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Posted November 28, 2017 - 05:12 PM

I bought the newer version cultivator some time back.

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Having issues with the angle iron bending. So I decided to fix that. I bought this at the show last Oct.
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Now I am modding the two into one.
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Made up a mount to bolt those into.
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And I will brace the daylights out of the final part!
 

 


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Posted November 28, 2017 - 07:25 PM

Looks like your on the right track

If Alice beats that up think its time to go and modified cat 1 attachments for Alice


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Posted November 29, 2017 - 03:43 PM

I welded the mount up today.

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Now I'm studying how to reinforce the angle iron. Thinking about something like this:

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The mount is welded to 2.5" X .250" angle. I just don't want any flex/bend to take place. When I stick it in the ground, it will tear up the soil. I am not a structural engineer, just winging it.



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Posted November 29, 2017 - 04:44 PM

I have seen a couple of those newer cultivators.  Built way to light but then again they were only made to go a couple inches deep, they're not subsoilers.


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Posted November 29, 2017 - 04:56 PM

I have seen a couple of those newer cultivators.  Built way to light but then again they were only made to go a couple inches deep, they're not subsoilers.

That was my next question. How deep should it go? 1" or more?

And how hard the ground is will make a difference! I am hoping to go 2"+ in 'soft/turned soil. Maybe 1"+ in non turned.



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Posted November 29, 2017 - 07:10 PM

Wonder if the braces on the angle iron would be stronger if they were straight instead of being on the angle, line of pull?

I'm no engineer either, just a thought

Everything looks good, keep up the good work

You should try to sell your used welding sparks on eBay

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Depth I'm not sure

1 or 2 inches don't seem like much to me but what do I know, don't have a garden, I'm a carpenter

Thinking 2 to 3 inches, but depending on soil condition is always the biggest factor


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Posted November 29, 2017 - 07:15 PM

Interesting blender of making something work. I have a PK tool bar type of cultivater I like to get about 6" down with.
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Posted November 29, 2017 - 07:36 PM

I have a older Brinly CC600 cultivator that in loose ground I can practically bury. On hard ground I make three passes with gradual weight increases on it.


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Posted November 30, 2017 - 05:45 AM

Wonder if the braces on the angle iron would be stronger if they were straight instead of being on the angle, line of pull?

I'm no engineer either, just a thought

Everything looks good, keep up the good work

You should try to sell your used welding sparks on eBay

Actually seen that once  

 

Depth I'm not sure

1 or 2 inches don't seem like much to me but what do I know, don't have a garden, I'm a carpenter

Thinking 2 to 3 inches, but depending on soil condition is always the biggest factor

I need to get the other one up so I can show why I want to angle the braces. It's in how I plan to mount this to the original frame work. Maybe this pic will help. I have circled in Red what parts I am using from this.

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Posted November 30, 2017 - 07:05 AM

I think I see the direction you are heading


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Posted November 30, 2017 - 09:25 AM

I think I see the direction you are heading

It's going to be a blend of the two. It will be similar to this one:

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Width will not be adjustable. I have it figured to be 48" wide at the rear to take out Alice's wide footprint.


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Posted November 30, 2017 - 03:44 PM

I got some done today. Brought up to CC-550 and broke it down. This is what I need to mount the new parts to.

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Put that in the vise to remove the 1" bolt. May be in the way.

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Took the front cross part off and split it. This will strengthen the angle iron mount.

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Got that all welded together.

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Added the angle braces. They end above the 1/2" bracing.

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Gotta got get some 3/8" X 3" bolts tomorrow. Then I can figure out what to do at the back end for bracing.


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Posted December 01, 2017 - 02:06 PM

I put things together today so I can figure out a brace system to the front. This thing won't need any extra weight, quite heavy already! I have keepers & wedges for 2 more teeth, that may be plenty. Just that they will not have sweeps on them.

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Oh yeah, it's 48.25" across the rear points. Came out close to what I planned.


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Posted December 01, 2017 - 04:47 PM

I got all 5 teeth on it now. Two skinny ones are a bit longer, but they'll work. Have an idea for bracing the back ends, need to draw something up.

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Posted December 02, 2017 - 04:37 PM

Got the brace made up! And it works good.

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Took it for a test run. Found out I had the add-on teeth set wrong. It was messing up at the mounts. The sweeps were acting more like a furrower.

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This what I played in. Ran the disk over it all to smooth things out.

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This is one of the sweeps. Notice the angle where it bolts in at.

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I was using the lower bolt holes, creating a wrong angle for this to work. So I put the teeth back on in the upper holes and things look more like I think it should.

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If I have any more issues with the mounts, I will get some 1/2" bolts and do away with the keepers and wedges!


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