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Plowing stubble

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1 month 4 days ago #232378 by neil
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I opened up a box of Sunmaid raisins today and they were noticeably smaller - sized more like currants. Would that be due to the drought given that these raisins come from CA?

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Neil

Pittsford, NY

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1 month 4 days ago #232379 by Ray54
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I guess that could be if they where short of irrigation water.

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1 month 4 days ago #232380 by juiceman
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I’ll highjack this thread with some “dirty” pictures!
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1 month 4 days ago #232382 by Bruce P
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I approve of your hijackery JM!  You get a D4E? 

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1 month 4 days ago #232392 by neil
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It must be very cold there JM, look at all that mist rising up from the dirt behind the disks ; ) I guess you won't be seeing that for a while given what the news has been saying about precipitation over there?

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Neil

Pittsford, NY

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1 month 4 days ago #232394 by bursitis
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what is the blade spacing on those disks? i am always amazed at the D4

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1 month 4 days ago #232397 by juiceman
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Thank you BP; that is the E I got via a small amount of horsetrading with the infamous D4e himself, the new mayor of ID. 29X VHP machine which I had mechanic Steve F. fine tune,
yes Neil, it was so frosty I chose the E with sunshade! Bone freaking dry, tenant had me disc after the D8 ripped 4 1/2' deep crossways. We received anywhere from 3.5 to 7": of rain since Sunday morning. It is so parched here, that will all be soaked into mother earth within a week, and hopefully our last tenant can begin harvesting walnuts again. The only downside of the wet weather is delay of harvest and reduced payment based on grade of crops. My friend Wally Chan had to break out the Caterpillars and fifth wheel dollies to pull 24 ton loads of cannery tomatoes out of the landings for the highway trucks, as the levee ramps were too slick for them to exit his field.He received 8" worth of rain! At least he can plant winter wheat now; last year they gambled and planted early December, as it was zero moisture.
The spacing on those particular discs are 9-9.5", on my large discs such as a Towner stubble disc, it would be 12-13".
That Killefer disc has "cone" blades btw, not your usual dish/convex type. JM
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1 month 4 days ago #232402 by D4Jim
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JM, Those clods look like they would be tough to break up even running the clod crusher behind the disc.

ACMOC Member 23 years
D47U 1950
Cat 112 1949
Cat 40 Scraper

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1 month 4 days ago #232403 by juiceman
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JM, Those clods look like they would be tough to break up even running the clod crusher behind the disc.

***Yes, most were 12". Ring rollers are commonly used out here for breaking up small clods, chunky soil. In rice fields, a large diameter corrugated roller is used and makes perfect, as the angle iron rings are about 2.5" and the heavy weight crushes/packs very well. With the much needed moisture, I can go into that field in less than a week and work it up nice and pretty. I need a Tri-Plane scraper here, my only one is 65 miles south of here, and not worth the effort to move in. My favorite tool for flattening out fields! Match it to a D7 17A and you have one heck of an agile combination.
I would love to bring in my 21' Killefer drag disc and pull it with my D4D SA for kicks. Many have a hard enough time pulling one with a D6C, but ask anyone that has driven that particular  D4!
Nothing beats eating some dirt and getting paid for it. Life is good! JM
 

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1 month 3 days ago #232404 by Rome K/G
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We would use a Grover spike toothed drag and then a cultipacker behind it for clods.
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