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One pass till/plant rig
A 12-ft. long gooseneck bridge hitch lets Tim Corder, Mountain Home, Idaho, pull a harrow attachment and 12-ft. drill be-hind his chisel plow, allowing him to till and plant in one pass.
Corder built the gooseneck hitch from 3 by 5-in. steel tubing. The two hitch arms are welded together in front, but are 5 ft. apart at the rear where they're bolted onto a steel "caddy" that attaches directly to the harrow and drill. The "caddy" is sup-ported in front by a pair of 14-in. car wheels. The harrow attachment is a re-built Triple K Mfg. unit equipped with S-tine shanks, roller, and leveler bar.
"It saves two tillage trips, one to chisel plow and one to harrow," says Corder. "The gooseneck hitch allows the drill to turn as sharp as it could if it were hitched directly to the tractor. The S-tine shanks, roller, and leveler bar on the harrow attachment are all raised or lowered together by a hydraulic cylinder. I use another cylinder to raise and lower the drill. I built my own heavy duty 14-in. diameter roller to replace the original roller to stand up better in rocks. The leveler bar was mounted in front of the S-tine shanks. I removed it and built my own leveler bar, then mounted it directly in front of the opener discs on the drill to provide a level seedbed. If I want I can unbolt the caddy and hitch the harrow attachment or drill directly to the tractor."
Corder welded a steel "hitch" plate to the rear of the chisel plow for the goose-neck to hitch to.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Tim Corder, 303 Aguirre, Mountain Home, Idaho 83647 (ph 208 587-8773).


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1992 - Volume #16, Issue #1