pasture / forest ground prep ?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by janb, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. janb

    janb LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    What would be a quick and pretty way to prep field soil for reseeding? (after brush clearing, sorry - can't afford a Fecon or Timber ax)

    I do lots of steep inclines so roto-till is not desired, but I would like to mulch up the debris and leave a reasonable (and quick) surface for seed. I sometimes tow around a tandem disk and harrow, but a bit tough to transport, and I don't like the numerous trips (conserving track (roller) wear)
  2. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,170

    The way I have done it is to rent a large ag tractor with a heavy offset disk, I disk the hell out of it then run a landscape rake over it. The key is to use a heavy offset disk. They do a great job and get good penetration if you use a conventional disk, you will not get the ground penetration you need to turn the soil over. I try to get at least a 200 hp MFD Magnum with an 18' disk.
  3. jsbiker

    jsbiker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    FAE makes over 160 different heads a lot of them are PTO and ground prep.
    check out the webpage

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