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ZEEK
 
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discing advice

Postby ZEEK » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:13 pm

Just hooked up my Kolpin 3 point disc. It cuts like crazy but only the two outside discs are cutting. Is there anything I can do to get all the discs cutting at once? It maybe a product of haveing it set as agressive as possible. Any ideas will be appreciated.

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RE: discing advice

Postby Woods Walker » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:15 pm

Two points.......

1. (Forgive me if this sounds like a "DUH" question!) Do the inside discs need grease? Are the turning freely? Check the bearings too.

2. You may need to add some weight to the bar on the 3 point hitch that the discs are attached to. A couple of cinder blocks might do the job, or you can make your own weights out of concrete. If you do, put a couple of hooks or eyes in the pour so you have something to attach it with.

I have a small disc that is similar to yours that I pull behind my skidloader that I had to add concrete weights to to get it to "cut" sufficiently when I had it set at the maximum angle. In fact, my disc actually came with a flat tray with 2" sides on either side of the disc bar just for this purpose.
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RE: discing advice

Postby JFry1969 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:22 pm

I would definately add some weight and you might try changing the pitch of your disc gangs. I have never used one of these discs but I know it takes weight to cut through the grass roots and loosen the soil.

Let us know what works, I have thought about getting one myself.

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RE: discing advice

Postby ZEEK » Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:50 pm

Thanks guys. The unit is brand new with sealed bearings, and no way you could add more weight to it, the front tires barely touch when the implement is rsised. I spent a good part of the day fooling with this thing and after bolting, unbolting, twisting, and turning I seemed to get it a little better I got the ground turned anyway. I'm going to try some shims and see if that makes a difference.
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