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Re: disking with a 8N

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John B. ne In.

08-26-2013 06:38:12

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I always lift to turn like Ray and for the same reason. I normally hang some weight on the front bumper for counter balance. That wt. can be can be anything. A hunk of iron chained on or something pined thru the front hitch also works. Weight is weight. It all does the same thing. On my 8-n if I don't hang something on the front, my 7' disc makes the front end pretty light. With this weight you can also ad weight to the disc to make it cut deeper. Once again wt. is wt. there. Some people use rocks for this.

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08-26-2013 12:00:27

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 Re: disking with a 8N in reply to John B. ne In., 08-26-2013 06:38:12  
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well, my front loader puts quite a bit of weight out front.

I'll have to measure this disk, I don't think its 6-7' wide, more like 5' or so, its got 6 20" disks on each of the two axles, which are at a bout a 45 degree angle to each other, and the disks are dished the other way on the one.

aw heck, a picture is worth 1000 words. click on them for bigger pix...

my dog approves!

a few more pix here

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Ultradog MN

08-26-2013 14:09:21

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 Re: disking with a 8N in reply to pierce, 08-26-2013 12:00:27  
I believe they call that unit an offset disc.
Used as much for opening the land as for cutting up plowed furrows.
Might be a lot of disc for an N to pull but I would try it for sure.
As for using it for brush control that is a good use for it too. They use them to cut fire breaks and the like.
One thing I've learned about using a disc for brush control is you need to stay after it. When you open the soil the seeds from every weed and tree in the area get in there and will establish them selves quickly. I used to do that but quit when I got a brush mower. A few mowings a year for a couple of years will keep the weeds and woody plants from getting a hold and only the grasses will remain.
Nice tool though. I'd like to have one.

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08-26-2013 14:36:52

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 Re: disking with a 8N in reply to Ultradog MN, 08-26-2013 14:09:21  
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the guy we got it from used it for years with an 8N. I agree its jsut about as big/heavy as I'd want to pull with this guy, but it pulls it just fine.

I've been mowing this field for the past 15 years with a high weed mower, but the blackberries are starting to sprout all over, so I'm hoping that a few years of discing will stop that and let the grasses take over again.

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