TILLAGE NOT TILLAGE? PRECISION TILLAGE TILLAGE HOLDS ON

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TILLAGE NOT TILLAGE? PRECISION TILLAGE TILLAGE HOLDS ON

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WHEN ISTILLAGENOT TILLAGE?when it gets vertical4Story by Ron LysengWestern Producer StaffTe c h s & S p e c s - N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 3A string of wet springs has steered a lot ofprairie farmers into vertical tillage as a way toseed into soggy soil.Most producers say their new equipmentaccomplished what it was supposed to,which was to get them seeding sooner.However, vertical tillage can also be animportant tool in fighting crop disease, saysJim Boak, a field representative for SalfordMachinery, one of the first companies to sellvertical tillage machines to prairie farmers.“Guys caught on right away that verticaltillage is a big help seeding in wet conditions,but it’s an important tool in any zero tilloperation,” said Boak.“Zero till is based on the fact that weretain undisturbed crop residue on thesurface. Whether a producer uses a discdrill or hoe drill, the success of the seedingoperation depends on cutting a fresh trenchinto a firm, pure seedbed. Seeds don’t like adisturbed seedbed.”He said producers don’t want toincorporate crop residue, especially in thespring.“Residue carries all kinds of diseases thatflourish when buried, and decomposing plantmatter creates toxins that impact the youngcrop,” he said.“Leave residue on the surface. Tandemdiscs are especially bad for buryingpathogenic residues.”Boak said a true vertical tillage machine,when adjusted properly, leaves a firm seedbed while retaining crop residue on thesurface where it won’t harm the emergingcrop.However, not everyone who has boughta vertical tillage machine is certain they’redoing true vertical tillage or are even surethey know what vertical tillage is.Boak said vertical tillage is simply liftingthe shallow top surface of the soil withoutcausing horizontal soil movement.“Here’s what we find. When vertical till isdone correctly, it puts some air movementinto the residue cover and the top layer ofsoil. The operation releases a small amountof moisture at the surface, which evaporatesthrough the residue cover. All other moistureremains locked in the soil for the crop.”He said moisture rising in the soil istrapped below the residue layer, which islike a vapour barrier that prevents migratingmoisture from escaping into the atmosphere.“If your morning air temperature is 50degrees (10 C) and your soil temperatureis 45 degrees (7 C)… if you work that fieldwith your vertical till machine to get some airmovement, the soil will be 70 degrees (21 C)


