2001 - Volume #25, Issue #5, Page #34[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Home-Built Potato Hiller
I use the implement with my little Deutz tractor and usually dig 2 1/2 to 3 in. deep, although I can dig up to 5 in. deep. It saves a lot of work. I plant my potatoes in rows 5 ft. apart so I've got plenty of room to maneuver. I also use the rig to hill up sweet corn so stalks won't blow down in high winds.
The entire machine is welded together except for the top link arm, which bolts on. I use that arm with my 3-pt. planter. My only cost was the $60 I spent for the metal used to make the blades. (Floyd Keller, Osage, Sask., Canada S0G 3T0 ph 306 722-3741)
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