It started out as an old 10' field cultivator. I'm not finished, but I thought I'd show my progress. I started Saturday and would have finished if I could have worked on it all day.
I wanted an odd number of shanks so I could remove the center shank and use it as a row cultivator. I went with 5 shanks on an 8" shank spacing and am planning on using 9" shovels. I wanted the outside shanks to follow directly behind the wheel tracks which are 31.5" apart, center to center. 32" works out perfect for the 8" spacing.
Five shanks on 8" spacing would make this a 40" width. If my garden gets bigger and my tractor pulls this size really easy, I can bolt on 2 stub shafts on the front for 2 more shanks to make it 56".
I built an A-frame type hitch for it, but I've decided to go with a different style and use the A-frame on something else.
Edited by freedhardwoods, September 22, 2013 - 06:31 PM.