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Offline Dwight Hardy

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One row cultivator Sweeps or chisel point
« on: May 10, 2018, 03:06:26 PM »
Which do you guys prefer and why.
Mine haze chisel point but thinking maybe 4" sweeps may be better.
I haven't used mine but a couple times.

I have welding and cutting rigs and was thinking about modifying the two center tines
to where they are cutting a couple inches higher than the others. Not sure that the chisel
point may be better close to the crop.

Thoughts and advice are very welcome.

Thanks

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Re: One row cultivator Sweeps or chisel point
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2018, 08:16:57 AM »
Walker,

I prefer the sweeps in this dark clay soil that we have here. In a sandy soil, I think the chisels work better. The dark soil crusts over when a hard rain beats down and the chisels seem to do a better job of cutting the soil to loosen it up. The chisel will drag clumps along damaging your plants. I am not sure where you are located or what type soil you have but I hope this helps you with the information you need to make a good decision. If you could borrow a set and try them out, that might help you too.

Several years ago I bought a set at Stevens Tractor and they are adjustable. I have the two sweeps set higher than the ones on the outside so they don't destroy my raised rows. Since you are handy working metal it may easily be done.
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Re: One row cultivator Sweeps or chisel point
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2018, 01:27:02 PM »
In order to cover the entire row you’ll probably end up putting 6 inch sweeps on your cultivator.  Keep in mind you only need to run them a couple of inches deep the get to the grass/weed roots.

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Re: One row cultivator Sweeps or chisel point
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2018, 02:00:29 PM »
Thanks guys

How do y'all like the stiff tine models

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Re: One row cultivator Sweeps or chisel point
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2018, 03:00:23 PM »
Works great for me but I now use them in previously tilled soil.
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Re: One row cultivator Sweeps or chisel point
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2018, 03:15:20 PM »
You have to be careful not to run the solid tines too deep or they will bend.  I prefer something with a little “give” to it.  If someone could attach spring tines to a solid tine cultivator they would have the best of both worlds, height adjustment and spring action.

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