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1206 and 475 18 ft disk harrow


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This morning, I took the "new to me" 475 out of the shed and put it behind the 1206 to chew up some stalks. I thought for a pretty light disk it did an okay job. H1 with the TA ahead. Only did 14 acres but still had fun. The 12 was running good with a nice haze out of the stack. A notable hour change as well today-She hit 11,000 hours. 

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My best guess is it's had engine work done to it. I can see RTV silicone in between the oil pan and engine block, so someone's been in the bottom end for sure. For what I do with it, I'm happy. The wear and tear on things I assume the hours to be fairly accurate. Could be 21000, who knows I guess. It sure ain't 1000! Haha

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For years only disc i used was an IH 370. Very light disc but would do a good job. I was always hunting a heavier disc and found a 19' 496. Love that thing. Its about right for a 1206-1456 here. Even then i still wanted a heavy cutting disc. Looked and bid on a 14' IH 501 but too high for me. Found an IH 500 14' local and bought it. Its a ground breaking fool. It pulls just as hard as the 19' 496. After a 500 goes over a block of ground you know its had a disc over it. 

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1 hour ago, Long Farms said:

For years only disc i used was an IH 370. Very light disc but would do a good job. I was always hunting a heavier disc and found a 19' 496. Love that thing. Its about right for a 1206-1456 here. Even then i still wanted a heavy cutting disc. Looked and bid on a 14' IH 501 but too high for me. Found an IH 500 14' local and bought it. Its a ground breaking fool. It pulls just as hard as the 19' 496. After a 500 goes over a block of ground you know its had a disc over it. 

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That is a nice setup. Before this disk I had a 470 18 ft. Really liked it as well, but found this locally and this was in better shape plus has the hydraulic wings. Manual wasn't terrible but a lot of time bolting and unbolting to fold up to go down the road. 

Dad had the same size in a 490 behind his 1206 row crop and it was all it wanted here. 

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470s, especially 480s and 490s are still very popular in north Texas. Most 480s are pulled to pieces here. Most are wore out garbage. And manual fold is no go for me anymore. Thought i wanted a 24' 485 but prices of them are high and even then most are wore out and welded up. The transport size of 485s and 490s makes it tough getting thru old timers narrow gates. Never seen a 475 local though. I like how the smaller frame 496s fold up to 12.5' transport width. Biggest disc i have and easiest to get thru gates. Had a few stop by and try and buy it but i wont sell it. Most 496s are 24' and bigger here and very hard to find a 19'-22' 496 here. The smaller frame 496s seem to hold up better than the 24'+ models. Dont see many 490s welded up. 500/501 frames hold up well too especially for some places ive seen them pulled thru. The 500 will tear into hard summer baked pasture while others just roll on top. The clods it digs up dry hard packed pastures can be discouraging though. 

 

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