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    Default Disc Hiller/Cultivator Combo

    I saw while browsing this excellent website that some were looking for ways to build disc hillers and thought I would share the build I done this past winter while pidlin during the cold weather. The disc hillers are 16"diameter with 22" shanks. The cultivator shanks are standard "C" type with 6" sweeps. (hillers, shanks and sweeps were ordered from ASC) The toolbar was built from 2"x2" heavy wall tubing. I used this set-up to build rows this year and removed the hillers to cultivate between the rows. Works great
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    Default Re: Disc Hiller/Cultivator Combo

    Welcome to TBN!
    Nice build - I may just "borrow" some of your design ideas for my own hiller effort. I like the thick wall pipe for holding the shanks.
    If you have any other build pictures we'd love to see 'em.
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    Default Re: Disc Hiller/Cultivator Combo

    I am currently building the same thing for my 1980 B7100, using old discs from a disc harrow & tines from an old spring harrow, welding up my own brackets, hubs, shanks, etc. But, I want the cultivator tines ahead of the hiller portion. That way the soil/weeds get loosened up & pulled up onto the sides of the row by the trailing discs. I am also planning on using the remaining spring tooth harrow tines to make a 5' landscape rake to use on our cottage driveway/lane after using my 5' rear blade, also hand-clobbered together this winter.

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    Default Re: Disc Hiller/Cultivator Combo

    Been planning on doing the same thing. I already have the 2"x2" thick walled square tubing cut (1/4" thick) I have some thinner angle iron. That is what I'm concerned with.... what would be a min. thickness for the angle iron parts? Any ideas? (Using on a 30 hp CUT)

    In other words... what did you use?

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    Default Re: Disc Hiller/Cultivator Combo

    Here is one that we just started selling. Super nice machine. 4 inch thick wall square tubing main beam and 3 inch thick wall back beam. $595. Ken Sweet
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    Bartcephus, the angle I used was 2x2x1/4. The bracing from angle to toolbar was 3/16 plate and the rest of the iron was 3/8 x 2 1/2 flat bar just cause that is what was handy. My tractor is a kubota L4300DT and I haven't had any problems with the angle bending. (Yet )
    Last edited by epinswla; 05-06-2011 at 09:09 AM.

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    Default Re: Disc Hiller/Cultivator Combo

    Quote Originally Posted by epinswla View Post
    I saw while browsing this excellent website that some were looking for ways to build disc hillers and thought I would share the build I done this past winter while pidlin during the cold weather. The disc hillers are 16"diameter with 22" shanks. The cultivator shanks are standard "C" type with 6" sweeps. (hillers, shanks and sweeps were ordered from ASC) The toolbar was built from 2"x2" heavy wall tubing. I used this set-up to build rows this year and removed the hillers to cultivate between the rows. Works great
    Anyone know where to find the square to round shank clamps in the 3rd picture-dsc01566-jpg? I believe the inside diameter is 1 3/16", which is what I'm searching for. Thanks.

    Paul
    Last edited by pbulling; 04-10-2013 at 12:08 PM.

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    Default Re: Disc Hiller/Cultivator Combo

    Quote Originally Posted by pbulling View Post
    Anyone know where to find the square to round shank clamps in the 3rd picture-dsc01566-jpg? I believe the inside diameter is 1 3/16", which is what I'm searching for. Thanks.

    Paul
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    Default Re: Disc Hiller/Cultivator Combo

    I made mine from odds and ends, too ...

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    Default Re: Disc Hiller/Cultivator Combo

    I built my cultivator from scratch too. I basically built a toolbar out of 2 x 2 tubing and then took 2 new reese hitch recievers and slid them on my toolbar and welded the arms to mount my c-tines onto the recievers. As my plants grow I can loosen the tightening bolts and slide the c-tines out to widen my tines so as not to destroy my roots.

    If I knew how to post pics I'd post it. Anyone want to point me in the right direction to learn to post pics?
    modify, adjust and improvise....a country boy can survive

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