FAR LEFT: Salford dealer Don Droeschexplains that the shallow disc disturbsjust enough of the residue and soilsurface, while leaving firm soil to createa good seedbed, provided the seed dropsprecisely behind the coulter. | SalfordphotoBELOW: “The new drills are so heavyand they sink so easily... but we seed ateight miles per hour in wet fields, so thatmakes up for a lot,” says Alberta farmerMatt Kremeniuk discussing how hisSalford 1100 lets him go seeding whilehis main air drill sits on the sideline. |Salford photoby early afternoon and you can go seeding,”he said.“If you run the discs deeper than two anda half inches, or if you have any horizontal soilmovement, then you’re not doing true verticaltillage. When you do it right, the field shouldlook like a stick of butter after you gentlypulled your fork over the top. Just parallellines on the surface, that’s all.”Boak said there’s nothing wrong withhorizontal tillage if more soil disturbance isthe goal. It’s simply a matter of keeping intentand terminology straight.“The term vertical tillage used to refer todeep tillage, deep rippers, vertical rippers,inline rippers and all those practices deeperthan 13 inches that were intended to alleviatedeep compaction,” he said.“Today when we say vertical tillage,we’re referring to shallow disturbance in theseeding zone only. And never so deep that welose the firm seed bed.”Boak said the concept of shallow verticaltillage began to gain acceptance a decade agowhen some manufacturers started developingmachines that significantly reduced lateral soilmovement and caused only straight up andstraight down soil movement.“There were only a few of us building truevertical tillage machines: Salford, Summers,Great Plains, McFarlane down in Wisconsinand Phoenix, who went out of business.”He said the five competitors had a lot incommon. They all ran ripple discs, straightdiscs or a combination of both, but thediscs ran at a zero degree angle. They allhad harrows for residue management andrecommended a maximum working depth oftwo to 2.5 inches unless the field was badlyrutted.Running that shallow through trash coverdisturbs an inch of residue and the top inchof surface soil. It weakens the crust so theharrows can break it up.“Don’t go any deeper because you wantyour drill to place seed into firm soil that hasnot been worked,” he said.“If you run your vertical tillage machinedeeper, then you’ll be placing seed into loosesoil. We all know that loose soil is a problemwith any horizontal tillage or horizontal soilmovement. If you work the whole seed bedso it’s loose, you’ve got to go deeper to findfirm ground for the seeds.“Canola, for example, should go in atthree-quarters of an inch. So you’ll wantyour vertical till machine to leave you aboutthree-quarters of an inch of mixed soil andresidue.“Below that, you have the firm soil for thecanola seed.”Boak said other companies have recentlystarted labelling machines as vertical tillagetools, but they don’t meet the criteria. Theyeither work too deep or the discs run at anangle causing horizontal soil movement.“Smart-Till and Airway tried to fit thevertical till class, but they were deeperworking tools, not true vertical till,” he said.“Back in about 2006 or 2007, Case IH tooktheir 340 discer and bought some slightlydished blades for it and installed them on an18 degree angle. They called it vertical tillage,but it’s not. Discs at 18 degrees disturb a lotof soil.”Boak said Case opened the floodgate, andanyone who sold any type of disc cultivatornow had a vertical tillage machine on themarket.“None of this is vertical tillage. This is reallythe finest hour for horizontal tillage.”He said the Landoll VT has discs angledat 10 degrees on seven inch spacing, whichcreates lots of side movement of soil. It’s fullcultivation but not vertical tillage, he added.“These new European compact disccultivators are promoted by some localdealers as vertical tillage, but they do notmeet the criteria. Those are the Lemken,Joker, Amazon and Vaderstad,” he said.“A vertical tillage machine must have zerodegrees of angle on the disc. It must makea straight line in the soil and it must workshallow. If it cannot do those two things, it’snot true vertical tillage.”For more information, contact Boak at 519-670-1004 or visit www.salfordmachine.com. ❖5S u p p l e m e n t t o T h e We s t e r n P r o d u c e r


vertical TILLAGEmachineenters heavy clay zoneStory by Ron LysengWestern Producer Staff6Te c h s & S p e c s - N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 3Farmers learned long ago that tillageequipment designed for light soil often endedup on the scrap metal pile after it hit heavyclay soil.Over the decades, that fact fostered aunique manufacturing niche running parallelto the mainstream that specialized in robustequipment for heavy clay soil.These designers focused on farmers in theheavy clay regions of the Red River Valley,Regina Plains and Peace River.Mandako Agri Marketing of Plum Coulee,Man., is one of those companies, and itsTwister Vertical Tillage machine is one of itslatest tools aimed at farmers who have tocope with heavy clay. Mandako claims it’s theheaviest vertical till machine on the market.The strict definition of “vertical tillage”refers to a disc that runs at a zero degree angleto straight forward and only tickles the surfaceto a maximum depth of three inches, thusleaving distinct straight lines on the surface.However, Lou Peters of Mandako said thatstrict interpretation of vertical tillage does notfit the needs of producers on heavy clay.He said a tillage machine must always beengineered to meet the needs of the enduser. With that guiding thought, the companydesigned the Twister to do things that othervertical tillage machines cannot.Vertical till discs normally run at zerodegrees, but when the Twister gets into heavyresidue or rough ground, the operator canremotely change the disc angle up to ninedegrees from straight ahead.Peters said that with all that frame stress,the Twister frame does not twist, even thoughoperators typically run at 10 m.p.h.“All framing is half inch thick rectangulartubing, so speed is not a problem,” he said.“There’s never a need to add weightbecause we’ve built the weight into the frame,where it does some good. Instead of just


PRECISIONTILLAGE8Te c h s & S p e c s - N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 3WHERE IT’S NEEDEDUntil now, precision applications andguidance have had a lesser role in tillageoperations, with the exception of strip tillsystems.However, Ontario farm equipmentmanufacturer Salford has attached a set ofon-edge shanks to its tillage tools that can behydraulically lowered into the soil on demandas the conditions warrant.“You can be addressing issues ofcompaction in the field, or something likeruts or additional trash that needs moreattention,” said Anson Boak of Salford“You can do it in a single operation by justStory and Photos by Michael RaineWestern Producer Stafflowering the hydraulics.”The active hydraulic, shank mountedchisels can be set to have a trip pressure from300 to 1,300 pounds for improved levellingor deep ripping. They can be set from four toeight inches in depth.“Raise the hydraulics and you are back tovertical tillage. You use them only where youneed to and where you have planned to,” hesaid.The new hydraulic shanks can be added tothe existing I model frames and can be placedon 15 inch centres with shanks on the frontand rear ranks of the machines.This allows for every second shank to belifted for fertilizer banding in 30 inch row cornplanting scenarios.Adding seeding and fertilizer systems toTOP: Salford’s Plant 2 in Salford, Ont., is wherethe company’s seeding and tillage machines areassembled.CENTRE: Anson BoakBOTTOM: Ingersoll discs await installation on theSalford tillage equipment.


