How to Install the Haukaas Leveling Shovels
HAUKAAS LEVELING SHOVELS: DESIGNED FOR LEVELING MOUNDS IN HAY FIELDS
PART TWO: HOW TO INSTALL THE LEVELING SHOVEL
Our Leveling Shovels are proven to make a dramatic difference in hay fields and farmland, where pocket gophers, moles, and other pests have damaged land. Not only are they effective, but they are simple to use.
Once you’re ready to eliminate the pocket gophers, moles, or other pests in your fields, you won’t want to waste time getting started. Here is a helpful guide on how to install the Haukaas Leveling Shovels.
The Leveling Shovels bolt to your cultivator shanks like regular shovel.
Leveling Shovel Installation Instructions:
- Two carriage bolts, lock washers and nuts have been provided to attach each
shovel to the shank.
- The ½” logging chain will need to be cut to length and attached between each of
the rear shanks. The chains are to be attached to the shovels with ½ x 1-1/2”
carriage bolts, flat washers, lock washers and nuts. The chains are to be cut just
long enough to fit between the shovels on the rear shanks.
- At each wing hinge point on the cultivator a chain connector (pair) must be
installed. This connector must be undone each time the cultivator is winged up.
(Failure to do so could cause damage!)
Below is a diagram of the proper installation of the Chain Connector (pair):
An Effective Investment
The Leveling Shovels are a low cost – efficient way of preparing your hay fields each year. Since
the shovels run above the ground and only come in contact with mole hills they require a minimal
amount of power to be pulled through the field and will last a long time.
At the present time the Leveling Shovels are available for cultivators with 43 degree and 50
degree shanks. The shovels themselves cover a width of 16” wide and are designed to work on
cultivators with 12” spacings.
The Leveling Shovel Package includes the fasteners, drag chains (1/2” plated logging chain) and
connectors required to join the chains at the cultivator’s hinge points.
The Leveling Shovel is a simple idea that works remarkably well. Whether you buy a set for just
yourself or you and your neighbor go in together on a set I believe you will be happy with the job