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    Default Re: Towed Cultipacker Vs. 3-Pt. Lift Cultipacker - Advantages / Disadvantages?

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    If you are working in small areas like food plots where turning area is at a premium, a 3 pt cultipacker is invaluable. If you are working in larger fields with plenty of turnaround room, a pull type will work fine. As mentioned earlier, the 3 pt model is much preferable if you need to drive from field to field on roads or other ground that doesn't need to be packed, not to mention the extra wear and tear on the wheels. For my money, I like the 3 pt kind. Not sure why most of the old ones are pull type. It's almost like nobody thought to make a 3 pt model back in the day.
    Just to set your mind right.....going back in time.....the only 3 point equipment were the little Ford N tractors or Ferguson models. These were small tractors that lacked the size and hydrualic lift capacity of todays tractors. Even horses didnt have a three point lift. Therefore MOST of the implements were pull type equipment until tractors got bigger and the Ferguson 3-point patents were "up".
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    Default Re: Towed Cultipacker Vs. 3-Pt. Lift Cultipacker - Advantages / Disadvantages?

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    Thank you for excellent information in early post replies.
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    Sixdogs: Any reason I could not take floating Top Link hitch off my King Kutter rotary cutter (Bush Hog) and use it on a 3-Pt Lift Cultipacker? Wouldn't this improve ground contact? Any manufacturer tried this or some other "floating" solution?
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    I don't see how that would help but you could try it. While each has disadvantages and advantages, some of this is subjective. I actually have both a pull-type as well as a 3 pt model and use one or the other depending on the situation.
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    Default Re: Towed Cultipacker Vs. 3-Pt. Lift Cultipacker - Advantages / Disadvantages?

    You're getting some great advice here. The demand for 3pt attachments today is MUCH greater than pull type for the reasons mentioned already. I think the main reason is transport convenience. In the old days when farms were at one location for the most part, the farmer could pull his attachment from field to field and not worry about transport but that isn't normally how it works today. It is so convenient to just lift up your attachment and drive on and off of a trailer and there's no comparison when you need to get into tight areas. You may compromise a little by having a 3pt cultipacker on really uneven, rough ground but I think it will be minimal. The main thing to pay attention to is WEIGHT in a cultipacker and we definitely have that covered along with a quick-hitch compatible design with skid stands for an easy hook-up. Check them out here on our website.
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    For better float on a 3 pt. cultipacker, couldn't you disconnect the top point while in the field?

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    Default Re: Towed Cultipacker Vs. 3-Pt. Lift Cultipacker - Advantages / Disadvantages?

    I'll add another thing I have been thinking about and the deep thinkers can figure out why this happens.
    If the ground is soft, say tilled or whatever, a 3-pt packer will often leave tire tracks and tire impressions showing when done packing. With a pull-type packer you can see the bar marks from the tires but almost never the settled-in tire impressions. In other words, the pull type does a smoother job. I believe it's the weight transfer issue. As noted, I use both types and use them a lot. Most often I'll use a pull type if there are not many obstacles to dodge and weave around.

    Here's another thought. Somewhere on this website is a photo of a pull-type packer that someone turned around and added a 3-pt hitch to for ease of transport. He left the tongue long but it could easily be hinged or made extendable/compressionable to shorten and lengthen. Wheels on a flip-over model don't work because a packer needs to be heavy to to the job and it's not posssible to flip 1000 lbs by hand. A hydraulic cylinder to lift wheels is better.
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    Default Re: Towed Cultipacker Vs. 3-Pt. Lift Cultipacker - Advantages / Disadvantages?

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff9366 View Post
    Thank you for excellent information in early post replies.
    Keep 'em coming. I can feel the smartness just welling up........

    Sixdogs: Any reason I could not take floating Top Link hitch off my King Kutter rotary cutter (Bush Hog) and use it on a 3-Pt Lift Cultipacker? Wouldn't this improve ground contact? Any manufacturer tried this or some other "floating" solution?
    THANKS!

    Not sure of what you feel the problem is with the "floating"? If you lower the 3PH fully you should have enough slack in the hitch to ride over the ground without any dips or bumps having an effect on the hitch.

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    Default Re: Towed Cultipacker Vs. 3-Pt. Lift Cultipacker - Advantages / Disadvantages?

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff9366 View Post
    Thank you for excellent information in early post replies.
    Keep 'em coming. I can feel the smartness just welling up........

    Sixdogs: Any reason I could not take floating Top Link hitch off my King Kutter rotary cutter (Bush Hog) and use it on a 3-Pt Lift Cultipacker? Wouldn't this improve ground contact? Any manufacturer tried this or some other "floating" solution?
    THANKS!
    I'd like to re-think that floating hitch thing and say it might be worth a try. I could see the rigidness of the top link as a problem especially as the front wheels dip and rise. Good thinking.
    Now, a tractor with draft control might help but a pull type, I feel, is the right answer if the land is open enough.
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    My plan is to build one with all the features I want. It will be an 8' pull type but with hydraulic lift wheels like on an offset harrow. The hitch will be interchangeable so I can use a Clevis or ball, so I can pull it with a tractor but more likely with a truck. This way someone can be disking or broadcasting while another drives around cultipacking from the comfort of a truck. The hydraulics will be driven with a 12 V hydraulic pump. It will be highway transportable by towing for short distances, like I transport my harrow behind my truck. I have gathered all the parts except the packer wheels (will get them from Everything Attachments) and plan to build it this winter. For my needs, that's the ideal packer. And I do think a pull type is more effective than a 3 point, unless you are in tight places or need to transport it, so it is a trade off. We try to make turn arounds at the end of all our plots so the harrow and packer can be turned without doing a 3 point turn.

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    Default Re: Towed Cultipacker Vs. 3-Pt. Lift Cultipacker - Advantages / Disadvantages?

    Here's a photo of the pull type that I use. It's a bit different in that it is a "cultimulcher" with cultivators in the middle of two packers. Works like a charm. In this pic it's actually hooked to my truck for towing somewhere. The two weights (55 lb each) strapped to the front are to increase tongue weight so it doesn't fishtail while towing. It's 8 ft wide.
    These are more expensive than a basic packer but I needed the extra weight (2500-3000lb) and needed the leveling aspect of the tines. It gets pulled with an MX5100 kubota 4wd with weights up front. If I plan on cultivating deep, which is rare, I use a bigger tractor.
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