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Author Topic: 6 1/2' king kutter disc- UPDATE  (Read 853 times)

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6 1/2' king kutter disc- UPDATE
« on: July 20, 2017, 08:05:57 PM »
i bit the bullet and bought a 6 1/2 ' king kutter disc. up until now i've been using my ATV disc that was too big for my yamaha grizzly(it would overheat) now i have 2 rows w/ 10discs per row. my old disc had 8 total. my hope is that it will cut my work in half. if i can get done in 1/2 the time and have more time to play, I"M IN. i'll let you know if it works out.

i'm getting beat up. heading up at 5 AM friday and working 12 hours friday and saturday and driving home saturday isn't much fun. i'd rather be scouting, shooting, fishing.... i really hope it plays out like i think
« Last Edit: July 23, 2017, 04:08:58 PM by yari »
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Re: 6 1/2' king kutter disc
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2017, 08:13:51 PM »
Nice purchase and it will cut your time in half for sure. Think you'll be happy with the performance.
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Re: 6 1/2' king kutter disc
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2017, 10:40:14 AM »
Sounds good hope it saves you some time keep us posted.
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Re: 6 1/2' king kutter disc
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2017, 09:04:27 PM »
Might take a bit to get the setup right for your tractor, and assuming you don't have down pressure on your hitch (other than gravity) you may need to load that disc up with some concrete or logs to help get it down into the ground where it belongs.  Good luck!  If you can get it digging well and your tractor has the guts, try to run at about 5 mph to get the best action out of it.  Those are nice discs, it'll be a big time saver vs. your ATV for sure.
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Re: 6 1/2' king kutter disc
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2017, 09:04:30 PM »
Sounds good.

I am confused how a bigger disk will be easier on the Grizzly if the other one was too big.  Or was it a time factor that caused the overheating
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Re: 6 1/2' king kutter disc
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2017, 04:08:26 PM »
MI- the grizzly is no longer pulling my disc. my JD is the worker. i was pulling the ATV disc w/ the JD

as for my review. i was not totally impressed. i had to load it down w/ 2 wheels/tires and 2 cement blocks. no matter how i tried to keep the blocks tied on, they would buck off when i hit the many rocks that are plenty in my fields. next time i'm bringing up some sand bags instead of blocks.

any idea how much i'm safe adding to my back hydraulics?
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Re: 6 1/2' king kutter disc- UPDATE
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2017, 04:12:34 PM »
Yari - you should be able to figure out the lift capacity of your hitch by pulling up the spec sheet for that tractor on the web.  You'll need to know the weight of the disk & estimate the distance behind the lift pins for the center of gravity, then add in the weight of sandbags, etc at a given distance behind the pins as well.  I expect you'll be surprised at how much weight you can get back on that hitch.  If you don't have the front end weighted (or a loader mounted) you'll end up lifting the front axle off the ground when you have the disk picked up if you load it too high.
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Re: 6 1/2' king kutter disc- UPDATE
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2017, 04:25:07 PM »
Yari  I have a 6 1/2 foot Kingkutter disk that I bought used about 5 years ago. It has notched discs on the front row and round on the back gang. I angled the gangs to get more bite on the discs but then I started breaking bolts too. I allways try to spray out the fields about 2-3 weeks before working them. It really helps. My tractor is a 1941 Ford 9N. Good luck

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Re: 6 1/2' king kutter disc- UPDATE
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2017, 06:55:48 PM »
not- that's the same one i have. i was thinking about moving the angle, but w/ all the hills at my place it would put a pretty good strain on the tractor.

this field was a wheat field that i let seed. i cut it down 4 weeks ago figuring the deer would eat the wheat. it doesn't look like they touched it. i had a cam on it and very little actiiviity. i thought deer liked wheat?

did you weigh your disc down?
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Re: 6 1/2' king kutter disc- UPDATE
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2017, 08:22:36 PM »
Yari no I didn't add any weight to the disc. When the disc is lifted in the air my tractor has very little weight on the front tires. I drive in 2nd gear so the dirt turns over better.

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Re: 6 1/2' king kutter disc- UPDATE
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2017, 05:46:19 AM »
Deer here wont eat grown wheat, standing or cut. They will, however, crush it when its growing. Once it gets 12 inches tall or so, they leave it alone..
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Re: 6 1/2' king kutter disc- UPDATE
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2017, 07:55:34 AM »


MI- the grizzly is no longer pulling my disc. my JD is the worker. i was pulling the ATV disc w/ the JD

Ok I get it now.
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Re: 6 1/2' king kutter disc- UPDATE
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2017, 05:03:36 PM »
Deer here wont eat grown wheat, standing or cut. They will, however, crush it when its growing. Once it gets 12 inches tall or so, they leave it alone..


i always thought the deer in canada and the US wheat states pounded the mature wheat fields. at least they always say that on hunting videos
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Re: 6 1/2' king kutter disc- UPDATE
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2017, 05:12:30 PM »
i called the JD dealer i bought it from. after exploring several options, i think/hope we figured it out. there is a lever w/ a rabbit and a turtle. apparently, this controls the rear hydraulic. if it's on the turtle, there is a chance the disc is not going completely down this makes sense. when i put the hydraulic lever down, i need to push it to speed it up

i had no idea what that lever did. since i didn't think anything was wrong, i never looked into the bunny/turtle lever. still seems like they could have come up w/ a more symbolic/descriptive lever. go figure
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Re: 6 1/2' king kutter disc- UPDATE
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