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Best drag for leveling plowed ground

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Tom

04-07-2002 09:51:55
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Who has come up with the best drag to level ground? I used a gate made of three quarter sucker rod and pulled it behind the disc with some weight on it. Worked fairly well but the ground still has a lot of sod and dirt clods in it Would a spring tooth harrow work better? We will go back and use a cultipacker but it looks like it will come out rough after it rains and the dirt settles What should I do? Thanks

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John in Maryland

04-08-2002 06:34:47
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 Re: Best drag for leveling plowed ground in reply to Tom, 04-07-2002 09:51:55  
We only have a 10' disk as our biggest, but we use two 2x6's nailed together pulled behind the disk attached w/two chains. My neighbor uses them rolling harrows or rolling baskets whatever you call them. They do an absolutely beautiful job. Wish I could find a good used one.



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Ron

04-07-2002 18:11:57
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 Re: Best drag for leveling plowed ground in reply to Tom, 04-07-2002 09:51:55  
The old " Soil Surgeon" was the Best at working plowed ground--levels well, too.....40 - 4" blades under each 4'x4' section....then you pile on the weight...( if you can pull it )..!!!!



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Poppin' Johnny

04-07-2002 17:10:04
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 Re: Best drag for leveling plowed ground in reply to Tom, 04-07-2002 09:51:55  
There are a lot of those old International spring tooth drags around. I've got 2 of them, and they do a real nice job. 3 sections, not very wide.



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buck

04-07-2002 15:59:36
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 Re: Best drag for leveling plowed ground in reply to Tom, 04-07-2002 09:51:55  

just last week built drag from 3-8" post held together with angle iron for the 3pt and also adapted an old horsedrawn spring tooth harrow to 3pt. one pass with each over plowed garden plots and they are ready to plant.



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buck

04-07-2002 15:58:17
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 Re: Best drag for leveling plowed ground in reply to Tom, 04-07-2002 09:51:55  

just last week built drag from 3-8" post held together with angle iron for the 3pt and also adapted an old horsedrawn spring tooth harrow to 3pt. one pass with each over plowed garden plots and they are ready to plant.



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JMS/MN

04-07-2002 14:59:08
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 Re: Best drag for leveling plowed ground in reply to Tom, 04-07-2002 09:51:55  
Years ago we used spike tooth drags, then came the coil tine harrows. They're still popular, usually mounted behind a field cultivator or disc harrow. For small acreage, maybe several of you should get together and buy a 4-5 section drag at a farm sale, and each one take a section home. They'd match well behind the smaller tractors and give you a good seedbed.



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PCC-AL

04-07-2002 14:48:42
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 Re: Best drag for leveling plowed ground in reply to Tom, 04-07-2002 09:51:55  
Hi Tom,
We have tried lots of different things down through the years. Gates, piece of railroad rail, etc, but the best thing I have found is our old bermuda grass scratcher that daddy had a 3 pt hitch put on many years ago. It was originally horse drawn, I think. I only plant about 4 or 5 acres for a corn patch and garden, but it works well for me. I break first with an old disk plow, disc with the harrow and finally use the scratcher to drag most of the dead grass out and smooth it off. Works good. I like it because it can be lifted and drop off the grass. Good luck.

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PCC-AL

04-07-2002 14:47:55
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 Re: Best drag for leveling plowed ground in reply to Tom, 04-07-2002 09:51:55  
Hi Tom,
We have tried lots of different things down through the years. Gates, piece of railroad rail, etc, but the best thing I have found is our old bermuda grass scratcher that daddy had a 3 pt hitch put on many years ago. It was originally horse drawn, I think. I only plant about 4 or 5 acres for a corn patch and garden, but it works well for me. I break first with an old disk plow, disc with the harrow and finally use the scratcher to drag most of the dead grass out and smooth it off. Works good. I like it because it can be lifted and drop off the grass. Good luck.

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sorry about the double post-darn computer

04-07-2002 14:50:28
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 Re: Re: Best drag for leveling plowed ground in reply to PCC-AL, 04-07-2002 14:47:55  
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Not your fault, somthin funny with posting to this board

04-07-2002 15:52:25
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 Re: Re: Re: Best drag for leveling plowed ground in reply to sorry about the double post-darn computer , 04-07-2002 14:50:28  
yup.



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