convert a k v plough with no 8 bodies to 28ts

gone

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Location
Carlow Ireland
Yes changed 2 ploughs from No.8s to No.28s.
The No.28s turn a nicer sod and work better with wide tyres.
There is very little difference between them for cleaning in sticky soil.
The No.28s are very slightly harder pulled, so use more diesel ploughing, and the boards wear faster as they move the soil more than No.8s.
I would not go back, but they are dearer to run.
 

ford 7810

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Location
cumbria
Yes changed 2 ploughs from No.8s to No.28s.
The No.28s turn a nicer sod and work better with wide tyres.
There is very little difference between them for cleaning in sticky soil.
The No.28s are very slightly harder pulled, so use more diesel ploughing, and the boards wear faster as they move the soil more than No.8s.
I would not go back, but they are dearer to run.
Totally agree and they can plough a lot faster and still do a tidy job
 

Sausage

Member
We run No8’s and running with 420 tyres. We are getting rid of this tractor and will use one with either 480’s or 540’s. Does anyone have experience of how wide of a tyre No8 boards can work with.
 
Location
North
We run No8’s and running with 420 tyres. We are getting rid of this tractor and will use one with either 480’s or 540’s. Does anyone have experience of how wide of a tyre No8 boards can work with.

Not really answering your question but we have No8 boards and 650 mm tyres on the tractor. I consider the tyres too wide for this plough. Guessing 540 should still be OK.
 

dowcow

Member
Location
Lancashire
We run No8’s and running with 420 tyres. We are getting rid of this tractor and will use one with either 480’s or 540’s. Does anyone have experience of how wide of a tyre No8 boards can work with.

I have used 540 and 520 and thought the 520's made a better job. It doesn't seem like much but every inch you add detracts and there is the option of putting a furrow widening kit on the rear to aid with wider tyres. I would have thought the 480's would make a grand job, and the 540s wouldn't be bad. Maize driller said my ploughing with the 540s was the best bit of ploughing he had been on so far that year... which means he either hadn't drilled much, or he says that to every customer, or there's some rough ploughing jobs being made.
 

brentnz

Member
Location
New Zealand
We run No8’s and running with 420 tyres. We are getting rid of this tractor and will use one with either 480’s or 540’s. Does anyone have experience of how wide of a tyre No8 boards can work with.
520’s are the limit for me to be happy with the job on no.8 boards. Likewise 650’s seem about the limit on no.28 boards for me to be satisfied.

The no.8 lays a furrow more on edge like a traditional plough. The 28 rolls it over more
 

mo!

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
York
I have used 540 and 520 and thought the 520's made a better job. It doesn't seem like much but every inch you add detracts and there is the option of putting a furrow widening kit on the rear to aid with wider tyres. I would have thought the 480's would make a grand job, and the 540s wouldn't be bad. Maize driller said my ploughing with the 540s was the best bit of ploughing he had been on so far that year... which means he either hadn't drilled much, or he says that to every customer, or there's some rough ploughing jobs being made.
I've used the furrow wideners on my 4f with 650s. It's better than without but still rubbish. We've put the plough on Dad's tractor on 16.9s and it makes a much better job, less power helps as well.
 

CORK

Member
I thought every farmer had given up ploughing and gone direct drilling?:)

A second stay is recommended for no. 28’s if stones are common.
We moved from No. 8 to No. 28 on one plough and slats to No. 28 on another.
Find them an excellent board. Using 650 tyres.
 

NI agri-food stakeholder groups discuss climate change bill with committee

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) recently submitted oral evidence to members of the Stormont Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) committee on the content and potential impact of the Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill (No.2).

This draft legislation was recently introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in conjunction with agriculture minister, Edwin Poots.

“We were accompanied by representatives from a wide range of food industry bodies, including the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters’ Association,the Ulster Farmers’ Union [UFU], Northern...
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