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Hi all,

I'm tired of using a hoe to build the beds. I'm going to purchase a garden bedder. Does anyone have some good suggestions? It won't get used but once a year so quality isn't of highest concern. Price is always a factor.


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I'm in the market too. Our local co-op has them and I'm going to get a price on one this weekend.


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I know heavy hitch has an attachment that goes into their 3 point trailer hitch.

https://heavyhitch.com/store/heavy-hitch-accessories/solid-steel-toolbar-garden-bedder-hiller/

everything attachment also has one

http://www.everythingattachments.com/Tractor-3-Point-Hitch-Garden-Bedder-48-GB50-p/eta-bedder-50-gb50deluxe.htm

maybe find the parts to make your own at agri supply

http://www.agrisupply.com/disc-hiller-blanton-style-hub/p/11677/

rural king
http://www.ruralking.com/king-kutter-3-point-hitch-disc-bedder-db-yk.html


Some modular build your own options here as well
http://www.woodwardcrossingscountrybasics.com/3_Pt.php
I priced out 3 point hitch, tool bar and hiller set and came to $359, but price of shipping really kills this.
Edit: they actually have a bundle for this:
http://shop.woodwardcrossingscountrybasics.com/Wunderbar-Disc-Hiller-Bundle-w-Hitch-Hillers-Clamps-DHB.htm
 

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How big is the garden??
If the garden is big enough that you could run the bedder for 4 hours at a time,,the cost is not a factor.

If the garden is small like mine (40x150 feet) the run time is 15 minutes.

I really prefer a tiller for a small garden,,, although as I have been getting older,,,
I really prefer what a Gravely 2 wheel tractor is capable of,,,

The Gravely and rotary plow will make perfect beds,,, at any reasonable height,,,
 

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I know heavy hitch has an attachment that goes into their 3 point trailer hitch.

https://heavyhitch.com/store/heavy-hitch-accessories/solid-steel-toolbar-garden-bedder-hiller/

everything attachment also has one

http://www.everythingattachments.com/Tractor-3-Point-Hitch-Garden-Bedder-48-GB50-p/eta-bedder-50-gb50deluxe.htm

maybe find the parts to make your own at agri supply

http://www.agrisupply.com/disc-hiller-blanton-style-hub/p/11677/

rural king
http://www.ruralking.com/king-kutter-3-point-hitch-disc-bedder-db-yk.html


Some modular build your own options here as well
http://www.woodwardcrossingscountrybasics.com/3_Pt.php
I priced out 3 point hitch, tool bar and hiller set and came to $359, but price of shipping really kills this.
Edit: they actually have a bundle for this:
http://shop.woodwardcrossingscountrybasics.com/Wunderbar-Disc-Hiller-Bundle-w-Hitch-Hillers-Clamps-DHB.htm
Wow, great reply!


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How big is the garden??
If the garden is big enough that you could run the bedder for 4 hours at a time,,the cost is not a factor.

If the garden is small like mine (40x150 feet) the run time is 15 minutes.

I really prefer a tiller for a small garden,,, although as I have been getting older,,,
I really prefer what a Gravely 2 wheel tractor is capable of,,,

The Gravely and rotary plow will make perfect beds,,, at any reasonable height,,,
Small garden like yours. I may try to make my own. Although, I just moved and don't have a welder right now...


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I just remembered, I do have a 6 row, double disc bedder; but I don't think that my 3046 can pick it up off the ground. It would do the job in one pass..


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I know heavy hitch has an attachment that goes into their 3 point trailer hitch.

https://heavyhitch.com/store/heavy-hitch-accessories/solid-steel-toolbar-garden-bedder-hiller/

everything attachment also has one

Tractor 3 Point Hitch Garden Bedder 48",Potato Hiller, Hiller,GB48, Furrowing Attachment with Shovel Point Optional,14" Ball Bearing Disc, Quick Attach 3pt hitch

maybe find the parts to make your own at agri supply

Agmate® 16" Disc Hiller 16" Shank-Blanton Hub

rural king
King Kutter 3 Point Hitch Disc Bedder DB-YK by King Kutter for $317.97 in King Kutter - Brands : Rural King


Some modular build your own options here as well
Wunderbar 3 Pt. Hitch, Toolbar & Attachments
I priced out 3 point hitch, tool bar and hiller set and came to $359, but price of shipping really kills this.
Edit: they actually have a bundle for this:
Disc Hiller Bundle with Cat I Hitch and Toolbar and Clamps
One thing with our bedder since it utilizes a 2" receiver insert, the whole thing can be shipped UPS ground for a reasonable cost
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I built a homemade two bar, tool bar some what similar to the modular system..
I then built several different sub attachments..
I have discs that I can mount for hiller/bedder, disc plow with the same discs, chisel digger, cultivator, rake, multi shank sub soil tool, or road maintainer..
Your imagination is your only limit..
Good luck..
 

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Well, I ended up ordering the Heavy Hitch setup. It is more than double the amount of the others :banged: , but I do get a receiver out of it. I got the 70# option and the combo with the gooseneck mount as well so I can move my trailers around. If you already have the receiver then the price is only about $100 more than the other options. They seem well built and American made. I'll report back on the quality and functionality.

I wonder if I can fit my 100 lb suitcase weights on it from my IH 1086?
 

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My Version

I built this a few years back, rev 2.0. Got the disc hillers from Agrisupply.com. The cultivator shank is from a Dearborn 13-2 cultivator. Not a bedder, but makes a sweet raised hill to plant in.



The shank is used to put a small furrow in the top of the hill. I remove the shank when hilling potatoes, or laying by on smaller plants.
The picture below is one pass in our "kitchen" garden at home.



The discs make a furrow on each side of the hill, perfect for irrigating. Hope this helps. Mark.

 
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