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Old 08-29-2022, 05:37 PM   #1
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Last year I discovered how useful a 3/way chain harrow was for food plots for leveling and also lightly covering seeds. I kinda stumbled on the fact that it was just as useful mounted on the front with the forks as on back plus I could raise and turn just like with my 3 point disc. Fast forward to this year and our 6.5" rain last week it was time to put some seed in so I welded a receiver hitch to my disc to save another task. A little improvising for planting food plots with a receiver hitch on the disc and a chain harrow mounted to the forks.
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Albeit it isn't for large multi-acre food plots it works pretty quick for senderos and 1-2 plots and I noticed the soil was worked far less and keeping as much moisture in the ground with 3 passes over the soil. First pass disc to break it up, second pass chain harrow with the rough side to level and scatter seed (behind the leveled plot) and finally a third pass with chain harrow smooth side to lightly cover seed. Lastly a big prayer to the Lord for more blessed rain!

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Old 08-29-2022, 07:08 PM   #2
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I like it!
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Old 08-30-2022, 10:03 PM   #3
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Slick work there!!!
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Old 08-31-2022, 12:44 PM   #4
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Looks great, and well thought out! Before I got my notill, I welded a hitch on the back of my conventional drill and pulled a cultipacker in tandem with my drill. I also hook up the 3pt seeder followed by hitching my disc (its a pull type, not 3pt) so I can run those together, and drag 2 big logging chains behind the disc to help cover.
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Old 08-31-2022, 04:49 PM   #5
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Cool.
Why not mount the chain harrow after the plow and do it all in one pass?
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Old 08-31-2022, 05:18 PM   #6
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Great Job !!!!

I like that custom stick rake too!
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Old 08-31-2022, 05:50 PM   #7
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Nice job! looks great!
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Old 09-01-2022, 10:57 AM   #8
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Figure out how put a roller/packer back there, and you will be set!
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Old 09-01-2022, 11:05 AM   #9
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Man that's a great ideal. Looks like I will be welding a receiver on my plow Saturday!

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Old 09-01-2022, 01:30 PM   #10
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another why didnt I think of that moment
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Old 09-01-2022, 06:26 PM   #11
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Cool.
Why not mount the chain harrow after the plow and do it all in one pass?
Good question, even when the disk is fully lifted the harrow would drag and hang everything, some places I put in are pretty tight and turning with it dragging behind would be a no go.
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Old 09-02-2022, 10:23 AM   #12
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Good question, even when the disk is fully lifted the harrow would drag and hang everything, some places I put in are pretty tight and turning with it dragging behind would be a no go.
gotcha.

The first time I used a harrow I didn't know you had to lift it to turn and broke a disc.
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Old 09-02-2022, 01:33 PM   #13
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Neat! Just pray we continue to get rain through September as Iíd hate for that stuff to germinate and then get burned from lack of rain.


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Old 09-06-2022, 08:39 AM   #14
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Very nice!
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Old 09-06-2022, 01:18 PM   #15
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Default Food Plot Time Saving Mods..

I like it. Havenít found a 5í disk for the lease yet cause I want to do a similar setup. So for now Iím using my $30 spring harrow.
behind my mule.


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Old 09-10-2022, 09:26 AM   #16
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Neat! Just pray we continue to get rain through September as Iíd hate for that stuff to germinate and then get burned from lack of rain.


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This! Every time I planted this early it all burned up
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Old 09-10-2022, 10:32 AM   #17
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Tip of the hat for the ideas and bonus drone footage!
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Old 09-10-2022, 10:47 AM   #18
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niiiiice
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Old 10-02-2022, 08:38 AM   #19
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Sweet! Wish I had a place and the equipment to do larger food plots.
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Old 10-02-2022, 09:00 AM   #20
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That's pretty clever!
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