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Right hand, left hand driving. Plowing, Disking, Chiseling.

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10 months 1 week ago #251240 by Kurt Bangert
Now yer talkin'

D4 D 78A 6678
D4 6U 1139
RD4 4G223W
D2 5U 1164
JD 350B
JD 420C

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10 months 1 week ago - 10 months 1 week ago #251241 by juiceman
36” blades? Pretty tough disk there Rome. Way more rugged than any of my large Towner disks.
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10 months 1 week ago #251242 by 17AFarmer
Most of generation of farmers now have no idea what it is like to eat dirt, I had one guy over 60 asked how did you do that? I said you just go do it no big deal! To me anyway. I like that stubble disk. I would like to find a 14 or 15 foot Towner. 17afarmer

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10 months 1 week ago #251243 by juiceman
Some old dusty stuff. JM
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10 months 1 week ago #251249 by Rome K/G
Yes, 36" X 20" spacing, 13" cut depth

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10 months 1 week ago #251253 by 8C 361
I often think of looking into one of those Rome discs to go after the coyote brush on our ranch. It would have to be about an 8 footer for a D4 in the steeps.

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10 months 1 week ago #251255 by juiceman

Most of generation of farmers now have no idea what it is like to eat dirt, I had one guy over 60 asked how did you do that? I said you just go do it no big deal! To me anyway. I like that stubble disk. I would like to find a 14 or 15 foot Towner. 17afarmer

***Same here. We just do it!!! Many of those same guys only want to parade around in their pickup and not even get out. No concept of hard work. Sitting in the cafe lamenting about everything is their expertise. Lol. ***If you want a Towner, I still have several  here***JM
 

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10 months 1 week ago #251256 by Mike B

Lets not forget, turning left, skipping a row, D4 pulling disc and ring roller, saved a lot of equip and "tractor blight".
What are limb lifters? You learned fast to duck and throw the clutch!
As young kid, working large burned safflower stubble, 3t D7 and 15' jd disc, 3rd gear, 1hr 20 min first round, froze gallon thermos at night, tea water by 10AM, all for the before taxes, $16.50 a day! 10 hrs, we ate on the fly, why stop, no shade anywhere!
117 f on seat before noon!
BORED, drew pics in dust on hood to see how long they would last, clods on deck to throw at rabbits.

OH, crawl off, fuel, grease, head for labor camp, cant hear the car engine and the radio must be on the fritz, volume is very weak.
FUN, NOT!
CTS,
Your memories of those days are almost exactly those of my own. As a young man my grandfather would drop me off early in the morning with my Thermos water jug wrapped in burlap, lunchbox and away I would go . He would come by around noon and check on me and pick me up at the end of the day to do it all over again the next day. I hated disking burnt rice, wheat and safflower stubble. But those days on a tractor are some of my fondest memories as a young man.
This was all done in the Sutter Basin of California where I still live. Thanks for the memories.
Mike B
 

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10 months 1 week ago #251257 by ctsnowfighter
Mike, I was on the other side of the river from you.
Lots of dust, soot, and memories, I never pulled molboard plow though,

Romes disc sound "mean", makes me wonder about shafts and bearings, one of the weak points in Krause and IH discs I pulled. Seemed like cattails, tiles and some of those tough as nails grasses would find a way into them, especially in wetter conditions.

JM - SWECO cold make you one of those "Rome" discs for your D2?
cts

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10 months 1 week ago - 10 months 1 week ago #251259 by Ray54

I often think of looking into one of those Rome discs to go after the coyote brush on our ranch. It would have to be about an 8 footer for a D4 in the steeps.

We had a earlier 8 foot Towner 12 inch spaces 32 inch blades and with good RD 6 it was none to much power. Not that the neighbor that was 1/2 owner with dad on that disc did not pull it a little with a TD 9 when his TD 14 was broke down.  But very slow on the flattest ground he had. So  you may have to rent something bigger from JM to pull even 8 foot of that Rome disc.

 

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