2013 - Volume #37, Issue #2, Page #27[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Cub Cadet Tillage Tools
The line includes a one-bottom, 12-in. moldboard plow, a 5-ft. wide tandem disk, and a pull-type harrow cart. He uses the equipment with his Cub Cadet 1872 18 hp garden tractor equipped with a 3-pt. hitch and rear pto.
“I use this equipment to till 25 to 30 gardens in our area every spring and fall. I also do grass seeding on new lawns. I build all my implements, and if they don’t work at first then I modify them until they do,” says Shannon.
To build the plow he modified a Brinley 3-pt. mounted, one-bottom plow. He used the bottom parts from a pair of International Harvester semi-mounted plows equipped with 14-in. moldboards, including the frog, shear and shim, which he cut down to 12 in. He also used 1/2-in. thick steel to build a 3-pt. mounted frame for the plow.
“Most of the gardens I work in are 16 to 20 ft. long, and I want to get the plow in the ground as soon as possible to do a nice job. However, sometimes the Brinley plow would go 8 to 10 ft. before it got down in the ground and started plowing. My rebuilt plow drops down right away,” says Shannon.
He made a 12-in. notched coulter for the plow out of a large 18-in. dia. skil saw blade that was originally used to cut up blocks of ice. “If there’s any trash on the ground such as cornstalks or soybean residue, a notched coulter will hold the trash down and chop it up instead of letting it build up underneath the plow,” says Shannon.
He built the disk by fastening 2 commercial disks together. The harrow cart was made up of a 6-ft. wide section of an IH harrow. “I use the harrow to work grass seed into freshly tilled lawns. I like it because I can pick the cart up at the end of the lawn without having to drag the harrow across the grass and destroying it,” says Shannon.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bruce Shannon, 615 2nd St., Murray, Iowa 50174 (ph 641 414-3931; email@example.com).
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