Ploughing

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  1. SMID

    SMID Well-Known Member

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    The old girl still has it , sorry , cant say the same for the operator.
     
  2. headcase

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    Not if .it will be needed
     
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  3. 6600

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    There are levelling boards on power harrows too.
     
  4. headcase

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    they still dont do the job of a decent cultivator or leveler
     
  5. Agri Power

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    Fellows tend to over do with the leveler end up packing the sh1te out of the ground..
     
  6. ponderosa

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    the leveller is fine somewhere in the middle of a job but we always give a light run of a harrow to finish with the toothpacker roller on back to firm it up
     
  7. nashmach

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    I hope it has improved by 2020, plough is definitely not set right anyway!

    A spring loaded Dowdeswell, not something you see every day.
     
  8. Agri Power

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    Id say no load on the springs could be alot of his problem!!!
     
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  9. Madzamby

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    This Lad knows how to set a plough.
     
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  10. Deerehunter

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    I have to admit I did worse at a ploughing match once! Let's say I was still suffering from the night before!:drunk::oops2:
    But it wasnt as bad as my next door neighbour did a few years later, he literally dragged sods from one end of the plot to the other.!!!!
     
  11. Mf240

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    Youd nearly want a second field to turn that tractor around
     
  12. Arthur

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    MF 1200's weren't the best for ploughing, any bit of steering would waggle the linkage.
     
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  13. Agri Power

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    Dont think that was his problem, id say theres as much waggle in the steering as there is in the plough to compensate each other!!
     
  14. f140

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    So a question for the ploughing lads. What does he need to do to get that plough ploughing better? I don't know him btw but just interested.
     
  15. johndeere6920s

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    I think regardless of what you do you will never get a field perfectly smooth after ploughing it.
    It takes a few years for it to settle.
    The disk harrow leaves them very rough
     
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  16. jd-baz

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    Springs are all loose is alot of it,even when its out of ground the legs are hanging
     
  17. Agri Power

    Agri Power Well-Known Member

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    You would have to be on site with him to know what way its working really, otherwise it would be the same as telling a fellow how to weld over the phone.....!
     
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    I would have headed for the gate after the first run with that yoke.
     
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    You don't need to know much about ploughing to know that plough wasn't fit to be in the field.
     
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  20. Agri Power

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    A bad tradesman blames his tools....
     
  21. gone

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    Anyone that would continue using a plough like that, doing work like that can not be considered a tradesman or ploughmam.
    I have seen pigs doing tidier rooting.
     
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    I headed for the next post after the first run....................
     
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  23. Agri Power

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    Im surprised with you, i would have thought you would be out with the tools welcoming the challenge in setting it up......
     
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    95% of plough setting should be doing in the yard, adjustments in the field should minor, doesn't always work out that way, but in general it should.
     
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  25. Paw

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    That used to be Dad's favourite saying about bad ploughing.
     
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