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Steve72
Getting ready to tear this down for blasting/paint. This is the cultivator I picked up from Larry yesterday. Going to TractorChick---and yes---I really spoil my girls. Since you are the cultivator guy--hoping you could shed some light on why there are a couple of "shovels" on this vs. the skinny "spikes" not sure what the correct term is. Did these come with shovels from the factory? Also outlined 1 of 2 posts sticking up but not sure why they did this--but assume there is a good reason.






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rokon2813
The 2 posts in question is where it should be mounted to the main beam, so you can adjust the sweeps and depth shoes separately. You can also run without the feet, and put another sweep there. :D I think A/C only had the 2 basic cultivator points like you have, but there are many others you can adapt to fit to do various jobs. For instance, you can get "hillers", that look like mini plows or tines that look like little 5 pointed "rakes" or "furrowers" to dig a furrow to plant in or adapters to mount on the outside ends to add width different sized sweeps Wheels for depth rather than skids like yours little mini discs in place of sweeps and more that I cant think of right now you can also adjust those sweeps, tilt the points up higher to do less digging and more cutting if you want to just weed and not cultivate so deep BTW, is that a 300 400 series lower mount?

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rokon2813
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Originally posted by Mack
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BTW, is that a 300 400 series lower mount?
I sure looks like it is. I have one for a B series if you want to trade Larry.
I'd check the upper mount diameter too. Can't tell from a pic the size, but I thought there was room on each side of the shaft for a washer? :O

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Talntedmrgreen
Steve, My guess is, a previous PO used what he had. He may have tailored the setup to a specific row crop. I've used a few different sweeps on mine, and for working in the established garden for turning weeds away and keeping water around, I've prefered the more agressive sweeps like your 'spikes'. BUT, I'm not straddling rows (plants too tall), and I am also running the mid-mount with two additional sweeps as well. It does a fantastic job. My sandy soil will quickly compact and allow runoff, so I like to leave a bit of a furrow to catch taht water. They are designed for deeper penetration, while the flatter, wider sweeps act more like a blade running horizontally, just below the surface to cut weeds at the root. Some sweeps (Goose/Duck Feet)are very wide, and very flat, and can cut under the surface with only the shank breaking through while still covering alot of area. The less 'flat' the more soil disturbance and furrow you leave behind. Tractor supply has numerous varieties that will bolt right on the tool holders. Depending on the purpose, the idea is to minimize soil disturbance but cut away weeds, and prevent them from taking root. It also helps open the top layer of soil to let water in and minimize run off. I've purchased them for around $2-5, depending on the style. Here's a few pics from ST, and of my setups. They are a fun way to add some seat time (and make a city boy feel like a farmer!)
[img]http://www.simpletractors.com/images/b_attachments_images/cult_spec2_small.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.simpletractors.com/images/b_attachments_images/cult_spec1_small.jpg[/img]

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Here's how the B-110 used to spend it's summer...lift the deck with the RH lift after cutting the grass, then bomb around in the garden with teh cultivator. This prevented beer drinking time to be lost changing out attachments...the method has since been replaced with a dedicated cultivating machine.
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If anyone has the user manual, I'd love to have a pdf copy, and I'm sure Steve would too. I don't see that one on Simplicity's manual lookup, only the parts manuals.

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Steve72
Thanks guys--some really nice shots Josh--I am going to look into adding a couple of 8" sweeps to this set-up. When I look behind me I don;t want to see any weeds that were able to dance around a spike!! Got everything sandblasted tonight and will start painting this weekend. I love these little restore projects that I can get done in a week or so!!

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