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    Default Re: Amco Offset Disc

    A big piece of old chain link fence chained back from the disk helps but your turning radius gets bigger.

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    Default Re: Amco Offset Disc

    Quote Originally Posted by sixdogs View Post
    How smooth or rough is your ground when you are done? How much smoothing needs to be done?
    Sixdogs,
    As it is, it is pretty smooth. I guess what I really need is a cultipacker. A cultipacker would come in real handy in seeding Bermuda grass. Just need something to go over it and knock off the high spots. Guess I will go buy a roll of chain link fence. Maybe disc, then drag fence, then cultipacker would be best?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenWannabe View Post
    You might try chaining a log or a railroad tie behind your disk. I recall seeing several threads where people had done that in these forums.
    GreenWannabe,
    A pole would work, but logs around here have too many limb knocks. A RR tie would work but. They wouldn't dig in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pacerron View Post
    A big piece of old chain link fence chained back from the disk helps but your turning radius gets bigger.
    Ron,
    Looks like I will go with chain link. Should the spreader bar for chain link be attached to one point on the disc or attached to two points on the disc? Guess I need to search Craigslist for some fence now.
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    Default Re: Amco Offset Disc

    If you go with a "fence" type thing I would buy the commercially made chain harrow. They work great and do a much better job compared with a piece of fence. You can run them in two directions as well as upside down, depending on the finish you want. They distribute soil very well. The awkward part is you need a loader to load and unlload the thing.

    There is also a drag type spike harrow that does a great job and either of these can be pulled behind the disc if the field is big enough so you can turn.

    If you plan on packing the ground, a cultimulcher that has two packers with spring tines in the middle will do a much better job and leave a seedbed finish. A cultipacker, that has no tines in the middle, will show the tire tracks after the ground is packed because it lacks the ability to cultivate the ground after the tire tracks are left. There have been threads with photos on these topics.

    Hope this helps.
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    Default Re: Amco Offset Disc

    I found a used 10 foot wide drag harrow. You can see it here...........Amazing Find.............a Drag Harrow
    hugs, Brandi

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    It took a while, but I got the disc, tractor, and drag harrow loaded on the trailer. I put the drag harrow under the tractor, but didn't like it there. Only other place to put it is on top of the disc, which I didn't wanna do.
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    Anyway, I made it over to the seven acre hay patch and was comfronted with a white fenced narrow drive, beautiful house and huge barn/shop. To the right was a huge pond and buffalo...............YES........buffalo. The owner raises buffalo.
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    The hay patch was a triangle with a handful of huge trees in it. Very scenic. Pity I turned it into a sow's ear!
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    Just into the second pass, the owner came out and said it would take 3 passes. -4-27-13-second-pass
    I was thinking 2 passes when I bid it. But I wanted to do right, good job. So I did 3 passes times 7 acres equaled 21 acres disc. Make that 28 acres including the final drag with the harrow. The Big RED Beast made me proud by pulling the disc and the disc even had some dirt "bulldozing" in front of the axle. So I cranked back on the leveling screw and put more weight on the rear. I pulled it all in 5th gear, but had to down shift to 4th in the low corner near the pond. The corner near the neighbor's pond had a ditch cutting across it and pulled mostly good thru it. The second pass had some wheel spinning and raising the disc slightly got me thru. The 6520 is at the bottom range of horsepower to use. If I had more hp, I would have finished way faster. But hey, it is all a learning curve. I need to move the rear disc over a little as the front disc is throwing to much dirt the rear disc is not smoothing out. So the disc has 4 bolt holes on each side and a huge center pivot bolt. So I move it counter clockwise one hole should reduce hp requirements and cure the furrow problem. I hesitate doing this as the bolts holding the gangs in position are "J" shaped bolts. Very special. I'm gonna see about buying new ones before I try to pivot the rear gang.

    The discs on the right side of the disc really came out polished.
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    While the left side disc not so much in polish.
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    Twilight on the farm.................
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    Anyway, loading up after dark with me so hungry, dirty and wanting a bath (not to mention being whipped), I just dumped the drag harrow on top of the disc's new paint job and strapped it down. Way easier than tucking it up in a neat pile under the tractor. Gonna have to make a rack to go on top of the disc for the drag harrow. Really, I should have drove the tractor and disc to the hay patch, as it only was 15 miles on back roads.

    While discing, I would kick the steering wheel forward and stand up here and there, but while pulling the harrow, knocking down ridges, I stood up the whole time. During all of this..........I kept thinking of my Dad while he was growing up on the farm........plowing and discing all day, just having the wind to cool him and his glass water jug that was wrapped in burlap and wetted to keep it cool. Yeah, I am stiff now, but can't wait to do it again. I have had 4 soaking hot baths since getting home Sunday night. In it's own therapeutic way.......it was all fun.

    In three weeks, I go back to see the wonders of pasture rebirth and check out the baby buffalo calf!
    hugs, Brandi
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    Brandi :
    Thanks for update and progress report/pic's ! Really been lurking in background throughroly enjoying it. Continue to "Play safe".



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    Quote Originally Posted by bullbreaker View Post
    Brandi :
    Thanks for update and progress report/pic's ! Really been lurking in background throughroly enjoying it. Continue to "Play safe".



    Boone
    Thanks Boone!
    hugs, Brandi

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    Default Re: Amco Offset Disc

    Brandi, the next time that you disk, try running on the right side of what has been disked. You may need to start in the middle. Most guys will only do 10 passes or so and then move over and start again, but a lot of that depends on the property layout. You should find that the berms that you are now getting will pretty much go away.
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