Adaptive Cultivation System

Manufacturer Part Number: KIT-1055

Tilmor Part Number: KIT-1055

by Thiessen Tillage Equipment

Starting at $3,089.00

The Adaptive Cultivator System (ACS) is a weed control tool for vineyards, trellised orchards, hemp and fence lines. The ACS is primarily used as a maintenance tool and not an aggressive tillage tool.

The 26" finger weeder head is supported by a flexible torsion arm that requires no electronic or hydraulic input as it works to eliminate weeds in the crop row without damaging the established crop. The fingers are able to run right up to, and around the crop without operator input and does not leave an unworked area at the base of the vine, like a radius on a grape hoe. The machine excels at working speeds of 4 to 7 mph depending on soil and crop conditions.

Running ahead of the finger weeders are a gang of two spiders that work to break crust and control weeds alongside the row. Depending on how they are set, they can also be used to move a small amount of soil towards or away from the crop row. These spiders also run on a flexible torsion mount which allows them to adjust to contours on the ground without operator input. A rigid guard designed to deflect vines, trees or other crops protects both the crop and the equipment from damage.

NOTE: Weeds like established grasses with strong root systems may need alternative methods of control before using the ACS.

MOUNTING: Mounting the ACS ahead of the driver allows for greater steering precision and control of the unit. The Side Lift Mount and Adjustable Toolbar are designed for this purpose. For a single ACS unit mounted to one side of a rear three-point hitch, additional weight (90 lbs.) is required to counter-balance the toolbar. The ACS unit alone weighs 180 lbs.

The yellow finger weeder head is not recommended for peaches or other trees with exceptionally soft bark, especially when they are young.

Previous models of the ACS had a gang of three spyders, which was too wide for most cases. This updated model has heavy duty bearings and two spyders capable of working 8" of ground; a third spyder can be added on by purchasing a pup kit.

Some assembly required

Included in this package:

Product Price (ea) Quantity Availability
Finger Section for the Adaptive Cultivator System
In stock
Adaptive Cultivator Parallel Arm
In stock
Adaptive Cultivator Head
In stock
Adaptive Cultivator Frame
In stock

Spyder Frame Orientation

Includes two 14 inch Right Hand Spyder Wheels.

Left hand spiders are typically used when mounting the machine on the left hand side of the tractor and for no to light hilling. They can also be used on the right hand side of the machine for light soil removal from the working area.
Includes two 14 inch Left Hand Spyder Wheels.

Not Included.

Pup Pack

Not Included.

Bolt on kit to add a 3rd Spyder Wheel. Right Side

Pup Pack

Not Included.

Bolt on kit to add a 3rd Spyder Wheel. Left Side


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Est. ship date: Feb 9, 2023

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Name Replacement Finger Section for the Adaptive Cultivator System ACS Parallel Arm ACS Weeder Head ACS Adaptive Frame Kit, ACS Mounting Bracket Right Kit, ACS Mounting Bracket Left None
Image 26" Yellow Finger Weeder -ACS
Tilmor Part Number AW-3110 PA-9116 PA-9117 PA-9118 KIT-1058 KIT-1042 N/A
Manufacturer Part Number N/A ACS-PA ACS-WH ACS-AF N/A N/A N/A
Weight 3.6000 lbs. 38.7500 lbs. 32.2500 lbs. 37.5000 lbs. 32.05 lbs. 32.05 lbs. 0 lbs.
California Residents WARNING: Click here for more information on Proposition 65
Warranty Limited 1 year warranty to original owner. Click here for more information.