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    Quote Originally Posted by pacerron View Post
    Thanks Gary,
    I essentially do the same thing but often start in the middle. At the other end lift the disk with the 3 pt and make an arc back to the outer edge if it is not too tight a turn. Drop the disk on the fly and go to the other end and arc back to the outside of the original center run. That keeps the distance of the arc between passes about the same till I get so close to the other outer edge that I need to stop and reverse turn in the arc area for the final couple passes. That works best for me on a rectangle. Of course on a crooked field with acreage involved different combinations are involved.
    How was your TDY?
    Ron
    My TDY is still in progress of mobilization. Every day they send me something else to do. Yesterday I had to go for a full physical, EKG, chest xray, every blood test that is listed in the lab schedule, drug screen and had to schedule a hearing test which earliest I can get one of those is next Thursday. I guess all the lab work will be back by then and have to go back to the doctor to pick it all up and send it to the KBR Medical team. So far $414 at doctor plus $122 for chest xray. I don't know what the hearing test will cost me, not counting gas and mileage to and from the doctors offices or the malaria prescription medicine that I haven't bought yet. Man you better have some money in the bank if you want to go to work. I just spent over $1000 for me and the wife for 3 months supply of medicines last week also.
    I still have to go somewhere (as yet undetermined which Angola embassy )to get my Visa. I have to go in person to get that after KBR gets a letter of invitation from the Angolan government for me to visit and work there. They are hopeful that they can get this by the 10th April but I wont have my paperwork on physical exams before the 12th (hearing test pending)
    2010 LS P-7010C 20F/20R gear tractor & FEL, 2009 Kubota B 26 TLB, RTV 900 Kubota,17 foot Lund boat with 70HP motor, 2012-20 ft 12k GVW trailer, 2011- 52" Craftsman ZTR mower, 2013 Ferris Zero Turn, 3 weed whackers, pressure washer, leaf blowers, 7 foot bush hog, 8 foot landscape rake , 8 foot 3 PH disc, 2 row cultivator, 350 amp Miller AC/DC welding machine and all the tools needed to keep them all repaired and running.

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    Default Re: Amco Offset Disc

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Fowler View Post
    My TDY is still in progress of mobilization. Every day they send me something else to do. Yesterday I had to go for a full physical, EKG, chest xray, every blood test that is listed in the lab schedule, drug screen and had to schedule a hearing test which earliest I can get one of those is next Thursday. I guess all the lab work will be back by then and have to go back to the doctor to pick it all up and send it to the KBR Medical team. So far $414 at doctor plus $122 for chest xray. I don't know what the hearing test will cost me, not counting gas and mileage to and from the doctors offices or the malaria prescription medicine that I haven't bought yet. Man you better have some money in the bank if you want to go to work. I just spent over $1000 for me and the wife for 3 months supply of medicines last week also.
    I still have to go somewhere (as yet undetermined which Angola embassy )to get my Visa. I have to go in person to get that after KBR gets a letter of invitation from the Angolan government for me to visit and work there. They are hopeful that they can get this by the 10th April but I wont have my paperwork on physical exams before the 12th (hearing test pending)
    Sounds like fun! All you need is worldwide shot status and you could be AF Red Horse or Prime Beef.

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    Default Re: Amco Offset Disc

    Well, I got the frame crack welded up today. I then took the disc and my dual tandem trailer to our new local Love's truckstop to get on the Cat scale. Weight on the trailer axles was 9,0000 pounds with the disc onboard. Went home and took a short nap, then took the disc off the trailer. Then Back to the Cat scale. Trailer empty weight on the axles was 5740 pounds. So the disc weighs 3260. Wow, that is lite! Also, I realized at the welding shop the front disc pans are 20 inch diameter and the rear disc pans are 22 inches in diameter.

    So the trailer weights 5740 axle weight on the axles. Huge difference from the 7400 pounds on my registration.

    Tomorrow.....................play time with the disc.
    hugs, Brandi

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    Quote Originally Posted by bindian View Post
    Well, I got the frame crack welded up today. I then took the disc and my dual tandem trailer to our new local Love's truckstop to get on the Cat scale. Weight on the trailer axles was 9,0000 pounds with the disc onboard. Went home and took a short nap, then took the disc off the trailer. Then Back to the Cat scale. Trailer empty weight on the axles was 5740 pounds. So the disc weighs 3260. Wow, that is lite! Also, I realized at the welding shop the front disc pans are 20 inch diameter and the rear disc pans are 22 inches in diameter.

    So the trailer weights 5740 axle weight on the axles. Huge difference from the 7400 pounds on my registration.




    Tomorrow.....................play time with the disc.
    hugs, Brandi
    Brandi, did the weight on your trucks drive axle change when you weighed light and heavy ? might change your calculations !

    My gooseneck will split the load even if loaded right over the tandems.
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    Default Re: Amco Offset Disc

    Quote Originally Posted by Bladehauler View Post
    Brandi, did the weight on your trucks drive axle change when you weighed light and heavy ? might change your calculations !

    My gooseneck will split the load even if loaded right over the tandems.
    Bladehauler,
    The girl running the scales this morning did a great job. This afternoon, I parked the truck just on the scales...........and the guy running the scales told me to pull up. Then we weighed the trailer only.
    First time inside, the guy only had one weight, after me weighing trailer and the truck seperate. The first weight had two equal numbers totaling 5470. So I guess this was each axle.

