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3 months 2 weeks ago #240050 by juiceman
Ray: You noticed the righty turn disk too eh? I always wonder why I see so many north or south of here. Seen several down in Kern County. That looks like an 1100 like you say. The 1200 is much better IMO also. It has been fun collecting hydraulic drag disks here. I need to complete the set. At one time I had the 6,7,8.10,12,14,15,18 and 21' 1100 and 1200 series.
I got talked out of owning a couple! JM
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3 months 1 week ago #240071 by Bruce P
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Hi Ray.  Yes that disk is mine.  The neighbor wanted rid of it so I drug it off for them.  I suppose they were common at one time, but all tillage tools are getting scarce around these parts as notill farming has become the norm.  We all keep disks around for making fire line if needed. Back when we were doing full tillage, our disk was on tires, but still “the wrong direction” I'm told.  

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3 months 1 week ago #240076 by juiceman
BP: I say left is right, right is wrong, sort of like how some wear ear rings? Hahaha, as long as you don't break the disc, I guess that is all that matters. The price sounded good, so learn to live with it! JM

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3 months 1 week ago #240078 by TomTrack44
thinking about the direction, Our fixed blade John Deere disk keeps furrow on the lert, disc plow keeps furrow on the right, so does the moldboard plow. Dont know why and bet there are execptions to both!

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3 months 1 week ago #240079 by juiceman
Oh Tom, I have to look at my JD Killefer implements now. My discs (all brands) furrow is to the right, All of my plows JD, Atlas, Case all have furrow to the left. You aren't seeing this from your rear view mirror in your air conditioned cab are you?

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3 months 1 week ago #240080 by ctsnowfighter
Disc & Plows - all of the discs I pulled - dead furrow was from the rear gang and was on the right side as you faced forward - Plows were dead furrow on the left
Of course with the disc - those were offsets, front gang threw dirt to the right, rear gang brought it back to the left.
I do not recall pulling a disc that was of any other configuration, yet they are often seen in other locations.

I was always taught to start my lands with the first passes opposing each other - that way you had less dead furrows to cross in later operations.
In other words. your turn was right back alongside your first pass. If in an orchard, we often skipped a row on the return, thus making our turns much wider and easier.

Turning in the "Wrong" direction was very hard on the implements - and with worn out discs, results were often fatal for the disc - some of the early ones had wooden bearings, they were prone to splitting and often needed replacements.

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3 months 1 week ago #240109 by Ray54
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Well maybe I found one of a working D6 9u and for the farmers a 18 foot JD 1200 disc.
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3 months 1 week ago #240110 by juiceman
Nice. A normal 1200, and co-pilot to teach. Are those sweeps meant for running thru your walnut orchard?
Cool picture. Thanks. JM
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3 months 1 week ago #240111 by Ray54
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Yes limb lifters got more and more important to me as the operator. When I ripped a limb off, I always said pruning was no charge. Back as teenager I must of ducked faster. But the ones I cultivated had not been pruned in years. But walnuts are going away real fast here, grapes grapes and more grapes. And any old piece of steel up on top slows the rattles down a bunch and keeps the sun off too.

A live pump up front as well and it makes pressure to run more normal size rams. No more Be-Ge's to blow gaskets out of trying to lift cultivators up. And new valves that don't leak by.

That apprentice is now 9. I was looking for pic or 2 in the walnuts but even older apparently.
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3 months 1 week ago #240116 by juiceman
Ray: We had a neighbor with a 5U D2 set up with limb risers and a bit of a roof over it. Orchard model to boot. low hanging limbs used to bear nuts too, they hung real low!
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