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#1 MNGB ONLINE  

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Posted February 01, 2018 - 09:38 PM

Hi all, decided to build a 3 pt tool bar cultivator similar to what was offered by the Power King company, it is 55" wide will have 7 "C" shanks that different types of points can be used I'm going to try just plain points to start with, the shanks are bolted to the tool bar using a piece of 2" X 2" X 1/4" angle 55" long and 5/8" bolts have made a number of brackets to stagger the shanks if that is wanted. Have ordered the points and shanks but have not gotten them yet.

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Posted February 01, 2018 - 10:18 PM

Looks good too. Thanks
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Posted February 01, 2018 - 10:53 PM

Look like it ready to get some work done with spring coming up soon!  


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Posted February 02, 2018 - 03:22 AM

Looks real nice.  I wish I lived closer. I would have you build me one.


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Posted February 02, 2018 - 06:42 AM

I'll follow along here! Looking good so far.


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Posted February 02, 2018 - 08:17 AM

Got a good start there. 


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Posted February 02, 2018 - 08:27 PM

I have a PK tool bar I switched over to 3pt. Bought many years ago and forgot about it. Dad found back in the weeds a decade later. I think it has 7 brackets to mount on but only 5 shanks along with it. For the way I use it, 4" shovels work best.
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Posted February 04, 2018 - 09:23 AM

I cant wait to see finished product!
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Posted February 04, 2018 - 06:45 PM

Are you going to add hillers?  Hilling is a lot of work with a hoe.



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Posted February 04, 2018 - 06:58 PM

Hi coxhaus, its crosses my mind a couple of times but I built this a couple of years ago and it really works good as you say it beats the dickens out of a hoe :dancingbanana:

 

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Posted February 06, 2018 - 06:49 PM

Hi all, the parts for the cultivator got here late in the day was able to get them out of the box and installed on the tool bar boy were they cold it was well below zero here this morning and the high was about 7*F but put my gloves on and got the shanks bolted on only tried a couple of the points will need to get the right bolts tomorrow it looks like it will work good.

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Posted February 06, 2018 - 06:57 PM

What spacing did you go with in between?

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Posted February 06, 2018 - 07:12 PM

Hi shorty I drilled holes every 4.5" but the intention is 9"  so there will lots of options


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Posted February 06, 2018 - 10:10 PM

Man thats awsome.
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Posted February 07, 2018 - 12:10 AM

That's looking like it means business!

 

Question:  What's the purpose of having some of the shanks extended?  Just trying to learn more about implements and why things are made the way they are.  Thank! 


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