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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted May 18, 2015 - 04:08 PM

Had this small plow kickin around so I made up a few things to put it to use.  Works not to bad, better than making rows by hand. In the potatoes go tomorrow.  Noel

 

May try and cover the potatoes too.

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Posted May 18, 2015 - 04:24 PM

Very ingenious. 

 

The garden looks better without all that snow on it.


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Posted May 18, 2015 - 05:40 PM

Nice, I need one of those.

 

Why, I have no idea, but I need one.


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Posted May 18, 2015 - 08:03 PM

I want to use my plow to dig up my potatoes I never done it before but it seems like a easier way.


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Posted May 18, 2015 - 08:16 PM

I dug up the potatoes last year with the ferguson tractor and plow. Would be better if it was only one sod plow instead of a two sod, but still got the potatoes up, was much easier than digging by hand. Noel.
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Posted May 18, 2015 - 08:26 PM

When I was a kid, we had an acre of spuds, aside from the rest of the garden. Step dad used to hook a cultivator up to the Case 1070 and tear them out of the ground. Pretty wasteful, but we had spuds.

 

the guys in Idaho and PEI use big equipment to do it.

 

Any thing is better than hand digging.


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Posted May 20, 2015 - 12:49 PM

Could we see more pictures of how the plow is attached?  It looks like you used 2" square tubing to move it over behind the wheel.  Very interesting.


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Posted May 20, 2015 - 02:55 PM

Good thinking! I have a middle buster for. My ford 1500 3 point. It pushes the soil to both sides. Have made the furrows for planting, and dig them with it too. I can dig 3 70 ft rows and pick them up in about an hour. (love growing potatoes, but hate digging them with a fork in the hot August sun.
This year I buried the potatoes with the landscape rake just racked the mounds back over the seed. I did drop them by hand,need a potato planter.
I have seen some neat home made planters ground driven on the net.
I bought a couple hilling discs and my dad and i built a hilling attachment, did the first hilling yesterday.

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Posted May 20, 2015 - 03:10 PM

When I was a kid, we had an acre of spuds, aside from the rest of the garden. Step dad used to hook a cultivator up to the Case 1070 and tear them out of the ground. Pretty wasteful, but we had spuds.

the guys in Idaho and PEI use big equipment to do it.

Any thing is better than hand digging.

I use the middle buster to dig one row at a time. Set it deeper than you placed the seed and you do not cut up many potatoes
I think I only cut 3 out of 3 70 ft rows.
I cut up a lot more hand digging with a fork. We used to take the damaged ones,cut out the damage.
Then shred the rest for hash browns and then freeze them. Still had little loss.

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Posted May 21, 2015 - 03:33 PM

Pictures for Joel.  Hope they give you some ideas.  You can't really plow sod with it, it's only good for the garden. I can adjust it up or down, side to side and can tilt it some left or right. The two bolts are tightened to keep it place. There three sets of holes for the bolts so it can be adjusted up and down.  Noel

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