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Cultivators

Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:49 pm

I see a lot of cultivators that are not up to par, I intend to do a post on them with pics to let people know what to look for when buying sets of cultivators and shanks.
I will show the difference between the old and late model sets as well as the different lift springs.
Also the different type shanks.
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These are spring trips The short shank goes in the front on the short toolbars
the Long on the back, It is not as important on a cub as a SA - 140
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This is an older style shank I do not like this kind
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This is a friction shank not the best chose if you have rocks
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This is a spring shank
As well as how to tell if the shank is still adjustable.
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As you can see here This is the adjustment bolt to change the angle of the foot
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This one is un-adjustable Rusted beyond repair You really need to watch out with rusty cultivators
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This is the plate from the factory that helps to hold the foot on correctly
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This is how a lot of them are
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This has little or no adjustment left to tighten it up
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This one has some adjustment left
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This is a later set see the lock nut
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This is the early style not as strong
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Make sure that the proper square head bolts are in the tool bars and the short tool bars it is very hard to make adjustments when they have the hex head bolts as they often turn instead of holding as they should
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This cuff is in bad condition , threads not good on the wedge [ $30 for a new one ]
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This set of fronts has the fast hitch lift spring rod. This is also a high dollar set of cultivators
a complete set like these will fetch upwards of $550 and will be a deal at that price.
There is a wide range on prices of cultivators Just because they are complete does not mean they are worth $400 to $500. Many are $200 to $250 ones and some are not worth that.
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Watch out for welds They often do not hold up under use.
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Just a pic of the different front lift rods
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The one with the hook on the end is a later model than the one on the far side.
However they are in the parts book at the same time but have the same part # strange Uh
that is in CB1-3 I am not sure when they came out. But are much nicer and don't rub on the steering shaft or coil
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Rear lift springs
The black one is for a fast hitch [ smaller hole diameter] the red one is for a standard cub [ larger diameter ]
I will get some more pics soon
Last edited by Boss Hog on Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:46 pm, edited 6 times in total.

Re: Cultivators

Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:08 pm

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Re: Cultivators

Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:11 pm

I look forward to it!

Re: Cultivators

Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:15 pm

A Cultivator seminar, Cool

Re: Cultivators

Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:41 pm

looking forward to it, Boss! Ed

Re: Cultivators

Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:42 pm

Looking forward to it Boss

Re: Cultivators

Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:16 pm

Look forward to it Boss...I picked up a partial set this summer that's been sitting outside for years. Not sure if they'll be salvagable or not, I've had them soaking in oil for months. Going to try to pick up the missing parts here and there this spring and hopefully be able to make use of 'em this summer.

Re: Cultivators

Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:17 pm

David:

I know that sweeps etc., are more popular down south, but will you be including the spring tips for us up here in the more northern climes? And same with the guards, hillers and other accessories for the 144, 252 etc.,?

I will be looking forward to the thread as well. A cultivator seminar on line -- how cool can that be :?: :D

Re: Cultivators

Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:30 pm

That's a great idea Boss.

Bob

Re: Cultivators

Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:11 pm

David,

Great idea. I'd love to see some actually show what a complete set of cultivators are. So many are listed as such and are missing numerous parts.

Re: Cultivators

Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:48 pm

Bring it on, Boss.

Re: Cultivators

Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:06 pm

tractordad wrote:David,

Great idea. I'd love to see some actually show what a complete set of cultivators are. So many are listed as such and are missing numerous parts.


Damm Gary....I know you've seen complete cultivators! lol

Cultivating is my favorite Cub activity...

54 days until spring...

Re: Cultivators

Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:18 am

CapeCodCubs wrote:
tractordad wrote:David,

Great idea. I'd love to see some actually show what a complete set of cultivators are. So many are listed as such and are missing numerous parts.


Damm Gary....I know you've seen complete cultivators! lol

Cultivating is my favorite Cub activity...

54 days until spring...



You're right Chis. I can't get enough iron to play in the dirt!! Also, thanks for the countdown. It bothers me when someone lists "complete set" of cultivators and there are no cuffs, half the shanks needed are missing, no lift arms, etc.... Barnyard is listing a complete set, many times this is not the case.

Re: Cultivators

Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:17 am

boss,
I think this is a great idea, for someone like me that has no idea of what a complete set would look like.
thank you
Jack

Re: Cultivators

Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:31 am

tractordad wrote:Barnyard is listing a complete set, many times this is not the case.

Keep in mind that mine is not listed as a "Complete" set. There are several things not there, such as the shields, jockey arch, etc. It also has a bad shovel which I pointed out. I may now have another problem with it which I wasn't aware of. That will be checked today. If the problem is as expected I will post a pic here so it can be used as another example of what to look for.

I like to let a potential buyer know of any known problems, but I am no expert so I don't know everything to look for. I think an all inclusive article on cultivators will help buyers as well as sellers know what to look for.
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