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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Towed Cultipacker Vs. 3-Pt. Lift Cultipacker - Advantages / Disadvantages?

    That is one nice packer!!! When do you use it in the discing/planting sequence?? I expect after you disc and again after you broadcast seed (unless you use a drill). My planned build will be similar except with only one set of rollers. Who makes that? I am sure it cost thousands, but is the best looking one I have ever seen. Are you comfortable pulling it down the highway for short trips?

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

    It's is a 1960's Brillion and is still made pretty much the same but are very expensive new. Used ones are much cheaper with the smaller ones actually costing more than a bigger size. It is a secondary tillage tool in that after the ground is initially worked it is used to bring things down to a seedbed basis. Then I use a seeding packer to put down the seed. Fields come out looking like a pancake if you do it right. I'll try to get a pic over the next few days.
    No problem pulling it down the road since it's only maybe 9 ft wide. I'm only on back roads and have the pulling vehicle is followed by another and both have flashers on.
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    Default Re: Towed Cultipacker Vs. 3-Pt. Lift Cultipacker - Advantages / Disadvantages?

    SIXDOGS:

    It looks like the Loch Ness monster, Nessie.

    SOME RIG !

    You know of what you write.

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

    I visited the Brillion web site for the first time.
    Looked at the Brillion "Pulverizer" Model PP.
    Model PP web page states: "floating three point hitch linkage" Unfortunately, no detailed photo.
    Available in both 3-Point and Towed models.
    If Brillion displays at the Sunbelt Ag Expo I will check out floating hitch linkage on 3-Pt. model.

    I am going to the Sunbelt Ag Expo to GET SMARTER.....
    Last edited by jeff9366; 09-25-2012 at 07:29 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff9366 View Post
    I am going to the Sunbelt Ag. Expo in Moultrie, Georgia October 16-17-18, 2012. I will be there one of the three days.

    At top of my shopping list is a CULTIPACKER.

    There are a lot of TBN posts on Cultipackers but none comparing efficiency/effectiveness of Towed Cultipackers against 3-Pt. Lift Cultipackers.

    It is evident most of the older Cultipackers were towed but a lot of the current offerings are designed for the 3-Point Hitch. Why this change in emphasis?

    I am in North Florida. Sandy-Loam, only rocks soft limerock. My tractor is a kubota B3300SU 33-hp / 1,800 pounds.

    Using my 'Bush Hog' Rollover Box Blade there are some issues with the tool going UP when the tractor wheels encounter a LOW spot or a hole; and vice versa. Same issue probable with a 3-Pt. Lift Cultipacker?

    (Ken? Ted? Are you out there?)

    PLEASE MAKE ME SMARTER. ( Starting low; should not be too difficult.)

    The towed cultipacker will follow the ground better and not be jerked around by the tractor 3 point hitch. If you need to move down the highway to different food plots, a 3 point would be the best. Ken Sweet
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    Shipping Example: Can ship 800 lbs from Ky. to Dallas for $165
    The Northeast shipping corridor is a little more expensive.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff9366 View Post
    I visited the Brillion web site for the first time.
    Looked at the Brillion "Pulverizer" Model PP.
    Model PP web page states: "floating three point hitch linkage" Unfortunately, no detailed photo.
    Available in both 3-Point and Towed models.
    If Brillion will be at the Sunbelt Ag Expo I will check out this implement. Available in 5' model for my tractor....likely $$$$.

    I am going to the Sunbelt Ag Expo to LEARN.....
    You likely won't see any floating hitch anything. Best bet is to look at the website and learn how to make a connecting link yourself. Buy a standard packer and roll your own. Better bet is to buy a pull-type packer and find a picture of that pull type with a 3-pt hitch welded on to it. It's on the TBN somewhere and you can have the best of both.
    It's not hard to spend $5,000 to $10,000 on anything Brillion and even that won't buy much. Their six ft overseeder is $24,000 and cultimulchers start at $13,000 and go to infinity. You'll be learning, allright and lesson one is don't give up the day job.
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    Default Re: Towed Cultipacker Vs. 3-Pt. Lift Cultipacker - Advantages / Disadvantages?

    Used 6 ft Pull Type Cultipacker, CAN SHIP CHEAP items in Sweetfarmequipment store on eBay!

    Above are several of our reworked Brillion cultipackers priced at a fraction of what a new one costs. Ken Sweet
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    Shipping Example: Can ship 800 lbs from Ky. to Dallas for $165
    The Northeast shipping corridor is a little more expensive.

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

    This is not exactly the photo I wanted but shows how to add a 3 pt hitch to an older packer. In this photo the front hitch had been removed but an earlier photo I saw had the front tongue left on. You could shorten the tongue or make it hingable or detachable and you then have a way to transport the packer and yet use it as a pull-type when you get where you are going.
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    Default Re: Towed Cultipacker Vs. 3-Pt. Lift Cultipacker - Advantages / Disadvantages?

    Quote Originally Posted by sixdogs View Post
    This is not exactly the photo I wanted but shows how to add a 3 pt hitch to an older packer. In this photo the front hitch had been removed but an earlier photo I saw had the front tongue left on. You could shorten the tongue or make it hingable or detachable and you then have a way to transport the packer and yet use it as a pull-type when you get where you are going.
    That is one of our Brillion's that we have added a three point hitch to. We do leave the factory pull hitch on, if the customer requests. The Combo hitch gives you both ways to pull a cultipacker. Ken Sweet
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    Sweet Farm Equipment LLC (Internet Sales, Shipping All States)
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    Shipping Example: Can ship 800 lbs from Ky. to Dallas for $165
    The Northeast shipping corridor is a little more expensive.

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

    Ken Sweet, can a double axle 8' Brillion be converted to a three point hitch - if so, picture, please - or have an axle with wheels mounted up top to flip over (too heavy?)

    PLUS, where do you get Brillion parts these days?

    Thanks.
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