Ploughing

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  1. rodders

    rodders Well-Known Member

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    Ploughing a 4 acre field, it’s roughly 200x80 meters there’s a slope in the field falling the 80 meters. Am I better to plough down the slope or across it?
     
  2. Danielk

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    What way are you going to work thr field. If you were mowing it or spreading fertilser what direction would you be going. That’s the way I would be going.
     
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  3. Ozzy Scott

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    Ideally try plough across a slope if you have to plough
     
  4. headcase

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    This^^
     
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    Neighbour here has a 4acre field longer and narrower than the op
    Not used to red sandstone he ploughed it long ways then dressed it long ways bar 1 run of the kkk

    It's the roughest field you ever driven on
     
  6. rodders

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    Why was that?
     
  7. headcase

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    Why did he cross it?
    Throwback from when he farmed with his dad on heavy ground and could travel anyway on a seedbad

    I can feel every wheel mark going down the field,it wont be in grass for long as he cant stand it either
     
  8. ponderosa

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    if we cross the ploughing with anything. would start with a slight angle and only follow by a very slightly different angle. we would always finish the job in the direction we want to work the field after
     
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    and me,tho never any real need to cross the field by that much
     
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  10. podge 23

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    I reckon when a field is ploughed the only way to level it is some form of a harrow after 2 runs of the leveler its seems near impossible to level them with just the leveler I find neway...
     
  11. nashmach

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    Is the ploughing really that rough!!?
     
  12. headcase

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    you'd be surprised how many people can fuck up a nice ploughed field and turn it into something that would suit a tank test range
     
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    Surprising how many people can’t do a decent job of the ploughing in the first case.
     
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    I find the ploughing is done well most of the time neway but to get it level is impossible.
     
  15. ponderosa

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    Ive seen grand fields left out dog rough for the want of an extra pass or 2 when reseeding or 200 euro more. And spend the next dozen years hopping around breaking everything inside there
     
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    the art of fucking a good field up is well and truly alive
     
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    I've 3 acres sprayed off and planning to plough it with 3 furrow fiskars once the weather allows. It's triangular shape and is on a hill with a farm road up one side.
    I've no ploughing experience so any tips not to fuck it up welcome. :sweat:
     
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    the trick is not to rush the dressing down
    most seem to think a quick run of the powerharrow will do ..............its the invention of the devil for reseeds
     
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  20. eddie86

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    plan will be plough, roll, power harrow lightly and then lightly tine harrow a couple of times if needed before seeding.
     
  21. headcase

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    you need something to drag soil about after the PH
     
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    Oh yeah leveller as well if needed.
     
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    A little play in the furrows of that plough.
     
  25. Paw

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    He'd have done better with a chisel plough.
     

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