ATV disc and Kentucky clay?

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  1. mykizha

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    Does anyone have experience with using an ATV disc in the Kentucky clay? I'm trying to decide if I'm better off buying one or paying the neighbor to use his tractor.

    I've watched my friend use one in Michigan but the soil was really soft. Wondering how well it will do in the thick clay? I have about two acres total to do.

    Thanks,
     
  2. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

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    Kentucky soil is far superior to Michigan. In fact everything about Kentucky is far superior to Michigan.

    People use atv’s to plant food plots all over the state. Obviously tractors work better, but atv’s can get the job done.
     
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  3. mykizha

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    Thanks for the reply. I'll give it a go.

    I agree some thing's are better, but your steelhead fishing is lagging a little.
     
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  4. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    My only experience with an ATV disc and clay was GA red clay and worked ok, I am guessing the blue clay if thats what you have will be about the same. If you have a neighbor who is willing to help you out with a tractor I would hit him up , it will be faster.
     
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  5. ojibwa62

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    Do any winter Steelie fishing?
     
  6. mykizha

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    Yes, quite a bit actually. My favorite type of fishing.
     
  7. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    Always enjoyed it and backwoods brookie fishing.. Used to do a lot of Salmon and trout fishing in and around TC.
     
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  8. elmucho277

    elmucho277 6 pointer

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    If your neighbor has a tractor with a tiller, I'd get him to hit it this year. After that the atv disc should work much better. If it has been sprayed and killed you will be able to till it up some with an atv disc after a lot of passes if it's one of the heavy 350#+ discs. If it hasn't been killed off the atv disc won't stand much of a chance.
     
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  9. Genesis 27:3

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    I agree.
     
  10. mykizha

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    Thanks for the replys, I'll hit up the neighbor for the first go round.
     
  11. mykizha

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    Oh yeah, a couple from this winter.

    Screenshot_20190416-140936_Gallery.jpg Screenshot_20190416-141303_Gallery.jpg
     
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  12. OLE RASPY

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    That looks coldddd. Lol
     
  13. Drahts

    Drahts 10 pointer

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    Another good thing bout using a atv vs a tractor is you don't get so much compaction from the weight of the tractor. You can work the ground better with a tractor but compaction is a potential issue depending on soil types.
     
  14. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    Sweet looks like great Steelie weather.. BTW is that a brown in your Avitar?
    Grand, Kalamazoo or Muskegon river?
     
  15. mykizha

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    Yes, that's my son with a brown.

    Mostly the Kalamazoo, it's about two miles from my house.
     
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