Submitted by confluencefarm on Wed, 08/30/2017 - 9:53am Tool Concept Stage: DIY Primary problem statement: I am a farm and I want a tool to shape raised beds in the market garden using a tractor because to save labor . Read more about this problem statement License: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Description: I built this bed shaper from an old 2 row cultivator purchased for $200 from craigslist. By adding disc hillers I could hill beds but still had to rake them before seeding or planting. I created this bed shaper from salvaged lumber. It has allowed me to fully shape the beds (sometimes with multiple passes depending on soil conditions) using the tractor. It took me only a few hours to build. For the time and money involved it is a vast improvement. It also acted as a practice build, as I would like to build a more permanent bed shaper from steel this following year. After one season of use the shaper has held up well, but I imagine it will start to deteriorate in a fairly short time given that I have no place to store it indoors. Materials: 1. Old culitvator (often on craigslist for very cheap) 2. U bolts- to attach shaper to cultivator 3. Disc Hiller (various suppliers on the internet. I purchased mine from Agrisupply. Cheap but the shanks have bent. Consider better quality hillers) 4. Scrap lumber: 2x4's, 2x6's 5. Lag ScrewsAdd new comment Documentation Image Gallery: I like this tool up0 users have voted. I built (or modified) this tool up0 users have voted.