Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 17 of 17
  1. #11
    Super Member RickB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Posts
    7,490
    Location
    Eastern NY
    Tractor
    Case 885, Ford 4000

    Default Re: Field disc. Will my Major pull it?

    Quote Originally Posted by MIKE R View Post
    I doubt its that much effort. Take the nut off the axle slide the disks off and slide a peice of pipe over as a spacer. It only would take 30 minutes or so.
    That could be done if a 10 foot or so disc on a 12 foot wide frame was acceptable. But the two rear gangs would have to be completely disassembled as the gangbolt heads are towards the outside. Narrowing 4 gangs would hardly be a half-hour job, especially if the gangbolts hadn't been disassembled in the last 40 or 50 years. The fastest, easiest way to accomplish the job would be to simply torch the discs off, leaving the disc centers right between the spools and the gangbolts tight. But none of this appeals to me; I'd rather buy a machine suited to my tractor, conditions, and needs.
    We have too much gun control.
    What we need is more idiot control.

  2. #12
    Veteran Member Marveltone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    1,424
    Location
    Somewhere north of Roseau, MN
    Tractor
    Fordson Major Diesel, McCormick Deering W4, Ford 1510, John Deere L111

    Default Re: Field disc. Will my Major pull it?

    Quote Originally Posted by RickB View Post
    That could be done if a 10 foot or so disc on a 12 foot wide frame was acceptable. But the two rear gangs would have to be completely disassembled as the gangbolt heads are towards the outside. Narrowing 4 gangs would hardly be a half-hour job, especially if the gangbolts hadn't been disassembled in the last 40 or 50 years. The fastest, easiest way to accomplish the job would be to simply torch the discs off, leaving the disc centers right between the spools and the gangbolts tight. But none of this appeals to me; I'd rather buy a machine suited to my tractor, conditions, and needs.
    Hence, my query.
    Good info folks! Keep it coming!
    Fordson Major Diesel: Case 3-bottom Trip Plow, Case 12' Trip Field Cultivator, Kewanee 130 Disc, John Deere 1209 Mower Conditioner, John Deere 594LW Side Delivery Rake, New Holland Hayliner 273 Baler, 18' Spike-Tooth Harrow
    Ford 1510: Du-Al 105 Loader, "The Thumb" Grapple, Bush Hog RBC60 Rear Blade, Woods HC54 Rotary Cutter, Tarter 5' Heavy-Duty Hinge Back Box Blade, Buhler Farm King Y600 Snowblower

  3. #13
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    4,088
    Location
    ONTARIO
    Tractor
    MASSEY, CASE , FARMALL

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Marveltone

    Hence, my query.
    Good info folks! Keep it coming!
    What else do you want to know. Operation of the disks, tricks for smoothing the field better...

  4. #14
    Veteran Member Marveltone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    1,424
    Location
    Somewhere north of Roseau, MN
    Tractor
    Fordson Major Diesel, McCormick Deering W4, Ford 1510, John Deere L111

    Default Re: Field disc. Will my Major pull it?

    I guess my biggest question is am I more likely to run out of traction or power? Chances are the only way I'll know is to buy the silly disc and try it next spring.

    Joe
    Fordson Major Diesel: Case 3-bottom Trip Plow, Case 12' Trip Field Cultivator, Kewanee 130 Disc, John Deere 1209 Mower Conditioner, John Deere 594LW Side Delivery Rake, New Holland Hayliner 273 Baler, 18' Spike-Tooth Harrow
    Ford 1510: Du-Al 105 Loader, "The Thumb" Grapple, Bush Hog RBC60 Rear Blade, Woods HC54 Rotary Cutter, Tarter 5' Heavy-Duty Hinge Back Box Blade, Buhler Farm King Y600 Snowblower

  5. #15
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    4,088
    Location
    ONTARIO
    Tractor
    MASSEY, CASE , FARMALL

    Default Re: Field disc. Will my Major pull it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marveltone View Post
    I guess my biggest question is am I more likely to run out of traction or power? Chances are the only way I'll know is to buy the silly disc and try it next spring.

    Joe
    If it don't work you can sell it and make a profit most likely.

  6. #16
    Platinum Member kf4uda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    767
    Location
    Middle TN
    Tractor
    NH TD5030, 861 Ford Powermaster, 555A Ford Backhoe, S150x SnapperPro ZTR, Polaris Ranger XP800

    Default Re: Field disc. Will my Major pull it?

    I think if you have a problem pulling it, lack of traction will occur before lack of HP.
    Chris

  7. #17
    Veteran Member MHarryE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    1,422
    Location
    Northeastern Minnesota
    Tractor
    JD 7720; Kubota M135GX, NH TS115A; JD 6230; Kubota L5740

    Default

    Of course if you have a problem you can get by in a pinch by lowering the wheels and reducing depth of cut, especially in tough areas. I have one field where I had to do that for a few passes this year until I got it worked up well enough I could get it sunk in down to the spools. I use it only behind a L5740 kubota with a bucket of gravel for ballast in front and cast wheel weights in back. Traction is still my limit in the rough ground. It is a 13 foot tandem with 18 inch blades ballasted with an extra 700 pounds of steel ballast.
    JD7720; KubotaM135GX; NH TS115A; JD6230; KubotaL5740

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. anyone use a pull type disc with a BX ?
    By redharley in forum Kubota Owning/Operating
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-01-2010, 08:48 AM
  2. anyone pull a disc on their K2 series?
    By myyaz33 in forum TYM Owning/Operating
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-13-2010, 08:00 AM
  3. How wide of a disc can I pull?
    By dweitzel in forum Attachments
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 06-03-2007, 11:24 PM
  4. offset pull disc
    By troweller in forum Attachments
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 11-24-2004, 08:32 PM
  5. Can i pull a 6 foot disc
    By ChadWS in forum Attachments
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 09-03-2004, 12:27 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.