Posted 10/18/2020 20:33 (#8552475 - in reply to #8550953) Subject: RE: incorporating straw
bleedgreen720 - 10/17/2020 21:18
that 4710 looks like a tank of a drill. How do they pull ? What does it weigh ? Also how big of wishek is that and how many hp to pull it ? We are flat ground here I thought my 320hp would pull a twenty something foot wishek ?
It’s a beast and pulls like a cat by the tail. Drill alone weighs about 28k lbs. Pulled it for several years with our versatile 875 set at 350 hp but I got too proficient at changing broken axle shafts and tubes. It handled the drill fine on the level but really struggled in the hills. Now pull it with 475 hp and it’s a good match in the hills.
It was only $24k with a 3225 cart about 10 years ago.
The wishek is a 22’ 842NT with 28” blades. It’s a pretty good load for 280 hp on the level but too much in the hills. I have mostly heavy grey wooded clay. 475 hp pulls it real easy though.
You’re probably right in thinking about a 20-24’ unit for your 320 hp. Of course depending on soil type and whether you’re going 4” deep or to the spools.