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Re: Dual one way plow

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Texasmark1

09-05-2013 13:20:10
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Mr. Delta Red sir.

Based upon your comment and some common sense, I bought the plow today. Seems we all like pictures so I included a few. I was wrong and you were right. My tractor is 65 engine hp but only 57 PTO hp. This little power source did a super job of running this plow. I ran it for about 3 hours today with zero problems. When you said it would run the plow fine it did.

I am in black land and this time of year the soil is basically rocks. I ran it over some acreage that I had deep chiseled to break up some clods, then just ran it over concrete black dirt that had cracked wide open. Worked great in both applications.

Adding a few pics for those who like pics and I certainly enjoy the pics of all sorts of things that show up on this site.

Thank you sir for your input.

Mark

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4020deereboy

09-05-2013 23:39:25
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 Re: Dual one way plow in reply to Texasmark1, 09-05-2013 13:20:10  
That is cool how deep will it work ?



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DeltaRed

09-05-2013 15:32:48
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 Re: Dual one way plow in reply to Texasmark1, 09-05-2013 13:20:10  
Mark,I'm really glad it worked out for you!Good lookin' outfit.But,PLEASE stop calling it a "plow".It is not a plow!It is an "offset disk".A moldboard plow or a chisel plow is a "plow".A "disk"(Offset,tandem,...) is a "disk",it is not a 'diskplow'(completely different tool).Sorry for 'scolding' you,but you need to learn (and use) correct terminology.Good job on your purchase, Steve



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Texasmark1

09-06-2013 05:44:20
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 Re: Dual one way plow in reply to DeltaRed, 09-05-2013 15:32:48  
Down here we don't use moldboards. The thick gooey clay won't allow it. Have to have a rolling disc and if in the spring you had better have your scrapers in good shape, unless you are chiseling, or running a sweep for cultivating which is done when things dry out somewhat.

So, if you are going to break the sod so to speak it's plowing to us regardless of what you use. I know you guys in the sandy loams run 16-6's and all that, rolling the sod over and all, but down here we cut the surface vegetation into the top soil which is what the disc does and upon reading on the www, back in 1920 some guy up there pioneered the offset but he only had one gang on the original plow with no counter wheel.

We aren't fortunate enough to have 6' of top soil like I'm told Iowa and other places up there have. This land was cottoned to death for 50 some odd years. The easiest way to remove stubble was to burn it off, rather than plow it back in developing some humous and improving the soil. Besides after the picker or pickers before the advent of the motorized picker finishes, there isn't much stubble anyway. So what's left is solid clay, rock hard in the summer and sinkhole goo in the winter.

There is a different "plow" we use down here and it's offset also but only has 1 row of as many as 16 24" discs on it. It rides out away from the tractor at the tail end and there is a huge wheel weighing who knows how much to counter the torque there. New they came with JD green paint. Again the rolling wheel with the scraper. Commercial/multi field operation guys don't use it as road transportation is a problem. Much easier to run a big disc with batwings and go over the field a couple of times to break it up. 1 trip operation.

So forgive me for "cussin" but we don't know any better. Grin.

Mark

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DeltaRed

09-06-2013 07:27:00
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 Re: Dual one way plow in reply to Texasmark1, 09-06-2013 05:44:20  
Mark,I know about different areas haveing different names/terminology for things.When I moved from Eastern Colorado to western Colorado,lot of things were different.The other 'tool' you refered to we call a "one-way" .We can teach each other a lot....Steve



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Tx Jim

09-06-2013 10:07:37
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 Re: Dual one way plow in reply to DeltaRed, 09-06-2013 07:27:00  
In the Great Plains in the wheat raising country one-ways were called "diskers". JD called one-ways disk tillers. 3pt offset tandems are also called bog plows



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Tx Jim

09-06-2013 10:07:20
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 Re: Dual one way plow in reply to DeltaRed, 09-06-2013 07:27:00  
In the Great Plains in the wheat raising country one-ways were called "diskers". JD called one-ways disk tillers. 3pt offset tandems are also called bog plows



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