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He Drills, Tills In One Trip
"I've farmed successfully for 35 years and don't use any herbicides on wild oats thanks to this planting rig I put together," says Robert Huff, Edmonton, Alberta.
"I pull three 9350 Deere Hoe Press Drills behind a 30-ft. cultivator with a rod weeder on the back row of shanks (you can see the rod weeder drive wheel at left in photo). A 4-bar mounted harrow attaches to the back of cultivator. The drill hitch runs straight back from the tractor drawbar over the top of the cultivator.
"I wait until wild oats reach the 2-leaf stage and then I seed and cultivate the weeds out in one pass. It results in very clean crops."
To transport cultivator and drills, Huff drops off one of the 10-ft. drills and swings the other two drills 5 ft. to the left by pivoting and then repinning the swing hitch (see foreground of photo). Cultivator wings fold to a 20 ft. transport width.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Robert C. Huff, Rt. 6, Box 246A, Edmonton, Alberta T5B 4K3 Canada (ph 403 472-6202).

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