First ever attempt at Opening - rate my first go

arcobob

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Norfolk
Hi Was looking at the picture of your plough first picture think the problem with the #3 furrow is disc is in the trailing position not in a lead position like the rest of them . Just a observation from me . Mike
I see what you mean, but as with my previous skimmer remark these four furrow 59s are a cobbled up nightmare, with multiple frames and spacers making beam mounted accessories a veritable can of worms. Looking again at that original picture of the plough the soil marking on the top right hand of the third furrow indicates that there is little or no pressure at this point. The marking on the skimmer tells a tale.
 

mike.l

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Location
london ontario
Hi If you start looking at the picture in close up you can see its got a few problems . But other than the 3rd furrow being light the end results were good as stated not much grass showing and by the looks of the land it will grow a good crop of whatever is planted . Wish we could start plowing here in Ontario we have a cold wet spring and very little work has been started as yet. We canceled a plow day last Saturday the sand land was to wet. mike
 

Howard150

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Location
Yorkshire
Hi Was looking at the picture of your plough first picture think the problem with the #3 furrow is disc is in the trailing position not in a lead position like the rest of them . Just a observation from me . Mike
Not so much rearward facing as directed out to the side, which to me indicates underlying problems. With the 3rd disc set out like that then the third furrow should be wider than the rest. Incidentally the front disc is also rearward facing.
Back to basics of rudimentary disc setting. not the end of the world if the crank is facing back as it’s sometimes nescessary to have them like that when the ground is really hard. TS 63’s came out of the factory with the front disc like that and some guys run the rear disc on a RSLD in a similar manner.
Not talking down to you or lecturing but good ploughing is all about attention to detail. No short cuts I’m afraid
First off it’s best to set all the discs with the same basic setting.
Make sure the crank is facing forward and that the centre of the disc is over the tip of the share.
Check that the splines are not damaged on the swivel (or that the eccentric bolt is free and working) set all the discs for plumb (vertical adjustment)
Set the clearance of the disc from the share to land. This should be the thickness of 1 finger.
Check the height of the disc above the share at its closest point. Old guys always reckoned on this being 2 fingers(as in 2 fingers for a measure of shorts)
Set the skimmers to the disc with the plough in work so that they are all in a similar position relative to the share and the disc.

Good luck and hope this helps
 

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