What shares and skimmers to have with TCNs?

Discussion in 'Competition Ploughing' started by Lola, May 18, 2017.

  1. Lola

    Lola New Member

    Hi All,
    I'm new to this but have a TS59 with TCNs. In the future when I need to replace the shares and skimmers, what is the best thing to look for?

    Cheers
    George
     
  2. Tonym

    Tonym Member

    Location:
    Shropshire
    Kverneland skimmers and genuine Ransomes steel points and wings if you can source them. Otherwise you will have to fit the best of the bunch of non genuine point available. Some are not too bad but others are complete rubbish.
     
  3. Lola

    Lola New Member

    Thanks, is it simple? Meaning are there only one type of KV skimmer that will fit? What about points, are there different shapes? It's for using in the classic class.
     
  4. Mydexta

    Mydexta Member

    Location:
    Dundee/angus
    What are you using currently????
     
  5. Lola

    Lola New Member

    Not sure exactly, I've only just got it but, the skimmers are two piece and on one bit it has PCP 52 stamped.
     
  6. Tonym

    Tonym Member

    Location:
    Shropshire
    You need the backing plates and one piece skimmers that fit on the disc of the old Hydrien plough not the stand alone ones. These are available from Westlake. His three hole black points are probably as good as you will get unless you can find some genuine Ransomes. You are right there are many different shapes of point but that is because the are very poor quality. Ransomes only made two as I know of and one of those was a bar point which is not suitable for match ploughing.
     
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  7. Mydexta

    Mydexta Member

    Location:
    Dundee/angus
    I would say you need either the kv ones as mentioned, or a set of ransomes wt10 skimmers.
     
  8. colhonk

    colhonk Member

    Location:
    Darlington
    Half worn points are best,new ones long and thick. But it depends what soil you are going to plough in.Short wings as well.
     
  9. Howard150

    Howard150 Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Best of the new currently available points wise are probably those from Westlake, genuine Ransomes points have now having achieved hens teeth status. The ones available from such as Spalding are far too bull headed.

    WT 10 skimmers will indeed work well but beware. They will produce far more broken work, are set fairly low, tend to doze the skimming off and will take an awful lot of pulling.

    KV skimmers on the other hand are shallower, made of slimmer material and are at a much shallower angle which means skimming can be pared off. It is also possible to have more than one set of boards for them to suit different conditions / bodies.

    I used 18" KV discs for a long time but went back to Ransomes 16" for several reasons. KV discs are too big to lift out when the going gets hard or stony as they foul the frame. It is still possible to mark the show furrow with them at the finish. I still would rather use Ransomes discs with a separate disc for finishing and openings.

    As in all.things it's a personal preference, a big bearing on it being what's available to you.
     
  10. Lola

    Lola New Member

    Thanks for you replies gents, please keep the advice coming.

    I'm after a pair of 32" wheel centres or wheels complete to fit my Leyland 253. I've got 14.9 x 28's on at the moment which I'll keep for when I'm running the trimmer. Just too wide for ploughing obviously.

    Cheers
    George
     

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