1988 - Volume #12, Issue #1, Page #25[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Rolling Ball Indicator Keeps Cultivator On RowNo matter how much side-to-side sway you've got in your 3-pt. cultivator, you'll be able to keep it on row with this easy-to-use new "rolling ball" side draft indicator.
The guidance unit consists simply of a painted steel ball rolling back and forth in a clear liquid inside a clear 1 1/8-in. dia. plastic tube. The device mounts behind the front axle. All you have to do is keep the ball directly over the row to keep your cultivator in line.
Manufacturer Grant Hustad says the unit is adjustable so you can adapt it to your particular cultivator by changing the steepness of the curve in the tube. "Once you set it, it'll keep the cultivator in line on any contour from level ground to the steepest hills. Because it mounts up front, you don't have to look back. Cuts down on operator fatigue and virtually elimiates crop losses," he told FARM SHOW.
The unit is suspended from an L-shaped frame that attaches to the tractor frame with one bolt. Sells for $69.95.
For more information, contact FARM SHOW Followup, Marloo Enterprises, Hwys 29 & 55, P.O. Box 153, Glenwood, Minn. 56334 (ph 612 634-3887).
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