Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1

    Default Cultivator or disc.

    I have a 33 hp tractor and i was wondering if a 3 pth cultivator or disc would be better. Im only working a few acres at a time for food plots but it is an old pasture that its working in. Theres alot of mole hills around here also. Someone with more experience with both would be appreciated. After its worked Ill seed with a 10 foot seed drill.

  2. #2
    Veteran Member SSdoxie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    2,088
    Location
    Cumberland Plateau, TN
    Tractor
    Bobcat CT225

    Default Re: Cultivator or disc.

    Disc will do a better job of chopping up the existing vegitation and roll into the ground. A cultivar (tooth harrow) will stir the gorund up but won't do much as far as breaking up clods, you would need a drag of some type behind it or afterwards. Either will get the job done and will require multple passes going at different angles.
    Dennis

    CT225 w/7TL QA FEL, 60"tooth dirt bucket, 68" smooth bucket, Pallet Forks, Bale Spear. Hydrualic top llin, QH, 48 RC, 60" tiller, Angle blade, Landscape rake, Carry-all, Post hole auger.

  3. #3
    Elite Member gwdixon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    2,560
    Location
    Northern CA

    Default Re: Cultivator or disc.

    A seed drill would work much better in disced ground - that is, WELL disced ground.

    The mole hills should be taken care of by the disc and then fresh hills can be spotted and dealt with if you want them eliminated.

    Agree with SSdoxie that multiple passes with a disc at various angles would be the most efficient if you can get at the area that way. Plus, you should let the grass/foliage decay and disc it again to really loosen up the old pasture.

    As an option, the cultivator could be used after the area is well disced and the grass gone. Cultivators have a tendency to gather up grass or hay rather than working it in.

    You don't mention where you are located, the type of ground, or the weather pattern so the comments are just general recommendations.
    2009 Kubota M7040, R1s, LA1153 FEL, fork lift, 3 rear remotes, T&T
    2002 Kubota L48 TLB, 12", 18", 24" HD buckets
    2001 Kubota BX2200, Turf, LA211 FEL
    7.5' Howse 3PT disc, 88" Gearmore 4G4 box scraper, 4' box scraper, Gearmore GB85 blade, LandPride RCR2596 cutter, 6', 4' flail mowers, 6', 4' rototiller, 4' Bush Hog cutter, HD subsoiler, Bearcat 70554 chipper, Bush Hog PHD w/ 12", 6" augers, Ford 101 3-bottom plow, 8' land leveler, 6' rake, lots of misc.

  4. #4
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    57

    Default Re: Cultivator or disc.

    I'm a traditionalist . . .

    If it's fresh ground we're talking
    Rollover plow. If you want to plant it THIS year, you will then want to disc it as stated at multiple angles. If you will wait till next year to seed, you can let the freeze/thaw cycles this comming winter - if we have one - break up the 'clods'.

    As previously stated, a cultivator will accumulate the clods. You don't want that. You want the clods to break down and return their vegetative matter back into the soil to decompose.

    Disturbing the ground this late in a very dry season, though, may not be a good idea . . .

  5. #5

    Default

    Im located in east central saskatchewan. Its actually very wet here within the last month weve got over 6 inches of rain. Probably wont seed this year anyway as it is too late here. The frost comes early. The soil is a complete mix up. Its old riverbed soil. There some red sand some peaty areas. If it rains much it becomes like quicksand. Got everything stuck there 2 years ago. Everything.

Similar Threads

  1. Sleeve hitch plow, disc and cultivator for sale
    By arthurb in forum Private Party Ads Archive
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-06-2014, 07:37 PM
  2. Disc Hiller/Cultivator Combo
    By epinswla in forum Build-It Yourself
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 04-29-2013, 06:17 PM
  3. disc vs. cultivator
    By maryland in forum Owning/Operating
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-06-2010, 09:24 PM
  4. Replies: 11
    Last Post: 08-03-2009, 09:31 PM
  5. Disc vs Spring Tooth Cultivator
    By dbnair in forum Ag Tractors & Machinery
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-19-2006, 04:43 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.