the toolbars can be done by adding coultertype units or the new shanks.The company is offering kits for anhydrous,dry or liquid fertilizer applications. Broadcastfertilizer systems can also be placed on thetoolbars. Heavy duty harrows are framemounted on most models and add to thecoulters’ ability to close the shanks’ furrows.Mark Averink, who manages engineeringand development for Salford, said thecompany has spent a couple of years on thesystem in hopes of reducing the number oftrips a producer might make through thefield to accomplish seeding, fertilizing andseedbed improvement.He said the tillage pass incorporatesfertilizer in a single operation, which helpsreduce volatilization losses of nitrogen, saveslabour and machine hours and reduces soilcompaction. ❖TOP LEFT: Adjustable from 300 to 1,300 lb.,Salford’s new shank option is hydraulicallycontrolled.TOP RIGHT: The system is controlled from thecab and adds precision tillage and fertilization toits lineup of tools that can be mounted on thecompany’s Independent series of vertical tillagemachines.FROM SPRING TO FALLCase IH True Tandem 340-370 Disk HarrowsCase IH looks out for farmers providing true-tandemtechnology which results in straight, easy pulling andmaximum pass coverage.Case IH True Tandem 330 TurboCase IH understands a busy lifestyle and allows farmersto till up the remains of last year’s crop and prep the soilterrain for next year’s.SASKATOON 306-934-3555 | SWIFT CURRENT 306-773-2951LLOYDMINSTER 306-825-3434 | ESTEVAN 306-634-4788www.redheadequipment.ca9S u p p l e m e n t t o T h e We s t e r n P r o d u c e r


WET YEARSUNEARTH THE NEEDFOR CULTIVATIONStory and Photos by Michael RaineWestern Producer Staff10Te c h s & S p e c s - N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 3There was a time when “till” became a fourletter word in Western Canada. In the ruralsouthern prairies, the word kept companywith other seldom-heard words such as rain,plow and cash.But now the return of rain has dug up newdemand for tillage tools.For three years Paul Degelman’s companyhas worked toward a tillage tool that cancover a lot of ground in a hurry, as well ashandle the heavy trash that western Canadiancrops can leave behind.The Regina company recognized the needfor limited amounts of tillage after several wetseasons in a row.But in the years before the rains returned,many prairie farmers reduced their machinerylineups to include little more than a minimumor zero tillage seeding unit, a sprayer, swatherand combines.Droughts and continuous cropping madedigging the ground a rare event.“We saw the need. Farmers were askingfor some new technology, not a traditionalcultivator,” he said.“Not for every acre, not for every field,every year. But when you have sloughsgrowing outwards or rutted up or compactedheadlands, then it gives you the ability to dealwith those acres,” he said.“Problems such as sprayer tracks andheavy residue levels have created problemsin need of a solution that fits into a minimumtillage environment,” said Degelman.His solution is the company’s Pro-Till 40,released this past summer.Using two ranks of 20 inch, shallow disheddiscs, mounted to independent, rubberspringmounted arms, the machine mixesresidue into the ground at speeds above eightmiles per hour.Spaced on five inch centres, the Pro-Tillmoves dirt first one direction and then back.The 40 foot wide unit is effective at high fieldspeeds of 12 or more miles per hour, saysDegelman.


