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Over-The-Row Rotor Tiller
Myron Kinney raises flowers that he sells as "pick your own". In order to weed the narrow rows, he built an over-the-row tiller that lets him clean up two rows at once.
  He used two walk-behind tillers to build the tractor-mounted unit. Both had worm-drive gearboxes, which he drives with one #40 roller chain. It drives sprockets on both tillers. The main drive sprocket is pto-driven by the tractor. An idler sprocket mounts above the main drive sprocket.
  The main frame came from an old 4-row Ford cultivator that Kinney cut down to two rows.
  He uses the 2-row tiller behind a Kubota 31-hp. tractor with it's wheels set in for 40-in. spacing.
  "The tractor has a 3-speed pto. I run the tiller with the pto at high speed. The flowers are spaced equi-distant so I can work them traveling in both directions, eliminating the need for hand weeding. It's a great time-saver," says Kinney.
  For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Myron Kinney, 7500 State Rd. 158, Columbia, Ill. 62236 (ph 618 476-7287).

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2000 - Volume #24, Issue #2