Cultipacker...

Discussion in 'Food Plots & Habitat Improvement' started by Daniel kahut, Mar 8, 2020.

  1. Daniel kahut

    Daniel kahut Newb

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    Is a cultipacker needed when doing a plot.. and if so what are some other alternatives .. does a lawn roller work? ... thanks

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    In my opinion, ANYTHING to pack the ground after seeding beats not doing so.
     
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    I use a harrow drag, a small plastic water filled roller ,and started out with chain link with a log wire on the diagonal. There are many good DYI videos on you tube to make one. A culvert pipe with a centered axle and filled with concrete or packed with sand..
     
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    Water filled roller works well for clover, what are you planting?
     
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    My tractor weighs 7000 lbs and has industrial tires. After broadcasting seed into a freshly tilled seed bed I simply drive the tractor over the entire plot. I've been doing it for over 10 years. It works well.
     
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    My yard is full of clover. You don't need anything. BUT the more steps you can do the better your results. Good luck
     
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    I turned an old hot water tank into a roller. Should probably take a pic of it someday. I think I have less than $100 in it and it works great.
     
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