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3 Pt. Boulder Digger
There's almost no limit to the size of rock you can lift out of the ground with this new 3-pt. mounted "boulder digger".
Arnold Jorgenson, Powers Lake, N. Dak., got the idea after adding a couple teeth to a 3-pt. mounted bucket he had built many years before.
"We have a lot of rock in this area and, until now, we mostly just picked what was on top of the ground. We farmed over and around the big ones. That's hard on machinery so I was always looking for a way to get rid of them. Finally I tried putting teeth on my rear bucket and it worked great. So I had a local machine shop custom-build this rear rock digger. After digging out and hauling away at least 500 big rocks last spring and fall, we decided to offer them for sale. There's nothing else like it on the market that we could find," says Jorgenson.
The digger consists of two heavy tines mounted on a square frame. A hydraulic cylinder takes the place of the center stationary arm on the 3-pt. The cylinder tilts the teeth downward so when you back towards the rock, with the 3-pt. in the down position, the digger pushes into the ground next to the rock. Once you're up against the rock, you use the cylinder to rotate the teeth upward to loosen the rock. At the same time you drop the 3-pt. some more, or you may have to drive ahead a little and back up again, allowing the digger to work further under the rock. Then you can lift the rock out of the hole and haul it off the field on top of the tines. The tines can also be used to drag dirt into the hole to fill it.
Sells for $800.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Arnold Jorgenson, HC2, Box 47, Powers Lake, N. Dak. 58773 (ph 701464-5506).

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