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Tx Jim

09-28-2013 16:04:46

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First I don't have to go buy one as I already own a 6 shank. You're correct I don't understand why you need to go back 5 ft to show me how deep it's going, You put my name in this thread as if you wanted my opinion and you received my opinion but you don't like my opinion so how about let's just drop it. :wink:

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09-29-2013 00:56:00

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 Re: TX Jim Pictures This Time in reply to Tx Jim, 09-28-2013 16:04:46  
It's because the last time I posted about this implement you didn't believe me. So this time I have pictures to prove that I wasn't exaggerating or just down right lieing. It's a credibility thing.

The reason I get the depth is because unlike the way I assume it was designed....level platform when running, I run mine down in the back which means that the coulter depth (bottoming out) doesn't set the cutting depth shallow.

I went back 5' because I had the tractor sitting in the yard when I remembered last year's conversation/comments. I went in the house, got my camera, put the tractor back where it was working and took a few pictures.

So what brand is your 6 shank and how deep does it cut?


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Tx Jim

09-29-2013 04:28:00

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 Re: TX Jim Pictures This Time in reply to Texasmark1, 09-29-2013 00:56:00  
My pasture renovator is a Hay King similar to yours that I bought used with good shanks,tips & coulters. All I can tell you on depth as deep as my Kubota M7040(65 pto hp) would pull it without excessive tire slippage. The soil that I own is the hardest soil I've ever plowed when dry and will bog a snipe when it's really wet. I had the points hard surfaced by a certified welder and a lot of hard surfacing wore off on the 43 acres I used it on.

Lengthening the center link changes the angle that the points were designed to cut the soil!!!!!!!! If you want more then loosen the coulters and raise them UP. I haven't gotten an operators manual for mine but I'll bet it states to run frame level.

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10-06-2013 11:20:12

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 Re: TX Jim Pictures This Time in reply to Tx Jim, 09-29-2013 04:28:00  
already wore out two sets of cutter blades on my renovator. Red clay, like concrete unless I break it every couple of years. The front is wonderful sandy loam, the very back is sugar sand. The middle is the devil"s bit with the hardest dang red clay I have ever seen. It will NOT grow anything unless you break it up often.

I have never tilted mine back like that to get the extra depth. But I really have to lengthen the top link on the hard pan, and loosen it a bit on the other. Because I run it over my coastal fields, the coulters are critical to keeping it from clogging so running nearly level has got to happen or it will foul up so thick that I will be a week digging out grass balls.

Nice pictures.. Bill

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10-06-2013 14:36:09

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 Re: TX Jim Pictures This Time in reply to sotxbill, 10-06-2013 11:20:12  

Per TJ's coaching, I looked at the renovator and found that I could raise the coulters 2 1/2 inches. So I did. Next time I use it I will have it level and I agree with his assumption that it should be level. Looking at the cutting tips, that makes sense.

I got out my "mickey mouse" owners manual that came with it and it was totally CYA. All it talked about was safety pretty much. So much for the Philadelphia lawyers.


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09-29-2013 07:00:04

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 Re: TX Jim Pictures This Time in reply to Tx Jim, 09-29-2013 04:28:00  
Well thanks for that tip. Will check it out and adjust accordingly.

I agree that the shanks are not at the designed angle. Didn't pay attention to that until I pulled up their www after a local used guy had one of their drag disc harrows for sale and I marveled at how well it was constructed and that it had all the right parts that most neglect. Did notice a similarity in parts and construction techniques to the renovator. Makes sense.

The renovator on the site had the deck level. I still can't get over how well these things are not only designed but built, even down to the castings being theirs with their name cast in.


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Richard Matthews

10-31-2013 12:20:51

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 Re: TX Jim Pictures This Time in reply to Texasmark1, 09-29-2013 07:00:04  
I want to use this on pasture and was hoping it would not tear up the grass but on your picture do not see much grass between shanks. If it ruffs my permanant pasture up this bad I cannot use it or I need to move the shanks farther apart. What do you think? A man suppose to use a 8 shank hay king on my hard spots in my pasture and now I am afraid to try this. Would to get a email from anyone on this.

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Tx Jim

10-31-2013 13:05:07

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 Re: TX Jim Pictures This Time in reply to Richard Matthews, 10-31-2013 12:20:51  
I think that how smooth the soil is left after using a Hay King pasture renovator will depend on soil type. The blacker the soil the rougher and the sandier the less disturbed. That's my observation as to how it was on the Coastal fields I ran mine on.

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