It’s a heavy tool at 33,000 pounds andneeds 475 to 500 horsepower to move itrapidly through the field.“We put a lot of iron into this thing to keepin the soil in the dry ground of the fall,” saidDegelman about the 7/8 inch and 1/2 inchwall tubing used in the frame.The frame is in three sections and hasa fore and aft flotation system that allowsvertical movement from the hitch. The unitrolls around on high flotation, 24 inch wideBKT made rubber, 46 inches high.Discs are supported by sealed double ballbearing hubs. When the discs encounter arock, four Rosta-made rubber springs thatsit between the square double walls of themount and the frame allow the shank tomove up and out the way and return it to itsnatural position.A standard heavy duty cage roller packerthat feathers the soil and firms it, readies theground for spring planting.The packer’s shafts are 1.5 inches indiameter and helically mounted to ensure thesoil is smooth after the discs level it. An Oticosemi-pneumatic rubber roller packer is alsoavailable.A notched disc is available for heavy soils.In transport the machine folds forward to 20feet and is 12 and half feet high.For more on the Pro-Till 40, visit producer.com for video. ❖Joker_Ad7.125x4.75.pdf 1 11/1/2013 1:17:37 PMFAR TOP LEFT: The unit is available with rubberroller packers, top, or the steel cage roller shownbelow.ABOVE: The Protill is capable of single passseedbed preparation at high field speeds.RIGHT: Paul DegelmanSpeed Tills.The Joker RT Series from HORSCHCMYCMMYCYCMYKThe unique design of the Joker allowsyou to accomplish light to aggressivetillage and excellent soil finishing. Withdepth management from 1“-5“ andworking widths of 23‘-37‘, the RT Seriesgives you precise tillage at high speed.The Joker gives you what verticaltillage can’t.Unlike vertical tillage, the Joker is a trueresidue management system. That meansit perfectly sizes residue and incorporatesit into the soil for fast decomposition.The Joker also consolidates the soil andpromotes faster warming. This helpsmanage moisture better and gets youplanting faster.• Manage heavy residue/stubble• Fast seedbed preparation• Pasture/hayland/CRP renovation• Manure/Fertilizer incorporationwww.horsch.com1-855-4HORSCH11S u p p l e m e n t t o T h e We s t e r n P r o d u c e r


TILLAGEIN THE RIGHT AMOUNTSKEEPS P AT HOMEStory by Robert ArnasonWestern Producer Staff12Te c h s & S p e c s - N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 3A field study has confirmed whatUniversity of Manitoba scientists suspected:periodic tilling significantly reducesthe amount of phosphorus that leavesagricultural fields.In a field experiment conducted insouthern Manitoba, researchers found thatphosphorus loss is reduced by 42 percentwhen the conservation tillage cycle is brokenand the field is tilled every second year.U of M soil scientist Kui Liu, who presentedthe results of the study at the CanadianSociety of Soil Science conference inWinnipeg July 25, said the significant declinein phosphorus runoff, compared to fields thatwere not tilled, is connected to the Nature ofphosphorus losses in a cold climate.Previous U of M research had concludedthat most phosphorus on agricultural fields islost during the spring snow melt in Manitoba,when soluble phosphorus runs off the field.The amount of phosphorus in runoffwater is significantly higher on land whereconservation tillage is practised because thenutrient accumulates in crop residue and thetop five centimetres of soil. “There is that stratification of phosphorusat the surface and it’s taken up by the snowmelt runoff,” said Jim Yarotski, an AgricultureCanada hydrologist who participated in thefield scale study, which was conducted onlong-term no-till and conventionally tilledfields in Manitoba’s South Tobacco Creekwatershed.The stubble and top layer are worked backinto the soil profile if the field is cultivated,which reduces the amount of phosphorusexposed to the spring melt.In the experiment, a field whereconservation tillage was historically practicedwas cultivated in the fall every other year:2007, 2009 and 2011. Water samples taken from the edge of thefield found that total dissolved phosphorus inthe water was 56 percent less than the totaldissolved phosphorus in uncultivated fields.Don Flaten, a U of M soil scientist whohelped with the study, said the resultsweren’t surprising. He and his colleagues already knew thatsoluble phosphorus in the crop residue andthe top layer of the soil profile are “veryimportant factors” in phosphorus runoff.“To see those substantial reductions waspretty much on track with our hypothesis.”


