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#1 Bolens 1000 ONLINE  

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Posted June 21, 2014 - 07:31 PM

I finally put together a set of hillers to hill up my potatoes while the plants are still small.

I wish they made some larger hillers as these wont be good for much longer!

 

 

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Posted June 21, 2014 - 07:46 PM

It's amazing how flexible those plants will be. They will forgive you for longer than you would think.
Hillers look good Doc, I can see the tater plants smiling from here.
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Posted June 21, 2014 - 07:53 PM

Hello Bolens 1000,

 

Nice rig, first off.

 

As an ignorant novice to all of this and learning as I go I am not sure if my question will open up an idea or not. But I will ask.

 

Looking at the hiller setup it starts narrow on the frame and goes wide toward the operator. If you have a second set of plows to hill with could the frame be reversed to put the wide area forward and add the plows to the inside of the wide and then have follow the plows in the middle? I would think this would bring more dirt inward from the wider area that is not being touched right now.

 

Just wondering.

 

Good luck.



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Posted June 21, 2014 - 08:34 PM

Watch you don't hill too much you may end up with this!untitled tater.png


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Posted June 21, 2014 - 08:48 PM

Good looking fab job!


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Posted June 21, 2014 - 09:18 PM

Are they adjustable ?? Noel
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Posted June 21, 2014 - 10:16 PM

I always liked those type of Bolens cultivators, they have plenty of flex action in them.


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Posted June 22, 2014 - 07:32 AM

Are they adjustable ?? Noel

 

Hello Bolens 1000,

 

Nice rig, first off.

 

As an ignorant novice to all of this and learning as I go I am not sure if my question will open up an idea or not. But I will ask.

 

Looking at the hiller setup it starts narrow on the frame and goes wide toward the operator. If you have a second set of plows to hill with could the frame be reversed to put the wide area forward and add the plows to the inside of the wide and then have follow the plows in the middle? I would think this would bring more dirt inward from the wider area that is not being touched right now.

 

Just wondering.

 

Good luck.

 

There are plenty of adjustments that can be made on these cultivators, including height, length and width of where the shanks can be mounted.


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Posted June 23, 2014 - 11:20 AM

That is a great looking tractor. How nice to see it being used out in the field.


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Posted June 23, 2014 - 11:32 AM

That is a great looking tractor. How nice to see it being used out in the field.

 

Dont let the new paint fool you, I just scuffed the old paint and sprayed the correct green over the top of it when I was painting my Ride-a-Matic last year, someone painted it an ugly Hunter green and I couldnt stand looking at that color anymore! :D


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