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Turning cultivators

Postby tmays » Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:31 am

Are there any other implements that were used with the turning mechanism that mounted through the grill?
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Re: Turning cultivators

Postby Jim Becker » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:58 am

The mechanism in the grille was designed specifically for the cultivators. There were other implements that used steering, but I don't know that any of them used that connection. I think the corn pickers only connected to the steering via the front wheel hubs. I don't know how the rear wheel on the disc plow connected without some checking. There may have been other implements I'm not thinking of right now.
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Re: Turning cultivators

Postby havoc1482 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:26 pm

Turning cultivators? I learn something new everyday, how did it work? Pics?? video??
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Re: Turning cultivators

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:28 pm

I believe the IH technical term was Shifting Gang Cultivators. When you turn the steering wheel it moved the front cultivators to the side making it easier to follow the row. When you raised the cultivators the steering disconnected allowing the fronts to swing free.
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Re: Turning cultivators

Postby tmays » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:32 pm

Thanks Jim for your help. I had thought it was for a disc plow until a friend told me it was for cultivators. They look like a pain to install! And thanks Mr John for the correct terminology. Makes more sense! :-)
Here's a link to a few pics. They are NOT my pics
http://pages.suddenlink.net/twcook/farm ... vators.htm
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Re: Turning cultivators

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:44 pm

Comes from experience, I have a lot of hours plowing (local term for cultivating) corn with one on Dad's old H which thanks to some friends on this site resides in my tractor shed.
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Re: Turning cultivators

Postby havoc1482 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:01 am

Wow, really neat. I love learning about this kinda stuff. I can't wait to have an H of my own one day
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