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    Photo #1 Yellow Freight delivered 60" Cultipacker from Everything Attachments, Newton, N.C., during early January 2013.

    Photo #2 Cultipacker on pallet in my driveway. Bill of Lading shows shipping weight of 722 pounds, which includes the pallet.

    Well, Jeffrey, age 65, how are you going to get that 700 pound chunk of iron and steel upright, safely?

    It turned out to be easy. I reversed the Cultipacker black stands from shipping position to upright support position and tightend nuts/bolts.

    Moved B3300SU tractor/loader to far side of pallet, bucket forward. Attached one 5/16" chain via slip hook to each clevis/hitch on Cultipacker, then other end to grab hooks on bucket and reversed in LOW. Cultipacker rolled upright onto its stands easily. I wish I had a picture......

    Photo #3 Secondary soil preparation with 60" King Kutter Rotary Harrow. [ from Everything Attachments ]

    Photo #4 ALTERNATIVE LAWN WILDFLOWER MIX from Hancock Seed, Dade City, Florida.

    Photo #5 *** Rolling! *** Cultipacker is specialized tool used to roll in fine seed. Note corrugated pattern in soil. In my sandy-loam soil smooth wheels perfect.

    Photo #6 Beauty shot. Cultipacker stable resting on wide-footed stands.


    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITCISMS

    Delivered cost of ETA Cultipacker: $1,338.75

    Photo #7 The pillar block bearing housings are blue. Why were housings not painted yellow?
    The stands are black. On ETA's web site the stands are yellow. Stands on Cultipacker displayed at Sunbelt Ag Expo were yellow.

    If ETA is committed to marketing via e-commerce, product the customer receives must be EXACTLY as depicted on the web site.

    ETA should have provided a flat washer under each nut (4) on the stands. I added four flat washers from local Ace Hardware.

    Visible section of axles arrived with surface rust. Axle ends should be sprayed with Fluid Film or another rust preventative after assembly. I do not like rust on a NEW piece of equipment.

    Photo #8 - #9 - #10 Arrived with paint chips on mast; primer coat not evident. Steel pallet strap abrsions on main frame. Frame should have been padded.

    I have been using my Wallenstein BX42 PTO chipper for a year. Stuffed tons of limbs in to be chipped. The paint remains flawless. [ Of all my implements Wallenstein has the best paint; it shipped from factory in Canada. ]

    Photo #10 Thick steel, nice welds; BRAVO!

    Photo #11 Serial number for ETA.

    Psychology teaches anticipation is 50% of satisfaction.
    You save your money. You research your implement on T-B-N. You attend Suncoast Ag Expo in Georgia to see all ETA attachments; display implements are perfect. You order. You eagerly anticipate arrival.......there are cosmetic shortcomings to your prize and your satisfaction balloon deflates.

    Final note: Nothing wrong with ETA Cultipacker materially or functionally. LOVELY WELDS.
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    Thanks-

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff9366
    Photo #1 Yellow Freight delivered my 60" Cultipacker from Everything Attachments, Newton, N.C., during early January 2013.

    Photo #2 Cultipacker on pallet in my driveway. Bill of Lading shows shipping weight of 722 pounds, which includes the pallet.

    Well, Jeffrey, age 65, how are you going to get that 700 pound chunk of iron and steel upright, safely?

    It turned out to be easy. I reversed the Cultipacker black stands from shipping position and tightend nuts/bolts in rest position.

    Moved B3300SU tractor/loader to far side of pallet, bucket forward. Attached one chain via slip hook to each clevis/hitch on Cultipacker, then other end to grab hooks on bucket and reversed in LOW. Cultipacker rolled upright onto its stands easily. I wish I had a picture......

    Photo #3 Secondary soil preparation with 60" King Kutter Rotary Harrow. [ from Everything Attachments ]

    Photo #4 ALTERNATIVE LAWN WILDFLOWER MIX from Hancock Seed, Dade City, Florida.

    Photo #5 Rolling! Cultipacker is optimum tool to roll in fine seed. Note corrugated pattern in soil. In my sandy-loam soil smooth wheels perfect. Cultipacker is a no brainer to operate.

    Photo #6 Beauty shot. Stable resting on stands.

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITCISMS

    Photo #7 The pillar block bearing housings are blue. Why were housings not painted yellow?
    The stands are black. On ETA's web site the stands are yellow. Stands on Cultipacker displayed at Sunbelt Ag Expo were yellow.

    If you are going to market via e-commerce product the customer receives must be EXACTLY as depicted on the web site.

    ETA should have provided a flat washer under each nut (4) on the stands. I added four flat washers from local Ace Hardware.

    Visible section of axles arrived with surface rust. Axle ends should be sprayed with Fluid Film or another rust preventative after assembly. I do not like rust on a NEW piece of equipment.

    Photo #8 Very nice welds, very nice; thick steel.
    Paint not quite as good. Arrived with 5-6 paint chips on mast; primer coat not evident.

