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Any body ever make or buy a potatoe digger for a GT


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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted August 02, 2015 - 07:32 PM

Any body ever make a potatoe digger or buy one to fit a sleeve hitch. Looking for ideas. Some thing like a shovel with rods on it to let the potatoe come out of the ground and let the dirt fall thru. Digging season will be soon. Pictures would be good, thanks. Noel
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Posted August 02, 2015 - 07:53 PM

Any body ever make a potatoe digger or buy one to fit a sleeve hitch. Looking for ideas. Some thing like a shovel with rods on it to let the potatoe come out of the ground and let the dirt fall thru. Digging season will be soon. Pictures would be good, thanks. Noel


Hello, one came with my Speedex , if you go to my post under the speedex forum (titled 1630) it's the piece with the rake tines on it behind the potato plow, pics of it are the ones showing the implements on my trailer, I asked what it was upon purchase and was told it's purpose is has you describe. I can get it out and get better pics if you want, gentleman I bought the outfit from said it worked well.

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Posted August 02, 2015 - 08:18 PM

I could see it on the trailer, but better pictures would be great. Thanks. Noel

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Posted August 02, 2015 - 08:45 PM

Search youtube. There are a few homemade ones on there,mostly in Russia and behind two wheel tractors.


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Posted August 03, 2015 - 12:18 AM

There was a thread on here last summer or the summer before where a potato digger was demonstrated behind a GT. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted August 03, 2015 - 03:32 AM

Noel, we both are looking for one of these, I have had the bigger one, wish I still did, but it went down the road years and years ago.. Sad... As it would have made life a lot easier..
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Posted August 03, 2015 - 04:38 AM

My BIL used an old horse drawn plow. He chained i t to the top link mount for the thee point. Then someone had to walk after it. It was about all that his JD 332 could handle
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Posted August 03, 2015 - 05:44 AM

Here's what I ended up with was trying to make one but bought a middle buster cheap it worked but having rods to lift the potatoes out of the dirt more would be better

 

  http://gardentractor...my-potato-plow/


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Posted August 03, 2015 - 08:22 AM

My Ford 1500,has a 3 point hitch,so I bought a Category 1middlebuster plow.
It works very well. I plowed out 1 row Saturday. It was really too wet and I had to rub off a lot of mud.
There are a lot of pictures and videos on the net to give you ideas.
Somewhere I saw one that had a horizontal blade/shovel with 1/4 or 3/8 rods going back a ways.
It was set up on pivots, with an electric motor with a offset weight to vibrate and a jogging action to shake off the dirt.
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Posted August 03, 2015 - 08:43 AM

This is what I use.

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Posted August 03, 2015 - 07:34 PM

This is what I use.


The shovel on my middlebuster looks like that. On my 3 point, the upright is straight with mounting tabs welded on at an angle.
It digs well when the upright is vertical ( straight with the world).
You should be able to buy the shovel at a farm supply store.
I know Agri-Supply carries several sizes.
I will be digging more potatoes in a week or so and will try to rember to take pictures.
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