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Bruce(OR)    Posted 02-08-2017 at 10:04:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Well, more or less....
    Lets see now. I desire to break up some virgin land. Might be full of rocks and roots. Let's take this as being my first rodeo.
    (First)Now if possible, I suppose I should run a brush hog over the land and knock down the weeds before I hit it with the landscape rake.
    (Second) I should get me a landscape rake and run it over to pull up the loose surface rocks and sticks and pile them up at the end. (Oh honey...)
    (Third) drop a spring tooth ripper into the ground and pull it along to dig up submerged roots.
    (Fourth) finally plow the ground.
    (Fifth) drag a spike tooth harrow to get rid of the small clumps of grass, bust up dirt clods and smooth it out.
    (Sixth) Then I finally supposedly get to disc it.
    Then again, for me all this is a moot point because I am still on Chemo. Just wasting the early hours of the day and figuring out how many tractors I can tie up on the venture.

    John77046    Posted 02-09-2017 at 18:53:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Bruce;

    I don't know much about virgin land with roots but for virgin land with rocks I use a sub-soiler behind an 9N to pull reasonable sized rocks. Here most rocks are not that big so it is more a matter of getting under them and pulling them up. They are big enough and high enough to harm mower and rakes though.


    Rustyal    Posted 02-08-2017 at 21:07:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Do all you can even if it is only dreaming about tractors.

    brownsmule    Posted 02-09-2017 at 19:12:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Glad to hear you are feeling well enough to think. When working up "new ground", I like to use a Disc Plow. It will cut thru some stuff and roll over larger stuff. It is also easier to pull than a bottom plow. Take care and hope you get some seat time in the near future. Blessings pwb

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 02-08-2017 at 17:21:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Well, glad to see you are keeping busy getting things in the planning mode anyway. I'd wait until doc clears you on waivers first before performing any actual physical labor. I had hernia surgery several years ago, got antsy after a few days and went out and wrestled with my loaded 8N rear tires. Woke up the next morning with oozing and bleeding from the incision. I had split the wound open and they had to go back in for repairs. My advice to prepare a field that hasn't been open in many years is to first do a walk over the area on foot to get an actual 'feel' for what may lie hidden in the brush. I failed to do this once on a food plot a guy wanted and lo and behold hidden in the weeds were a few old car parts and I sliced a good tire not knowing. Large boulders/rocks above ground can be removed and large tree trunks and downfall too. Roots you won't know about until you plow. Be aware that those may be near large trees so be cautious. A good brush hogging first will help. I've dove into over grown farmland with just a 2-bottom plow many times and had no problems. Your soil condition may dictate how to proceed. Once weeds are mowed down, then just plow with at least a 2-bottom, more if you have a bigger hp tractor. A disc plow will do a great job too. Once land is plowed, Irun a disc harrow to smooth out and break up lumps. Final prep is to run a spring tooth drag around to further smooth out and level area ready to plant. I don't see any need to run a cultivator nor spike tooth -the disc will chop up all the sod clumps and a cultivator won't do much for roots submerged-the plowing will handle those better. just my thoughts and usually how I do it...

    Tim *PloughNman* Daley(MI)

    *9N653I* & *8NI55I3*

    Charles (N.C.)    Posted 02-08-2017 at 11:30:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Huuuuum! Buddy,,don't you think some sitting on the porch enjoying the weather change and your neighbors driving by waving? No doubt your getting "antsy" but might be best to take it easy for a while.Another fella once told me (while recouperating)that he could get tired just watching his grass grow.I had to visit my prostate DR. today and he told me,,,Charles,,this is a one body deal for a one time deal.Take care.Ask for what Solomon asked for.Swell to hear you fella.

    R Geiger    Posted 02-08-2017 at 10:36:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Good luck with the chemo!!

    first off for land clearing you have to geet that 22 running!!

    We cleared 20-30 acres in the middle of what is now North Bethany when I was a kid. lot of old growth fir 8 foot tall stumps. Lot of blasting powder and lots of burning. us kids were cheap labor picking up roots and sticks. plowing exposes one heck of lot of roots, uncle would pull around asled and we would pile them on. Lot of old tires were burnt in starting fires.
    brings back a lot of memories.
    Hand in there!!!

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 02-08-2017 at 11:05:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yeah...That blasted Cat '22 is on her list. I did get it turned around so it's a bit closer to the engine swap with the other '22. That will get the 2 way front blade and a winch with 150 foot of cable. I need to get working on the Ford 881D and get an engine kit for that also. That has been hanging fire for far too long. This dag nabbed chemo has my hands tied and a spring time itch that's fixin' to bust out all over. I guess it's good for saving a few nickels along the way.
    I have me 4, 5 projects planned for this year and time is going to be short. That's all right. Early retirement just might be July of next year, Blast the taxes. Flip side of the coin is a move across the river to Wa might be in order. God I hope not.
    Not until I get a few things done at the least.

    Jock(OR)    Posted 02-08-2017 at 15:14:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Bruce, glad to hear you are planning for the "dry" season!

    I researched moving to Washington once. I discovered that WA forces you to pay sales tax on all your vehicles and whatever else they find out you own, since they didn't get to tax it when you bought it. If you have a lot of stuff that is titled/registered it can be expensive!

    Most people move just across the river and still shop in Oregon to avoid the sales tax. Olympia hates them.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 02-08-2017 at 20:57:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Each one of my 6 trailers would also require a lic. And the latest one, might only be Clark county, is that there must be a yearly inspection of the septic tank by a certified pumping service, Cover off. There goes another grand a year. Don't think I will be going. I might move further out, but age is getting to be a factor on that one also. Jantzen beach is quite popular with the Vancouver people.

    Jim    Posted 02-11-2017 at 21:43:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I have fought leukemia for 12 years and my dr is considering starting chemo but I have the feeling because of my age he may just let it take its course. I never had chemo so wondering if it just makes you weak and can you do whatever you feel like doing? Since I retired I am busier than ever so guess will know in May when go back to dr. Hope all you guys have a good year physically.

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