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DB General Purpose Bodies, what wheels?

Discussion in 'Competition Ploughing' started by Selectamatic, May 13, 2018.

  1. Selectamatic

    Selectamatic Member

    North Wales
    Not for match ploughing, just a bit at home...

    DB General Purpose Bodies, set at 12ins, in stiff grassland...

    Would my 16.9/34's be too wide for the job?

    Just wondering if anyone had managed this, I suspect they are, but thought I'd ask!

  2. Ley253

    Ley253 Member

    Measure the open furrow, usually about 11/12". with boards unstressed. Thats the widest tyre that will work properly. Oh , and match ploughing is only ploughing done properly,even at home it will have better weed control and seed bed than bad!
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  3. arcobob

    arcobob Member

    I fear you will end up with a mess. You cannot run on 4-5" of turned furrow then try to cover up and fill the trough with your 12" of soil from the next front furrow..The result will be very uneven and on grassland the subsequent seedbed preparation needs to be minimal to avoid bringing up buried turf. You will have a bigger problem than you started with.
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  4. Boohoo

    Boohoo Member

    I haven't tried my general purpose bodies yet but 16.9s don't work with semi diggers which look as if they'd leave a wider furrow, even the 13.6s are a bit wide for those.
  5. Ley253

    Ley253 Member

    My super hydrein KV leaves an 11"/12" open furrow, In fact much the same as all the other ploughs I have come in contact with, must be to do with the draught requirements versus the need to roll the furrow in.
  6. Ray996

    Ray996 Member

    North Scotland
    I used 13.6x36 wheels on 996 and cm3 with ransomes tcn bodies with no bother,once tried with 16.9 x30 and did tend to pair it
  7. Selectamatic

    Selectamatic Member

    North Wales
    Thanks lads, you have confirmed what I thought!

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