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Posted May 16, 2016 - 06:35 PM

I been working on a couple of rod weeders for the Planet jr and a DB tractor this spring. As far as I know there's only one original weeder been found and lives out of Washington state. Using measurements and some design changes for ease of building, I made this pair. They work real good and you can go right over standing crops with out damaging them. not sure yet how tall you can weed, but im sure to find out before this all done. Here's some pictures of the machines and what the garden looks like after running them.

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Posted May 16, 2016 - 06:42 PM

a few more.

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Posted May 16, 2016 - 07:31 PM

That's really neat ! I didn't think it could be used right over crops I thought it was for "blind " cultivating . Are those fingers $$ ? You sure need a lot
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Posted May 16, 2016 - 07:42 PM

Nice Jeff.
They work better than one would expect, don't they?
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Posted May 16, 2016 - 08:46 PM

That's really neat ! I didn't think it could be used right over crops I thought it was for "blind " cultivating . Are those fingers $$ ? You sure need a lot

the finger" is only a 3/16 common rod, comes in 12' lengths, cut to size, bend on a jig. Ye you can go right over a live plant of at least 3" in height so far.


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Posted May 16, 2016 - 08:50 PM

Nice Jeff.
They work better than one would expect, don't they?

The secret is the roots. seeds put down a tap root that several inches below the surface for an anchor, the weeds/grasses, are sprouting in the top 1/4 to 1/2 inch of the surface, this thing is set to go 1" below the top and wipe them all out, never even touches the seeded plant. After they come up the seeded crop has a mighty root that don't pull out easy, then you just have to watch picking the leaves off of them. I can also remove each rod or several rods to leave a gap, something the original one wouldn't do.


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