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Hey all,decided to dig out the 70 high crop project and let it get some sun today.I need to get this done sometime,so I will be able to use it for cultivating the garden next year.


hope it looks like this when done...Joe
 

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There are also some ball jointed tie rods made to go from each spindle extension back the the belly of the frame that are not on there yet.
I had some concerns about this one EVER getting finished, since the "B" came along. However, Joe and his kids started raising a garden this year, so Joe got to use his '64 to plow and till it, then realized the riding (fun) part was over. I tried to give him my Dad's old push type cultivator, but he didn't bite on that one. So, a 70 with front mount cultivators could save some hoeing next time. Of course, MY garden will need it too!

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Hi Joe and Tom. That is a neat tractor. As for the garden, just do like me and plant your rows 52" or wider apart and then you can still use your tractors to cultivate in between them until fall when you till or plow it all under


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Tom, probably a good idea on the axle stabilizers/radius rods.Gotta know what rearend your thinkin to get the drive belt down there.
I hear you on the push type cultivator LOL wouldn't happen around here either. Don....
 

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Kent, oh for the wide open spaces of a beautiful Indiana farm! We're both pretty limited on usable GOOD soil for more space. Half of mine gets too much shade to really do well. But with more equipment, maybe we'll expand the usable areas.

Don, radius rods! That's the term I just couldn't come up with. We are thinking we can build a chain drive gear reduction, with a fabricated housing similar to an old Farmall F-20. Haven't worked out a ratio yet. We want to use narrow 16" rims with ground driven manure spreader tires. That seems to get about the height needed. Don't have the rims or tires yet, but been around the neighboors' looking and measuring stuff. May have to swap in a 60 belt reduction, too. It will be a challenge to stabilize the dropped axles.

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Hey fella's.I cheated a bit in the photo.If you look real close,you can see there's nothing in the center of the wheel.The rear tires are just propped up against the axle shafts.Also hiding the jack stand at the rear hitch area.As Dad said,we are still trying to find time and work out a gear reduction drop box set-up for the rear.Any ideas would be entertained.I have a set of 16 inch rims from a Case garden tractor that will either be narrowed or the centers cut out and put in some temp. spare outers(narrow).Then probably go with 16 inch ag-style implement tires.As for the front,it's pretty much done other than radius rod stabilizers and paint.Of course then comes possibly a twin cylinder and building a set of usable cultivators.I DON'T like hoeing a garden by hand.It takes too long,hurts my back and takes away from my quality "Deere" time.Ha ha...Joe
 

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Hi Tom. My garden is three rows wide, so figuring 60" row centers (mine is actually 52") would be 20' wide and it is probably 45' to 50' long. Not huge by my standards, but fun to play in. It doesn't get real good morning sun as it is on the west side of my dairy barn, between it and the road. With it being right by the road is motivation to make sure I keep it well weeded and cleaned up


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Gosh, Kent, it always looked bigger in your plowing and tilling pictures. Ours is about 60'x60', and it produces (corn) pretty well for the first 30'. We usually only grow corn and tomatoes, but added some sweet tators, broccoli, onions, and some other green things that only my wife will eat.
It's just too small for spring plow day, but seems to be endless when the weeds start.

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Not to hijack the thread, but here are a couple of pictures of my garden from over the years.



Originally I only had two plant rows, and even check-rowed my corn, but by the time I took this picture I had enlarged to three rows, even though I was too close to the grass on the left side to cultivate/till on that side of the third row and had given up on the check-rowed corn (Kelly thought I was nuts when I did that and said the corn looked funny, not like corn out in the fields).

Here is one from a year later.



I have now enlarged it some so that I can work all the way around all three rows, meaning it is now closer to the road. Now back to the Ingels thread on the hi-crop 70


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Rich,the spindle extensions are about 12".The rear rims in the photo are 12" rims but I am going to use a set of 16" rims instead to keep it proportioned right.As stated above it is still in the very early stages of creation so any and all ideas welcome.Thanks for the interest...Joe
 
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