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Video of my Plastic Mulch Layer

Posted by jrslick KS/5 (My Page) on
Tue, May 7, 13 at 23:38

I finally finished up my mulch layer enough to use tonight. I still have some bugs to work out, but I am happy to lay over 800 feet of plastic in no time at all. I need to work on the drip attachment, I was running it too deep. Also, I need to till everything before I try to use it again. I think I will be happier with the results.

I am pulling it with my Kubota B7100. I am laying 3 foot plastic. My tractor is a little light on the front end, really wish I had a loader out there to counter balance the mulch layer. Also, all my land is on a slope, it causes my tractor to slide down the hill. That makes it hard to keep it straight. This is a relative flat area, so it doesn't show as much.


Here is a link that might be useful: Mulch layer

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RE: Video of my Plastic Mulch Layer

that looks real good. are your front tires fluid filled? can you put suitcase weights on the front?

RE: Video of my Plastic Mulch Layer


I don't have fluid in the front tires. I don't want to always have that much weight on the front because I also use this tractor to mow the yard with and when I turn they would probably dig in more than I would like. I also don't want to get turf tires.

I do want to build a better bracket on the front and add some suitcase weights. The prior owner hung a weight off the front with a single bolt. I am still using this, but it needs to be doubled or tripled.


RE: Video of my Plastic Mulch Layer

Looks like you've got it dialed in pretty close - works good. I have to admit that I have never been able to get ours to work well on sloping ground - it wants to shift around too much. Think it may be a design flaw on my part but have plenty of flat ground where it works well.


RE: Video of my Plastic Mulch Layer

Looks good Jay. I hope mine works that good. I hope mine will be finished by first of next week. It is still wet here. Hopefully it will dry up enough to get some testing in early next week. I have a raised bed shaper on mine.

I am trying to set my wheels now. I will have the ability to turn mine inboard. Do yours tilt as well? Looks like they are mounted solid.

Few little details that are driving me nuts.

RE: Video of my Plastic Mulch Layer

Very nice!

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