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Deep ploughing for my orchard
View from the cab.

Pictures taken with my mobile phone + it was very foggy, so i apologise for the poor photo quality.

IMT 549 DV + IMT 610.10 (16", 1 furrow) plough, ploughing 45-50 cm deep (18-19"). It took me 2.5 days, and ~95litres of diesel to plough a 1.5 ha... Very slow, very deep, very boring, but had to be done...
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View of the plough in the ground. The plough has 63cm (25") clearance, so do the math...
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This is clearance from the bottom of the tractor... Only few cm space...
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Front view of the tractor in the furrow. According to the manual, the tractor (when working under load) can withstand tipping to 23° I tryed to take the photo as straight as i could, and measured 23°!! I think it can tip even more, but I don't want to try...
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Back view of the tractor in the furrow...

Once again, i apologise for the bad photo quality, but fog made big problems for my mobile phone camera...
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pretty hard days,sitting like that all day long :-(
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Heh, I installed a radio, and took 10 tapes...
That helped pass the time... But boring as hell anyway...
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You are a game man Bobo, pretty steep there :-)

Why did you have to plough it so deep Bobo?
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You need a bit more tilt on that plough Bobo! ;-)
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that is deep en very funny with a smal tractor:-D by us is al to be a big tractor thats very beatifull:-P;-)

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you better put the tractor on a wyder track
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you better put the tractor on a wyder track if posseble
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@Tas: I ploughed this deep for an orchard. It must be done, so the soil has better water capacity, and aeration of soil done better this way...

@JCB: No, this is fine, because the plough is not designed for this depth, and doesn't mix the furrow wery good, and furrow collapses back, if the plough is tilted more... This is the best setup possible...

@fendtdriver: It's a small tractor for you, but for me it's just fine... I never plough this deep, only this time, because it's the cheapest possibble way... If i hired a contractor it would cost me between 1500-2000€!!! Only expenses i had here was for 100 litres of diesel, and a ton of nervs...

@David: it is possibble, but not neccesarry...
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Bobo,what kind of trees are you going to plant?
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Ok, thanks Bobo :-)

Couldnt you achieve the same depth with some sort of tyned ripper? Here in Tasmania, they use a big tractor or bulldozer with a ripper / mounder behind, when they prepare land for planting orchards.

The ripper gets the depth & the mounder (usually two scalloped discs) pulls up the mound, for the tree to be planted on (provides some drainage).
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I planted 165 nuts on 9x9 meters apart... In about 10 years (maybe sooner) we should expect the first nuts on the trees...

@TasCowboy: we considered that option first, but I would also need to hire a contractor to do it... And deep rippers don't mix the soil, so it doesnt suit my field. It was ploughed with a non-reversible plough and there was a "ditch" left in the middle of the field, so i started ploughing from the middle to the ends, and the field is now "flat".

Why pay annything when I can do it myself, and I know that job is well done.
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Absolutely :-) good to save money where you can isnt it?

What sort of nuts did you plant Bobo?

Here in Tasmania some farmers grow walnuts & a few Hazelnuts but thats it (our climate isnt all that suited to nut growing).
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wallnuts...

Sejnovo, Elit, and Franquette sorts...

All good sorts...
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Thanks :-)
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