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Massey Ferguson 8480
Massey Ferguson 8480 with er.mo plough at dyna-tour in Fidenza (italy)
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How deep does this plough go ? 60 cm ???
In Holland i plough with a 3 furrow reversible Huard plough with 50 hp 4wd :-)
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Renze, how deep do you plough ?? Not 60 cm I supose :-P
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This plough is constructed and planned in order to operate at 45-50cm of depth.
In this parcel a 50hp tractor can't plow even with a single furrow.
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Hi Euge, why do you plough at 45 - 50 cm ???
Do you plough this deep every year, or is it only to mix the soil with a sand subsoil to make it lighter and easier to work on ?
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In my land we plow at this depth every year.
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You must have deep topsoil I guess :-)

Is it what they call a deep digger plough?
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Is not a deep digger plough. This is a normal plough in my land. Usually, a plow of this kind, need 100hp for furrow.
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Ok. It certainly looks a heavy plough (& judging by the size of the front weights on your MF it takes a bit of lifting). I guess thats where the MF comes into it's own, with it's excellent lifting capacity?
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The weight of this plough is about 2800kg. The front ballast weight is 1000kg. MF 8480 has an excellent traction and the sliding is reduced.(about 7%). This MF is one of the few tractors that can plow easy with this plough
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Ok :-) thanks for the info.

What country do you farm in?
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North italy is my country. The tractor is not mine. It is a Massay Ferguson test tractor
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Ok.

I am in Tasmania, the island state of Australia.
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Euge, we can visit TasCowboy if we make a long hole in the soil (6370km) :-) I have heard sometimes that in certain zones of Italy you use these big ploughs, but what´s the reason? Are very wet soils or very heavy? Crops like wheat and barley don´t need 60cm of ploughed soil. A friend sent me a photo of an Italian 4furrow plough that needs 450hp up front.
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The soil in my region is very heavy. Yes, your friend say the true. Near my home, ther'is a case stx steiger equipped with a er-mo four furrow plough.
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OMG How much fuel do you burn in ploughing?!? Do you plough every year, or every 3-4?

In croatia, I plough with 2 furrows, but 35HP, 25cm deep... for 50cm depth 45HP 4wd and 1x16" plough did the trick...

But the idea of case steiger on a 4 furrow plough is freightening... It is a waste of fuel and i can't believe that you farm there and earn from it...
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Euge, what do you plant in these soils?What do you do a decent seedbed, with a cultivator pass or maybe a power harrow? You must have high yieldings with these levels of clay content, the soil retains the moisture for a very long time.I´m correct? ;-)
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