    I have been banging around my Wallenstein BX42 PTO shipper behind my tractor for a year. Stuffed tons of limbs in to be violently chipped. The paint remains flawless. [ Of all my implements Wallenstein has the best paint; it shipped from Canada. ]

    Photo #9 Serial number for ETA.

    Psychology teaches anticipation is 50% of satisfaction. You save your money. You research your implement on T-B-N. You attend Suncoast Ag Expo in Georgia to see all ETA attachments; display implements are perfect. You order. You eagerly anticipate arrival.......there are a few cosmetic shortcomings and your satisfaction balloon deflates.

    Final note: Nothing wrong with ETA Cultipacker materially or functionally. LOVELY WELDS.
    Unfortunately I'v had similar luck with paint and chips when ordering equipment online. Some people will tell you it's a tool and it's bound to get scratched up but I disagree. I want it to be like new if I buy it new. otherwise I'd buy used all the time. Had a dealer try to sell me a two year old Kubota 3940, with a fading paint job. Of erred to knock $1200 off. I bought a new Kioti DK45 instead for 4k cheaper. Only scratches on it are the ones I put on it...
    RJJR
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    FEL & Wildkat Grapple

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    Default Re: 60" CULTIPACKER from EVERYTHING ATTACHMENTS / PHOTOS

    Post pics of the flowers when they bloom, my wife wants to see your garden. Thanks
    Murph ------------

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    Default Re: 60" CULTIPACKER from EVERYTHING ATTACHMENTS / PHOTOS

    Quote Originally Posted by RJJR View Post
    Unfortunately I'v had similar luck with paint and chips when ordering equipment online. Some people will tell you it's a tool and it's bound to get scratched up but I disagree. I want it to be like new if I buy it new. otherwise I'd buy used all the time. Had a dealer try to sell me a two year old kubota 3940, with a fading paint job. Of erred to knock $1200 off. I bought a new Kioti DK45 instead for 4k cheaper. Only scratches on it are the ones I put on it...
    I don't sweat the small stuff - nothing a rattle can can't fix in 5 to 10 minutes. These items are heavy duty to work the dirt, not for show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herkypilot

    I don't sweat the small stuff - nothing a rattle can can't fix in 5 to 10 minutes. These items are heavy duty to work the dirt, not for show.
    i can appreciate that. Like I said..it doesn't seem to mind some folks so to each his own. But I don't want a new 25k tractor skint up any more than I would a new car or truck and don't want a new box blade skint up any more than a new washer or dryer. I think to your point, over time equipment will show normal wear and tear anyway so it's no big deal. I just don't like buying it new and it already looks like that. Of course I keep mine under a shelter and out of the rain too but I bet most wouldn't expect to pay full price for a scratched up washed or dryer either. The problem is more than likely with the shippers but if accepted by the buyer it becomes acceptable to the shippers. Sorry, I'm anal about new purchases. I get the right to discount for those kinds of things at auctions but that's a different story.
    RJJR
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    Default Re: 60" CULTIPACKER from EVERYTHING ATTACHMENTS / PHOTOS

    I like the ETA 3 pt cultipacker, my cultipacker is not a 3 point. The 3 point hitch makes it easier to maneuver especially in tighter spots like that.

    Nice rotary harrow by the way....
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    Lots of implements for loader and 3pt
    Can't do it burn'n diesel, is not worth do'n

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    Default Re: 60" CULTIPACKER from EVERYTHING ATTACHMENTS / PHOTOS

    Just a note about the chipping paint . If " Anyone " Has stood on the dock of " Any " Freight Company , ( Insert Name , be it Yellow , Reddaway , Oak Harbor , Fed Ex, , etc... ) , What could be perfect in leaving the Factory , May NOT be so perfect upon it's arrival . Been There , Done That . The only way to prevent , Actually should say " Lessen " , the chances of shipping damage , is to have skid Larger than item by at least 10" to 12" on all sides plus on top . Problem with top protection is if it has a frame , then someone " WILL " stack stuff on top of it , Even with Warnings painted on frame to Not stack stuff on top . Several Years ago , MIL ordered new pellet stove , Came in Box and crated also . Warnings on box and crate stated to stack No freight on top of Skid / Crate / Carton . When I went to pick up at terminal , Was standing next to skid , reading warnings on crate , watching hyster unstack crap off top of crate !

    Made Dock Worker and Supervisor write on Shipping manifest that this occured , thus if there was damage upon opening , they were go to eat it . They were not happy about it , but I simply said it was either that or I was calling stove company and refusing it on the dock and Why .

    Fred H.

    P.S. Nice cultipacker , Also Wish mine was a 3 point .

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    I suppose if a guy wants perfect paint....then they could bill you for inside storage and a crating charge. Maybe another $500 to the price would change your mind about a few paint flaws. To me, it's all about function - within limits.
    3320 eHydro, 300CX Loader & 15 + great attachments

    You gotta mine allot of dirt to find a diamond.

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    To me it looks excellent! Better than any new implement I have bought.

    What brand of wax do you use, and will you wax the packer drum too?

    Could corrugated pipe be used to make one, full of concrete?
    JRP

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