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kstate90
Posted 12/1/2009 11:36 (#945267)
Subject: Tractor size needed for a 1000 bushel grain cart?



North Central Kansas
How big of tractor do you need for a 1000 bu cart. We currently run a Brent 572 on a 7250 and a Parker 510 on a 7120. Both seem matched to the tractor pretty good. We have alot of hills and terraces. Most of the guys around us that run that big are on 4wheel drives. We had a hydrualic drive cart at one time but didn't like the unload speed. I know somewhere there is a guy pulling a 1000 bushel cart with his 4430 and it works fine but I know that is not what I want. How big of cart could we pull with the 7250? 7120? Run 2-3 combines. 2188, 1680's. 3 semi's.

Edited by kstate90 12/1/2009 11:37
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JD power
Posted 12/1/2009 11:53 (#945283 - in reply to #945267)
Subject: Re: Tractor size needed for a 1000 bushel grain cart?



Southeast Nebraska
We use a 8410 and it can be a hand full on terrraced ground when full. I can tell you on hill ground I would not want anything less. I have found it's not just horsepower you need as much as it's the weight of the tractor to control the cart.
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aggar
Posted 12/1/2009 13:11 (#945328 - in reply to #945267)
Subject: Re: Tractor size needed for a 1000 bushel grain cart?


WC IN
we pull a 9200 unverferth behind an old versy 875. weight and power is a pretty good match but transmission is not ideal...

most guys around here run 200+ hp MFWD tractors on 1000 bu carts, but the land isn't too hilly. the bigger footprint of a 4WD would be nice on your terraces im sure
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cornfrmr
Posted 12/1/2009 14:01 (#945359 - in reply to #945267)
Subject: RE: Tractor size needed for a 1000 bushel grain cart?


South Central Nebraska
We run a MX210 and MX275 on our two 1000bu carts, flat ground and hills. The 210 runs out of power first and the 275 runs out of traction and it has front duals. Just have to be smart and not get a full load stuck at the bottom of a hill. We have been know to have to go back and unload some on the other wagon to get it up the hill.
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glensts
Posted 12/1/2009 14:05 (#945361 - in reply to #945267)
Subject: Re: Tractor size needed for a 1000 bushel grain cart?



I custom combined around Hill City KS, Plainville and west to Hoxie. Terraces and hills there too, I ran our Brent 976 (1050 bushel) behind the JD MFWD 8310. We now use the same cart and 8330 but flat ground here at home. We never had any issues at all but the MFWD is a necessity. USed to have a 4555 on a 750 bushel without MFWD and wet ground caused problems around those hills.
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snowman2
Posted 12/1/2009 16:22 (#945450 - in reply to #945267)
Subject: Re: Tractor size needed for a 1000 bushel grain cart?


new york state
we run a jd 8970 on a brent 1084 on tracks in the mud would not want any less tractor plus alot easier to fill trucks being higher.
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Big Timer
Posted 12/1/2009 18:32 (#945564 - in reply to #945267)
Subject: RE: Tractor size needed for a 1000 bushel grain cart?


We have a 1194 brent that we pull behind an jd 8330 and a 1084 brent that we pull behind a jd 8130. The 1084 is kind of a load for the 8130 but thats only in the hills.
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dmax08
Posted 12/1/2009 19:47 (#945671 - in reply to #945564)
Subject: RE: Tractor size needed for a 1000 bushel grain cart?


i agree with the above post. 200 hp will pull a 1000 bushel, not real well in wet ground, but it will get it rollin. however, most 200 hp tractors are too light. we run 1100 bushel unverferth on a 8530 and love that combination. also depends on your auger size. a 22'' auger like the unverferth/avalanche takes alot of power to spin
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jal1975
Posted 12/1/2009 20:32 (#945763 - in reply to #945267)
Subject: Re: Tractor size needed for a 1000 bushel grain cart?



East Central Illinois
We ran our 9250 Unverferth cart for several years with a JD 4755 2wd with no problems, and I thought I didn't need a bigger tractor. Last two years have been using a MX245, this year one with front duals. I will never have anything smaller on it again and would like a small 4wd on it. The soft ground makes a huge difference..... not to mention the mud. We are in flat ground for the most part.

Edited by jal1975 12/1/2009 20:34
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cornfrmr
Posted 12/1/2009 23:41 (#946140 - in reply to #945671)
Subject: RE: Tractor size needed for a 1000 bushel grain cart?


South Central Nebraska
Aren't most 200 hp tractors the same size (weight) as the 8530? Just a difference in HP?
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dmax08
Posted 12/1/2009 23:58 (#946173 - in reply to #946140)
Subject: RE: Tractor size needed for a 1000 bushel grain cart?


thats somewhat true, altho usually higher horsepower tractors are weighted down a little heavier. that being said, i wouldnt want anything lighter
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cornfrmr
Posted 12/2/2009 00:19 (#946204 - in reply to #946173)
Subject: RE: Tractor size needed for a 1000 bushel grain cart?


South Central Nebraska
Our 210 and 275 handle the wagons the same, you just run out of traction with the 275 and HP with the 210, don't know what a 305 or 335 would do more to help you. When it is wet like this year weight doesn't do much. Now a bigger 4-wheel drive would be nice for the wagons but what else would I do with them on a no-till farm?
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cbSCNE
Posted 12/2/2009 07:54 (#946372 - in reply to #945267)
Subject: RE: Tractor size needed for a 1000 bushel grain cart?


South central, Nebraska
I've had a JD 8100 on the front of a J&M 1050 (w/22" auger and duals) for a couple years now. It has worked out fine.

It has pulled through lots of mud this year. The duals and floating axle has helped get through much more than the old 750 w/singles would have allowed.

I have very little extra weight on this tractor but it hasn't been a problem. You do have to be very aware of how many bushels you're pulling when in the hills and drive accordingly.
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