Raised Bed Attachment?

Thu Feb 03, 2005 7:07 pm

I have a 1947 Cub that I plan to get running this spring and I would like to use the cultivator bars to hold some sort of blades or plows to make a raised bed for planting as I drive forward. I thought I'd post here befor I started to cut metal and see if I could tape into the collective "Gray Matter."

My idea is to just push soft dirt into a long pile not try to move compacted soil , my 1952 Cub has a belly blade so I know the limits of available power . If anyone has tried anything like this please let me know , you may be helping to keep the Hoe out of an old man's hands :)

Earl

Thu Feb 03, 2005 7:15 pm

Check the pictures at the links. You need a set of hillers. They are available as either moldboard style hillers or disk hillers. The attach to the cultivator frames or rear tool bar. I believe Rudi may have some pictures of a set he made.

http://www.cleancomputes.com/Cub/Cub%20Implement%20Manuals/Cub-144%20Cultivator/Page%2019.jpg

http://www.cleancomputes.com/Cub/Cub%20Implement%20Manuals/Cub-144%20Cultivator/Page%2020.jpg

Thu Feb 03, 2005 7:48 pm

If you haven't seen the "cultivators" thread from yesterday over on the ATIS Cub board, take a look. http://www.atis.net/cgi-bin/FarmallCub.pl You need a Cub-144 cultivator. You could luck out and find one with some hillers or you can make/buy hillers for it.

http://www.atis.net/cgi-bin/FarmallCub.pl

Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:46 pm

Could try a molbaord plow running shallow.

Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:51 pm

Well that's just what I need! Thanks All I have to do now is set about finding the parts that go from the bars to the dirt , I like the disc hillers , my blade is mounted on that sore of cultivator ,except the square bars run perpindicular to the tractor axis.

Earl

Thu Feb 03, 2005 10:20 pm

Sounds like you already have a Cub-252 Vegetable Cultivator. It will work as well as a Cub-144, just needs different clamps to use the hillers.

Here is the 252 manual.
http://www.cleancomputes.com/Cub/Cub%20Implement%20Manuals/Cub-252%20Cultivator/index.html

Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:33 am

Disk hillers are available from Agri-Supply in NC. They are on the web.
A mounted disk plow makes super raised beds.

Best,
Mike

Fri Feb 04, 2005 1:47 pm

I do what John said for raised bed rows in my garden.

I plow and disk of course, then where I want the bed I run the plow along the row; go back around and turn over what I just turned over. Then I go the other way and double turn on the other side. Works out great!

Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:25 pm

I tried the plow for raised beds but the plow is a single 14" on my 8n Ford and the lack of control when only partially dug in makes for a nasty ditch instead of a raised bed! I really like the potato Hiller setup that Jim showed me although it would be nice to maybe find a set of disc wheels for the cultivator. I haven't found any clamps for the 252 cultivator either, I only have three. I hope that isn't going to be a hangup. Being in California makes looking for old tractor stuff difficult , hurray for the internet.
thanks again

Earl