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Re: Best way ?

Postby Nesikep » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:56 pm

M-5 wrote:If it were mine and i wanted to have it clean with the least amount of effort I would broadcast a cover crop of your choice for your area along with crabgrass for summer production. late summer disk and plant a winter crop that will survive your area . then the following spring come in a turn with a bottom plow disk level and pack with seed. most of your debris in ground will be mostly gone and the debris on top would be turned under. The process can take several years to make it pristine level ,

the fall rye might be better for an overwinter crop in fact.. ain't no weed going to beat it in the spring!
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Re: Best way ?

Postby NonTypicalCPA » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:57 pm

I used a landscape rake behind my tractor. But I removed every other time to allow the dirt to flow through, otherwise you windrow a lot of dirt with the debris. Another option would be to hire someone with a moldboard plow to turn the trash under.
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Re: Best way ?

Postby bball » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:23 pm

Wanted to update on a recent idea. I spoke with one of the local excavating gurus to pick his brain. He is allowing me to use a chisel plow that he has set up exactly for cleaning up the small trash(when he isn't using his root rake). Basically, he moved all the chisel to the back row and spaced them approximately 6-8" apart. It's a 3 pt, 12ft wide. He says to just drag it very shallow across the top of the soil and it will grab a great deal of the trash. When it is full just raise the 3 pt to leave a pile that you can burn where it is or come back and scoop up with your FEL. I will be picking it up soon and let you know how it works, but he claims it's a homerun if you don't have a dozer with a rootrake.
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Re: Best way ?

Postby ddd75 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:08 pm

i just pull everything with my scraper blade to the end of the field that my root rake won't pick up.
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Re: Best way ?

Postby bball » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:49 pm

ddd75 wrote:i just pull everything with my scraper blade to the end of the field that my root rake won't pick up.


Triple D, do you get a lot of soil with the scraper blade also?
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Re: Best way ?

Postby bball » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:37 am

NonTypicalCPA wrote:[image]I used a landscape rake behind my tractor. But I removed every other time to allow the dirt to flow through, otherwise you windrow a lot of dirt with the debris.[/image] Another option would be to hire someone with a moldboard plow to turn the trash under.


Update: this worked best in my situation. We spent 2 weekends and i was able to drill seed in Friday...got rain Saturday and today. Calling for snow on Monday. Temps not to get above mid 50s all week. Hoping i havent jumped the gun.
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Re: Best way ?

Postby NonTypicalCPA » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:16 pm

Looks good! It probably helped using the right color tractor!
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