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Posted October 12, 2017 - 10:59 PM

Took the brinly cultivator out today, had trouble pulling it in plowed ground.

Couldn't go much further than 10' without spinning out and digging myself a pair of holes. This is in dry, plowed ground with a few weed/sod crap chunks that don't cause trouble.

The tractor I had it on is my roper rt16, has chains and 23 9.50 12 turfs

Any good solutions? Can't make sense out of why I'd be slipping pulling the brinly cultivator in ground like that...
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Posted October 12, 2017 - 11:01 PM

 Is the ground soft enough that the front wheels are sinking in  Don


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Posted October 12, 2017 - 11:05 PM

Is the ground soft enough that the front wheels are sinking in Don


No, just the rears
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Posted October 12, 2017 - 11:33 PM

  Got wheel weights, loaded tires. Lots can depend on how it all balances. Don


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Posted October 13, 2017 - 04:48 AM

Eat more


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Posted October 13, 2017 - 05:01 AM

Eat more

So true. My tractor is a different animal when I get on compared to junior's driving. But he is doing his best to catch up. The lad loves to eat and the grocery bill shows it.
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Posted October 13, 2017 - 05:30 AM

I wonder how much difference it would make if the cultivator was further back ,  not sure of the correct name but the theoretical hitch point . . 

 


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Posted October 13, 2017 - 05:50 AM

How deep were you going with it? Could have been bottoming out and taking weight off the back tires!


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Posted October 13, 2017 - 07:52 AM

is your sleeve hitch or 3-point in "float mode" ?  Not in float mode causes the rear tires to lose traction depending on what the cultivator is doing as far as depth and how much pressure is on it trying to force it down.  Float mode keeps tractor independent.  Also...eat more.  LOL


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Posted October 13, 2017 - 08:10 AM

I have more problem getting the cultivator in deep enough.  Been using a Bolens tube frame with Ag tires and have never had a spin out problem.  Sounds like those clumps may be giving you more problems than you think.  If one get hung up between two shanks it acts like a dozer blade and you can't pull that under ground.  Next time it happens, dig the cultivator out by hand to see what is stopping it.



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Posted October 13, 2017 - 10:05 AM

is your sleeve hitch or 3-point in "float mode" ? Not in float mode causes the rear tires to lose traction depending on what the cultivator is doing as far as depth and how much pressure is on it trying to force it down. Float mode keeps tractor independent. Also...eat more. LOL


It has the manual 3 point hitch from sears... wasn't pushing down on the handle, letting it "float"

Ya I dunno what's up with the eating more🤷🏻‍♂️ I'm eating near everything in sight but I'm losingweight. Weird isn't it?

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Posted October 13, 2017 - 10:06 AM

Eat more


I am, but I still weigh in 170 or 180 soaking wet...

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Posted October 13, 2017 - 10:07 AM

How deep were you going with it? Could have been bottoming out and taking weight off the back tires!


I just dropped it, maybe 4" at best. It's a manual sears 3 point, with an ugly ugly ugly brinly adapter of my design.

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Posted October 13, 2017 - 01:39 PM

When you say you go 10' until spinning. Gets me to think that is how far it takes to fully sink in. And then it is more than your traction. Try keeping it from sinking in quite as far.
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Posted October 13, 2017 - 01:57 PM

My Brinly cultivator came with a depth gauge.  Does your have one?  Or do you have good control of hitch down-depth?  Shorty is right, sounds like it takes 10' to sink in until she bottoms out, stopping you cold.  You need something to hold the depth at a controlled setting either by a gauge-bar/wheel or on the hitch control mechanism.

 

I have a Johnny Products electric sleeve hitch allows my to set the depth anywhere I want in either mode so I don't use the depth gauge...but you may need to.

 

My 2 cents.


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