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    Platinum Member nspec's Avatar
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    Check out this score. I traded a Ford 101 2-bottom 12" plow straight up for it. (I only paid $350 for the plow) I've always wanted one, but could never justify it's cost.

    Has anyone ever heard of this brand? It looks a little like the old Brillions. It has a very nice homemade 3-point setup on it, as it appears it began it's life as a tow behind unit. This is evidenced by the square stock that sticks out over the 2nd roller. These support the ends of the rear axle via plates with cutouts that allow the bearing ends to float up and down so when it is raised with the 3 pt. hitch, it doesn't drop down too far. Never needed this when it was a tow behind rig as it would never be raised. Works very well. The double gangs have a little more of a smoothing/leveling effect than I imagine a single would. Thanks goodness I was able to lift it out of the back of my truck!!
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    NICE!! Especially for $350! I have a thread on one that I bought for $325 a few weeks ago, but mine is a single axle unit. I got to use it yesterday for the first time and I really like it. Does the second axle on yours pivot up and down some? Or it is in a permanent fixed position relative to the front axle? Seems like it would pivot, sort of like the way the axles on a tandem axle trailer pivot up and down for bumps, dips, etc...

    I am sure yours being much heavier than mine it really packs the soil down well. I'm already thinking of adding some weight to mine as it does seem to be a bit light. I'm curious but are the packing wheels lined up with each other (front to rear), or is there some offset? Are you using yours for food plots, or just general planting/gardening? Anyway, congrat's on your new attachment!
    Nothing could be finer than riding my JD790 in South Carolina!!

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    I have been vaguely interested in such a thing lately. It seems like it would be good for tamping in winter cover crop on my garden, as well as the miscellaneous things we plant to re-seed the area the pigs are in, over the winter when the pigs aren't there. Just can't justify the cost, though.

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    Kebo: Yes the rear axle is able to travel up and down about a foot. It works very well. The center of the discs on the rear axle (the high point) line up in between each of the larger discs on the forward axle (the low point). I think there is one pic where you can sort of make this out. The net effect is that I have narrower ridges than I suppose I would have with only the larger front axle. I think each ridge is about 2 inches or so wide. It does not leave the ground as firm as I would have guessed it would, though. All the air is removed from the soil and it is definitely firmed, but not pressed to the point of compaction. This may be partly my soil. I can easily flatten the ridges by walking on them.

    I'm using this in a large vegetable garden. My reasons for using it are threefold. First, I want to remove the 'fluff' from the soil after I till, so it settles in a bit. If I don't, the soil is so soft and light I sink in shin deep! Secondly, I want to pattern the area crossways so the rainwater doesn't sheet up and run off as bad. I lost a lot of seed this spring and had to replant. Finally, I will really use it each year to press in my cover crops. I've planted buckwheat and winter rye in the past, and that which was rolled did soooo much better.

    I would never have spent $1,000 on one - I would have made do. But, I did always want one and this was such a good opportunity that I had to jump on it. I'll post pics this fall when I put the rye in the ground.

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    Home run, congrats. I'm looking for a deal on one, too. How wide is your unit?
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    rollers are 6 foot, unit is 7 foot total

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