Garden bedder/hiller attachment.

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  1. Oldcountryboy

    Oldcountryboy Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Anyone have one? If so, where did you get yours and what brand is it? I've been searching all evening for someone that has them locally and can't find one close to me. So may have to order and have one delivered to me.
     
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    Have you checked with Enloe?'s auction? On 44 in Saupaulpa (sp)
     

  3. Windy in Kansas

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    Troy built tillers always had a hiller/furrower attachment available. Not sure if they still do.
    Also try Earth Tools in KY. Not sure of their website though. Just google earth tools bcs.
    They have BCS and Grillo 2 wheel tractors.
    I think even Mantis has a hiller/furrower...
    You could always make one out of a large cultivator sweep.

    Tom
     
  5. Randy Rooster

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    I use one all the time for just about everything except sweet corn. Hilling up the row has saved crops of mine numerous times due to the often high water table we have. Mine I bought used- I think northern industrial might sell them. Mine is just a single disc on each side- adjustable for width.

    I wouldnt know how to garden without mine. I usually make two passes for each row- the first starts the hill - then I walk down the row with a 5 gallon bucket of fertilizer - then the second pass covers the fertilizer- I plant my seeds and plants in the row and the fertilizer is right there for them ready to go. It also helps warm the soil earlier and get a jump on the growing season.
     
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    Not really sure what you're wanting to do. I have a Troy Bilt tiller with a hiller/furrower attachment. It's a potato plow with adjustable/detachable wings. It gets attached to the back of the tiller and you pull it through and cut a furrow pushing the soil up on the sides depending on how you set the wings. Would be pretty simple to build.

    http://www.thefind.com/garden/info-furrower-attachment
    Here's a link with a lot of pictures.
     
  8. GREENCOUNTYPETE

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    My Simplicity RT7016 came with a hiller furower attachment , it is most used for potato planting for me it has adjustable removable wings

    making one could be done fairly easily mine just slips in and pins in place now a planter atachment for it would be really cool
     
  9. Oldcountryboy

    Oldcountryboy Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Well I guess I should have mentioned I need one for my 35 h.p. tractor, not for a walk behind tiller. Wendy and Stephen knows more of what I'm in need of. Thanks a lot for the info, I will check them out and see what I can find.
     
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    ya know OCB, we do have a single row bedder made from discs from a disc plow. will try and get a pic of it. rides up on rocks though, a common hazard in our soil! was thinking of tripping the middle shank of our 3-16 plow to give us 16 inch beds this spring.
     
  12. Oldcountryboy

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    Thanks for the website E.B. After veiwing that site I think I could get by even cheaper. I could remove the tines from my tiller attachment and bolt a square bar going across the tiller attachment frame. Then I could just buy the disk/w. shafts and some bolt clamps and attach them to the square bar. Should come out even way cheaper then buying anykind of a attachment frame.
     
  13. Windy in Kansas

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    I purchased some thick wall 2" x2" square tubing to serve as a lightweight tool bar to which I can attach low draft implements such as planter units. The lighter weight facilitates easier hook up than a solid bar which is longer and one that I hated to cut shorter for convenience.
     
  14. EDDIE BUCK

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    That will work.I was thinking about bolting a bar across the back of my tiller,behind the tines.Mount a small disk hiller that will throw dirt to the row of corn or whatever.Just plow each side of the row.Which I mostly use my super A,but I still tend a few rows with the tiller.You could do the same,use two disks to list your rows,then remove one for plowing and throwing dirt.Which if you have your rows measured perfectly,you could throw dirt to two rows.Country Boys can survive:gaptooth: