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Kenster
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:48 am    Post subject: 8n Discing Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If it gets dry enough soon, I'm going to be discing up about two acres around the house that I turned over with my old Ferguson two bottom moldboard about a month ago. I have questions about using a disc harrow.
Should I use the draft position to help get it deep enough? The soil is well turned sand and is very soft. I have no doubts about being able to pull it. Just don't know if I can get it deep enough, especially for the first couple of passes. Neighbor said I may need to add some weight to the disc.
After this is done, I'll repeat it a couple of times til its nice, smooth and level and hopefully mostly weed free, then I'm going to be planting bermuda. I sure hope all this rain keeps up for another few weeks and continues after I plant.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:05 am    Post subject: Re: 8n Discing Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If it gets dry enough soon!! Here in Southeastern Va. , we"ve all but done raindances and called in specialists for rain. I went to work Thursday A.M. in Suffolk and all the low areas were full of water and 20 miles west at home we can"t buy a drop of water.My wife said a guy at the bank the other day said "it was so hot on the Blackwater River that the catfish were selling lemonade". Ain"t that a hoot. Enjoy the water while ya can. Just glad we"re not those poor saps out in Ca. with the forest fires.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:08 am    Post subject: Re: 8n Discing Reply to specific post Reply with quote

remember that around 800 pounds on the backend will start to make the front wheels bounce a little bit. if you want to use weight it is ok.

you may have to disc the heck out of it and then quack it to pull up the sod chunks(works much better for a weed free garden). after discing and quacking, i would then disc at least 3 more times. maybe even quack some more.
set the disc to aggressive.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:12 pm    Post subject: Re: 8n Discing Reply to specific post Reply with quote

What is "quacking"? Been around a farm for 70 years and never heard of it. Where does it fit on an N?
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:24 pm    Post subject: Define the verb "to quack," please. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CT, I was wondering the same thing. I've seen the term a few times here lately.
Enlighten us, Arthur. How do you 'quack' a field?

Follow up question on the disc. Arthur, you say to set it to 'aggressive.' I'm sure you mean that the discs need to be set at a high angle in relation to the direction of travel. Like 45 degree angle or so?

I'm not going to have much in the way of clods. This soil is about 100% sand. Pretty powdery when it's dry. I'm doing the plowing to turn over the vegetation that was there. Discing it to get any new or remaining vegetation. And discing at least a couple more times to get it all smooth and level.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Define the verb to quack, please. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

a quacker is an implement similar to a drag.
the quacker is a 3 pt. item. it has "C" tines spaced out and good ones allow for adjustable spacing. in other words, loosen up the bolt and you can rotate the c tine so that it is closer or further from another c tine.

what a quacker does is it pulls clods of root or whatever else you have in the soil up to the surface so that it can be cut with the disc.
if you ever find one, buy it. i got my dearborn with adjustable c tines for $35. the guy offered it for that and I said ok. some go for $250 or better(when they know what they have).
aggressive is putting the disc's at 45 degress angles.
if i could ever figure out how to post a pic on this forum i would show you a quacker.

we had a beef farm years ago. the cow pasture was NEVER EVER used for a garden. cows were gone 22 years ago so it went wild with whatever grew.
i plowed it, disced it and quacked it. all last year. this year i quacked it and disced it again. there are no weeds in there.
i decided to plant pumpkins in that loamy soil along with sweet potatoes. the pumpkins are growing like wild fire and would love to post a pic of it, but i don't know how.

so in short, if you find a quacker...buy it.
they rip up the ground pretty good.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Define the verb to quack, please. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Go to

http://photobucket.com/




 

and create you an account.

Then upload the pics there, then copy and paste what is in the "HTML Tag" there into the message on the old board here, I think you can use the one in the "IMG Code" box for the new Modern Forums.

I hope that helps, I would love to see the pics.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 2:52 pm    Post subject: Re: 8n Discing Reply to specific post Reply with quote

"Quacker" must be a regional term, I too am almost 62yrs. old and the only "quacker" I ever heard of was a web footed duck. Sounds like he is talking about a cultivator, a tillage tool, or a spike toothed harrow. Huh, a "quacker".
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 3:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Define the verb to quack, please. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Arthur;
Is this what you call a "Quacker"??? This is not a quacker, or what ever you call it!!. This is a spike harrow used to drag the fields, and break up the clumps, and remove "Quack Grass" roots, and clump grass from a plowed field. Never heard of a "QUACKER". Been around farms and ranches all my life.
Show me the "Quacker"!!!

Gary

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 3:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Define the verb to quack, please. Reply to specific post Reply with quote


 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 3:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Define the verb to quack, please. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I don't think that is what he is talking about, Gary.

He says "c tines".

I think he is talking some kind of cultivator.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 3:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Define the verb to quack, please. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Here is the pic.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 3:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Define the verb to quack, please. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I think he is talking along these lines..


 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 3:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Define the verb to quack, please. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

HI Dunk;
I sure would like to know what he has!!! I thought a quacker was what I use to settle my acid stomach, after a bad night. {:-0 LMAO

Gary
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 3:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Define the verb to quack, please. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Of course then most of my plowing is done with a similar tool I call an All Purpose Plow.




 
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