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Packer Wheels
We build lots of different equipment for our farm and last fall we came up with a new idea that works great. We put a row of small packer wheels underneath the tractor we use to sow our winter wheat. We use a drill pulled behind a rotary harrow to do the job in one pass after plowing. The packer wheels help even out the loose dirt under the tractor that doesn't get compacted likethedirt under the dual tires. It evens out the soil surface so our harrow can do a better job ahead of the drill. We used old steel packer wheels and raise or lower them with hydraulics. A steel rod with an indicator on it extends up into the tractor cab so we can control down pressure.
We enjoy reading about all the projects built by farmers in the U.S. and Canada.
Contact: Bernard Bougaud 1, Route Nationale Chemin, 39120 Chausin France

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1989 - Volume #13, Issue #2