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    Ed Thayer
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    I just picked up a ride on cultivator and realized it had a plug yolk arrangement. Fortunately I had an old neck yolk laying around that I was able to modify and make it work.

    I lubricated everything on the unit and understand the adjustments except for the pole lever. It makes the pole move up and down in several different positions. Is this to accommodate different horse height? Or neck yolk configurations?

    Tom from Iron Kettle Farm thought it was a JD cultivator, but I can’t find another one like it. You have to engage the sweep gangs individually not with one lever like the MCD and JD.

    Any thoughts??

    Here are some photos.
    https://plus.google.com/107396364480794542661/posts?hl=en

    Ed

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    #83537

    Jay
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    Ed, it’s not like any cultivator I have seen before. It’s definitely not like any IH or JD I’ve ever seen. Looks like it works though. Jay

    #83548

    LongViewFarm
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    Could I talk you into bringing it to the cultivation workshop July 12th?? In any case I hope to catch up with you this summer. I was in your neck of the woods yesterday.

    #83563

    Ed Thayer
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    Here is the cultivator in action, any ideas what kind it is?

    Ed

    #84891

    Stone Horse Farm
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    Ed, it is a Planet Jr. No. 76 Pivot Wheel Riding Cultivator. The lever you refer to is for leveling the cultivator frame once the team is hitched so that all shovels penetrate equally. I have the two row version.

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    #84920

    Ed Thayer
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    Wow, Thanks for the info and the flyer. Do you know where I can get replacement shanks?

    Ed

    #84924

    Stone Horse Farm
    Participant

    Maybe standard replacement shanks from AgriSupply? You would want to be sure your clamps would work.

    http://www.agrisupply.com/cultivator-shank/p/38854/&sid=&eid=/

    Stu

    #84925

    dominiquer60
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    They seem similar to an IH type of shank. Jonathan Beiler at Cross roads cultivators will have IH type shanks in stock. I have his newest phone and address somewhere.

    The other place to try is Roeters in Grant, MI. They have lots of Planet Jr. and old vegetable equipment in their boneyard. http://www.roetersfarmequipment.com/ You won’t find what you want on their website, but call and ask, if they don’t have any shanks in their building you will have to wait until the spring thaw allows them access to the back lot. When we went out the HPD 2012, we stopped here on the way home, it was our version of “antiquing.”

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    #84979

    Ed Thayer
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    That is some serious eye candy Erika 🙂

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