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Tip-Up Bucket For Cultivator Tines
"We got the idea from farmers who complained about the time it takes to manually raise tines up out of the way with wrenches," says Roger Barenthsen, engineer with Alloway Rau, manufactuer of new "tip-up" brackets for S-tines that use locking pins instead of nuts and bolts to hold tines in place.
Barenthsen explains that most farmers put the new tip-up brackets on tines next to the row. When the crop is small, all tines are placed in the down position so you can cultivate up next to the row. As the crop matures, you shift tines into the second position which lets you raise or lower them by pulling just one pin. That lets you quickly raise the tines in parts of the field where the crop has matured enough to make it difficult to cultivate next to the row, and then lower them back down again where the crop is still small - or where you've replanted - and you need to cultivate up next to the row. For late season work, you put the shank in the "up" position, using both locking pins, and just cultivate with the shanks between the rows.
The brackets fit any 2 by 2-in. toolbar. They're held in place with two set screws, which Barenthsen points out also makes it easy to change row spacings.
Brackets sell for $22 apiece.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Alloway Rau, P.O. Box 2825, Fargo, N. Dak. 58102 (ph 701282-7014).

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1991 - Volume #15, Issue #1