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  1. #1

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    JD 755 1993

    Default Disc for a JD 4300

    I noticed on the LandPride web site a disc harrow (never heard term harrow before. What is it?) that is 60 inches.

    No HP minimums were mentioned. Can anyone recommend a disc implement that could be used by a JD 4300 off the PTO?

    Thanks all again,

    Rob

  2. #2
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    JD 4300, JD X485 JD 4x2 Gator, JD 425, JD455

    Default Re: Disc for a JD 4300

    A harrow is usually a toothed frame used to drag over the ground to break up clods of dirt, and help level plowed ground for seeding. As it is pictured in the Landpride.com site, it is a frame equipped with discs (blades) either toothed or smooth, that will break up ground and also do some leveling. We used to just call it a disc, but the term harrow seems to be more descriptive. It isn't PTO driven, but will attach to the 3pt cat I, or II. The 4300 should handle the 60 disc harrow with ease. Hope that helps answer your question.

  3. #3
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    Kubota L5740/cab with air ride seat

    Default Re: Disc for a JD 4300

    I use a 5' IH disc with a concrete slab on it for added weight. My 4300 will handle a 6' disc with no problem just get the heaver frame unit than I have.
    DDT

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    Default Re: Disc for a JD 4300

    Who makes your disc? Does it use the PTO? Can one man put it on (one weak man)? How much does it weigh?

    Rob

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    Williamson, NY (near Rochester)
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    JD 4300 MFWD

    Default Re: Disc for a JD 4300

    Rob,

    I think discs are just dragged along behind the tractor.. I don't believe they use the PTO at all.

    Bob

  6. #6

    Default Re: Disc for a JD 4300

    Try contacting www.easternfarmmachinery.com they had some specials on Hardee disks which are real heavy and just the right size for your tractor.

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    Default Re: Disc for a JD 4300

    sagaponack1
    The disc I have is a older International. 3 point (no PTO) It is only a 5' model so it barely cover the tractor tracks well one day I get into a 6' one. There not hard to hook up, if done right the tractor does all the work. Weight? I have a concret block on it for weight I would guess 700LBS.

  8. #8

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    Default Re: Disc for a JD 4300

    I am clueless so forgive the question. I am going to try to do light farming alone. How does one put a 700 lbs weight on top of a disc harrow?

    And where do you get such a weight?

    Rob

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    Default Re: Disc for a JD 4300

    The total weight includeing the disc is about 700lbs. the concrete weight is about 200LBS. The concrete is a sidewalk section and with the loader and a chain one person can set it any place you want.

  10. #10

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    2001 TN65, 1951 8N Ford

    Default Re: Disc for a JD 4300

    If you need a weight I'd go down to an automotive machine shop or a junk yard and see if they'll give or sell you cheap, a junk engine block. Engine blocks are fairly compact dead weight and they have lots of holes, cylinder and bolt holes, to secure them to whatever you're going to use them on. I've used cylinder heads, also.

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