    Well, the guy running the scales screwed up and just handed me a ticket with trailer weight, which I thought to be low for the trailer or for the truck. I never have weighed the trailer or the truck and wanted to see how correct my registration empty weights are . He had me reweigh, so I just weighed the trailer. He kept squacking about split ticket or split scale in the intercom and I had no idea what he was talking about, even after I told him what I wanted, face to face................and he had plain view that I was in a pickup and gooseneck. I may go back tomorrow with the trailer to get a truck weight with hitch weight on. Then in the near further, just weigh the truck alone. Hopefully it will be the girl I had Friday morning!

    What ticked me off, was after each weigh, I had to back into a parking spot between rigs and walk a good distance to talk to the clerk over the counter. Seems his brain goes scrambled eggs over the speaker.

    If I can't get it right later today...........................I'll just wait for a weekday and hit the savage yard and use their scales for free. I don't like doing that, as you have to turn around where they unload scrap and it is really littered.

    Another thing I noticed while waiting for the welder was what appears to be block style serial numbers stamped into the aft right disc frame. This will need some cleanup to read.
    hugs, Brandi

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    Hey Brandi,

    The Cat scales have 4 pads , if you can get your steer axle , drive axle and trailer tandems on separate pads then hit the speaker for your weight, the ticket will give you your breakdown per axle plus you gross weight. then go back with just your truck and weigh it when you go back just tell them reweigh and they'll ask for the code at the bottom of the ticket, as long as its the same day, , should be able to figure what you have on the ball and on the tandems with this method. The only time Ive had to split weigh was when I was a 183 feet long and had 13 axles.

    Btw , reweighs are only a buck, unless they went up !!

    Hope this helps.

    C-ya
    Scott
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    Default Re: Amco Offset Disc

    Quote Originally Posted by Bladehauler View Post
    Hey Brandi,

    The Cat scales have 4 pads , if you can get your steer axle , drive axle and trailer tandems on separate pads then hit the speaker for your weight, the ticket will give you your breakdown per axle plus you gross weight. then go back with just your truck and weigh it when you go back just tell them reweigh and they'll ask for the code at the bottom of the ticket, as long as its the same day, , should be able to figure what you have on the ball and on the tandems with this method. The only time Ive had to split weigh was when I was a 183 feet long and had 13 axles.

    Btw , reweighs are only a buck, unless they went up !!

    Hope this helps.

    C-ya
    Scott
    Thanks Scott!
    Yes, when the truckstop opened, I went over and asked. They said $10 for the first and a dollar after that. I'm going over this afternoon before unhooking the trailer.
    hugs, Brandi

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    I finally got the Cat scales all figured out and weighed the truck and trailer. The truck by itself. I also loaded up the disc and Big RED Beast all loaded on the trailer. This gave me valuable experience loading and unloading the disc and tractor. It also let me get a feel for how it rode..........WHICH WAS VERY SWEET!
    Truck by itself weighs 7300 pounds.
    Truck with trailer hooked up weighs 8420 pounds.
    Trailer on it's two axles weighs 5740 pounds.
    Tractor and Disc on Trailer weighs 18,240 pounds and the truck with all that hooked up weighs 9460 pounds.
    So with an empty trailer.........my truck has 1120 pounds of hitch weight.
    With the tractor and disc on, my truck has 2160 pounds of hitch weight.
    I really need a bigger trailer. If it is was 3 foot longer, I wouldn't have to disconnect the disc hitch from the tractor. As it is now, I need to do this to get the front tires on the deck and off of the dovetail, so I can stow the ramps....................which is what the loader bucket rests on. So the disc weighs a little more than 3260 I stated earlier. I'll drive the tractor and disc over to the Cat scales one fine day soon to get exact weights. I wanted to unload in the truck parking area, but there is a sign at the entrance stating no trailer drops. I figure they would take unloading as a trailer drop.
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    Anywho, after unloading everything, I took the disc out and played while Luke took photos. Two passes and I had it buried up to the axles in land that was thick trees and brush about 5 years ago. Later today I will retorque everything..........after I clean all the dirt off of the back of the frame. Dirt was literally flying.
    I do need to get all the scrapers fixed up and reinstalled, as some of the right side disc pans had lots of packed dirt. I also want to make a new tire lock hole to just have the disc sink in about 3-4 inches. If I plant bermuda grass seed and bury it the 8 or so inches that is up to the axles, it will never germinate as it is too deep. Also, I was told Friday afternoon to not disc up under tree limb areas to full depth, unless I want to kill the trees.-4-6-13-big-red-4-6-13-disc-throwing-4-6-13-down-axles-4-6-13-down-axles-4-6-13-luke-disc
    I ran in 3rd and 4th gear and between 1500 and 2000 rpm. I love this disc!
    hugs, Brandi

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    Wow, that's a great job with excellent penetration and enen distribution of dirt. You must be thrilled. I'd say that disc is a long-term keeper. Did the hitch slop around in use or was the pull pretty even and steady? Having something work correctly after you have taken the time and effort to properly restore it is one of the more satisfying aspects of life. Congrats on a job well done.
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    Looks good Brandi, now let"s see some shiny disk pans.
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