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Re: Hillers

Postby Jack » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:08 pm

Super A wrote:
Jack wrote:which disc hiller would work best for the cub, 12" or 14" I probably plan on using it on the front and rear of the cub.


I think (notice I say THINK!) the IH hillers were 14" when new. I think you'd be ok with either.

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Re: Hillers

Postby Ol Timey Farming LLC » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:26 pm

I got the 16" 22" length shafts. They move more dirt, and can dig deeper than the smaller, shorter hillers.

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Re: Hillers

Postby DickB » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:38 pm

For a home garden, I use 12" hillers on 16" straight shafts. No complaints here, but the "home garden" proviso holds. I've got a doubt that my setup would yield a nice wide flat bed for strawberries. The reason is that with, say, a 4' wide setting on the wheels, the hillers doing down maybe 10" would be...48" - 20" (10" on each side) or about 2' of a "flat." A smoothing bar run behind might knock this down some for a more suitable setup for strawberries...or at least one I've seen of strawberry fields around here. Being a home gardener, I knock the crown off with a straight tine rake and I'm not fussy about regularized rows the way a commercial farmer might be.

It makes me wonder about rear hillers that might reach beyond the tire tracks. But that's beyond what I have or know about.

Of course you'll never know what works or doesn't if you don't try. A few runs in the garden today with the hillers was a disaster due to the soil being way too wet--wet clayey soils clinging to the hillers...I could shake it all loose with the Touch Control, but it continued to get all goo-ed up on the next dip into the garden. So I quit. And there's nothing but rain in the forecast. So I'll not be able to give you a photo of my hilling in any time soon.

Bottom line from me: Good Luck!

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Re: Hillers

Postby Jack » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:08 pm

I keep tossing around should I get the 12 or should I get the 14 ,either or I will get the 16" shank
I plan on working a couple acres
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Re: Hillers

Postby tmays » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:46 pm

I attached large shovels to my rear cult arms and made 40” beds from middle to middle. Yes, that makes bed a little high on each side, but easily knocked down. Tried posting a pic but too large. Can send pic if interested
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Re: Hillers

Postby Jack » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:47 pm

tmays wrote:I attached large shovels to my rear cult arms and made 40” beds from middle to middle. Yes, that makes bed a little high on each side, but easily knocked down. Tried posting a pic but too large. Can send pic if interested

I would like to see the beds and your setup
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Re: Hillers

Postby tmays » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:46 pm

Jack wrote:
tmays wrote:I attached large shovels to my rear cult arms and made 40” beds from middle to middle. Yes, that makes bed a little high on each side, but easily knocked down. Tried posting a pic but too large. Can send pic if interested

I would like to see the beds and your setup

Need your email or phone number to send pic. Don’t have a closeup of setup
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Re: Hillers

Postby SONNY » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:36 pm

The problem with hills is that it makes it awful hard to weed the crops!--- I did the sweet potatoes last year and no way could we cultivate them. ended up crawling down the rows with a small hand hoe to loosen up the hard dirt on top of the hills.
In some areas, hills might work but not here in central Il.!
I have a setup like Granto 46 has, and several regular cub hillers, not impressed with any of them. Good luck with your venture!

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Re: Hillers

Postby Super A » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:59 pm

SONNY wrote:The problem with hills is that it makes it awful hard to weed the crops!--- I did the sweet potatoes last year and no way could we cultivate them. ended up crawling down the rows with a small hand hoe to loosen up the hard dirt on top of the hills.
In some areas, hills might work but not here in central Il.!
I have a setup like Granto 46 has, and several regular cub hillers, not impressed with any of them. Good luck with your venture!


Hillers, rolling cultivators, or buzzard wings work well for cultivating hilled up rows. You just add more dirt and cover weeds.

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