Farmall H with 12ft disk

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by brosil, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. brosil

    brosil Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Sometime back I posted the question about whether a Farmall H would pull a 12ft. disk. Well, it works. True, I do have to run in first gear at high rpm but it's doing it. When I get some more money, I hope to move down to an 8 ft. disk as that will be easier on the tractor but for now, I'm getting by.
     
  2. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Either that or move up to an M Farmall. Have you pulled it on fresh plowed ground yet. They pull a lot easier on hard ground like weeds or cornstalk fields.
     

  3. rambler

    rambler Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yea, I'd consider looking for the M, it might be cheaper - everyone seems to want a little disk these days & bids them up to a fortune, and the worn out ones one finds needs $800 of blades & repairs.....

    A disk does a little better with a little speed to it, like 3rd or 4th. Throws more, does a better job.

    As the other pesron said, be real careful in spring - disks usually take about 2 times the power/ traction in soft spring dirt as they take in fall. At least, be prepared for that.

    Glad it is doing something for you, have fun. :)

    --->Paul
     
  4. agmantoo

    agmantoo agmantoo Supporter

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    Take some of the outside disc blades off. You will need to get some worn out disc blades to cut down for spacers to replace the blades you remove.