[Market-farming] the best bed shaper

Willie McKemie mf at austinfarm.org
Tue Feb 22 09:48:38 EST 2005

On Tue, Feb 22, 2005 at 09:43:21AM -0500, robert schuler wrote:
> If you go to Market Farm Implements web page look up bed shapers and click on
> the Lesche Bedder. I can tell you absolutely positively and beyond a shadow of
> doubt that this bedder which needs only a few HP to pull will be just right for
> running seeders like the planet jr. There are hundreds of these bedders in use
> in my county, just about everyone who direct seeds on beds uses them.

Thanks, I'll take a look.  I do have this pipe roller thing kinda 
"gripped in my teeth" now.
> BTW the iron pipe used as a drag leveler is a good idea, most folks around here
> pull them behind disc harrows to level ground before drilling grain. 6" round
> well pipe does a good job. I had tried 6" I-beam and its doesn't work well..

I pull a piece of railroad rail behind a 8' disk; that works pretty 

The pipe roller I have in mind will roll on an axle and not pull the 
bed down like a non-rolling drag would.  I think the discs on the ends 
will help keep it rolling rather than dragging.  At least, that's how 
it is shaping up in my mind.  Such as it is.

What other interesting implements to ya'll New Jerseyians have for us 
out here in the hinterlands?  Did I tell you that I bought one of those 
Pennsylvania IH 274s you put me on?  STILL haven't gotten cultivators 
set up on it.

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