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#6759344 - 05/09/17 08:13 PM Road tow your disc like a pro
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Need to tow my JD BWF disc to the shop to have some work performed on it. It is a pretty good distance up the highway, and I thought I would share a tip about towing a drag type disc with those that haven't done it.



Due to the lateral play in the disc gangs on a disc that has angle adjustments, they are notorious for a slight shift in mass that has flipped many a tractor and truck into a ditch while moving along a paved road. Once the fish tailing starts, it is tough to stop it because of the weight of a typical disk. I have personally experienced just a mild fish tail when towing with both tractor and truck, just moving my disc up the FM to the next gate.

It is very easy to eliminate the play that creates the shift that creates the loss of control. Simply run a come-a-long from tow bar near the tongue to the outer extreme of either front gang and tighten the heck out of it.



I'm not smart enough to come up with this on my own but learned this from the service manager at Kelly Mudd in Hallettsville and just thought I would share.
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#6759385 - 05/09/17 08:32 PM Re: Road tow your disc like a pro [Re: Ranch Dog]
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Great tip. I'm going to try it next time I borrow my friends disk.

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#6759408 - 05/09/17 08:47 PM Re: Road tow your disc like a pro [Re: Ranch Dog]
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that is some great information, thank you.
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#6759474 - 05/09/17 09:35 PM Re: Road tow your disc like a pro [Re: Ranch Dog]
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Thought I would post it because I googled the subject and could not find much information concerning this.
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#6759487 - 05/09/17 09:45 PM Re: Road tow your disc like a pro [Re: Ranch Dog]
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Good tip!

You ever tried to set it on a flatbed?
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#6759580 - 05/10/17 01:27 AM Re: Road tow your disc like a pro [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
Good tip!

You ever tried to set it on a flatbed?

Don't have one. I suspect that it can be tricky depending on how steep the ramps are. A couple of weeks ago, I moved a bunch of stuff that I placed on consignment. I have a 18' dovetail auto carrier with removable sides. Loaded it up pretty good!





I loaded everything on the trailer with the trailer off the truck. I have an 8' spanner bar, an I-beam, that I set across the pallet forks of my front end loader with a heavy 25' chain down the channel of the beam. Loaded the trailer is 20 to 25 minutes by myself.
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#6760178 - 05/10/17 02:59 PM Re: Road tow your disc like a pro [Re: Ranch Dog]
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That's a serious grubbler... and that planter looks new!
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#6760180 - 05/10/17 03:00 PM Re: Road tow your disc like a pro [Re: Ranch Dog]
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Wait your the one with the tillerplanterdrag combo rig..... you find something you liked better??
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#6763228 - 05/13/17 02:18 PM Re: Road tow your disc like a pro [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
That's a serious grubbler... and that planter looks new!

Grubber is an Armstrong Ag 42" Grubbing plow. Planter is three years old.

Originally Posted By: Navasot
Wait your the one with the tillerplanterdrag combo rig..... you find something you liked better??

Yeah, that's me. Wanted to go the no-till route and I am also expanding my acreage planted in native grasses. Bought a Land Pride NTS2507.

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#6763589 - 05/13/17 10:41 PM Re: Road tow your disc like a pro [Re: Ranch Dog]
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DAAAAAANG cheers
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#6763613 - 05/13/17 11:22 PM Re: Road tow your disc like a pro [Re: Ranch Dog]
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^^^For sure^^ DANG!!! Went for the REAL thing. up

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#6764395 - 05/15/17 06:56 AM Re: Road tow your disc like a pro [Re: Ranch Dog]
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Uup! Figure I have about 12 to 15 years left in me if I'm lucky, of doing this and I have been pecking at some of the work I want to do because I don't have the right equipment to get the job done.
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#6764943 - 05/15/17 05:13 PM Re: Road tow your disc like a pro [Re: Ranch Dog]
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dang, do you want to sell that tiller that was on the trailer?
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#6765388 - 05/16/17 08:16 AM Re: Road tow your disc like a pro [Re: Ranch Dog]
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It's on consignment at Kelly Mudd in Hallettsville 361-798-4094. It is an 8' IGQN gear driven tiller, not chain driven. Made in China and it has been a tank, does a heck of a job plus I take care of my stuff.





I bought it from Ag Products in MO, they import them, and they offer complete support. The Ag Products web page has the specs on the tiller. This is a heavy tiller and requires 80 horsepower as a minimum. At one time Ag Products imported the 12' model, the video of it working was impressive, but it took a very large tractor. I don't know if it is still on the lot as we settle up about once a year, or what it was listed for, but I can tell you it is probably a good deal. You might check with them if you are interested.
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#6765588 - 05/16/17 11:03 AM Re: Road tow your disc like a pro [Re: Ranch Dog]
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That a 7341?
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