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FINALLY found a cultipacker!

Postby Bigschuss » Tue May 01, 2012 3:50 pm

These things are just not real common here in New England. When I have seen them for sale they are usually anywhere from $800 to $1200. I have been checking Craig's List for just about a year now, and finally this one popped up yesterday for $350 about an hour away. Needless to say, I bought it. I was toying with the idea of building one myself, but I don't think I could build one much cheaper.

Gone are the days of packing my plots with the roller on the bottom of my flail mower!

Thanks for letting me share. I feel like a kid in a candy store right now.

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Re: FINALLY found a cultipacker!

Postby VinceD » Tue May 01, 2012 6:55 pm

Congrats, Natty. Looks like you found a good buy!!!!
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Re: FINALLY found a cultipacker!

Postby Bigschuss » Tue May 01, 2012 7:24 pm

VinceD wrote:Congrats, Natty. Looks like you found a good buy!!!!


Thanks Vince. I'm thrilled. This one has been a long time coming.

LOL! Natty is a screen name I use on another forum where I posted this. Forgot that I use my real name here.

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Re: FINALLY found a cultipacker!

Postby Rudi » Tue May 01, 2012 8:51 pm

Blair:

Ok, so what is/why is a cultipacker needed? Nice looking one though, is it an Oliver or a JD or something else?
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Re: FINALLY found a cultipacker!

Postby danovercash » Tue May 01, 2012 9:05 pm

We used them in red clay to bust clods.
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Re: FINALLY found a cultipacker!

Postby v w » Wed May 02, 2012 1:35 am

Nice and what we used to call a double packer to boot. Dad had one he used to pull behind a disc, not sure why but it did leave a nice looking seedbed. It appears to have an expandable tongue, any idea why? Vern
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Re: FINALLY found a cultipacker!

Postby Bigschuss » Wed May 02, 2012 6:05 am

Rudi wrote:Blair:

Ok, so what is/why is a cultipacker needed? Nice looking one though, is it an Oliver or a JD or something else?


Aah yes...I am doing food plots for whitetail deer. After plowing and disking, using a cultipacker really prepares a nice firm seedbed. The wheels also leave little hills and valleys that prevents small seeds (like clover) from getting washed away in rains. After seeding the plot, the cultipacker is used again to achieve nice seed to soil contact.

Not sure of the brand. I have to pick it up this weekend. I'll check that out

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Re: FINALLY found a cultipacker!

Postby Bigschuss » Wed May 02, 2012 6:06 am

v w wrote:It appears to have an expandable tongue, any idea why? Vern


Not sure vern? I noticed that too.

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Re: FINALLY found a cultipacker!

Postby Virginia Mike » Wed May 02, 2012 6:26 am

Bigschuss wrote:
v w wrote:It appears to have an expandable tongue, any idea why? Vern


Not sure vern? I noticed that too.

Blair

Probally to extend so you can turn when it is hooked in tandem with a drill. Although, I seldom use the drill anymore for grass and clover. I just broadcast the seed and run the cultipacker over it. I get really good germination.
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Re: FINALLY found a cultipacker!

Postby Bigschuss » Mon May 14, 2012 7:52 am

On the road for 4 hours, but I got my cultipacker home yesterday. It's so heavy my loader wouldn't even lift it out of the back of my pick-up. Had a buddy come over with an industrial loader and that got it.

It's a McCormick-Deering and everything loosk top be in good shape. A few cracked wheels, but they are easily replaced.

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Re: FINALLY found a cultipacker!

Postby Buzzard Wing » Mon May 14, 2012 8:25 am

Sweet! That is perfect for what you are doing...
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Re: FINALLY found a cultipacker!

Postby Rudi » Mon May 14, 2012 10:01 am

Blair:

Is it too big for the Cub? I noticed that you got your Cub up for sale?
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Re: FINALLY found a cultipacker!

Postby Bigschuss » Mon May 14, 2012 10:25 am

Rudi wrote:Blair:

Is it too big for the Cub? I noticed that you got your Cub up for sale?


Hi Rudi,

No, the Cub pulled it fine. I've been thinking about selling this Cub for a while. Finally decided to list it.

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Re: FINALLY found a cultipacker!

Postby Michael Beck » Mon May 14, 2012 1:03 pm

Nice. I have been looking for one at a reasonable price to pull behind a ez-flow spreader. I am sure it will work well on the food plots. Congratulations. Guess I need to start looking at craigslist.
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Re: FINALLY found a cultipacker!

Postby Bigschuss » Tue May 15, 2012 9:39 am

Michael Beck wrote:Nice. I have been looking for one at a reasonable price to pull behind a ez-flow spreader. I am sure it will work well on the food plots. Congratulations. Guess I need to start looking at craigslist.


Hi Mike,

I literally checked Craig's every day since last fall looking for one within a 150 radius of me. Spotted this one the day he listed it and was lucky to be the first guy to call.

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