Plow vs. Disking vs. Chisel Plow

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Re: Plow vs. Disking vs. Chisel Plow

Post by Stocker Steve » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:15 am

Silver wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:56 pm
The power harrow was a game changer around here.
Counter rotating?
How does it handle rocks?


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Re: Plow vs. Disking vs. Chisel Plow

Post by Silver » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:25 am

Stocker Steve wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:15 am
Silver wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:56 pm
The power harrow was a game changer around here.
Counter rotating?
How does it handle rocks?
I've not broken a tooth yet, and I have my share of rocks. Neighbour broke one last year on his.
Interesting video with rocks:


Not sure what you mean by counter rotating. The tines are vertical, not horizontal like a rototiller.

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Re: Plow vs. Disking vs. Chisel Plow

Post by Stocker Steve » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:39 am

I have some rocky fields just like that.
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Re: Plow vs. Disking vs. Chisel Plow

Post by Nesikep » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:10 am

We have what's locally known as a cultipacker, but that definition varies by region apparently.. a pair of shaped rollers with chisel plow shanks between them.. not quite as good as a power harrow but it does work well and has sped up seed bed preparation for us
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Re: Plow vs. Disking vs. Chisel Plow

Post by hurleyjd » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:08 pm

If you have blue stem and you are sure that is what is. If that be the case you are destroying a grass that will make as quality hay as coastal or any Bermuda. Might just learn how to manage it for the optimum production.
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Re: Plow vs. Disking vs. Chisel Plow

Post by 1982vett » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:22 pm

hurleyjd wrote:
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If you have blue stem and you are sure that is what is. If that be the case you are destroying a grass that will make as quality hay as coastal or any Bermuda. Might just learn how to manage it for the optimum production.
🤫 you know bluestem isn’t money makers for fertilizer distributors.... :lol:
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Re: Plow vs. Disking vs. Chisel Plow

Post by hurleyjd » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:09 am

Check this out before destroying the bluestem. Horse people really like bluestem hay.
http://npk.okstate.edu/documentation/fa ... estemx.pdf
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Re: Plow vs. Disking vs. Chisel Plow

Post by callmefence » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:23 am

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Check this out before destroying the bluestem. Horse people really like bluestem hay.
http://npk.okstate.edu/documentation/fa ... estemx.pdf
Not apples to apples. The op referred to kr.
Or King ranch bluestem. Introduced by Texas Dept of transportation. Who scattered it all over the state. Can produce great yields but not so much in quality. Some horse people are coming round to Dahl bluestem but when it comes to dollar value coastal is still the king.
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Re: Plow vs. Disking vs. Chisel Plow

Post by hurleyjd » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:47 am

callmefence wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:23 am
hurleyjd wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:09 am
Check this out before destroying the bluestem. Horse people really like bluestem hay.
http://npk.okstate.edu/documentation/fa ... estemx.pdf
Not apples to apples. The op referred to kr.
Or King ranch bluestem. Introduced by Texas Dept of transportation. Who scattered it all over the state. Can produce great yields but not so much in quality. Some horse people are coming round to Dahl bluestem but when it comes to dollar value coastal is still the king.
Sorry for leading one astray thanks for correcting and old man.
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Re: Plow vs. Disking vs. Chisel Plow

Post by callmefence » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:19 am

hurleyjd wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:47 am
callmefence wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:23 am
hurleyjd wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:09 am
Check this out before destroying the bluestem. Horse people really like bluestem hay.
http://npk.okstate.edu/documentation/fa ... estemx.pdf
Not apples to apples. The op referred to kr.
Or King ranch bluestem. Introduced by Texas Dept of transportation. Who scattered it all over the state. Can produce great yields but not so much in quality. Some horse people are coming round to Dahl bluestem but when it comes to dollar value coastal is still the king.
Sorry for leading one astray thanks for correcting and old man.
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Re: Plow vs. Disking vs. Chisel Plow

Post by greggy » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:54 am

chevytaHOE5674 wrote:
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When buying a moldboard plow make sure all the wear parts (moldboards, points, landsides, shins, coulters, etc) are in very good shape. Fighting with a worn out plow will make a preacher cuss. And with moldboard plows going the way of the dodo bird for the most part, you can be choosy as there is a lot for sale to look at.
Prolly going the extinct route due to old way or doing things, or, only good in very specific uses.

Looking at the amount of soil turned over, it would basically be be doing more harm than good where I am, in fact, the rocks would defeat it :)

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Re: Plow vs. Disking vs. Chisel Plow

Post by T & B farms » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:16 am

I would leave the chisel in the shed where it belongs. Wait for the bluestem to get good and dry, then burn it off. Hit it real light with the disk, and then plant. Try to do it when there is pretty good moisture so it will work up better.

I’m assuming in south Texas you don’t get much freeze and thaw. Here we can work things in the fall pretty wet. The huge clods will just melt away with a light pass of the field cultivator. We are anti tillage here, but we rutted pretty much every acre of beans out this fall. We are going to run over everything with vt’s soon as weather allows

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Re: Plow vs. Disking vs. Chisel Plow

Post by littletom » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:14 pm

Moldboard plows should be illegal. Not just erosion but your carbon and organic matter is leaving. It took me along time to learn this

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Re: Plow vs. Disking vs. Chisel Plow

Post by Soggy Bottom » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:18 am

littletom wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:14 pm
Moldboard plows should be illegal. Not just erosion but your carbon and organic matter is leaving. It took me along time to learn this
Care to elaborate on this? Are you saying its bad for a field to do it only once?

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Re: Plow vs. Disking vs. Chisel Plow

Post by Silver » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:18 pm

Plows are an excellent tool used correctly in the right application. There are however those that should not use them.

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