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i am looking into buying a Gold Digger tile plow and starting a custom tiling biz. been looking at the gold Diggers with the auto grade. look like a pretty good deal. going to pull with my 9400. its on 710 duals so i think ill def get traction. youtube vids looked easy to pull.
looking for input. thanks guys!

going to get boots to run 4-8 inch tile. that should be everything id need to burry.
 

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What does a tile plow do?
 

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Digs a trench ~4' deep and lays tile down for drainage. Tiled ground around here you can notice a significant increase in yields. Its a good way to get rid of wet spots, and to drain the sides of hills

 

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I'd be careful about doing custom tiling, especially if you have a lot of fields that have been tiled before and then changed hands.
From some other forums I've read, some fields drained across a neighbor's field, and the neighbor put in a bunch of new tile, cutting the drains. Obviously that makes a mess of fields, and could ruin neighborly feelings & friendships. As the hired operator, you'd be in the middle of it.
 

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unlike most tilers, id stop and splice them and fix. nothing makes me madder then seeing someone trenching and hit a tile and not fix it. hell i even fix ones full of mud.
 

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^ The only problem with that is you dont always know when you hit an old tile.
 

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true. i realized that with the plow i wont have an open ditch to check into.... i would love to get one of the big chain trenchers, but im not buying a special tractor to run it.
 

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Usually with a plow, if someone is walking along behind it, they can usually hear the plow rip thru a tile (clay or plastic). Or after a few big rains, you can go look for suck holes, dig them up and repair as needed. Plows are the easiest and quickest way of tiling. Thats all we use except for the big main tiles.
 

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what do you pull with? assuiming your running a gold digger? i watched on youtube a 9400 that drug a plow, looked like he ran b1 and idled along.. didnt look like it pulled that hard for the job being done.
 

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didnt look like it pulled that hard for the job being done.
That would depend greatly on the area.
Some nice river bottom with lost of organic matter, yeah, nice & easy.
Some heavy clay & rock Racine county ground, heck no. You better have some serious ponies.
 

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200-250 hp will pull a tile plow all day long... Traction/weight is far more of a problem than hp....
 

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:whs: traction is what our problem always is.
 
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