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Re: how big of a disc can i pull

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Adirondack case guy

12-26-2012 19:37:19

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It sounds like you may have the wrong top link for the 3pt hitch. I'm far from being a MF expert, but they offered many rear tire options, thus a couple different lower and top link lengths. If your top link is too short, and won't adjust out far enough, you will gouge out the center with the front gangs, and the back gangs will not penetrate enough to throw the soil back to the center. I see no advantage to a trailing disc, other than your 8' 3pt is a bit small. I think a 12' pull type disk is a bit much for your tractor. You loose a lot of traction when you switch from the 3pt to a drawbar tillage tool.
Just a question for you. Are you running the hydraulics in position control or draft control. Position control will allow the disc to drop into the ground better, and perhaps some ballast on the disc will help also with proper top link adjustment.
Loren, the Acg.

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12-26-2012 19:53:49

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 Re: how big of a disc can i pull in reply to Adirondack case guy, 12-26-2012 19:37:19  
Stop the tractor when discing with the disc in the ground. It should be running level from front to back to be doing the best job.

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