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Smoothing field
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
BullBuster 25-Mar-19
wildan 25-Mar-19
BullBuster 25-Mar-19
BullBuster 25-Mar-19
SB 26-Mar-19
BullBuster 26-Mar-19
Kodiak 26-Mar-19
wildan 26-Mar-19
Cheesehead Mike 26-Mar-19
From: BullBuster
25-Mar-19
I have an old runway that I want to smooth out to plant Sanfoin and alfalfa. It is moderately rutted. What is the best tractor implement to use? I have a box scraper without teeth, back blade, rotatiler, disker and a rock rake. 42 hp Kabota. No hydrolics so adjustments by hand. Thanks.

From: wildan
25-Mar-19
Roto-till and use the back edge of the box blade to smooth(lift front).

From: BullBuster
25-Mar-19
Thanks Dan. Was hoping to not turn over the entire field so as to not bring up a bunch of weeds. However i need to get it smooth for mowing purposes. I can always spray before i drill.

From: BullBuster
25-Mar-19
Thanks Dan. Was hoping to not turn over the entire field so as to not bring up a bunch of weeds. However i need to get it smooth for mowing purposes. I can always spray before i drill.

From: SB
26-Mar-19
Kinda touchy landing in alfalfa! ;).....unless you have bush tires!

From: BullBuster
26-Mar-19

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I’ll do my best to cut it low before you land.

From: Kodiak
26-Mar-19
Wow, paradise.

From: wildan
26-Mar-19
Spray for sure.Level,spray ,wait a week or so and spray again then plant.Well worth the effort.I have made the mistake in the past by being in a hurry to plant and get things growing.We are doing about 15 acres this year,corn,sorghum,oats ,winter rye and sunflowers.Gave up on soy-beans ,the critters eat them as fast as they come up.

26-Mar-19
Damn, I'll trade you my foodplots for your airstrip!

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