Making rows

Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:18 am

A few weeks ago there was a post that included a link to pictures of a row marker someone made using a length of pipe on the UMF to layout rows. I've been looking for that post but can't seem to find it. I just wanted to refresh my memory while I'm scrounging parts. Can anyone help me? John

Re: Making rows

Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:42 am

Go to how to forum and search ''Drive Sight" I cant get the link to hook up.

Re: Making rows

Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:54 am

Thanks Mike, but the drive sight mounts on the right headlight to use to follow the mark the planter marker made. The row marker I'm thinking of was a pipe with spring teeth to layout multiple rows so you could hand plant. John

Re: Making rows

Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:02 am

OK.

Re: Making rows

Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:07 am

I have never seen a row marker, except on a two row horse drawn planter. Why would you need one for a one or two row tractor. Every one would just follow the furrow made by the track plow or the tire print of the rear wheel.

Re: Making rows

Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:22 am

Depending on the row spacing and the tire setting, you can follow the tire track, but with a multiple row planter (2,4, 6,etc.) its a lot easier to follow a mark thats directly in front of you to keep the rows uniform. I'm guessing the row sight was used more for the 2 & 4 row veggie planters and when using a 2 row pull type planter than with the one row units we usually see on Cubs. John

Re: Making rows

Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:45 am

Big garden???? Hope the weather is better than the last 2 years!!!! Kevin

Re: Making rows

Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:57 am

Should be a post, somewhere, of one I made. I didn't post it, I don't do pictures. A length of 2 inch pipe, with angle welded on top, with mounting bolts for the UMF. Angle welded 3 places, with cultivator spring teeth for row marking. PM me your email address, and I can send you some pictures. Ed

Re: Making rows

Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:00 am

No Kevin, its not big enough (42 x 78). But I realized last year that with one bum shoulder, its quicker, easier and more fun to cultivate with the Cub than the Troybilt. I agree on the weather, it dried up last week, then we got about 2" of rain, started drying yesterday, sprinkling today with rain forecast all week. My BIL told me yesterday he rented another 120 Acres, so I know what I'll be doing when it dries up!! Good to hear from you. John

Re: Making rows

Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:01 am

Scotty'sDad, Thanks. Thats what I'm thinking of. Sending PM. John

Re: Making rows

Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:26 am

still out and about!!! Waiting for planting time!!!! Cubs doing ok,,,H well ...time for a tear down...Garden plowed....waiting to disc...chickens made it through the winter no problem.No heat or heated water...HD is waiting for me to put back together!!!STILL...got parts!!! Kevin

Re: Making rows

Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:28 am

Email sent, with pictures. You can post them, if you'd like to. Ed

Re: Making rows

Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:34 pm

ScottyD'sdad, I got your e-mail. Thats what I was looking for. I'll try to post them later when I have some time to mess with the computer. Thank you. John

Re: Making rows

Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:06 pm

tinnerjohn wrote:ScottyD'sdad, I got your e-mail. Thats what I was looking for. I'll try to post them later when I have some time to mess with the computer. Thank you. John

John, the spacing for the rows is adjustable, 36, 38, 40, and 42 inches, with my set up. I keep it on 38 inches, the width I used, before making the marker. Ed

Re: Making rows

Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:51 pm

Here are the pics of Ed's Row Marker:

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