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#1 Jordan9682 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 02, 2013 - 12:15 PM

Does anyone know of a simple way to make a drill for behind an atv? I'm not looking to go out and buy one, because... Well, the price of them is rediculous... I was hoping there'd be a simple way of doing this. Got any ideas?

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Posted April 02, 2013 - 12:56 PM

I have this drop spreader, could I easily put some sort of shanks under it?

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Posted April 02, 2013 - 07:36 PM

I made a rake out of these teeth that I picked up at TS , used a piece of pipe about 4' long with holes drilled through, attached it to the tool bar on the 3 pt , sorry can't find the pics of it . Maybe something like that would work if you added that to your spreader or pulled it after spreading


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Posted April 02, 2013 - 09:45 PM

I made a rake out of these teeth that I picked up at TS , used a piece of pipe about 4' long with holes drilled through, attached it to the tool bar on the 3 pt , sorry can't find the pics of it . Maybe something like that would work if you added that to your spreader or pulled it after spreading


So harrowing basically?

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Posted April 03, 2013 - 06:04 AM

Guess harrowing would be the correct term , I grow a liitle cover crop in the garden and sorgram grass to use as mulch , such a small area I just use a hand held grass seed spreader , and drive over it with the JD 318 to flatten the seed down .  I've tried different ways to perpare the seed bed  , the rake I mentioned above , and this past year use a DB walkbehind with a harrow-packer attachment both not sure if one was better then the other , still hard to get all the seeds covered , maybe someone has a better way , I'm always look for new  ways , Al



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Posted April 03, 2013 - 12:35 PM

The downside to harrows is that some seed doesn't get buried deep enough...or at all

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Posted April 03, 2013 - 12:42 PM

I would think it depends on what you want to plant. The thing with an actual drill/seeder is that it meters the seed and actually spaces them as it goes along and places them in the ground through individual tubes. With the broadcast spreader you're not going to get that. Maybe keep an eye out at farm auctions for an old outdated drill and use it to make something? Not sure how many row you are looking for but the old ones really don't require much power to pull and usually aren't that big to begin with.



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Posted April 03, 2013 - 12:45 PM

I have an old seed box laying around from an old case discer (only a 3-4' section)so I could probably do something with that after the snow bank its in disappears. It's complete, tank lids and everything, and I know of some disc openers that are laying in a scrap pile...in snow too.

Think I could make something with these?

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Posted April 03, 2013 - 01:22 PM

Maybe get the thing dug out and post some pictures. If the planting mechanism is still there it sounds better than the broadcast spreader.



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Posted April 03, 2013 - 01:28 PM

The mechanism is packed with sand, but once that is cleared out i think everything should work just fine. I'll try to get pics when I have time to go get them (openers also) everything is at a different yard, so its a pain to get at them

The snow is slowly melting now, so in a few days i can get them

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Posted April 04, 2013 - 05:48 AM

I was thinking of what the fellow said he did with the DB I bought from him last year , he said he would use the spike tooth harrow one way then brocast the seed and rake 90 dergees to kind of get the seeds into the grooves left from the harrow , I don't know if he rolled or pack it down after that , he said he liked the look when it grew , guessing it looked drilled ,


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Posted April 04, 2013 - 07:43 AM

This just showed up on my local CL not sure how well they work

http://allentown.cra...3703558161.html

 

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Posted April 04, 2013 - 12:11 PM

Is that an aerator?

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Posted April 04, 2013 - 08:41 PM

The ad had the wrong model #  should have been 45-0301 No longer available but here's some reviews and more info on it . Might still fine one near you anyway

http://reviews.north...ews/reviews.htm


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Posted April 04, 2013 - 08:54 PM

Looks like a decent little machine... Too bad its discontinued :(




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