Kvernland no.8 to no.28

Ed15677

Member
I just wondered if it’s worth changing our mouldboards to no.28. We are wanting to turn over the soil a bit more and was thinking that the 28 would be better also are the trash skimmers better for burying grass?
 

Bob lincs

Member
Arable Farmer
I just wondered if it’s worth changing our mouldboards to no.28. We are wanting to turn over the soil a bit more and was thinking that the 28 would be better also are the trash skimmers better for burying grass?
Yes definitely a better board but you will need extra stays for the back and it is an expensive swap .
 
The 28 will definitely turn the furrow over better, it is 6’’ longer in the draught or middle part of the board than the 8, it also will take less pulling and leave the finished work firmer, you will need to change the stay and the rear angled bracket though, when swapping...only negative is the hole to fill from a 28, but other than that they are very good.
There is a 38 now too, but unless you need to plough deeper than 12-13’’ you’ll be fine!

I have seen people use just trash boards, and no skimmers very effectively on grass...you also have the option of a landslide knife but as above, discs on every furrow are the ultimate, just depends if you want to pay for them...
 
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dannewhouse

Member
Location
huddersfield
I'm also interested in changing our 5 furrow to 28s
Some have said you don't need the extra stay unless rocky ground? Or is it cheaper than replacing bust boards?
Best value place for new boards?
Normally put kramp steel on, been doing ok for wear
 
It’s not an extra stay, the stay on the 8 is not long enough and the end bracket has the wrong twist on it..., we would only fit double stays in strong ground, or sometimes on the front furrow, 9’s are ok...but try your local dealer! They might quote you happy!!!
 

Rattie

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Cambs
Have you tried fitting tail presses to the end of the boards? Makes a fair difference if you get the adjustment right.
 

Farma Parma

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
In the Dyke Back
Bugger it must be 27yr since we had a kv plough with N0.8's on, had two ploughs with 9's on & still got that 1994 4 fr with them on yet. but 28's is the way to go now
more so coz of wider tractor tyres if nowt else, the N0.9 still makes a tidy job but leaves a tiny back furrow.
 

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