Well with Spring two months away, I'm getting a good start. A friend has given me use of a 2-14 plow and a 6ft disc to open up the new garden. I'll be able to tell how well the 2520 does at small scale farming, and order the implements I want with some kind of educated guesstimation, maybe!
JD 2520 w/46bh, 200cx loader, meyers 6ft plow, KingkutterII 5' 3pt tiller
jd 425 w/54"mmm& 54"plow
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You will be lucky to pull 1 14" bottom IMO
Especially if it is sod
I hope it is a lot sooner than 2 months before I have the garden in.
As for the tractor, lot depends on ground conditions if you can pull a 2-14 at a usable speed. Didn't the old 8N/9N's pull a 2-14? I think I'd be concerned about ground clearance. With 2 wheels down in the furrow, ground clearance is an issue.
If it were me, I'd be thinking more along the line of a 4' tiller for your garden work.
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As a general rule, plows require 1 HP per inch of moldboard.
1 Bottom 12"=12 HP
2 Bottom 12"=24 HP
Compact tractor may require more HP than this general rule...