What is a Cultivator?
When asked "what is a cultivator" you could say "A cultivator is simply someone or something that cultivates". However, for this article I am going to be referring to a specific piece of farm equipment that attaches to a tractor also known as a cultivator. A cultivator is a tractor attachment that is mostly used for weed control. They are designed to dig through the soil in patterns so that they can avoid the plants yet still dig and break up weeds.
Differences Between A Cultivator and A Garden Bedder
As mentioned earlier Cultivators are mainly used for weed control while a Garden Bedder is used to make rows of small dirt hills to plant crop seeds in. Wouldn’t it be great if you could have one attachment that could do both? Well a company called Everything Attachments has done just that with their Cultivator Version 2.0. By adding the attachment bar and 2 garden bedder discs the EA Cultivator becomes a Garden Bedder. The attachment bar allows the discs to be adjustable so that you can make the desired seed beds. Check out some of the images below showing the cultivator with and with out the attachments.
||Garden Bedder Attachments
||Garden Bedder In Use
Cultivator How To Video
Check out the video on the new version of the Everything Attachments cultivator that can be three attachments in one, Designed to make your life easier!
Features on a Cultivator
Just so you know the EA Cultivator Version 2.0 is not for subcompact tractors. The newly redesigned field cultivator features 3/8" steel construction with 1/4" reinforcement in high stress areas and is 48" wide for use on a single row. The tines or shanks are fully adjustable each with 4 placement holes for the front and rear tines on each side, and 3 placement holes for the center tines on each side. The c-tines are high quality spring steel with high carbon tips for superior durability. The field cultivator weighs 120 lbs. with the tines installed, furrowing attachment and bedder discs are extra weight. The 110 field cultivator offers industry first extended crop guiding plates at the entrance of the frame to better care for your crops while you are cultivating.
- 3/8" steel construction with 1/4" bracing
- 48" wide for single row use
- 120 lbs with tines installed
- Extended crop guides
- Spring steel c-tines with high carbon points
- Bedder discs mount on a 1-3/8" solid bar with mounting holes spaced 43" apart
- 14" bedder discs
- Not for subcompact tractors