Chisel plow, field cultivator, row cultivator?
Posted 04 October 2009 - 02:47 PM
I really would like a good primer on the differences between these 3 types of ground breakers.
I have a 7 coil spring load shank 6' wide 3 point cultivator. It was sold to me as a chisel plow because it had always had chisel points mounted on all 7 shanks.
I removed the chisels and replaced them with 8"' - 12" sweeps that have 100% plow-up for the full 6'; now old farmer buddy says I have a field cultivator;
If I realign the shanks to support cultivating 2 rows; is it a row cultivator?
My equipment selling buddy has some large wheeled drag behind chisel plows that have fixed c-shaped chisels that are the chisels and the shanks; he says they are also chisel plows used to freshen up large pastures.
The 6' wide 7 shank pulls nicely behind the 464, buried deep in the North Texas black-tar soil and it plows up the soil with sweeps mounted but what is it called, based on what?
Posted 04 October 2009 - 03:54 PM
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Posted 04 October 2009 - 04:21 PM
Here's and example of a chisel plow
IH Chisel Plow
A field cultivator is a secondary tillage of finish tool. It will be equipped with a c shank of roughly 18" from point to mount and is normally spring mounted. Or it may be equipped with S shanks. Normally working in the top 2" to 6" of soil. A field cultivator can be 3 point or pull type. Here's an example of a Field Cultivator.
International 4500 Field Cultivator
A Row cultivator it a tool that is set up to straddle the plant rows and work the middles tearing out weeds and breaking up top crust. Early row cultivators were straight shanked with a spring break back for the shovel for when you hit a large rock or C shank ridged mounted. Later ones were spring mounted C shank and S shank, This tool was normally used in the top 2"-3". A Row cultivator will either be front mounted with track eliminators on the back or 3 point mounted. Here's an example of a 3 point row cultivator.
IH 153 Row Cultivator
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