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HI everyone well tonight i tried to put the sheilds on my cultivator. there on but not sure if there right. you would think back in the 40s there was step by step directions but guess not. lol i would hate to get stoped by the (that aint how that goes police) so please tell me how do they look.
 

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I believe that the offset/bent bracket should be toward the center of tractor on both right & left sides. The right-side (looking from seat) in your photos looks correct. The left side has the brackets transposed. Normally there should be approx. 3 inches between shields for very small plants (wider if plants over 8 inches tall) We always set the right side about 3/4 inch closer, as thats the side we always watched.
Another thing is the shovels on each side of row/shield should be half shovels so you don't push dirt to close to plants.
We also set the shovels closest to row about 3/4 inch higher than the shovels between rows. This (shovels between rows) loosen up a lot of dirt there & took out the weeds as that's were most got a start, also the center shovels were about 8 inches wide (called wide sweeps) & they wore very fast.
We did custom planting, cultivating & thinning of sugar beets, cabbage, carrots/etc. back in the early 1960's with a 2 row setup @ in 28 inch rows. Usually the shields were used for first time cultivating of corn, - soybeans usually the first 2 times thru.
If someone else says I'm wrong about the placement of shields on a MH, that's ok, our setup was on an Oliver 60.
 
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