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How big a disc can an H pull?

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ghouse

05-27-2008 10:57:19
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What's a reasonable size disc to pull behind an H? Someone near me is selling a 13 ft one.
Thanks,

Greg




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dkennelly

06-30-2008 14:00:17
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 Re: How big a disc can an H pull? in reply to ghouse, 05-27-2008 10:57:19  
I have a '49 H and it is a very good runner, nice and tight in all respects. I pull an old hydraulic lift JD 8' tandem disk which is far heavier that my neighbor's 8' disk. I can pull the JD in 4th at full throttle until I hit sand, soft or wet areas and have to drop it down to 3rd. The 8' cuts well and I wouldn't think of using another disk with it. My '55 300 can take the same disk and really move through the field with it no sweat. The difference in 10hp. You might be able to pull a 10', but it'll be a light one and you have to ask yourself if you're doing any good in the field because you'll be in 3rd. Wait and find a good 8' disk, they're still around and you can get it through the gates.

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Steven f/AZ

05-27-2008 19:54:31
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 Re: How big a disc can an H pull? in reply to ghouse, 05-27-2008 10:57:19  
This is the disc I'm talking about, and that's my H pulling it. I believe it is 10' or maybe even 12' I know Grandpa used to pull it behind the W-9 with a seed drill behind to put in the crop.





Depending on the depth, the angle of the cone of the blades, and the angle of the disc gangs will determine how much power it takes.

How about an H pulling 28' of IH 7200 hoe drills?

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NDS

05-27-2008 15:54:29
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 Re: How big a disc can an H pull? in reply to ghouse, 05-27-2008 10:57:19  
Have put in lot of hours on MF 1100 (about 90 HP) pulling heavy 13 foot disk and often the 1100 had all it could handle. Never ran with IH tractor but Massey would run with 4020 John Deere easily so it was not a weakling.



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davejoe

05-27-2008 15:43:27
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 Re: How big a disc can an H pull? in reply to ghouse, 05-27-2008 10:57:19  
We had an H with a fresh engine and good tires, it is my opinion that if your H can pull a disc bigger than 8', the disc is not doing much. Dave



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ghouse

05-27-2008 12:43:16
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 Re: How big a disc can an H pull? in reply to ghouse, 05-27-2008 10:57:19  
I'm new to tractors, so I haven't shopped around for these a lot. The seller is asking $500, and it appears to be in good condition from the photo.
It appears as though it could be cut down, but I don't have a lot of time to do that kind of thing right now, as I'm building an addition on my house. But that does seem like a good idea. That would put the tires on the disk on the outside of the tilled area. I'm not sure exactly how wide that'd leave it.
I should probably wait around and look for something smaller, since I don't have an immediate need anyway. Will probably do a big garden plot next spring, but this year the house needs to be the priority.

Thanks,

Greg

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garytomaszewski

05-27-2008 12:23:34
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 Re: How big a disc can an H pull? in reply to ghouse, 05-27-2008 10:57:19  
I like Hugh's idea, 13' is to much, but would leave lots of spare parts at 8-9 feet.



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Hugh MacKay

05-27-2008 15:09:19
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 Re: How big a disc can an H pull? in reply to garytomaszewski, 05-27-2008 12:23:34  
Gary: If you go back in the archives to about 2001, a guy about 1,000 miles from me came on here one evening, wanted a disk for his Super C. He had been out shopping in western Iowa and the best price he was getting on a 24 blade disk was $600. A neighbor had a 44 blade trailer disk, good blades, etc. for $100. I said, buy the 44 blade disk and cut it down, and further advised I would guide him through the cut down process. That was a Sun. evening and we turned to personal e mails. During Mon., Tues. and Wed., we had 6 e mails each that more than filled our computer screens. Things like, where to cut, how it would all match up.

Thurs., Fri. and Sat. I never heard tell of him. Sat. night I said to my wife, things are not going well with that disk rebuild. Very likely Steve is so annoyed with me I'll never hear tell of him again, or if I do it won't be nice. Never heard a thing on Sun. Mon. morning I rise at 5 am, switch on my computer, go to my e mail and lo what should come up but 3 photos of Steve disking with his new 24 blade trailer disk behind his SC. He has a web site, and on it he features the disk, even mentions me. I think it's Steve Mason.com, play around you'll find it. If not I have photo of the disk.

What he has is a 24 blade trailer disk, 1-1/4" arbor and bearings, 18" blades. Since the disk he used had 4 bearings per gang he still has enough parts to build a 20 blade 3 point hitch disk. The thing I like about taking big disks like that is the heavy blades, arbor, bearings and spacers one gets. Makes the disks the industry is building for smaller tractors look like tin cans. I'm eyeing one right now, big disk with wings. Not sure how many on the center section, just eyeing those wings with 5 blades on each gang, what 20 blade 3 point hitch disk those would make.

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Steven f/AZ

05-27-2008 11:55:07
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 Re: How big a disc can an H pull? in reply to ghouse, 05-27-2008 10:57:19  
I pull one of those old 10' drag type discs with my H. Can go about 4" deep with it. An eight footer would be better...



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Paul Shuler

05-27-2008 11:52:05
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 Re: How big a disc can an H pull? in reply to ghouse, 05-27-2008 10:57:19  
I pull an 8' disk behind my H. Set to cut deep and with #300lbs of weights on it the ole H grunts a little in 3rd gear. I disked a one acre food plot with it and burned more gas than it uses to mow 9 acres.



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Hugh MacKay

05-27-2008 11:41:44
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 Re: How big a disc can an H pull? in reply to ghouse, 05-27-2008 10:57:19  
ghouse: If you could pull the 13' disk the depth of cut would be such you mat as well be pulling a land roller. If the 13' disk is the righr price, why not cut it down to 8'. You'd have lots of spare blades, scrapers, probably 4 spare bearings plus aome decent steel.

I had an 8' Oliver that could make my Farmall 300 sweat and that was 1958, 300 was still quite new back then.



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MWill

05-27-2008 11:27:33
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 Re: How big a disc can an H pull? in reply to ghouse, 05-27-2008 10:57:19  
Not an ideal set up although it depends on the soil make up. You would really need flat ground and not be able to set it too deep. Just not enough H.P. 8' would be more suitable.



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jal-SD

05-27-2008 12:52:26
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 Re: How big a disc can an H pull? in reply to MWill, 05-27-2008 11:27:33  
We pulled a 15 foot straight disk many, many miles behind two of our '44 H's back when we were farming 800 acres with four H's. We had a '41 & a '42, & 2 '44's, & had two Case disks that we used a lot behind them. If you are talking about a 13 foot tandem, it probably will not do it, but if it is a straight disk, it will play with a 13 footer. (My $0.02 worth. jal-SD)



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Poneykeg

05-27-2008 16:06:27
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 Re: How big a disc can an H pull? in reply to jal-SD, 05-27-2008 12:52:26  
Dad had a H and we pulled a 7ft with 2 4ft section spike tooth harrow. This was a tandem disc that had the notched bar onthe hitch you pulled up and back up to staighten the angle or pull up to increase the angle. You could spend 2 long, long days in a80 actre field and have some to do the 3rd day!!



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