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#1 Jordan9682 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 03, 2013 - 12:38 PM

I have an idea for a packer/cultipacker(not sure which it would be), so here it is. Take some small tires like these

And put them on an axle, all side by side (maybe about 1/2" spacer between each?) and put a hitch on. (This probably isn't an original idea)
The hitch would need a place to set a cinder block or two for some weight.

Think that would be a good project? Or waste of time?

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Posted April 03, 2013 - 03:14 PM

I don't think you could get enough weight to do you much good. All those wheels would increase the bearing surface so there would be little pounds per square inch.  I had a job in the factory where I dip painted 1000 40 lb cast cultipacker wheels per day.

Lifting them off a rack hanging them on the dip paint line and then restacking them amounted to 80,000 pounds lifted per day.



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Posted April 03, 2013 - 03:15 PM

That could work. Depending how far the hubs protrude (or not) would set your spacer. I'd keep them pretty close together, but trial and error would figure things out.



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Posted April 03, 2013 - 03:39 PM

For weight i could make the hitch fairly strong and put a small water tank on

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Posted April 04, 2013 - 02:10 AM

The weight would probably work best over the wheels.



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Posted April 04, 2013 - 05:42 AM

Would a single gang disk set stright set the seeds buryed and then just drive over it  with just the tractor to push the soil flat ?






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