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M&W Dyna Drive 2600

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Has anyone ever had or used one?  It has no PTO and is ground driven. Two reels. First one runs ground speed. Second runs 3x faster through a chain driven gear box. Supposed to need 10hp/ft and run 7-9mph. This one is 9' wide. It is for sale (not by me) and I was wondering what people thought of them?  The rolling basket was an optional accessory.

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My nephew has been running them for years.  Very high maintenance item.  He uses them to mix in manure before chiseling.  When wet the tines ball up and it is a complain to clean out.  A piece of equipment that needs to be set right and run the right speed.  If not it will turn a field into a wash board.  Parts are no longer available for them so he is down to his last one and when they are worn out, they are less than scrap metal.  A 15 footer is all a 9330 wants at 5 mph.

jerry

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I wondered how fast the tines would wear. I ran this one today across some fairly wet ground and it actually did a nice job of mixing the surface layer. Even in corn stalks it chewed everything up. That thing is definately HEAVY. 

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Any pictures from in the field??

I had heard of and seen advertisements on these from back in the 60's or 70's when I wholesaled the Howard Rotavators.  Never saw one in the field.

I would think it would survive longer as a finishing tool for final seeded preparation?  Those tines and their mounting does not look as if it was designed for primary tillage.

Interesting report from Smoker on mixing the manure------fortunately, I never got into the mixing process with the Rotavators.:blink:

DD 

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I remember seeing these run at the Michigan State Ag Expo back in the 1990's when me and Grandpa used to go every year.  I have yet to see one in use on a farm.

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2 hours ago, Delta Dirt said:

Any pictures from in the field??

I had heard of and seen advertisements on these from back in the 60's or 70's when I wholesaled the Howard Rotavators.  Never saw one in the field.

I would think it would survive longer as a finishing tool for final seeded preparation?  Those tines and their mounting does not look as if it was designed for primary tillage.

Interesting report from Smoker on mixing the manure------fortunately, I never got into the mixing process with the Rotavators.:blink:

DD 

I was at work and am not allowed to take pictures.  The ground was plenty heavy but it did a good job in my opinion.  It shredded corn stalks and did not ball up.  I have no idea how fast the tines would wear and I suspect that is what maintenance Smoker was talking about.  Otherwise there are 6 grease zerks and that is it.  The implement is very heavy and takes a lot of HP to run the desired speed for its size.  I like the way it is built but I'm not sure a 9' (in this case) implement on a tractor 90HP or larger is very efficient when you could pull a much larger disk with the same HP and cover more ground while burying or destroying residue.  

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Based on superIH's statement of 1990's--------might be that these entered the scene after my days with Rotavator??;  but I do remember the advertisements.

Anything along those lines always caught my attention.

Is M&W still in business??

 

DD 

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I believe they were purchased by a "group". I have seen these in larger sizes made as late as 2008 so I think the name is still alive but the original company is not. Someone can correct me if I am wrong. 

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5 hours ago, Sledgehammer said:

I was at work and am not allowed to take pictures.  The ground was plenty heavy but it did a good job in my opinion.  It shredded corn stalks and did not ball up.  I have no idea how fast the tines would wear and I suspect that is what maintenance Smoker was talking about.  Otherwise there are 6 grease zerks and that is it.  The implement is very heavy and takes a lot of HP to run the desired speed for its size.  I like the way it is built but I'm not sure a 9' (in this case) implement on a tractor 90HP or larger is very efficient when you could pull a much larger disk with the same HP and cover more ground while burying or destroying residue.  

The high maintenance is in the gear boxes.  Large roller chain on 2 different size sprockets.  Constantly putting new chains on and the gears wear fast.  I'm thinking it is # 80 or 100 chain running in oil.

jerry

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On ‎10‎/‎31‎/‎2017 at 5:20 PM, SMOKER 1 said:

My nephew has been running them for years.  Very high maintenance item.  He uses them to mix in manure before chiseling.  When wet the tines ball up and it is a complain to clean out.  A piece of equipment that needs to be set right and run the right speed.  If not it will turn a field into a wash board.  Parts are no longer available for them so he is down to his last one and when they are worn out, they are less than scrap metal.  A 15 footer is all a 9330 wants at 5 mph.

jerry

Nice Massey.  Its a dead ringer for mine except mine is a diesel.  Does it have a foot or hand clutch?

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