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Plow Disc or Mold Board

Postby Tubby Creek Farm » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:33 pm

Hello

Ok, so I have never plowed a field. I've seen both the mold boad and disc plow.

I would like to hear your thoughts on what works best for turning a new field. It is free of stumps and big rocks. it is an old pasture that is not to packed and a loamy to clay loamy soil.

I have a 49 cub and ready to break ground, once I buy a plow...

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Re: Plow Disc or Mold Board

Postby Eugene » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:49 pm

This year, broke ground for a deer food plot that has never been plowed as far as the neighbors know. First thing I did was get soil tests. 2nd thing was to sprayed the entire plot with "Round Up". 3'rd thing was to apply recommendations from the soil test.

Then plowed, disk, broadcast seeded, harrowed.

Which plow? Disk plow if you have rocks and stumps. Other than that - won't make any difference.
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Re: Plow Disc or Mold Board

Postby Bigdog » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:44 pm

My personal preference is a moldboard plow because I think it does a better job of turning the soil evenly. However, if rocks and roots are an issue, the disc plow will be the best choice. Follow Eugene's suggestion for soil prep.
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Re: Plow Disc or Mold Board

Postby TJG » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:49 pm

which ever you can get local is best since they are heavy and expensive to ship. for either make sure you get all of the mounting brackets. the moldboard also needs the depth control lever. the discs were originally 26 inches in diameter so get one as close to 26 inches as possible or it won't cut right. I also think that the scraper blade for the disc plow is very important since it turns over the sod.

the disc plow has moving parts so check carefully for wear before purchase. make sure the bearing is fine. mine was acceptable, but I had a machine shop "tighten it up" and it works better.

last fall at a plow day I had my disc and two others had moldboards. all did fine turning over new alphalfa in previously unplowed ground.
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Re: Plow Disc or Mold Board

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:51 pm

I have used both molboard and disk plows for several year, and each has it's uses. The molboard plow does a much smoother job of turning over sod, where as the disk plow will turn sod over rough, leaving it in piles, etc. In new ground with rocks and stumps, stumps will mean roots, the molboard will spend a lot of time caught on stuff that the disk plow will cut through or roll over. If the ground is fairly hard the belly mount disk plow will tend to push the tractor to the side, but the rear mount disk plow will not.
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Re: Plow Disc or Mold Board

Postby Clint Carter » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:16 pm

I would use a mold board plow for new ground, the disk plow just dont roll the grass under very good to me but i do have and use both.
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Re: Plow Disc or Mold Board

Postby Tubby Creek Farm » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:18 am

Thanks to everyone, lots of great info.

What about a chisel plow? will the cub handle a chisel plow?
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Re: Plow Disc or Mold Board

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:25 am

I don't think you'll find a chisel plow setup for the Cub.
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Re: Plow Disc or Mold Board

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:18 am

A cub is not big enough for any chisel plow I have ever seen, but when I had some newly cleared ground I wanted to put a garden in several years ago, and before I had my disk plow I paid a neighbor to bring his bigger tractor with a chisel plow up and go over it the first time. a lot less aggravation.
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Re: Plow Disc or Mold Board

Postby Tubby Creek Farm » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:06 am

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:A cub is not big enough for any chisel plow I have ever seen, but when I had some newly cleared ground I wanted to put a garden in several years ago, and before I had my disk plow I paid a neighbor to bring his bigger tractor with a chisel plow up and go over it the first time. a lot less aggravation.


Yeah, i've had the neighbor do some work so far, looks like we might be buying a belly mounted disc plow.
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Re: Plow Disc or Mold Board

Postby dirtyred » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:49 pm

i like a belly disk
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Re: Plow Disc or Mold Board

Postby Russ Leggitt » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:26 pm

Hi Randy,

I know what most of the soil is like in your area and I would recomment the moldboard. I think it would do you a great job. I have both the solid wing and the slat-wing type. I have one of each that you are welcome to try out if you wish.
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Re: Plow Disc or Mold Board

Postby Former Member » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:51 pm

Now there is an offer you can't refuse. Russ, you da man, and are so close to randy, it should be easy for Y'all to make it happen.

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Re: Plow Disc or Mold Board

Postby AL Farmall Boy » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:11 pm

If only Russ had the Disc Plow for him to try out too!! lol. If you want a disc plow, come see me; we've got around 7 of them.
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Re: Plow Disc or Mold Board

Postby Tubby Creek Farm » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:01 pm

Hello all

i have to say, everyone on here has been a ton of help. Right now, our biggest constraint is time, oh and money. Plus we only have the one truck. We are both working 40+ hours a week and prepping the property to be a full time endeavor and our income generator by January. so the wife and I need to figure out time and resources in our decision. There are some great offers on the table and ya'll have been a big help.

Our basic field prep plan will be to plow, if needed, disc then build beds.

So we need to decide on a plow, buy it, a tandem disc harrow and a cultivator set up plus hillers.

thanks a bunch, and I'm still taking ideas and looking for a 252 tool bar (but not holding my breath.
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