Garden Plastic Layer Project!
One time project! NOT FOR SALE!!!
This flat stock will be the mast for the press wheels. I drilled a 5/8 inch hole for the axle(5/8X5 bolts after cutting the heads off), and counter sunk with a 1 inch bit to make room for the weld.
The axle ready to weld. I used a magnet to keep the axle square with the flat stock.
Axle welded in. No need to grind, as it will be out wary from the frame.
Here is the press wheel mocked up to the frame. 1X1 angle was used for the retainers on the outside of the frame.
These small 3/4 pipes were unneeded 3 point hitch sleeve adapters. I welded 3/8 nuts on them for adjustment. They will be used for the press wheels.
The adjusters were welded to 1X1 angle, which was then welded to flat stock cut large enough to allow bolts to be used outside the square tube frame. I drilled the plates in pairs to make sure they matched when bolted up to the frame.
One of the press wheels mocked up to the frame. I used 18 inch discs from the scrap pile to make the closing discs. I cut them down to 11 inches, cut 3/16 flat stock for hubs, drilled them and welded a 3/4 stub shaft to the hub. That assembly is bolted to the discs.
Since I want to lay drip irrigation hose at the same time I am laying plastic film, I fabbed this guide to place the drip tubing near the center of the row. I used some leftover 2X2 tubing, cut it at a 22 1/2 degree angle, flipped one end over and welded it together.
I cut the bottom end at 22 1/2 degrees to keep the tape from dragging on the outlet of the guide. I took some 3/16 flat stock and cut the sides of the funnel, tacked them together on the bench, then tacked then to the guide tube.