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Hello,

Over the weekend I purchased a John Deere Killefer subsoiler for my farm. It has a mole attached for creating a drain channel. I'm hoping my 50hp 2wd diesel tractor will pull it through my clay soil. Is anyone else using a similar set up in hard clay? My soil goes from formless goop when saturated to concrete when dry.

There is a Yeomans dealer less than an hour from me if this doesn't work.

I will post in the spring to report on how the set up performs.

Best regards,

Nathan
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I think you will be ok with the single blade and 50 hp. tractor, if not you may have to figure out a way to go all the way down in two passes which would be cheaper than buying a bigger tractor.

Love the yeoman's plows for creating swale/berm structures.  Just wish I could afford the tractor to use one with.

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It would be nice if I could co-own equipment with other people in my area but it probably would turn into a shit fest eventually.

 
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The only way I have ever seen that idea work was when a group of guys got together and formed a legal co-op for equipment sharing.
It lasted about 20 years before the founders were retired and their kids killed the co-op.

I personally would like to have just the equipment needed, rather bare bones by most farmer standards.
1 tractor, one yeoman plow, one box blade, those two attachments would do 90% of what I need to get done.
The only other attachment would be a pto driven auger for post holes.

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