2006 - Volume #30, Issue #4, Page #11[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Field Cultivator "Rock Rake"
The cultivator was originally equipped with three rows of 1 1/2-in. wide C-shanks mounted on toolbars. He unbolted the shanks from the front two toolbars and moved them on the rear bar, using existing holes in the cultivator frame to bolt them on. The shanks are spaced about 3 in. apart. He also bolted a steel plate onto both ends of the rear toolbar to keep rocks from rolling out to the sides.
"It works great on rocks anywhere from three inches in diameter to as big as a basketball," says Dietz. "I use my Ford 100 hp tractor to pull it and run the shanks three to four inches deep. I drag the rocks to any location where it's convenient to pick them up later, then hydraulically raise the cultivator to deposit the rocks. The shanks are spaced quite close together so it does pull quite a bit of dirt with it."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Paul J. Dietz, 8538 Lake Rd., Hicksville, Ohio 43526 (ph 419 542-7250).
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