I had a 7 1/2' Massey set that I used in sandy soil using an L3400 and to keep the ground speed up, I had to set it at less than max. YMMV
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    Default Re: Disc question

    Quote Originally Posted by deerfarmer4life View Post
    Im looking for a disc that will really rip up the ground. I was looking at the land pride DH25 series with the 22 inch notched blades.

    Anyone used this disk or have any other input?

    I own a tiller but would like to run something across the top of it first to help break up the sod/grass/small tree's/shrubs that I come across on new food plots.
    The DH25 series is for 40-100 hp tractors. Your L3800 is not big enough. You'd probably be happier with the DH15 series disc with 18" dia discs. YOu can do a lot of digging with that size disc.

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    For breaking sod you would be better of with a Plow and use the disk to work it down after.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Egon View Post
    For breaking sod you would be better of with a Plow and use the disk to work it down after.
    Have to agree with the plow idea. If you really want to "rip up the ground" a 2 - 12 bottom plow will do it with your tractor. It will be right at the limit for pulling however.

    Later you can go over it with a tiller or drag to even it out.
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    I agree with the plow first idea. Even though the disk is wider you will need so much weight in it to get depth that it will be hard to lift and you only have power enough to go real slow. The plow will be much easier, you'll get good depth and it's easier on you tractor.

    You probly won't need a disk, just plow and rototill. Personally I prefer plow and disk, at least on my soil type it seems to work best.
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