cultivators use and plow point shape

Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:38 am

Cub fever continues here in PA. This always happens when I get something new. Today I bought a set of cultivators and a moldboard plow for the cubs I am rescuing. The plow point looks worn, I wonder has anyone ever built one up with hard face and ground it back to the right shape? also the rear cultivators are spring type and the front are like little plows, what is the idea? to bury the stuff after you rip it out or just smooth it out behind you?
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Re: cultivators use and plow point shape

Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:58 am

Rear cultivators reloosen the soil that the wheels have packed.
I've rebuilt several plow points, by welding scraps of spring steel to them, then grinding to shape. Hard surface rod is too expensive to use to build up, use other steel, then hard surface it, after shaping. Ed

Re: cultivators use and plow point shape

Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:23 am

Ditto on the above post. Dad used to just weld a piece of steel, generally I believe an old leaf spring from a car, on just the nose of the point sticking out about three inches. He didn't even try to shape them, just left the end square. There have been seversl posts on this subject and quite a few people have simply welded on a piece. I do know it makes the points plow well again. Vern

Re: cultivators use and plow point shape

Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:55 am

The plow point in your picture doesn't look that bad. You have a bigger problem shining it up than you have from a worn point. By the way, it looks like you have a left handed plow bottom.

There is a wide variety of working tools for cultivators. Choice depends on soil conditions and weed types. Your front ones are called sweeps. They generally are set to slice through the soil and not deeply disturb the soil. Half sweeps are normally used directly next to the row. Half sweeps essentially have one side cut off. Looks like yours are all full sweeps.

Re: cultivators use and plow point shape

Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:50 am

You should have 3 springs each side on the rear cultivator...not a big deal.

Re: cultivators use and plow point shape

Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:21 pm

Did the plow include the dogbone and eyebolt attached to the depth control handle? That is necessary to mount to the reversed drawbar in order to control the depth of plowing.

Re: cultivators use and plow point shape

Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:28 pm

Hengy wrote:Did the plow include the dogbone and eyebolt attached to the depth control handle? That is necessary to mount to the reversed drawbar in order to control the depth of plowing.


Also mount the plow on the underside of the draw bar