Keeping parallel to your Neighbour

The "two runs to sort it" is a load of tosh really, because at the end of the day you cannot ignore a mess when looking at the overall appearance. I know we all talk about the two runs being ignored, but the better ploughman would always make a decent job. No matter how far out it is (within reason eg wrong peg ploughed to would be total fudge up) to need to get parallel in the most professional manner. Its amazing how much you can shift,, with mine I can start with 0" and be turning probably 24" by the end. That's extreme, but in a couple of runs you can get most of it out the way and fine tune the rest down to the finish. I can only think of a couple of occasions where I have had to put my pegs up and start again, and that was with the stewards agreement as it was impossible to plough it out.

Farmer judges.....LOL, get the cows milked, stick the tweeds on and then try and see which ploughing looks the prettiest!!! There's plenty of them around.. Sometimes its fun to ask them politely when they'd ploughed last to make conversation, which also often makes me walk away in dismay...
 

RANSOMES YL183

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The "two runs to sort it" is a load of tosh really, because at the end of the day you cannot ignore a mess when looking at the overall appearance. I know we all talk about the two runs being ignored, but the better ploughman would always make a decent job. No matter how far out it is (within reason eg wrong peg ploughed to would be total fudge up) to need to get parallel in the most professional manner. Its amazing how much you can shift,, with mine I can start with 0" and be turning probably 24" by the end. That's extreme, but in a couple of runs you can get most of it out the way and fine tune the rest down to the finish. I can only think of a couple of occasions where I have had to put my pegs up and start again, and that was with the stewards agreement as it was impossible to plough it out.

Farmer judges.....LOL, get the cows milked, stick the tweeds on and then try and see which ploughing looks the prettiest!!! There's plenty of them around.. Sometimes its fun to ask them politely when they'd ploughed last to make conversation, which also often makes me walk away in dismay...
Hi Fergie Ploughman, when your neighbours ploughing is not straight, do you measure from the furrow edge on your side to front disc of your plough, 'whilst your tractor is in neighbours furrow bottom', as you move along or is there a better way
 

Howard150

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Hi Fergie Ploughman, when your neighbours ploughing is not straight, do you measure from the furrow edge on your side to front disc of your plough, 'whilst your tractor is in neighbours furrow bottom', as you move along or is there a better way

whichever way you do it then you need the exact number of standing furrows left after the oddments are taken off
 

RANSOMES YL183

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Arable Farmer
Thanks all for your replies, I must adjust the plough more when ploughing first two runs on neighbours side, I had in the past been doing most of the straightening with the tractor only, especially on second run
 
Hi Fergie Ploughman, when your neighbours ploughing is not straight, do you measure from the furrow edge on your side to front disc of your plough, 'whilst your tractor is in neighbours furrow bottom', as you move along or is there a better way
Before I set in the neighbours plot I measure top, middle and bottom to suss out what we’re dealing with. I’ll then drop in and try and plough it out as required. I only ever measure from furrow wall to my landside as that’s the ground you have to deal with. I personally think getting straight is the priority as bent looks bad to a judges eye, whereas he can’t see if it’s parallel. You can then get it parallel a run at a time…
 

RANSOMES YL183

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Arable Farmer
Before I set in the neighbours plot I measure top, middle and bottom to suss out what we’re dealing with. I’ll then drop in and try and plough it out as required. I only ever measure from furrow wall to my landside as that’s the ground you have to deal with. I personally think getting straight is the priority as bent looks bad to a judges eye, whereas he can’t see if it’s parallel. You can then get it parallel a run at a time…
Thank you, great advice. I have good movement in my plough, I can plough 10inches min to 23inches max, which would take care of most cases
 

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