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Old 08-08-2010, 01:43 PM   post #1 of 22
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Default I built a hiller for my cultivator

I just finished getting it together this morning & tried it out. I'm pretty happy with it.

My cultivator before:


Cultivator with the new addition:




My wife made a video of me hilling my potatoes with it. I've never uploaded a video before, but tonight when I have more time I'll give it a try.
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Old 08-08-2010, 03:49 PM   post #2 of 22
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Nice work on it. How wide do you have it spaced? slkpk
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:05 PM   post #3 of 22
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Where did you get the hillers they look like really nice ones?
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:24 PM   post #4 of 22
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Nice job. I am also thinking I need a hiller and I like your design
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:48 PM   post #5 of 22
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Nice work on it. How wide do you have it spaced? slkpk
They are easily adjustable. I figured that I'm really late getting the potatoes hilled, so I slid the disc's all the way out on the 36" bar. I played around with the angle of the disc's until I settled on 55* to move the dirt fairly close to the plants. The disc's are 18 1/2" apart at their closest point.

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Where did you get the hillers they look like really nice ones?
I got the hilling disc's from Agri-Supply. These are the 14" size.
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:01 PM   post #6 of 22
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Hey buddy, I do my potatoes in the compost pile, so I don't know much about really "growing" them.
What exactly is "Hilling", and how do you do it?
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:11 PM   post #7 of 22
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Nice work on you hiller. Mine worked out great this year and made cultivating so much easier.
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What is "Hilling"????
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:32 PM   post #9 of 22
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Hilling is piling more dirt on top of the base of the plant.. you get more tubers out of each plant if you hill em every couple weeks.
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:43 PM   post #11 of 22
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That's some nice conversion work there...
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:52 AM   post #12 of 22
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Where did you purchase your bedding attachment?
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:17 PM   post #13 of 22
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Looks like it will pile it up nice! I have factory sears hillers for my Suburban's cultivator and they really only hill it up 4 inches. yours seems much better!
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Old 12-22-2010, 05:13 PM   post #14 of 22
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Where did you purchase your bedding attachment?
Bedding attachment?
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:26 PM   post #15 of 22
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By "Bedding Attachment" I mean the cross bar, two coulters, and related hardware. I'm not sure where to buy those all by themselves like that. Any ideas?
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