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Ford NH9280 - Will it pull?

Looking at moving to a 40ft Morris Max 3 drill with a 340bu 1910JD cart but worried we might not have enough horse power to pull the thing with our old 9280. Drill is on 10" spacing so 48 shanks. We have been pulling a 27ft FC 5000 on 7.5" spacing (so 45 shanks) with a much smaller tank (170bu) no problem but i'm not sure how much more HP to budget for the extra weight of that cart and toolbar.
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It would depend on your soil and land. If your tractor has the L10 cummins you can get the pump turned up to 300-310hp.

We pulled a 40' bourgault on 8" spacing with MRBs a 225bu tank with twin 1000 NH3 tanks with a 876 versatile with a turned up pump. It worked decent but soil was dry and easy pulling the few years we did it. First year we did it with the stock pump. (Rated at 280 stock)

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Yeah you are going to be a little short on the ponies.
Good friend has one on a 39' max II with a 7240 tank and pulled anhydrous tank behind that yet.
He had the fuel pump bumped up 10%.
He gave up on that extra anhydrous tank and threw off his mid row spring tooth shanks.
Just too much load in the wet years.
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I pulled a 45' Flexi-coil 5000 with 4" spoons for ten years with a Versatile 876 and it worked fine. I did have the L10 turned up over 300 and a smaller tank though. You would notice the hills with the bigger tank. One thing that really helped was putting triples on that tractor, extra weight and traction made it un-stoppable in wet conditions.

I have no personal experience but the Maxim 3 has a less than stellar reputation...

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Huh, hadn't heard that about the Max 3 being unreliable. I have a neighbour who's always been a Morris guy and he's been talking me up about them... but if there are troubles ahead I'd like to know
What's wrong with them?
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I pulled a 45' flexi 5000 on 9" w/2320 for a couple years, that's 60 shanks in ground, with a 260hp JD 9100. That's was seeding and fall fert. Was it ideal, not by any means. Did it do the job while I tractor shopped, yes.

I've got hills and some heavy land and some light land. I geared down a bit from usual, learned which way you had to go up and down hills. Had to shut off and go around hills then come down them. Stay way away from any wet stuff.

I wouldnt be to concerned about worrying about a tractor instantly, if the one you have treats you good, just take it easy on it. it'll pull it, it's not ideal, but at the end of the day gets the job done.
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Huh, hadn't heard that about the Max 3 being unreliable. I have a neighbour who's always been a Morris guy and he's been talking me up about them... but if there are troubles ahead I'd like to know
What's wrong with them?
Oh the Max III didn't have a very good reputation around here.
The frame is longer front to back so it doesn't follow hills very well.
It would work better say in the Regina plains where the ground isn't as rolling.
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Your going to have issues. Pulled a 39 foot 5000 with 9480 and it was adequate. Biggest issue was lack of traction.

Maybe under perfect conditions it will be ok but I would look at increasing hp

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Used to pull a 40' maxim 10" spacing with the 7240 tank with a versatile 900. Then had a 9680. Power was fine but traction wasn't always enough in the hills but some of our hills are one way hills anyway. The 900 pulled it but didn't have a dedicated pump for the fan so when turning my fan speed would drop.

Dad had a maxim III he pulled with a 9682. 8370 cart I think. One of the beams on the back wanted to keep cracking. The drill had evidence that at one time it had had midrow banders and anhydrous. I think the extra weight was enough to overstress the beam.

9680-82 were about 350-60 hp. Probably more than necessary when it's dry but when it's wet you want all you can get.
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Pulled a morris maxim 34' with 7.5" spacing (55 shanks) and a 180bu cart with an 800 versatile (250 HP). No extra weight on the tractor, but with new 18.4-38 bias tires.

This unit pulled with ease on flat, dry ground.

On my 1 mile long uphill pulls it would be close to overheating the engine pulling at 4.8mph.

In wet conditions it was no fun at all.

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