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Converted a Spring tooth digger to 3 pt


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#1 MNGB OFFLINE  

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Posted November 21, 2017 - 07:35 PM

Hi all, just finished up on converting an old pull type spring tooth digger to 3 pt hitch to use behind the Power King, I like these digger for garden work they do a good job and leave the ground in nice shape. I've been watching on CL's for a couple of years for one here in MN the cheap worn busted up ones are priced at $50.00 plus and half decent ones for $75 to $100.00 \have even seen them at $200.00. Well in mid Oct there was a farm auction less then 10 mile from me and it had one on it and in very good condition so I went and stood around for 2/3 hrs and the auctioneer finally got to it of course they tried getting a opening bid of $50.00 after a bit I said $10.00 and that was the first and last bid so I got it for 10. So after I  finished the JD LA got to work and fabricated a 3 pt hitch for it, if I were to do it over I'd use a different type of hitch but this one will be good.

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Edited by MNGB, November 21, 2017 - 10:19 PM.

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Posted November 21, 2017 - 09:05 PM

have fun with it in the garden

it should work good for many more years


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Posted November 21, 2017 - 09:14 PM

My uncle made a small version from a section of a large harrow, used it behind his Sears SS14, worked good for over 40 years.


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Posted November 21, 2017 - 10:37 PM

How would you have done the hitch different?


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Posted November 21, 2017 - 10:43 PM

Hi, I would have hinged the 3 pt at the lower point and used chains going to the aft tooth bar that way the chains would lift the rear but when on the ground they would alow the digger to float, I now have float using the flex top link mount.


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Posted November 22, 2017 - 05:13 AM

Nice! Should work well for you!



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Posted November 22, 2017 - 08:14 PM

Nice way of making it hook up. What is the working depth of one like this?
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Posted November 22, 2017 - 08:23 PM

Hi shorty, I think 4 maybe 5 inches, yesterday I took it outside for winter starage and thought I'd see if it would go in the ground but no way the ground is frozen so I'll have to wait till spring to try it and report back, I think probably more then the Power King can pull.


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Posted November 22, 2017 - 08:41 PM

You sink them all the way down and they'll give that PK a good workout if not stall it. My uncle had to hook his Allis Chalmers WC to his when he sunk them all the way in. You have to have pretty loose ground to get full depth. The real benefit to them is they tend to pull rocks to the surface making it easy to pick them.


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