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Our Best Cultivator:

The Williams Tool System features a 40", 50" or 60" spring tine rake with a front and rear toolbar to mount optional cultivator tools, gauge wheels and track sweeps to custom cultivate any crop in any soil type accurately. The Tool System is the only precision bed cultivator that gives complete cultivation across the bed by using the right tool for the job. It can work in any soil type, cultivate almost any row spacing and adjusts quickly.  This all purpose cultivator can take the place of all the other cultivators on your farm.   

The Tool System cultivates blind before and after emergence in the row and between the row on fast germinating crops like corn, peas, beans, cucumbers, squash and pumpkins.  You simply set all of the tines down and rake the bed.  It can also be used as a between row cultivator in slow germinating crops like direct seeded carrots, lettuce, cabbage and broccoli by simply lifting the tines out of the in-row area as desired.  The rake alone will not remove perennial weeds and grasses between the rows.  For these weeds, the optional sweeps or side knives are used because the combination of a sweep followed by the rake  works best.  The sweep cuts the root and the rake lifts the weed out to the surface where it will dry out and perish.

Williams Tool System
40" Rake, Cat I

$1,735.00

50" Rake, Cat I

$1,855.00

60" Rake, Cat I

$1,975.00

Cat II Hitch

$50.00

Gauge Wheels, pair

$230.00

Guide Wheels, pair

$0.00

Guide Cones, pair

$0.00

Track Sweeps, pair

$344.00

Side Knives, 7" pair

$140.00

Pumpkin Knives, pair

$154.00

Strawberry Discs, pair

$620.00

All Accessories Priced With Clamps
The side knives can also be used to hill transplanted crops and fast germinating seeds once they are tall enough for hilling by positioning the wing tip end of the side knife toward the row to maintain in-row weed control.  The optional track sweeps are used to cultivate the wheel tracks and the optional gauge wheels are used to control the depth of the cultivation tools when a guidance system is not used.  Several fertilizer attachments are also optional. The Tool System can cultivate as close as 1" to the row with an optional guidance system.

When cultivating on flat ground, the optional guide wheels are used for guidance. The guide wheels are mounted on the planter first to make one or two guide furrows inside of the rear tractor tires. At cultivation, sway is put into the hitch by loosening the sway chains or raising the sway blocks so the guide wheels stay in the guide furrows while the tractor is allowed to steer off of the row. At cultivation, sway is put into the hitch by loosening the sway chains or raising the sway blocks so the guide wheels stay in the guide furrows while the tractor is allowed to steer off of the row.  With guidance, the cultivator tools can be adjusted to within 1" of the row because you do not have to allow for the off steering of the tractor.  It can cultivate closer to the row than a cultivator guidance tractor with belly mounted tools because it removes human error in steering the cultivator.  The tractor just pulls the cultivator and is not used to guide it.

When cultivating on raised beds , the optional guide cone bed huggers are used for guidance.  They are used at planting first to guide the planter so the rows are planted parallel to the shoulders of the raised bed.  Then the guide cones are mounted on the cultivator and adjusted to hug the shoulders of the raised bed.  Sway is put into the hitch so the planter and cultivator follow the shoulders of the raised bed and are not steered by the tractor.  This allows the cultivator tools to accurately follow the rows planted on the bed, while the tractor is allowed to off steer.

With the guidance system you can machine cultivate hand plantings for precision weed control.  With the guidance system mounted on the cultivator, rake tines are lowered to mark where the rows are to be hand planted while the guide wheels create the guide furrows.  Guide cones are used when planting on raised beds.  Next the plants, seeds or tubers are hand planted on the marked rows, then the guided cultivator tools can be adjusted to cultivate close to the rows.  This provides ideal weed control for small scale growers and market gardeners with a minimum amount of machinery.  

It is the best cultivator for strawberries because it can cultivate in the row and between the row during the first year of growth, and can be fitted with disc gangs for strawberry renovation, and cultivation during the 2nd year. 

It is the best cultivator for potatoes because it can hill potatoes with the optional 16" hilling discs and then continue to weed the hills with the rake until the vines are about 18" long.

It is the best cultivator for pumpkins and other vine crops because it can rake in the row until the plants are about 4" tall, then be fitted with long side knives that hill the row even after the crop has vined 12".  The 13" long side knives sweep under the vine and hill the stem,  giving the best weed control possible.

It is the best cultivator for direct seeded lettuce and carrots because it can cultivate closer to the row than any other cultivator by using the guidance system.

It is the best cultivator for fast germinating crops because it can cultivate blind before and after emergence with all of the rake tines down, then be adjusted to cultivate between the rows with the side knives and rake tines and hill the crop lightly by placing the wing tip of the side knife toward the row to maintain in-row weed control as the crop gets taller for complete vegetable bed cultivation.

It is the best cultivator for market gardeners because it can be adjusted quickly to cultivate any crop in almost any row spacing in any soil type and can cultivate hand plantings accurately by using the guidance system

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