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Re: Cultivator

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Tim PloughNman Daley

11-05-2012 05:53:53

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Back in the day, there were no fertilizers, weed control chemicals, and bug control chemicals. A Cultivator was used to weed between the rows when they were young and not too high to drive the tractor over. Usually set up as a two-row hoeing machine, 11 shanks were the standard spring shank type. Rigid shanks, or Field Cultivators were used to break up previously planted fields that may just need the crust broken up and a plow may be too much. Once you have a garden or food plot that is regularly used every year, you can usually get away with either discing or setting the cultivator up to just break the soil enough to create a seed bed. That saves you from having to plow under the old growth then having to disc then preparing a seed bed with a drag tooth. Another advantage to a cultivator is that it will leave nice, straight little furrows to plant seed. When a farmer bought a new Ford tractor, a plow was usually also purchased and a cultivator was the second most purchased item...

Tim 'PloughNman' Daley(MI)

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Fuddy Duddy

11-05-2012 06:04:26

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 Re: Cultivator in reply to Tim PloughNman Daley, 11-05-2012 05:53:53  
"Another advantage to a cultivator is that it will leave nice, straight little furrows to plant seed"
I guess maybe that is why I asked the question. Once I have finished plowing and disking I have been using a hoe to make the furrows. Thats a lots of work. I know there was something to do that job. I just wasn't sure what. Would this be the best tool for the job. Or is there something else better to make the furrows?

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