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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted May 25, 2013 - 04:47 PM

In about twice the time it would've taken to just plant them by hand, I managed to turn some pieces of steel into a device to slow down the process of planting potatoes...

I'm being hard on myself, but the learning curve was a little bigger circumference than it should've been.

The big problem was, I didnt need two disc to open the furrow, i used two however And the trench it dug slowed us down. Next row, I learned my lesson and it only took one disc next furrow.

Eventually, I managed to get things working right (darned preconceived notions, anyhow) and the taters are ready to go.
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Posted May 25, 2013 - 05:02 PM

Well, you got some fab time and some seat time. It looks like you have sandy soil.

Looks like it works pretty good.

I would have thought that 2 disc's in the middle of the tool bar would have worked...Both disc's turned one direction to make the furrow, and both disc's turned the opposite direction to close the furrow on the seed.

 

 

Oh well, guess that is why we aren't high paid engineers!


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 05:21 PM

Alan, That looks like it's doing a great job. :thumbs:

 

Is the tool bar wide enough for potatoes that are up good?

 

Very nice job and just had to ask !! :D


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 05:36 PM

Alan, that looks like it works well.  Nice job. :thumbs:


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 08:02 PM

Well, you got some fab time and some seat time. It looks like you have sandy soil.
Looks like it works pretty good.
I would have thought that 2 disc's in the middle of the tool bar would have worked...


I had two discs close together and unless I had one behind the other the furrow looked like a big, curvy "W". It was also a little wide to effectively close, even after moving the disc out one hole
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Posted May 25, 2013 - 08:17 PM

Looks like it worked well for you.

Good to see, that Ryan got the job done.

Thanks for sharing the day with us.


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 08:58 PM

Works very well Alan, as if it were a miniature version of my Farmall Cub's disc plow. :D

 

Now if only you could wipe that smirk off your face as to where you got your inspiration from. LOL


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 09:10 PM

Looks like a good strong rig. Thanks for,sharing
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Posted May 25, 2013 - 10:32 PM

That thing moves some dirt. Nice job on the fabrication. 


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Posted May 26, 2013 - 07:01 AM

Great idea, Alan! Looks like it will work!


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Posted May 26, 2013 - 09:31 AM

Looks like it does the job Test and tune right

 

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Posted May 28, 2013 - 09:26 AM

Pretty slick.

Good thing I have the hiller/furrower for my Troybilt or I would have to go make one after seeing yours :smilewink:


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Posted May 28, 2013 - 04:02 PM

You've got a better hand with a cutting torch than I do, that's for sure!!!..

 

I made a toolbar with a 3-point setup out of 2" square tube, then used round U-bolts to hold cultivator shanks.  I bought some 14" disks from Agri-Supply, but haven't tried them yet.

 

Good job...

 

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