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Re: School shop made culvert roller packer

Postby Brute 23 » Thu May 05, 2016 6:34 am

Only down side I see to the culvert pipe is dirt sand blasting the coating off, then it rusting. I don't see the lifespan being as long as pipe casing or some thing. But for 150$ if they are pretty easy to swap out it shouldn't be a problem.
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Postby lavacarancher » Thu May 05, 2016 7:11 am

Nice job, custom.
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Re: School shop made culvert roller packer

Postby Bigfoot » Thu May 05, 2016 7:15 am

Only thing that would make it better, is if it was at my house.
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Re: School shop made culvert roller packer

Postby M.Magis » Thu May 05, 2016 8:55 am

Does it pull true or does it want to track one direction? I thought having both culverts in the same direction would make it pull, but I was just guessing. Would be easy to flip one if it was a problem, was just curious. Looks nice.
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Re: School shop made culvert roller packer

Postby bball » Thu May 05, 2016 9:29 am

customcattle wrote:
bball wrote:How much would you say you have invested in materials? I can't find a decent cultipacker around these parts for under a grand, and like you, just can't justify that expense for as infrequently as it would be used. Nice work.


I tried to find used culvert, but couldn't find any.
Culvert was $150 drill stem was $50 then I probably have another 35 in other miscellaneous metal.
I didn't think $235 was too bad.


Very impressive for under $300. Thanks for posting.
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Re: School shop made culvert roller packer

Postby bball » Thu May 05, 2016 9:34 am

skyhightree1 wrote:nice... bball they sell a ton here from 200-800 at farm sales depending on the size and shape...


Rub it in sky, rub it in! :lol2: I may have to plan a road trip then!
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Re: School shop made culvert roller packer

Postby customcattle » Thu May 05, 2016 9:40 am

M.Magis wrote:Does it pull true or does it want to track one direction? I thought having both culverts in the same direction would make it pull, but I was just guessing. Would be easy to flip one if it was a problem, was just curious. Looks nice.


I was worried about that as well, so when I made the end caps for it I made them an inch longer all the way around so they would dig in a little to keep it straight. I also thought about flipping on so it was going in the opposite direction, for whatever reason couldn't get it to work out unless they were one in front of the other. The end caps having a 2" larger diameter made it so it definitely makes it pull straight though.
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Re: School shop made culvert roller packer

Postby skyhightree1 » Thu May 05, 2016 9:43 am

bball wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:nice... bball they sell a ton here from 200-800 at farm sales depending on the size and shape...


Rub it in sky, rub it in! :lol2: I may have to plan a road trip then!


:lol2:
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Re: School shop made culvert roller packer

Postby arkie1 » Thu May 05, 2016 9:56 am

skyhightree1 wrote:nice... bball they sell a ton here from 200-800 at farm sales depending on the size and shape...



I second the road trip! I've been keeping an eye out around here for one and also can't find anything decent for less than a grand. I've just about talked myself into building one after hay season is done.
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Re: School shop made culvert roller packer

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Re: School shop made culvert roller packer

Postby arkie1 » Thu May 05, 2016 10:12 am

M-5 wrote:https://dothan.craigslist.org/grd/5559544606.html


Ever bought/seen one? Are they any account?
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Re: School shop made culvert roller packer

Postby M-5 » Thu May 05, 2016 10:21 am

I have not, I see those type at auction all the time and they bring a perty penny. we had one yrs ago with the cast iron wheels and It made a perfect pasture after sprigging Bermuda. These look just like the old ones. they claim a 5yr warranty and I have no idea of the cost I just see them on craigslist
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Re: School shop made culvert roller packer

Postby skyhightree1 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:29 pm

I seen a homemade cultipacker made out of black plastic culvert pipe with a sch 40 2 inch pipe in the middle of the pipe with concrete in it was pretty nice
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Re: School shop made culvert roller packer

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:25 pm

bball wrote:How much would you say you have invested in materials? I can't find a decent cultipacker around these parts for under a grand, and like you, just can't justify that expense for as infrequently as it would be used. Nice work.


I'll keep my eyes peeled for you. The last one I drug home from a fence row cost a whopping fifty bucks. Bearings were even good. I think there might even be one in the neighbors woods.....I'll go have a look.
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Re: School shop made culvert roller packer

Postby callmefence » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:03 pm

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
bball wrote:How much would you say you have invested in materials? I can't find a decent cultipacker around these parts for under a grand, and like you, just can't justify that expense for as infrequently as it would be used. Nice work.


I'll keep my eyes peeled for you. The last one I drug home from a fence row cost a whopping fifty bucks. Bearings were even good. I think there might even be one in the neighbors woods.....I'll go have a look.


If you find any like Aaron was talking about.. that make rocks disappear.
I'll take two.
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