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#1 Alc OFFLINE  

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Posted December 18, 2010 - 09:43 AM

I tried using my single disc angled back to make beds for sweet potatoes but it didn't work too well. It's only for a small garden about 100' x 8 but maybe I could use it in the other garden , 35x50 too. Thought maybe remove the inside disc would help ?
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Posted December 18, 2010 - 10:10 AM

I don't think you can make this disc hill, unless you can get more angle. It might do ok with the innder discs removed, but lots of work. Likely be better making a dedicated hiller.

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Posted December 18, 2010 - 02:03 PM

I think I see my problem , even though I can spread the disc apart the one in your picture has a bigger space between the disc . not sure even removing one dice would be enough. The problem with my disc is they are rusted to the shafts so they would have to be torched off .Not that big of a deal because I don't use it for anything else anyway. Is that your hiller ?

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Posted December 18, 2010 - 02:46 PM

Not my hiller, just searched for a pic for ya.

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Posted December 18, 2010 - 03:06 PM

Thanks for posting it for me , might be able to remove the outer disc on mine and come up with to use as bearings. Have an old front axle/wheels maybe could do something with them

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Posted December 18, 2010 - 09:49 PM

If you're careful, you can use your plow. Run down one side, then the other. Worked "ok" for the taters last year, would like to make a disc hiller someday.

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 03:22 PM

I made up this "U" shaped frame to use with a 5' bar that cultivator sweeps can be attached , might be able to use that somehow DSC07522.jpg

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 03:22 PM

I thought the only way to hill taters was to send the children out into the garden. Of course I also thought the only way to pick stones was by hand until we all got to that age when we were too busy to be at the farm every weekend. Then Grandpa suddenly discovered the automated stone picker. Funny how that works.

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 04:37 PM

I thought the only way to hill taters was to send the children out into the garden. Of course I also thought the only way to pick stones was by hand until we all got to that age when we were too busy to be at the farm every weekend. Then Grandpa suddenly discovered the automated stone picker. Funny how that works.


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Posted December 20, 2010 - 10:07 AM

I wasn't even thinking of using it for regular potatoes but I guess I could , I was looking for something to make a bed to plant in, adjustable from about 1 ' to maybe 3'
I planted sweet potatoes slips in about an 16" bed about 100' long , used the disc but had to keep going over and over , then still had to use a rake . I thought I could use it in the other garden rows only about 30' .

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Posted December 21, 2010 - 09:49 PM

I found this on another site that's home made , pretty nice . I would think the ground would have to be very loose to be able to shape the beds 174972d1282157393-raised-bed-maker-dsc01400.jpg

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Posted December 21, 2010 - 10:18 PM

If you have a tiller, it would probably work OK. Wanna watch bending that stuff on a rock tho, it'd be a bear to get right again.

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Posted December 21, 2010 - 10:19 PM

My garden is on a slope and our Spring rains can be heavy, so I hill across the slope using my Troy-Bilt Horse and/or hillers mounted on the back of my Speedex.

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Posted December 21, 2010 - 10:27 PM

That's what I like about the people on this site , great ideas !!! Maybe I could make a bed shaper that attaches it to the back of the PK 1612 which has the 32" tiller , this way the ground would be loose and fluffy might be able to do it in one pass !!

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Posted December 21, 2010 - 10:34 PM

nra1ifer Do you have any pictures of your Speedex ?




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