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    Default Used pull behind disc's

    I'm looking for a used pull behind disc 10'-12'. I don't know anything about them but want to find a heavy built quality unit for food plots. I get into rooted rocky areas sometimes. Any suggestions on brands and model numbers? Would obviously want it to be a transport type.
    What makes a good tow behind disc? What should you look for when looking at used units?
    Last edited by sqdqo; 06-22-2013 at 03:07 PM.

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    Default Re: Used pull behind disc's

    You sold your TN75, are you looking at a lot bigger machine to replace it I hope?
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    Default Re: Used pull behind disc's

    I did sell it, am looking at 100 or so gross hp. Not a lot bigger I want to stay with a utility sized as opposed to a full blown row crop.

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    Default Re: Used pull behind disc's

    Well, I believe that 100hp will be the next frame size up from your TN75. Just my , but with that size tractor, I personally would stay with a 10" disk. Not knowing the situation or conditions, it would be best to always have "ENOUGH" tractor. Of course it also depends on the disk set itself, type, weight, disk blade dia, along with the ground itself. That all can make a huge difference with what you will be able to handle.

    Another thing to consider is if you get something with 24" blades, hopefully they will be 1/4" material and will take the rocks much better.

    Sorry that I'm not really much help.

    Good luck.
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    Default Re: Used pull behind disc's

    I am now looking at a Massey 492, it is physically larger and not a problem. Not as large as a row crop though. I'm sure a 10' disc would be large enough, I am not working large fields. I just don't know what specifics to look for in a used tow behind disc harrow. I am not looking at the offset type.

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    Default Re: Used pull behind disc's

    I bought a 13-ft wide tandem (X-style axles) transport disc from my tractor dealer for $600. I cut it down to about 8-ft wide so my Mahindra 5525 can handle it. The disc is a Minneapolis Moline KS-1300 that's actually made by Krause.

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    Check the disc pans and bearings for wear. It's nice to have scrapers to clean mud off the pans when working in damp soil.
    Check the hydraulics (ram, hoses, fittings).
    Check the tires for wear.
    Check the hole where the hitch pin inserts--the hole eventually gets out of round and may have to be repaired (have your stick welder handy).
    Check the mechanism (if any) for adjusting the angles of the disc axles.
    For my disc, you pull the locking pin and then get your 5-ft long pry bar, insert it in the open end of the square tube that supports the axle assembly and then walk the axles into the new position. Some of the more modern (and expensive) transport discs have threaded screws or hydraulics do this repositioning.

    Good luck

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    Default Re: Used pull behind disc's

    Flusher, I think you got a great price on your disc!!!

    I'm shopping for either a pull type or 3pt, rather have 3pt. I was at a farm sale yesterday and saw a Ford 3pt, 10', 45 year old disc sell for $750. The food plot crowd has driven the price of 3pt stuff thru the roof around here.

    For the OP, you might consider a 3pt. Would be handier for doing small plots and transporting. Also less mechanical things to go wrong or need repaired later. As for various models, I wouldn't worry about that much. Just know how to look at a disc to judge wear and value. A 100hp Utility tractor will play with a 10' disc.
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    Default Re: Used pull behind disc's

    The only opposition I have to a 3pt disc is that a pull behind will follow the contour of the ground better, some of what I do is on pretty uneven ground.

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    Default Re: Used pull behind disc's

    Quote Originally Posted by sqdqo View Post
    The only opposition I have to a 3pt disc is that a pull behind will follow the contour of the ground better, some of what I do is on pretty uneven ground.
    Not all, but several 3pt discs have a flex hitch system that allows them to follow the contour without binding. Ford's old discs for example.

    In my case that's not as important because my tractor has the ability to allow that flex if chosen thru the 3pt system.
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