Yarotski said the findings in this studyapply to croplands across the Prairies.“You could take this information andextrapolate it to areas that are dominated bysnow melt runoff.”It doesn’t mean no-till farmers should buya new cultivator next week, but phosphorusloss is a factor to consider, Yarotski said fromhis office in Regina.“The research just leads producers to makeinformed decisions. Now we know what theimpacts are,” he said. “(But) you have to be conscious of all theother good things about conservation tillage.For example, where I am in Saskatchewan, ifyou don’t practice conservation tillage youprobably have your soil in Manitoba.”Flaten said the experiment doesn’t applyto land with steep slopes. Phosphorous ismore likely to wash off during rainstormsin fields with hilly topography because thephosphorus is attached to sediment.In Manitoba, where nutrient loading intocreeks, rivers and Lake Winnipeg is a majorconcern, no-till farmers may want to consideroccasional tillage to reduce phosphorusrunoff. As well, Yarotski said the results should beof interest to all farmers who want to reducenutrient losses.“Any time you can keep nutrients on yourland, there’s a benefit to you,” he said. “It’sjust economics.” ❖FAR BOTTOM LEFT: University of Saskatchewan soilscientist Don Flaten has found that reduced tillagehas resulted in increased phosphorous loss | WPFILE PHOTORIGHT: Flaten’s research has shown that tillageevery other year reduces phosphorus run off by asmuch as 56 percent when compared with no-tillfields.| WP FILE PHOTOKELLY DISC CHAIN HARROWA Concept so simpleyou won’t believe it!A Tool so rugged andreliable that you wonder why allmachines aren’t built this way!Shallow tillagelike you’ve never seen before.Learn Why atwww.kellyharrows.comDistributed by:Email: craigyeager@grainbagscanada.comor aaronyeager@grainbagscanada.comCold, Wet SpringSEED EARLIER!!Limited quantities availablefor Spring.Call Your Local Dealeror Grain Bags Canada at 306-682-5888www.grainbagscanada.com13S u p p l e m e n t t o T h e We s t e r n P r o d u c e r


CULTIVATORS14Te c h s & S p e c s - N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 3MAKE BOURGAULT CASE IH CASE IH FARM KINGModel 8910Tiger-Mate 200,Double-FoldTiger-Mate 200,Single-FoldFrame configuration 3 or 5 Section, folding 5 Section, multiple fold 3 Section, folding 3 Section, foldingDIMENSIONS and WEIGHTSWorking width, minimum,ft-in (m) 29’ 3” (8.9) 38’ 6” (11.73) 18’ 6” (5.63) 23’ 6” (7.2)Working width, maximum, ft-in (m) 70’ (21.3) 60’ 6” (18.44) 38’ 6” (11.73) 45’ 6” (12.3)Total weight, minimum, lb (kg) 11,600 (5261) N/A N/A 10,538 (4780)Total weight, maximum, lb (kg) 21,300 (9620) N/A N/A 14,626 (6634)Sizes available 5 9 12 8HITCH and FRAMEPull-type hitch system, rigid or floating Floating Floating Floating FloatingFrame left to right flexibility, rigid or flexible Flexible Flexible Flexible FlexibleFrame tube section, in x in (mm x mm) 4 x 4 (101.6 x 101.6) 3 x 4 (76 x 102) 3 x 4 (76 x 102) 4 x 4 (101.6 x 101.6)Number of ranks 5 5 5 5Depth control Positive mechanical Positive mechanical Positive mechanical Positive mechanicalSHANKSShank spacing in, (mm) 8, 10, 12 (203, 254, 305) 6 (152) 6 (152) 8 or 10 (203 or 254)Operating depth, maximum, in (mm) N/A N/A N/A 8 (203)Standard trip load, lb (kg) 330 (150) 150 (68.1) 150 (68.1) 550 (250)Optional trip load, lb (kg) 450 (205) N/A N/A 350 (159)Shank size, in x in (mm x mm) N/A 5/8x1 3/4 (15.9x44.5) 5/8x1 3/4 (15.9x44.5) 1x2 (25x51)Optional shank size, in x in (mm x mm) N/A N/A N/A 7/8x2 (22x51)Obstruction clearance, in (mm) 11 (275) 14 (355) 14 (355) 27 (686)WHEELS and AXLESNumber of wheels 10 to 18 16 10 10Transport wheel mounting Walking tandem Walking beam Walking beam Walking beamTRACTOR POWER REQUIREMENTRequired power, hp/ft (kW/m) 3 to 6 (7 to 14) 4 to 7 (10 to 17) 4 to 7 (10 to 17) N/AOptional ATTACHMENTSCoil tine harrow, mounted, number of bars N/A / Packer wheels 3 or 4 3 or 4 N/ATine harrow, unspecified 3 or 4 N/A N/A 4Spike harrow, mounted, number of bars N/A 5 5 N/AEnd markers N/A N/A N/A N/ARear hitch for trailing equipment Optional Optional Optional OptionalOther Air seeder system Air seeder system Air seeder system Air seeder system5500


