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Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:41 am
I am looking to pick up a set of hillers. They offer 12, 14, and 16" disks and also various shafts. What size would work out best for general gardening? Seems like the shortest shaft would be best under the Cub but not sure od the dick size.
Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:30 am
I'm not sure the size of the discs matter much. Be careful of the shaft under the oil pan.
Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:51 am
Put them on a rear tool bar.
Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:18 am
I have a set from Agri-Supply. Not sure of the diameter. I cut the shaft to length. I prefer the front mount, because my stiff, old carcass,doesn't look over its shoulder, as well as it used to. They are imported, but I don't anticipate wearing them out, with my one hour per year, use. Ed
Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:52 am
The set I have will fit in the shank lock for the cultivator. I believe the disc is 16". The bigger the disc the deeper the furrow or the higher the hill you can make. I like to toss a little dirt up around corn while I cultivate. It covers up small weeds around the plants. I have one cultivator shank next to the row and then the hiller disc tosses that dirt up around the plants. So the discs are over 1' apart. No danger of hitting the oil pan. Good Luck...Greg
Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:49 pm
Also the bigger diameter would push/roll easier too!---if you have the room for them to fit under there. thanks; sonny
Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:24 pm
DirtDoc...do you cultivate with a shank near the row, and another shank in front of the rear tire, and then a hiller in between the two shanks? Do you have a picture?
Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:12 pm
TJG--Yes, that is exactly the way I do it. No pics at this time. I only learned how to post this past winter.
But it throws plenty of soil around the plant and no risk of hitting the engine. I'll get some pics this year of the set up. I have sweet corn planted so it won't be long..Greg
Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:56 am
TJG wrote:DirtDoc...do you cultivate with a shank near the row, and another shank in front of the rear tire, and then a hiller in between the two shanks? Do you have a picture?
here's a couple i saved off the net somewhere...
Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:55 am
I don't think you will find a single right answer on how to set up the hillers. It is a little like buying a shovel then asking how deep you should dig. You need to decide what you want to accomplish then adjust things to do it. If you are working with relatively small plants and you want to just throw a little dirt into the row, hillers in the second position can work well. It also makes a relatively broad hill that places soil for later hilling up. If you want something more extreme, the front position will do the job. Operating speed will make a big difference in the results too. If you just want to do a little hilling, setting the shovels just so may do it without hillers.
For reference, here is the relevant page from the manual with a couple illustrations:
Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:19 pm
thanks fisherman jon. what does the chain drive on your tractor? It is a very sharp looking tractor.
Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:02 am
TJG wrote:thanks fisherman jon. what does the chain drive on your tractor? It is a very sharp looking tractor.
thats not mine, just a couple pics I saved. the chain drive is for a feritilizer unit.
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