152 disc plow VS 193 moldboard plow ??

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152 disc plow VS 193 moldboard plow ??

Postby coppersmythe » Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:17 pm

Hello from the cool deep south , nice front came through ( thanks BOB ) !! Would like to get y'alls opinion on the merits and the negatives . We have a fairly heavy clay soil with about 4-6 inches of topsoil . ZERO rocks , but a fair amount of small ( 1" or less ) roots . I do have a nice 193 ( Thanks t-mays ) but considering a disc plow for sale close by . Any info from experience would be appreciated . coppersmythe............................PS: the spot we picked has never been plowed .

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Re: 152 disc plow VS 193 moldboard plow ??

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:42 pm

I prefer the disc plow. Seems to do a better job turning over a tall cover crop, than the moldboard. Also like the idea of the plow being mid mounted, so I don't have to keep turning my head to check on it. I had originally bought the disc plow, to display at shows. (Very rare in New England). One day the plowing cub wouldn't start, so I used the disc plow. Never went back to the 193!

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Re: 152 disc plow VS 193 moldboard plow ??

Postby Don McCombs » Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:45 pm

I’m not a farmer, nor do I play one on TV. But, here are my thoughts. You don’t get any freeze-thaw action down there, like we do up North, to loosen the soil up. If this garden area is lawn or old field, it’s probably pretty well compacted. I’d use what you have and see how it works for you.

Then I’d buy the disc plow, just to have one. :D
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Re: 152 disc plow VS 193 moldboard plow ??

Postby tmays » Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:47 pm

152 is supposed to have the right front axle extended three holes per the manual. I have used it without doing that. Thing I like about the 152 is you see the plow right there at your feet. 152 is excellent if you have roots to deal with, but probably not a consideration for you. Only thing I didn’t like about the 152 is that it necessarily leaves a curved furrow. Not a problem, just that I like the straight wall that a 193 leaves behind. 193 takes more setup if not already set, but no problem once it’s set. Drawback to the 193 is you have to reverse drawbar, but that doesn’t take long. Or you could leave a reversed drawbar on all the time. 152 requires greasing to operate, 193 doesnt.
Check the bearing in the 152 before you buy and diameter of the blade. 24”-26” is good. And make sure the 152 has the drawbar with it. It’s different than regular drawbar. Question was posed awhile back whether reg drawbar will work. No consensus on that. I don’t think it would, but never tried. And there should be a bracket on each side of 152 where drawbar mounts.

Bout all I can think of, man :lol:

Edit: make sure 152 has the scraper with it also
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Re: 152 disc plow VS 193 moldboard plow ??

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:51 pm

Setting up the plow is not an issue for me, I have a different tractor for each implement. (Too old to jockey around heavy implements). My disk is 24 inches, and plows well.
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Re: 152 disc plow VS 193 moldboard plow ??

Postby tmays » Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:01 pm

ScottyD'sdad wrote:Setting up the plow is not an issue for me, I have a different tractor for each implement. (Too old to jockey around heavy implements). My disk is 24 inches, and plows well.
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I was headed in that direction at one point, but too many implements for me to keep up with all those cubs! Lol
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Re: 152 disc plow VS 193 moldboard plow ??

Postby Mac AR » Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:55 pm

Unpopular opinion: I have a 152, and don't like how it. The disk doesn't shatter the soil unless it's really sandy. If it has any residue on it at all, it seems to just want to ball it up and not cover it. As a result, it just sits around and the 300 does the plowing. Oddly enough, it seems locally the 152 was most popular; a 193 is rare in these parts. Wish I could find one though, cause I'd sure swap someone the disk plow for it.

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Re: 152 disc plow VS 193 moldboard plow ??

Postby tmays » Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:56 pm

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Re: 152 disc plow VS 193 moldboard plow ??

Postby coppersmythe » Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:44 pm

tmays wrote:
Looks a bit like our soil down here . THANKS to everyone who gave advice . I did end up buying it . Maybe I should do a side by side test . coppersmythe..................

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Re: 152 disc plow VS 193 moldboard plow ??

Postby tmays » Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:50 pm

We want video!! Lol
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