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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:12 pm    Post subject: Implements recommendations please Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I just bought my first piece of land. It was once owned by my great grandaddy and I m as exited as I can be. There is about 40 acres of open land. I d like to be able to plant corn and beans and wheat and a dove field. Any recommendations on the implements to buy and in what order? I ll likely have to buy one and then save for the next. I have a kubota m7060. Any help is greatly appreciated!
 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Implements recommendations please Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A lot depends on what dirt it is sand heavy clay or something in between. Then people will say I'm crazy but some of the 6and 8 row equipment is cheaper than those cute 4 row planters and things like that. Also don't be afraid to just buy a 20-25 foot field cultivator and unpin the wings if you can't pull it. Will be cheaper than those 8-14 foot models and you have spare parts. It will be cheaper cost wise to look for no till equipment with the price of fuel where it is and start right from the beginning with that kind of program rather than paying for all the equipment then spend money for all that fuel. I believe this fuel issue is going to dictate a lot of the tillage being done for the future. you can't spend 4.75-over 5.00 for fuel and run over ground for several trips to make it right for planting when you can just pull the planter and spray for the weeds in a burn down then another trip for the future weeds of the year. If you could hire some of it done for your first year it would save you some work and cost of equipment till you have a first crop in the bin.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 1:45 am    Post subject: Re: Implements recommendations please Reply to specific post Reply with quote

64 hp tractor. So a 6 row planter can work.

Corn and beans use a corn planter.

Wheat and maybe beans use a grain drill. I assume a dove field, whatever that is, is like a hay meadow and would
use a grain drill better to have a small seed box, aka alfalfa seeder box, on it.

So, in general one does heavy tillage With a plow or chisel plow, medium tillage with a disk or field cultivator,, and
fine tillage with a harrow or drag, possibly starting in fall, and then in spring before planting.

Wheat can be a spring crop as it is here, or a winter crop and double cropped with soybeans in a warmer climate.

Would need to know your general location and soil types to get any more specific than that. I know northern climate
heavy wet clay based soils farming. Can be a whole different set of equipment and ideas in the warm SE, or arid Sw,
or wherever you are.

Paul
 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:02 am    Post subject: Re: Implements recommendations please Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thank y all for the advice so far! I am in South Carolina. The soil actually varies. About 15 acres in red clay and the rest seems to have a little more sand to it.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 5:24 am    Post subject: Re: Implements recommendations please Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I'd just rent it out at this point, the
input suppliers around here don't want to
deal with hobby farmers anymore not to
mention the conglomerate grain elevators.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2022 4:08 am    Post subject: Re: Implements recommendations please Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I say look at No till with good crop rotation plan , more cost effective than traditional implements, not sure if you want to go that way but
corn and beans over and over depleted soil to compactor will take years to recover from.need at least five crops . Something to think about .
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2022 3:06 am    Post subject: Re: Implements recommendations please Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Your local AgExtenion office may be of some help too.
They may also have some implement to loan
 
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