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#1 Greasy6020 ONLINE  

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Posted December 15, 2015 - 02:31 PM

What kind of cultivator size should I go for with a Moto mower 6020 with Ag tires and wheel weights? My dad only thinks 30" because of belt slippage. I think it's possible to get bigger.

Said cultivator will have s tines. Lift will be manual. we have a clay based soil "here". i end up slightly sore from digging potatoes in this dirt if that helps.
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Posted December 15, 2015 - 02:48 PM

Don't plant your potatoes "in" the ground.  Take a hoe and build up a ridge about 16" tall by pulling tilled dirt from both sides.  Plant your potatoes on top of that ridge.  They will do better and a LOT easier digging them.  I use a Bolens Gardener with a middle buster to roll them out with.  All that is left is the picking.  Pics of the gardener and middle buster.

 

Gard Photo-5.jpg       Mid Bust-1.jpg

 

 

 


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Posted December 15, 2015 - 02:51 PM

Sorry shoulda made clear potatoes are hilled... But not nearly as big as they could have been...
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Posted December 15, 2015 - 05:35 PM

Maybe your soil needs a bunch of legume plowed into it.  I put goat manure on my garden each fall and plow it under.



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Posted December 16, 2015 - 10:29 AM

Hi Greasy 6020, I wouldn't go over 36"  maybe 32 / 34" would work good, what kind of points do you plan to use?


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Posted December 16, 2015 - 11:40 AM

N sure what they are called but they are 2" wide with no swept back parts


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Posted December 16, 2015 - 01:51 PM

The cultivator I have is 54" wide. Then I have room to adjust the placement of the shanks.
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Posted December 16, 2015 - 02:04 PM

Those narrow points don't work very good for weeding as they don't cover enough area.  Need way more than you can mount on the tool bar.  that is why I mentioned old cultivator sweeps.  One shank can cover up to 6" of weed killing width.  With points you get 1" as the weed roots can slip around the sides of the points.  David Bradley shanks and sweeps, or shovels, as they are also called will fit right on a Brinly cultivator.

 

Gard Photo-5.jpg   Kind of hard to see but the closer Brinly has the sweeps on.  The Brinly further away has the points. 


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Posted December 17, 2015 - 05:45 PM

If you are talking about building your own, I would start out at least as wide as the rear wheels on your tractor, probably a bit wider. You can always adjust the tines to a narrower width later if you need to.

 

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