MAKE FARM KING FARM KING FLEXI-COIL GREAT PLAINSModel 6000 7450 ST820, 5-Section 6300 SeriesFrame configuration 5 Section, multiple fold 3 Section, folding 5 Section, multiple fold 3 Section, foldingDIMENSIONS and WEIGHTSWorking width, minimum,ft-in (m) 44 (13.4) 26 (7.9) 43’ 0” (13.1) 20’ 7” (6.27)Working width, maximum, ft-in (m) 60 (18.3) 44 (13.4) 62’ 0” (18.9) 32’ 3” (9.83)Total weight, minimum, lb (kg) N/A 10,940 (4962) N/A 5,678 (2575)Total weight, maximum, lb (kg) N/A 14,029 (6364) N/A 8,630 (3915)Sizes available 5 8 19 6HITCH and FRAMEPull-type hitch system, rigid or floating Floating Floating Floating FloatingFrame left to right flexibility, rigid or flexible Flexible Flexible Flexible FlexibleFrame tube section, in x in (mm x mm) 4 x 4 (101.6 x 101.6) 6 x 4 (101.6 x 101.6) 4 x 4 (101.6 x 101.6) 3 x 4 (76.2 x 101.6)Number of ranks 4 4 4 4Depth control Positive mechanical Positive mechanical Single hydraulic cylinder Single pointSHANKSShank spacing in, (mm) 8, 10 or 12 (203, 254, 305) 12 (305) 9 (23) or 12 (30) N/AOperating depth, maximum, in (mm) 8 (203) 8 (203) N/A N/AStandard trip load, lb (kg) 350 (159) 650 (295) 350 (160) 145 (65.77)Optional trip load, lb (kg) 550 (250) N/A 650 (295) 205 (92.99)Shank size, in x in (mm x mm) 7/8x2 (22x51) 1 1/4 x 2 (31x51) 1 x 2 (2.5 x 5.1)9/16x 1 3/4 (14.28 x44.45)Optional shank size, in x in (mm x mm) 1x2 (25x51) N/A 1.25 x 2 (3.2 x 5.1) N/AObstruction clearance, in (mm) 30 (762) 27 (686) N/A N/AWHEELS and AXLESNumber of wheels 16 10 N/A N/ATransport wheel mounting Walking beam Walking beam Walking beam Walking beamTRACTOR POWER REQUIREMENTRequired power, hp/ft (kW/m) N/A N/A N/A N/AOptional ATTACHMENTSCoil tine harrow, mounted, number of bars N/A N/A 3 3 or 4Tine harrow, unspecified 4 4 3 N/ASpike harrow, mounted, number of bars N/A N/A 3 3, 4 or 5End markers N/A N/A Optional OptionalRear hitch for trailing equipment Optional Optional Optional OptionalOther Air seeder system Air seeder system Air seeder system Air seeder system15S u p p l e m e n t t o T h e We s t e r n P r o d u c e r


