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#1 Alc ONLINE  

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Posted August 17, 2011 - 05:41 AM

I was searching the net and came accross this one row potato digger . Looks pretty neat . I tried using a middle buster this year instead of a fork and it worked Ok but after tilling the ground for my fall garden I found it left some unearthed . What do you guys use ? potato plow pic1.jpg
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Posted August 17, 2011 - 05:55 AM

That's a neat looking implement. Ought to do the job. Have you started building the clone yet?

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Posted August 17, 2011 - 06:04 AM

I was searching the net and came accross this one row potato digger . Looks pretty neat . I tried using a middle buster this year instead of a fork and it worked Ok but after tilling the ground for my fall garden I found it left some unearthed . What do you guys use ? [ATTACH=CONFIG]19219[/ATTACH]


Dad had a PTO driven unit. Me, I use one of these
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Posted August 17, 2011 - 06:32 AM

ALC,
what website did you find that pic. on, for garden tractor ?

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Posted August 17, 2011 - 07:31 AM

This wasn't the site from the picture but I'm pretty sure it's the same thing panit blue . I did a goggle search " one row potato digger " Also found some you tube of them
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Posted August 17, 2011 - 07:34 AM

:smile1:

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I'm trying to figure out how you mount this on a GT :smile1:

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Posted August 17, 2011 - 07:42 AM

Have you started building the clone yet?

Kenny , it doesn't look that hard , might be able to double duty it to bring rocks to the surface too . I think someone with a little more know how on where to mount the digging part , close to the rear or farther from the center line for best traction , bet you would have to " hill" the potatoes to make it work using a GT too . The soil might not get so compacted . Al

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Posted August 17, 2011 - 08:38 AM

Utube potato digger and you will find all different typs and sizes. Some great ideas out there.

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Posted August 17, 2011 - 06:30 PM

thank you ALC, that gives me good idears, i'll look it up,

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Posted August 17, 2011 - 06:37 PM

The trouble with making one for a GT is that it needs pto and hydro power to run the shaker parts. Most tractors dont have that stuff. I used to have a IH horse drawn unit, but it was too much for a GT and i pulled it with an 800 ford. There are several siote around that have one row potota stuff, but most of he companys are in places like Russia or one of there old satilite countrys. Ive email them but i quess they dont speak english as they have never answered back.

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Posted August 17, 2011 - 06:51 PM

more or less this is what i was thinking, potato harvester viedo.MPG - YouTube
as an example, david bradley made a rear tine tiller attactment, you could follow that basic design or a sized down horse drawn design, have both pto driven.
chain cases and gear boxes from roto tillers and snowblowers could be used or build one,
if someone really wants one, he could make one.

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Posted August 17, 2011 - 08:01 PM

How about a set of drive wheels and sprockets from a self-propelled mower to get s shaft to turn spin come to think how about a engine from a self-propelled mower and use the aux. shaft for the drive ?

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Posted August 17, 2011 - 08:28 PM

parts for the shaker conecting rod could be had from a broken plate compactor,

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Posted August 17, 2011 - 10:09 PM

Dad had a PTO driven unit. Me, I use one of these
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I'm trying to figure out how you mount this on a GT :smile1:

How's this ? P8170553.jpg

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Posted August 17, 2011 - 10:41 PM

Al, how many did you plant. We always dug by hand as well. Many many hills. Few were missed.

Good luck. Looks like you got the shovel on the Power King. Is it hydrolic too.




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