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Discussion Board - Re: Need Advice: I Have An Opportunity To Operate More

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07-29-2012 13:57:28

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Us corn/bean farmers might have some ideas but not sure it relates so well to what you are doing.

It sounds like you are mostly hay farming, with a little grain just to break up the rotation now and then?

If you stay under 25 acres sounds like your equipment will work fine. Your 55hp tractor should pull 3-14 or 3-16 pretty good.

If you get over 50 acres, I'd want a bigger pony, not just a turbo, but a bigger pony with a higher clearance tillage tool.

Harvesting grain, I'd want a fella with a real combine in the wings I could call & be done with it if need be, harvesting can get _Real_ expensive when bad weather is coming and the old small stuff 'needs a little work'.


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Crazy Red Power in SE-WI

07-29-2012 23:07:03

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 Re: Need Advice: I Have An Opportunity To Operate More in reply to paul, 07-29-2012 13:57:28  
Someone with a backup combine is a great idea. I'll have to start looking around & check out my options.

Now that I think of it, a turbo is only an increase in power, not weight. Glad you got me to thinkin' about that.

A bigger pony would certainly be something to save up for. Don't have the scratch for anything decent right now. I should have mentioned I'm on a very tight budget.

What type of high clearance tillage tool would you reccommend? I'm not too savvy on contemporary tillage equipment.

Yep, hay farming. About 15 acres will be in rotation. The rest will be semi-permanent pasture mix.

The 400 with a 3-14 or 3-16 plow sounds like it might not be a bad idea. I'll have to find another Oliver.


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07-31-2012 05:26:05

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 Re: Need Advice: I Have An Opportunity To Operate More in reply to Crazy Red Power in SE-WI, 07-29-2012 23:07:03  
400 will pull 4 14's , lose the chisel thought. get a 10' disc and harrow, and get a haybine of some sort, sickle bar and all the extra trips arent worth it, an H might be a 160 acre tractor but you'll be glad youre not doing that much believe me.

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Crazy Red Power in SE-WI

07-31-2012 11:04:17

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 Re: Need Advice: I Have An Opportunity To Operate More in reply to jstalk, 07-31-2012 05:26:05  
Yeah, I think I'll worry about a chisel plow when I get a bigger tractor. The disc I have, but a haybine is close to the top on the shopping list. I wouldn't turn down a second sickle mower & conditioner setup either. The ones like what I use are run in tandem. It IS more grease fittings, tires, etc. but I'm used to using this setup. When I move up to a windrower, it's going to have 14' of cutterbar, a cab & air, I assure you. :v) Probably a cab on the next tractor, too!


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07-30-2012 07:46:06

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 Re: Need Advice: I Have An Opportunity To Operate More in reply to Crazy Red Power in SE-WI, 07-29-2012 23:07:03  
In general, the newer a plow (or shisel plow, or field cultivator, etc) the farther apart the bottoms will be, the higher up the main beam will be. This allows morethrash (cornstalks, straw, etc) to pass through the machine without plugging up. Likewise, a 16 inch bottom plow will allow more trash to pass through than a 12 inch plow.....


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Crazy Red Power in SE-WI

07-30-2012 09:48:34

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 Re: Need Advice: I Have An Opportunity To Operate More in reply to paul, 07-30-2012 07:46:06  
I've been looking at the plow (link below) for a while. It might be the right size for the 400, but I see what you mean by clearance under the beam. There isn't much there. Also, if four bottoms are too many for the soil at the horse farm, couldn't I just take the last bottom off? Or does it not work that way with those older plows?


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07-30-2012 11:48:40

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 Re: Need Advice: I Have An Opportunity To Operate More in reply to Crazy Red Power in SE-WI, 07-30-2012 09:48:34  
In my soil, an 85+ hp tractor got worn out fast pulling a 4-16 plow. I now run a 140hp tractor on a 4-18 plow, and that seems to be a good match.

Obviously I have kinda tough soils. :)

You need to be able to move the tailwheel up to be behind the 3rd bottom if you drop one off. Without looking too close or knowing much, it appears that would be possible?


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Crazy Red Power in SE-WI

07-31-2012 10:45:46

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 Re: Need Advice: I Have An Opportunity To Operate More in reply to paul, 07-30-2012 11:48:40  
A-ha! I think I found one (link below), but I may have to act fast. The brochure I have on it says there's 21" fore & aft clearance & 27" from backbone to share. Plenty of room for 10" plowing. Sounds like just what I'm looking for. The one in the link below seems to have been dropped on it's tail wheel & I don't think a new lift rod is going to be easy to find.


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