CULTIVATORSMAKE GREAT PLAINS GREAT PLAINS GREAT PLAINS JOHN DEERE16Te c h s & S p e c s - N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 3Model 6500 Series 7337 7500 Series2210 Floating Hitch,3-SectionFrame configuration 5 Section, multiple fold 3 Section, folding 5 Section, multiple fold 3 Section, foldingDIMENSIONS and WEIGHTSWorking width, minimum,ft-in (m) 36’ 11” (11.25) 36’ 11” (11.25) 50’ 11” (15.52) 23’ 6” (7.19)Working width, maximum, ft-in (m) 48’ 7” (14.81) 36’ 11” (11.25) 60’ 3” (18.36) 45’ 7” (13.9)Total weight, minimum, lb (kg) 10,096 (4580) 10,096 (4580) 13,155 (5967) 7,343 (3330)Total weight, maximum, lb (kg) 12,956 (5877) 10,096 (4580) 14,690 (6663) 11,919 (5406)Sizes available 4 1 3 6HITCH and FRAMEPull-type hitch system, rigid or floating Floating Floating Floating FloatingFrame left to right flexibility, rigid or flexible Flexible Flexible Flexible FlexibleFrame tube section, in x in (mm x mm) 3 x 4 (76.2 x 101.6) 3 x 4 (76.2 x 101.6) 3 x 4 (76.2 x 101.6) 4 x 4 (102 x 102)Number of ranks 4 4 4 5Depth control Single point Single point Single point Single pointSHANKSShank spacing in, (mm) N/A N/A N/A 4.5, 6, 9 (114, 152, 229)Operating depth, maximum, in (mm) N/A N/A N/A 5 (127)Standard trip load, lb (kg) 145 (65.77) 145 (65.77) 145 (65.77) 150 (68.1)Optional trip load, lb (kg) 205 (92.99) 205 (92.99) 205 (92.99) 200 (90.7)Shank size, in x in (mm x mm)9/16x 1 3/4 (14.28 x44.45)9/16x 1 3/4 (14.28 x44.45)9/16x 1 3/4 (14.28 x44.45)5/8 x 1 3/4 (14.7 x 44.5)Optional shank size, in x in (mm x mm) N/A N/A N/A 3/4 x 1 3/4 (19.1 x 44.5)Obstruction clearance, in (mm) N/A N/A N/A 10 (254)WHEELS And AXLESNumber of wheels N/A N/A N/A 8Transport wheel mounting Walking beam Walking beam Walking beam Walking beamTRACTOR POWER REQUIREMENTRequired power, hp/ft (kW/m) N/A N/A N/A 4 to 8 (10 to 20)Optional ATTACHMENTSCoil tine harrow, mounted, number of bars 3 or 4 3 or 4 3 or 4 3 or 4Tine harrow, unspecified N/A N/A N/A N/ASpike harrow, mounted, number of bars 3, 4 or 5 3, 4 or 5 3, 4 or 5 5End markers Optional Optional Optional N/ARear hitch for trailing equipment Optional Optional Optional OptionalOther Air seeder system Air seeder system Air seeder system Air seeder system


MAKE JOHN DEERE JOHN DEERE KONGSKILDE KONGSKILDEModel2210 Floating Hitch,5-Section2210 Level-Lift Vibro Till 2800 C-Shank Vibro Till 2800 Double FoldFrame configuration 5 Section, multiple fold 3 Section, folding 3 Section, folding 5 Section, multiple foldDIMENSIONS and WEIGHTSWorking width, minimum,ft-in (m) 43’ 6” (13.3) 20’ 6” (6.3) 16’ 8” (5.08) 33’ 2” (10.11)Working width, maximum, ft-in (m) 64’ 6” (19.7) 45’ 7” (13.9) 33’ 2” (10.11) 49’ 7” (15.11)Total weight, minimum, lb (kg) 17,175 (7789) N/A 4,950 (2245) 11,700 (5307)Total weight, maximum, lb (kg) 22,029 (9991) N/A 8,800 (3992) 15,800 (7167)Sizes available 6 8 7 6HITCH and FRAMEPull-type hitch system, rigid or floating Floating Level-lift Floating FloatingFrame left to right flexibility,rigid or flexibleFlexible Flexible Flexible FlexibleFrame tube section, in x in (mm x mm) 4 x 4 (102 x 102) 4 x 4 (102 x 102) 4 x 6 (101.6 x 152.4) 4 x 6 (101.6 x 152.4)Number of ranks 5 5 5 6Depth control Single point Single point Standard StandardSHANKSShank spacing in, (mm) 4.5, 6, 9 (114, 152, 229) 4.5, 6, 9 (114, 152, 229) 6 (152.4) 6 (152.4)Operating depth, maximum, in (mm) 5 (127) 5 (127) N/A N/AStandard trip load, lb (kg) 150 (68.1) 150 (68.1) N/A N/AOptional trip load, lb (kg) 200 (90.7) 200 (90.7) N/A N/AShank size, in x in (mm x mm) 5/8 x 1 3/4 (14.7 x 44.5) 5/8 x 1 3/4 (14.7 x 44.5) N/A N/AOptional shank size, in x in (mm x mm) 3/4 x 1 3/4 (19.1 x 44.5) 3/4 x 1 3/4 (19.1 x 44.5) N/A N/AObstruction clearance, in (mm) 10 (254) 10 (254) N/A N/AWHEELS and AXLESNumber of wheels 8 6 6 12Transport wheel mounting Walking beam Walking beam Walking tandem wheels Walking tandem wheelsTRACTOR POWER REQUIREMENTRequired power, hp/ft (kW/m) 4 to 8 (10 to 20) 4 to 8 (10 to 20) N/A N/AOptional ATTACHMENTSCoil tine harrow, mounted, number of bars 3 or 4 3 3 or 5 3 or 5Tine harrow, unspecified N/A N/A N/A N/ASpike harrow, mounted, number of bars 5 2 3 or 5 3 or 5End markers N/A N/A N/A N/ARear hitch for trailing equipment Optional Optional N/A N/AOther N/A N/A N/A N/A17S u p p l e m e n t t o T h e We s t e r n P r o d u c e r


