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I want a good heavy set of 16 or 20 disc harrows. The old ones that are good, heavy made and adjusts seem to be few and far between. I saw a set of lienbach line discs at a tractor place that looked pretty decent, does anyone know how well they work? If not does anyone know of a company that makes good ones? ?I see a lot of light weight ones that are fixed to light anngle and I don't want those.:(

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Dutch
I know next to nothing about disc harrows. But it seems to me they are best used with a 3 point hitch with down pressure. Here’s a photo of an old fully adjustable disc I rigged for my tractor. Kent said it may have originally have been made to be pulled by a mule. It worked okay, but it can’t compare to a tiller. [img]/club2/attach/dutch/disc-out.jpg[/img] [img]/club2/attach/dutch/discland1.jpg[/img] ***** A local farmer has a Leinbach disc. They are still sold. Here’s a link > http://www.adamstractors.com/leinbach.html [img]http://www.adamstractors.com/IM000863.JPG[/img] A neighbor has a Land Pride disc. It is fully adjustable and he likes it. > http://www.landpride.com/lp/products/dh15_specs.html [img]http://www.landpride.com/lp/images/dh1572.jpg[/img] Adjustable discs are also sold for ATVs. Here an example. > http://www.cyclecountry.com/products/3pthitch/discharrow.htm [img]http://www.cyclecountry.com/products/3pthitch/discharrow.jpg[/img]

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rokon2813
I've never seen a disc with down pressure. Bear in mind they are a "rough work" implement. About all they are for is to break up the large clumps of dirt. They're not designed to prepare a nice seedbed. You'll probly never get one down more than a couple inches with a garden tractor. They work good for keeping the weeds down in rough areas or keepng the "crust" off the top off a prepared bed thats not planted yet. Even the big farmers use a drag and or a cultimulcher or cultipacker after the disc for a beter seed bed. I have a homebuilt one that I put weight on, and even at 400# it doesnt go down very deep. Where's the farmers here? Speak up. Mike? Pat?

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MPH
The landprides like Dutch posted wieghs about 65 lbs/disk. Farmers cutting through corn stalks and the such run up too 350 lbs/ft., somewhat because of the ground speed they run. Faster you pull, the more wt you need to stay in the ground. Northern tool has some pretty nice looking ones for ATV's. Wheels on top so you can flip the over to get to and from the field. Not as nice as being able to lift it and go, but most of us don't have tractor enough to lift one like the Landpride, thats compact tractor class there.

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Agricola
I have used a disc in the past as a middle step activity. If you have very hard ground you need to pull a plow. If your soil has been built up using organic matter a disc by itself will often break the soil. I have never seen any one use down pressure on a disc, rather weight and angle will help the disc dig. For weight I use 25 gallon drums filled with water. Once the disc has broken the soil to the depth and consistency I desire, I pull a piece of chain llnk fence over the plot. That does a good job of leveling and smoothing off

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Ronald Hribar
The discs normally are larger and like your plow should be shiny and Sharp. and normally a section in front and another in the rearAndy , is your disc a 3 point or pull type? If it is pull type you are not able to put any down ward pressure on it. The NAA Ford 1953 Jubilee tractor brings back fond memories, loved that tractor, even though i campaigned to have my Dad buy a Fergusen instead.

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Chris727
I know of farmers using big disks like 15' to 30' for field preparation, a couple passes usually does the job but thats in fields with lots of organic matter that are worked often. Those disks are also really heavy. My brinly/simplicity tandem disk setup I made doesn't work very good for breaking ground, The ones with the notched blades work better for breaking unbroken ground, my blades just seem to roll right over grass. It is a great tool though for making a fine seedbed after plowing or rototilling. Here are some pictures of my disk.

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TBOLT
[url][/url]http://hometown.aol.com/deadeye7mag/index.html the ones like I'm pulling with the David Brown is what I'm after. Got those borrowed from my neighbor.The little discs behind the A/C is what I use to cover seed or smooth already plowed soil. They are worthless for breaking ground. I have looked at the adjustable lienbach line discs and they look pretty good, wish I could try a set before I buy em. I have a 6' Woods tiller with my new tractor but I like to break new ground with discs before I use em. And I like using the discs for food plots for wildlife, doesnt matter that theyre a little rough. I had rather find a "good" old set, they seem to go in the ground better like in the pic. THANKS GUYS^

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