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I don't even have an atv but have my fund going to pay cash for a new one. I would like to have some equipment to do a food plot with, but I'm not sure what I need. I thought I would start out with a small disc like the one in the pic. add the spreader later, and then add more stuff as I got the $$. Am I on the right track? What else would I need? If you have a list put it in order of importance.

 

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The first thing I would get would be a sprayer to kill off the vegetation that is there already. I use a 15 Gallon tank with Booms on my 4 Wheeler to get rid of that stuff first. I actually spray, let it die for a week, then go for round 2 with roundup. Once that is done, I till it deep into the ground. And let it set another week then spray again if necessary. It is especially important to get your plot started with as little weed incursion as possible. The more you do to stop that in the beginning will save you work down the road.


I use a similar spreader for seed, I can use it on the 4 wheeler or the tractor and it does a fine job.

As for the Plot master, they can be rented from Gander mountain I believe.
 

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I have never used a pull behind disc for a 4-wheeler, but i am not sure how well one would do on new ground thats never been disced before? I have seen one used on a ground that was easy to break and it did a could job, but would be worried about new ground.

We always plant ours by hand with a 5 gallon bucket in one and slinging seed with the other. Its more work this way, but our plots are always thicker than those who use spreaders.

But spraying it a few times is the first thing to do be done like CJ says
 

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Johnf...stay away from that disc in your picture.
Craftsman sells that same one...it is junk. Wore one slap out on an acre of soft soil. It was a hundred dollars and worth about ten...:rolleyes:

That was years ago ...a dumber time.
 

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The first thing I would get would be a sprayer to kill off the vegetation that is there already. I use a 15 Gallon tank with Booms on my 4 Wheeler to get rid of that stuff first. I actually spray, let it die for a week, then go for round 2 with roundup. Once that is done, I till it deep into the ground. And let it set another week then spray again if necessary. It is especially important to get your plot started with as little weed incursion as possible. The more you do to stop that in the beginning will save you work down the road.


I use a similar spreader for seed, I can use it on the 4 wheeler or the tractor and it does a fine job.

As for the Plot master, they can be rented from Gander mountain I believe.

Not sure why I remember this, but I was in Gander on Friday and you can rent the plot master for $99 a day. :thumb: I wasn't even interested in it but I saw it and for some reason, the price stuck in my mind. I guess it was for this thread. :thumb:
 

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I dont know how your soil is but in the mountains all the plows and disc I have seen are a waste of money. I have been paying a local to bring his tractor and chissel plow twice a year. Works out great for me, only have to pay him $50 a time. Buy a good sprayer though.
 

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CP is right stay away from those discs. IMO you need to tear it really good with a moldboard or spring tooth harrow before discing.

I like my plots to be deep tilled. I know not everyone has the equipment to this but there are people out there that will do it for a reasonable fee .

If I was gonna build some atv discs I would build some heavy ones with wheels.http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/t...xtag&cm_ite=DDI Link&afsrc=1&_requestid=72945
 

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CP is right stay away from those discs. IMO you need to tear it really good with a moldboard or spring tooth harrow before discing.

I like my plots to be deep tilled. I know not everyone has the equipment to this but there are people out there that will do it for a reasonable fee .

If I was gonna build some atv discs I would build some heavy ones with wheels.http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/t...xtag&cm_ite=DDI Link&afsrc=1&_requestid=72945

You know, I can't see hout that wouldn't be pretty easiy to build. Can you get the disk with bearings and shaft and build your own?
 

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Remember that on a four wheeler you do not have a stabilizer bar such as on a tractor so make sure the disk is heavy or has a place that you can apply weight to. Also it will take a decent size 4 wheeler to pull it.

It will also be benificial if you can set the angle of the blades, different angles make for different debt.

They work well just not as quick as a tractor, but the end result is well worth the work.
 

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Get that stuff and some heavy 3" square steel and I could be in business. Of course I would have to come over and borrow your welder.
That would just tease you and you would have to go out and get your own.

Then the Mrs. would be mad and you would find yourself living in a shack and the only band you lead is a bunch of hobos around the fire........

I would hate to contribute to your downfall ...........I must be feeling better:biggrin:

Actually john by the time you got the stuff and drove here .....you could probably buy one done. I have seen them in the paper every once in a while.
But if you can find the stuff let me know....
 
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