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Michaeljp86
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:25 pm    Post subject: Tilling a rutted field Reply to specific post Reply with quote

This fall was a wet mess around here. Everyone was mud bogging trying to get their crops off. I swamped through the field in the combine so now I have lots of ruts. Some of these are deep, what's the best way to deal with it?
Should I try and disk it to help and level it and then run a chisel plow?
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:59 am    Post subject: Re: Tilling a rutted field Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I usually do just the opposite, use the chisel with spikes to loosen the soil, then disk to level. A good heavy duty offset disc would likely do a good job with one pass.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:55 am    Post subject: Re: Tilling a rutted field Reply to specific post Reply with quote

What is your soil type, sand, loam, clay, peat bog?

Makes a difference how I would attack it I guess.

I too might start with the chisel and finish with the disk, here we don't like to use a disk any more, in the clay. Disk ends up packing more than the combine did in the mid......

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:19 am    Post subject: Re: Tilling a rutted field Reply to specific post Reply with quote

its kinda a clay sand mix
 
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Tilling a rutted field Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Keep your mouth closed and tongue out from between your teeth. I went crosswise some ruts once and bounced so high off the seat I hit my head on the cab roof.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Tilling a rutted field Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Have you got a heavy disk like a 2600 AC? It will fill them in a heartbeat.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Tilling a rutted field Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Dave H (MI) wrote:
(quoted from post at 20:38:06 03/04/1Cool Keep your mouth closed and tongue out from between your teeth. I went crosswise some ruts once and bounced so high off the seat I hit my head on the cab roof.


First thing to do is strike out a path at an angle that will average out to being the least directly "crosswise" to all the ruts, then work the field at that angle.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Tilling a rutted field Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a 12ft white disc
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Tilling a rutted field Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I agree with Bob below. We always disk at some angle. Then pull a du-all or field cultivator. At the opposite angle. Just a little off from planting direction. Bin
 
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