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#1 CowboyRam

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Posted 07 November 2020 - 05:28 PM

I am thinking of buying a carted chain harrow.  I am looking at buying a new 2020 Delta 24' manual fold, or a 2013 Redline 30' hydraulic fold.  The worse thing is anything that is here in Wyoming is way over priced, so I am looking at some that are in Easter Iowa.  From what I understand the tines on the Redline are in decent shape; of course to the seller everything is all kinds of wonderful.  Does anyone have any experience with either of these brands, and if you were buying, would you buy the new one or the used one.  It is about $1300 more for the new Delta.  I am kind of leaning towards the Redline just because it is cheaper. 

 

 



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Posted 07 November 2020 - 07:54 PM

What are you using it for? Smoothing out tilled areas? 

Always wanted something like that for spreading mushroom compost more evenly.
Wonder if easily damaged if snagged on a rock. 
Good luck! 


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Posted 07 November 2020 - 08:02 PM

I would not buy the used one sight unseen, if not as claimed it may cost you almost as much to repair.


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Posted 07 November 2020 - 08:21 PM

What are you using it for? Smoothing out tilled areas? 

Always wanted something like that for spreading mushroom compost more evenly.
Wonder if easily damaged if snagged on a rock. 
Good luck! 

Knock down the manure after the cows come off the field.   


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#5 Edd in KY

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Posted 07 November 2020 - 08:54 PM

I have a 24ft, 3 pt. hydraulic fold.  It is heavy on the back, but not dangerous, and does a great job with an 85HP tractor. I sold my carted 24ft, manual. Too much effort.  Can't give  you any advice between new and used.


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Posted 07 November 2020 - 10:07 PM

What do you guys think of using a rolling basket to knock down cow turds.  My concern is that it would be hard on the alfalfa in my field.   



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Posted 07 November 2020 - 10:22 PM

in my experience a chain harrow works great on manure spreading ......i have a straight drag one and and 3pt lift one that works great around structures and obstacles ........never needed one large enough for a cart .....it will pull up grass thatching and lay grass over i usually do mine early spring pre-grass growth never been a damage issue......no clue on alfalfa


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Posted 08 November 2020 - 08:45 AM

I'd buy new, because I'm spending your money number 1 reason. ;)   Secondly the price difference.  As Trillum mentions, cost to repair something that you know was dragged around who know what. 

 

Can you get on your ground early enough, before alfalfa breaks dormancy to drag?  Might be a question to have a positive answer to, before spending.

 

Now, sometimes I'm cheap, so I'm wondering if couldn't just get by dragging some old utility poles around.  I know they don't transport well, :rolleyes:   

 

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#9 Trillium Farm

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Posted 08 November 2020 - 10:00 AM

One thing that I've seen work well on manure is a weaved/chain link fence, you can drag it around with a weight on top, easy to roll up and put away and above all CHEAP! :D


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Posted 08 November 2020 - 02:00 PM

A few here use tires bolted together like a triangle shape, it does a good job of busting patties, I use a piece of chain link fence with a pole nailed on top...


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#11 CowboyRam

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Posted 13 November 2020 - 05:06 PM

Pulled the hammer on a 32' 2018 harrow from J.O. Harris out of Alexander Illinois.  They are going to haul it to Minden Nebraska, this saves me about eight hours of driving.  Should go pick it up towards the end of next week.  


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