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  1. #1
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    Default cultipacker weight/horsepower

    I have been keeping an eye out for a cultipacker about 6 foot wide (no less) in order to cover the wheel width of a Ford model 2000 gas engine which is 36 HP. Up until now I had not given what horsepower is needed to pull a cultipacker since I am looking at it as a rolling load and not to much power would be needed tp pull it. I have a 1 1/4 food plot. So-- what is the max weight I should pull with this tractor and typically what width would that be?

    Thanks- Oldstuff

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    Default Re: cultipacker weight/horsepower

    I forgot to mention, since I know about what most 6 foot wides weigh I am assuming I would get a pull model rather than a 3 pt lift mode.

    Oldstuff

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    Default Re: cultipacker weight/horsepower

    I easily pulled a double 12 footer (that's like a dually). This had weight boxes on it for which I stacked concrete blocks for extra down force. No problem with my 36hp 1070 in 4WD. It gets interesting if you get it out on a paved road or concrete driveway. They like to roll once they get started. Make sure your brakes are in good working order.

    I was using it to pack down a freshly seeded alphalfa field. I used my 6' rototiller to 'plow' it up and borrowed a JD grain drill to plant it. The tiller took all day to do a 5 acre field. Multiple passes.
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    Default Re: cultipacker weight/horsepower

    Very little hp is needed on a cultipacker. My little 10hp Farmall Cub easily handles my 8-footer. If I had any hills I might worry a bit about that heavy cultipacker behind that little tractor but my farm is as flat as a pancake.

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    Default Re: cultipacker weight/horsepower

    I pulled a 12 footer last fall with my 35 HP Deere 4400. It did take a few HP the first time over the freshly tilled seedbed, but no problems at all.

    Wayne

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    Default Re: cultipacker weight/horsepower

    Thanks to All for the comments.

    Oldstuff

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    Default Re: cultipacker weight/horsepower

    Pull type, up to 10 ft would be reasonable. We have about 30 rebuilt packers on hand today, if you want to see pictures, fire me a email at sweet@scrtc.com Ken Sweet
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