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Old 04-06-2021, 02:05 PM   #1
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Looking to buy a small 4-5 ft cultipacker I can pull with my can-am. Working some small plots.
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Old 04-06-2021, 02:22 PM   #2
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bought this one from Northern Tool a couple years ago. overall satisfied, is a little light (scheming on how to add weight). works good in field areas with good soil but the rocky parts of the field not so much. if u catch it on sale or get a good coupon u can get it under $500

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Old 04-06-2021, 03:12 PM   #3
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I was desperate to find one for spring plots and ended up oredeting a packer maxx. It had good reviews online and from a member here who has had one for a few years.
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Old 04-06-2021, 05:14 PM   #4
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I had been looking for years before I bought one from a fellow TBHer. Took it apart, rebuilt and repainted. I had new steel plate sides made for it with modern day bearings. I had to order one new wheel.

There are some good videos on YouTube that show how to make one pretty easy - once you have the wheels. The wheels are the hard part to find or expensive to purchase.
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Old 04-06-2021, 09:26 PM   #5
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I was desperate to find one for spring plots and ended up oredeting a packer maxx. It had good reviews online and from a member here who has had one for a few years.
I hope you like it!

Weíll be breaking ours out next week I think.


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Old 04-06-2021, 09:58 PM   #6
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I was desperate to find one for spring plots and ended up oredeting a packer maxx. It had good reviews online and from a member here who has had one for a few years.
In for results on the packer maxx. Are you discing or using it with no till?
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Old 04-06-2021, 10:15 PM   #7
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Thanks for the ideas - gonna take a look at these. Also in for results on the packet maxx
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Old 04-06-2021, 11:32 PM   #8
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I recently bought a 6 ft heavy duty cultipacker from kunz engineering. It weighs 400 lbs and I can pull with atv and flip it over to transport on wheels or I can hook it up to the tractor with the 3 point hitch. I researched a lot before deciding on this one and very happy with it. It is ag quality. They also sell a 4 and 5 ft model
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Old 04-06-2021, 11:55 PM   #9
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If you are interested in making one, you can buy the 9.5" inch wheels like on the Kunz and cultipackers sold by Northern Tool, Tractor Supply, etc. run about $15 per wheel. The 15 inch Cultipacker wheels like on the older units and the one I rebuilt cost about $25 each. Most run on a 1 3/4 inch axle.

I would suggest finding an older 4-5 foot unit and replacing the bearings and any broken wheels. Most economical way to get one.

I have also seen a cheap one made out of steel truck rims welded together - cheap and easy.

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Old 04-07-2021, 09:45 PM   #10
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I recently bought a 6 ft heavy duty cultipacker from kunz engineering. It weighs 400 lbs and I can pull with atv and flip it over to transport on wheels or I can hook it up to the tractor with the 3 point hitch. I researched a lot before deciding on this one and very happy with it. It is ag quality. They also sell a 4 and 5 ft model
That looks great
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Old 04-07-2021, 11:29 PM   #11
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Do you disc it up before running the cultipacker over it?
How do you get rid of the vegetation?
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Old 04-08-2021, 05:03 AM   #12
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I recently bought a 6 ft heavy duty cultipacker from kunz engineering. It weighs 400 lbs and I can pull with atv and flip it over to transport on wheels or I can hook it up to the tractor with the 3 point hitch. I researched a lot before deciding on this one and very happy with it. It is ag quality. They also sell a 4 and 5 ft model

Thatís a great looking cultipacker...


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Old 04-08-2021, 06:55 AM   #13
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That looks great
Thanks. I had looked at the packer maxx but with our soil being predominantly heavy clay I knew that wasn't what i needed at our place. The packer maxx should be fine for sandy soils with no clods to break up
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Old 04-08-2021, 07:01 AM   #14
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Do you disc it up before running the cultipacker over it?
How do you get rid of the vegetation?
Yes I disced several times with tractor/6 ft disc. Before the final discing I broadcast my fertilizer then disced it in. After that I broadcast my seed then let the cultipacker do its thing. In the past I used a drag harrow. It was ok but seemed to move a lot of dirt around and caused some areas to get seed covered too deeply or moved seed into low areas and too thick
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Old 04-08-2021, 07:03 AM   #15
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Thanks. It seems to do the job. So much quicker and efficient than the drag harrow I used to use and with this cultipacker I can see easily where I have already been
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I recently bought a 6 ft heavy duty cultipacker from kunz engineering. It weighs 400 lbs and I can pull with atv and flip it over to transport on wheels or I can hook it up to the tractor with the 3 point hitch. I researched a lot before deciding on this one and very happy with it. It is ag quality. They also sell a 4 and 5 ft model
I really like that thing!


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It's a beast. Just finished planting an acre of grain sorghum today with a row planter. After discing in 320 lbs of fertilizer I ran the cultipacker over it and it made a great firmed, level seed bed for the planter. Wish I had gotten this cultipacker a long time ago
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