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  1. #1
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    Default BEST DISC ANGLE TO PLOW W/DISC HARROW

    What's the best angle to use on the harrow when plowing with a 6 1/2 foot disc harrow in wide open fields where I plan on planting wildlife food plots? [img]/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: BEST DISC ANGLE TO PLOW W/DISC HARROW

    Pick the angle that works best for the soil and debris conditions you have, and the weight that you may (or may not) have on the disc.
    That is what I would do. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: BEST DISC ANGLE TO PLOW W/DISC HARROW

    First, I would set the most aggressive angle with about 300 lbs of additional weight and see how well your tractor handles it....lighten the load and/or re-adjust the angle as needed.

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    Default Re: BEST DISC ANGLE TO PLOW W/DISC HARROW

    It depends on what type of soil you are working up. If it is sod I would set it very sharp for the first couple of passes and then move it back after that to work up the soil real fine. You don't want to plant in clods. If it is bare soil I wouldn't set it very aggressive so you leave a nice seed bed. You want to set it so it goes in but doesn't leave the soil in big chunks it may take a couple of passes.

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    Default Re: BEST DISC ANGLE TO PLOW W/DISC HARROW

    You won't plow with it. The best you will ever do is use it as a disc. Set it at the maximum angle, and set the front gang to run deeper than the rear for the first few passes. Add some weight if you can.

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