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Lift system for cultivator shields
A new lift system for cultivators lets you raise and lower all cultivator shields at once from the tractor seat.
Inventor-manufacturer Mark DeWitz, Good Thunder, Minn., says he came up with the system in order to adjust shield height to different sized crops on the go. "It lets you keep speed up and still get maximum weed control. The lift system also saves time when moving from one field to another or from one crop to another. Another advantage is that when shields plug up from excess crop residue, you can raise them from the cab and never have to climb down off the tractor."
The fully adjustable lift system attaches to any toolbar by drilling and tapping 3/8-in. dia. holes in the top side of the bar to mount the horizontal 2-in. support pipe. Each shield has a separate lift arm that rotates with the 2-in. pipe. The lift arms move in and out by adjusting set bolts and the length of chain to each shield can be adjusted. A single hydraulic cylinder controls the lift.
Sells for $179 for an 8-row cultivator.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Mark DeWitz, Box 242, Good Thunder, Minn. 56037 (ph 507 278-3665).

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1989 - Volume #13, Issue #3