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Posted March 24, 2012 - 09:54 PM

The gt is an Ariens with a 16 horse kohler. The closest I could date it was 76 or 77, the serial number is fairly low so Im thinking a 76 model.
I dont know if it will till deeper or not, didn't play with it enough yet. Thanks for all the ideas and advice, it was very helpful making this project a little bit more fun with others to bounce my thoughts off of. :thumbs:
Now to think about my grass, definately not till next month. :pushmower:
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Posted March 25, 2012 - 08:55 AM

Shorty, That looks great and should do a good job. I like the idea of using sleeves for the attachment points. Good Job!!

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 02:24 PM

Got it painted and back together for a picture this week.
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I was happy with how it turned out for a first project in many years.
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Posted March 31, 2012 - 06:41 PM

Dang Shorty ! that came out nice now :thumbs: you can step back and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
we were more then happy to throw in some idears that could help to alleviate the project to good standing, i have always enjoyed seeing a project come to a good end.
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Posted April 01, 2012 - 07:20 AM

Lookin' good, Shorty! That should do a fine job. Great idea!
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Posted April 01, 2012 - 09:14 PM

Shorty, i'm totally going to use this for my MF-14! I have shelter belts that are tough to rototill because of spacing, so I think i'll make a narrower one, but this is great! Wicked job indeed!
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Posted April 09, 2012 - 07:24 PM

Shorty, i'm totally going to use this for my MF-14! I have shelter belts that are tough to rototill because of spacing, so I think i'll make a narrower one, but this is great! Wicked job indeed!

Thanks Frenchy, it was a fun little project. In hindsight I should have went a bit heavier with the steel. Now I am really curious, what are shelter belts? I dont remember of hearing of that before. Shorty

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Posted April 10, 2012 - 08:10 AM

Very nice job on the tool bar. I like the fact that you could use any ground engaging tools with that.
My wife like to wide row a and raised beds lot of her garden crops and I could see a pair of Hilling discs used to make raised beds and hill potatoes in that tool bar very easily.

Shorty, A Shelter belt is what we here in Iowa would call a windbreak. It's usually a row of pine trees on the north side of a property, followed by rows of lower standing brushier trees and bushes. Its function is to slow down the north wind and protect your property. If constructed properly it causes the snows to drop in drifts away from the house and building and driveways. I'm on top of one of the highest hills in the county and there is little to stop the wind for many miles around. I need to plant a windbreak along my north fence.

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Posted April 10, 2012 - 03:49 PM

Thanks Frenchy, it was a fun little project. In hindsight I should have went a bit heavier with the steel. Now I am really curious, what are shelter belts? I dont remember of hearing of that before. Shorty


Exactly what JD DANNELS said. Usually try to keep the ground black beside them to help them suck as much ground nutrients as possible. I'll post pics tonight of mine. I got some spring loaded shanks from a farmer friend of mine. Problem is they are huge and heavy. Will be interesting to see how it'll work....
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Posted April 10, 2012 - 09:40 PM

So far its only a idea in the back of my head, but I really would like to set up hill discs and other tools for it yet. I need to take another look at some of the old attachment brochures and then my metal pile, see what I can come up with.

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Posted April 11, 2012 - 02:05 PM

You might check out the Brinly TT100 tool bar for ideas. They had a lot of attachments for it.

There's a manual on it in our downloads section here:

http://gardentractor...t-100-tool-bar/
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Posted May 29, 2013 - 09:21 PM

Just an update on how it worked for me this spring. Usually my garden stays wet in the spring, so the idea was to break it up a bit to dry faster.

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This is how it looked before I ran the tiller thru it. I thought it made it dry out a good bit faster having it worked slightly.


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