Setting plough discs

Flat 10

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Fen Edge
As above, despite fiddling around with them poxy things just block up with any amount of trash. What’s rule of thumb for setting them up. Only 2 things to alter? Distance from skim side to side and depth? Every plough I’ve had end up throwing them off, would prefer to have them on new to me plough but they will go same way if I can’t get them to run better....
 

bobk

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Location
stafford
As above, despite fiddling around with them poxy things just block up with any amount of trash. What’s rule of thumb for setting them up. Only 2 things to alter? Distance from skim side to side and depth? Every plough I’ve had end up throwing them off, would prefer to have them on new to me plough but they will go same way if I can’t get them to run better....
If they're blocking they aren't deep enough , should run parallel to travel
 

Boohoo

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Location
Newtownabbey
I've seen me running them at skimming depth and almost at ploughing depth, it's trial and error and all depends on the land and the trash levels. Sharpening them makes a big difference if there's a lot of grass.
 

Flat 10

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Location
Fen Edge
I've seen me running them at skimming depth and almost at ploughing depth, it's trial and error and all depends on the land and the trash levels. Sharpening them makes a big difference if there's a lot of grass.
I won’t be sharpening them regularly so if I can’t sort them I bc will throw them off.....
 

Boohoo

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Location
Newtownabbey
I won’t be sharpening them regularly so if I can’t sort them I bc will throw them off.....
They only need to be sharp in thick grass and you'll plough for a week before they need sharpened again. It's quick to do once you getting them spinning with the grinder.

Edit
Just noticed serrated discs, they wouldn't be so quick and easy to sharpen
 
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Lincs Lass

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Location
north lincs
Back furrow landslide(or slipes) or as I've known them looks short ,the dp7 we had had a longer ones and the back furrow and the breast had a stay rod bolted to it at the end to componsate for the sideways pressure,,turn the skimmers out on the arms by an inch proud of the leg , stops the rubbish hanging round the leg ,,the skeaths can then run against the skimmer point ,,if should run clean then
 

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