[Market-farming] How to Plow

Dean Brock deanbrock2 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 11:36:58 EDT 2008

Mow your field low, and hit it with a sub-soiler.  That really helps with
well established sod, tree roots, small stumps.  That's what I have to do to
get a decent turn with a 35 hp tractor.  But at 70hp, maybe those kinds of
obstacles don't make any difference.

I'd second the Carl Schwenke book, it's got a lot of good information in it,
that I hadn't seen anywhere else.


On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 7:42 AM, Andy Fellenz <fellenz at fltg.net> wrote:

> I'm scaling up and looking for information on setting up and operating
> larger equipment, specifically the best way to open up and plow fields
> which have been mowed, but not planted in a long (>15 years) time.  Up
> to now I've usually worked up 1/4-1/2 acre at a time at the most and
> used a 3pt mounted rototiller.
> I'll be planting larger areas next year and am looking for good how-to
> guides.  On the equipment side for the larger fields I have an Allis
> Chalmers 180 (~70hp) with a 14" Oliver plow (plow can be set up as 3 or
> 4 bottoms), 8' disk, 12' disk, 8' cultipacker, 10' cultimulcher, 8'
> S-Tine cultivator.  I've mowed the field this season and may have time
> to get out and fall plow if it makes sense.
> Andy
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