How to use the Haukaas Leveling Shovels
HAUKAAS LEVELING SHOVELS: DESIGNED FOR LEVELING MOUNDS IN HAY FIELDS
PART THREE: HOW TO USE THE LEVELING SHOVEL
Once your Leveling Shovels are installed, you’re ready start eliminating the mounds in your hay fields or farmland. Here’s some helpful information about how to best operate the cultivator with Leveling Shovels attached.
- The cultivator must be leveled, the under frame height must be equal front to
- Set the depth adjustment stop on the cultivator so that the shovels run ½” above
the ground. The only time the shovels should come in contact with the ground is
when it comes in contact with the mole hill.
- If a shank is bent, adjust the shovel to level by using washers between the shovel
The Leveling Shovels work the best when the cultivator’s hydraulics is set so that the shovels run
about a 1/2” to 3/4” above the ground. Normally the only time the shovel comes in contact with
the ground is when it explodes the mole hill. Whether the mole hill is old or new the results are
the same. The 3-1/2” front face of each shovel will move a tremendous amount of soil when they
hit the base of the mole hill at a good speed. The faster you travel the better. Most have found
that 5 to 6 mph is fast enough to do a good job. Any faster may require wearing seatbelts.