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#1 ducky OFFLINE  

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Posted July 07, 2016 - 09:55 PM

Built this unit last year so I could get into some smaller fields that was hard to get to with the 16 footer.  I have a drag on the 16 and it left a very nice seed bed.  I built this one out of new S tine and 6" sweeps that came off of one of the field cultivator of a farmer I work for.  

This thing does a great job but left the farrows behind those duck feet.  Could never plant behind it.  I spent 2 days putting this drag together and went for a test

I took it over to a small field that is fallow right now and found it worked better than expected.  Before the drag the unit would dig up the weeds but not leave them on top of the ground.  Now it drags them a little and they ear petty much on top to dry and DYE.

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Posted July 07, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Nice work around and some great repurposing too.
I see you "play" 2nd shift like I do :D

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Posted July 08, 2016 - 07:25 AM

Nice job on that from what I can see in the dark.


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Posted July 08, 2016 - 08:46 AM

How many tines are on it? Looks good and sounds like it works well.

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Posted July 08, 2016 - 09:29 AM

How many tines are on it? Looks good and sounds like it works well.

12 with 6" sweeps


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Posted July 08, 2016 - 03:01 PM

Nice cultivator! How wide is it?

What do you pull it with?

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Posted July 08, 2016 - 04:53 PM

I pull it with my 394S Massey and it is about 80" wide.


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Posted July 08, 2016 - 06:37 PM

Very nice job Ducky, can you get a video of it working some time?



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Posted July 08, 2016 - 08:27 PM

There seems to be a lot of interest in my cultivator so I got some better pics and yes I will get a vid of it in action. Just got some rain today so the vid is a day or 2 off.

Here are a few better pics of the cultivator and the tractor I use it on.  It  is a 72 HP tractor and weight 7200 Lbs.  Also has AC. :rocker2:

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I am sure there will be questions about these.

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I have a guy water jet them for me as I can find the steel plate.

They look really good on my MF 14, 16 and 1655s at plow days.

 

Here is a cultivator in smaller version for one of my 1655s.  Does a great job but definitely needed the gauge wheels to control the depth.  I get those off corn cultivator that are really cheap up here.  Plus I only buy the one with S tines, New they are $20+.

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Posted July 09, 2016 - 04:28 AM

Nice job on both of them. Plenty of front weights.


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Posted July 09, 2016 - 07:04 AM

The little one is more my size. About what I want to build some day.
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Posted July 10, 2016 - 10:58 AM

The little one is more my size. About what I want to build some day.

It works great behind my MF 1655.


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Posted July 10, 2016 - 12:33 PM

It works great behind my MF 1655.

How big is a 1655? About a 1000 pounds?




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