HP per foot for disc
Posted 17 February 2009 - 07:43 PM
Posted 17 February 2009 - 07:44 PM
I am looking for a disc to pull with 1566 - have found a 25 1/2 foot 496 disc was wondering what hp it would take to pull it or if it was too much for 1566?
You won't run out of motor, but might have trouble with traction a bit. We pull a 24' Massey disc with our 1486 and it does a pretty good job, but we run out of traction if it's muddy and in the low spots some. Not enough trouble that it's a big deal, but it is an aggravation.
IMO, you'd be happier with a 22 1/2 or 24 footer, unless you can get a really good deal on the 496.
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Posted 17 February 2009 - 08:56 PM
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Posted 18 February 2009 - 09:49 AM
I always though the rule of thumb was 6 - 6.5 horsepower per foot. Makes our 19.5' IH 496 the perfect match for the 1206.
that's what we go by in MI, but i believe it's geographically specific. what works here might not hold true in your conditions.
Posted 18 February 2009 - 10:12 AM