Cultipacker?

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  1. RKF11

    RKF11 8 pointer

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    I’ve planted plots before and I always like to pack em good after I throw the seed. But my old roller finally rusted into. I’m gonna make me one out of corrugated black pipe but I won’t have it ready in time this year.
    What else do y’all use to drag or pack your plots after you plant the seed?
    Thanks
     
  2. littlebear

    littlebear 12 pointer

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    I got a cultipacker I use mostly now but I used a little 4ft harrow for years. I still use it sometimes.
     
  3. Genesis 27:3

    Genesis 27:3 10 pointer

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    I run back over it with my tractor tires.
     
  4. mac0492

    mac0492 8 pointer

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    I just use my 4-ft harrow drag with the tines turned up. Worked great for my small clover plots last year. I was worried the seeds would be too deep without packing it first but it came up great.
     
  5. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Me too. Works fine on small plots
     
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  6. RKF11

    RKF11 8 pointer

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    It’s gonna be bout 5-6 acres worth we’re planting. I thought bout a piece of chain link fencing to drag back over it but I didn’t know if it would be to deep
     
  7. massive horns

    massive horns BBBC Members

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    A chain or drag harrow with tines up will be just fine.
     
  8. OLE RASPY

    OLE RASPY 10 pointer

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    I’ve got bout 2 acre plots all together. I just disced them yesterday gonna throw the seed sometime within this month and just ride over it with my four wheeler
     
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  9. Drahts

    Drahts 12 pointer

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    I have all small plots. I've used the Polaris to compact before planting before. Just drove the tires so I covered the whole field then broadcast seed then drug a piece of fence to cover seed. I now have a cultipacker.
     
  10. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    Thought about going to a local junk yard and picking up 6 to 8 tires same size on steel rims , run an axle through them weld up a tounge of some sort to pull behind tractor..

    Or I have enough old tires laying around I chain a bunch together and make a drag..



    Smaller version of tire packer
     

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