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Posted February 29, 2012 - 10:43 PM

Alc, that rake looks great, the culti frame is another great idear and looks well built.

I thought about making a similar rake using hay rake double torsion spring teeth.

Edited by trowel, February 29, 2012 - 10:47 PM.


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Posted March 03, 2012 - 08:42 PM

I got a little bit farther today. got the a frame pieces cut and bent. Hooked them up to the tractor to see if the link spacing will work . There are several braces that will go on the inside of the A that are not in place yet. Hopefully I will get to start welding this week,still have to get my angle together yet.

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These are the different cultivater teeth, the middle ones will be the easiest to mount, but I like how the next ones look like they will bite in. The shovels on the outside I am not sure how hard they will pull, probily wont use them too much. I put about a 10 to 15 degree bend on the tool holders, just threw them in the coal furnace
until I could bend with a hammer.
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Posted March 04, 2012 - 06:46 AM

That is looking good,Shorty.You are coming along on it.

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Posted March 04, 2012 - 07:24 AM

Shorty, thanks a bunch for the pictures, you are coming along great, the 2 culti shovels at the ends are called duck's feet and they do pull a little harder but does a good job, and plows more like a furrower, the typical culti shovels in the center are the common ones i usally use on my walk behinds, it is very good you are thinking of the angles of attack.
I find it does good work when the shovels are spaced at least 2 1/2 to 3 inches apart when in a row like as your building to lessen the chance of weeds getting by the shovels.
A idear,....while looking at the picture i was reminded of Alc 's rake, when the tool bar is not being used as a cultrivator you could mount a rake to it ?

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Posted March 05, 2012 - 09:11 PM

When I first started this I was thinking it might be possible to use as a frame for other things to. The rake idea will get checked out after i am done with the main setup. For my depth gauge I will try a skid shoe in an empty slot. Thanks Trowel for the ideas you gave.

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Posted March 05, 2012 - 10:46 PM

You are most welcomed, i look forwards to your progresses.

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Posted March 05, 2012 - 10:47 PM

Shorty , will you be mounting another bar behind the frame work in the picture ? Wouldn't you need it wide enough to cultivate the area the tires ride ,scan0010.jpg Though this isn't a 3 point it shows what the Power Kings had in the sixties ,Al

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Posted March 06, 2012 - 01:37 AM

Cool flyer. Some of those look similar to my Sears stuff. The seeder unit looks to be a Cole model. I like the way they put tooling under the machine for cultivating, something you cant do with a 12" rear wheel. I made a hiller unit that looks just like that one out of a Sears/DB tool bar. The rake is sort of similar, but mine has the tings mounted to an angle and not as many dump bars. I dont think i've seen many of those attachments at shows, just the tractors.

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Posted March 06, 2012 - 05:25 AM

Al I was planning to use an angle for my bar, maybe 3x5, I didnt get that cut and fit in time. hoping to get that this weekend. That was a neat flyer you put on thanks.

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Posted March 06, 2012 - 06:46 AM

If you want to see the whole brochure, it was taken from this one . I always enjoy looking at old brochures too , Al

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Posted March 07, 2012 - 07:43 PM

Alc, this brochure is like trowing a dog a bone to me, so many idears,.......

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Posted March 24, 2012 - 12:01 PM

Finally got it welded together the other weekend. :dancingbanana: Had an interesting time trying it out, was wishing my garden was twice as big. Found I could pull 5 about an inch to inch and a half deeper than my tiller. When I was done trying different depths and spacings, the ground was that loose I lost traction.DSCF3934 (2) culti bar.jpg


It came out to be 56 inches wide with 9 inches ground clearance for travel. Today I took it apart for painting, found out I am not a good painter lots of runs. Hope to get it back together next week for a finished picture. Now for some row crops to cultivate.

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Posted March 24, 2012 - 05:31 PM

Shorty, that came out great, thanks a bunch for the update, that should cultivate it.
What GT is that, a Gravley or Huski ?

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Posted March 24, 2012 - 05:44 PM

I'm glad it worked in your favor. Thanks for taking us along for this adventure.

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Posted March 24, 2012 - 06:31 PM

Good job ! Do you think your tiller will go deeper now that you loosened the soil the extra 1 - 1 1/2" ?




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