CULTIVATORSMAKE KONGSKILDE KRAUSE KRAUSE LANDOLL LANDOLL LANDOLLModel Vibro Till 2800-3 5630, 3-Section 5630, 5-Section 9805 9813 981518Te c h s & S p e c s - N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 3Frame configuration3 Section,folding3 Section,folding5 Section,multiple fold5 Section,multiple fold3 Section,folding5 Section,multiple foldDIMENSIONS and WEIGHTSWorking width, minimum,ft-in (m) 16’ 8” (5.08) 20’ 6” (6.25) 39’ 6” (12.04) 33’ 6” (10.21) 33’ 6” (10.21) 34’ 6” (10.52)Working width, maximum, ft-in (m) 33’ 2” (10.11) 39’ 6” (12.04) 50’ 6” (15.39) 44’ 6” (13.56) 36’ 6” (11.13) 54’ 6” (16.61)Total weight, minimum, lb (kg) 4,950 (2245) 8,002 (3630) 12,910 (5856) 10,140 (4500) 8,780 (3983) 10,240 (4645)Total weight, maximum, lb (kg) 8,800 (3992) 13,263 (6016) 15,868 (7198) 11,740 (5325) 9,110 (4132) 13,060 (5924)Sizes available 8 5 3 5 2 8HITCH and FRAMEPull-type hitch system, rigid or floating Floating Floating Floating Floating Floating FloatingFrame left to right flexibility, rigid or flexible Flexible Flexible Flexible Flexible Flexible FlexibleFrame tube section, in x in (mm x mm)4 x 6 (101.6 x152.4)3 x 4 (76.2 x101.6)3 x 4 (76.2 x101.6)4 x 3 (101.6 x76.2)4 x 3 (101.6 x76.2)Number of ranks 5 or 6 5 5 6 6 6Depth controlStandardMechanicaldepth controlMechanicaldepth controlMechanicaldepth controlMechanicaldepth control4 x 3 (101.6 x76.2)Mechanicaldepth controlSHANKSShank spacing in, (mm) 6 (152.4) 6 (152.4) 6 (152.4) 6 (152.4) 6 (152.4) 6 (152.4)Operating depth, maximum, in (mm) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AStandard trip load, lb (kg) N/A 180 (81.65) 180 (81.65) 140 (63.50) 140 (63.50) 140 (63.50)Optional trip load, lb (kg) N/A 190 (86.18) 190 (86.18) 150 (68.04) 150 (68.04) 150 (68.04)Shank size, in x in (mm x mm) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AOptional shank size, in x in (mm x mm) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AObstruction clearance, in (mm) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AWHEELS and AXLESNumber of wheels 8 6 10 10 6 10Transport wheel mountingWalking tandemwheelsWalkingtandemsWalkingtandemsWalkingtandemsWalkingtandemsTRACTOR POWER REQUIREMENTRequired power, hp/ft (kW/m) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AOptional ATTACHMENTSCoil tine harrow, mounted, number of bars 3 or 5 N/A N/A 3 or 4 3 or 4 3 or 4Tine harrow, unspecified N/A 4 4 N/A N/A N/ASpike harrow, mounted, number of bars 3 or 5 3 or 5 3 or 5 3 or 5 3 or 5 3 or 5End markers N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/ARear hitch for trailing equipment N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AOther N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AWalkingtandems


MAKE NEW HOLLAND NEW HOLLAND SALFORD SALFORDModel ST250, Double-Fold ST250, Single-Fold550 6 Bar S-Tine,3-Section550 C-Shank, 5-SectionFrame configuration 5 Section, multiple fold 3 Section, folding 3 Section, folding 5 Section, multiple foldDIMENSIONS and WEIGHTSWorking width, minimum,ft-in (m) 38’ 6” (11.73) 18’ 6” (5.63) 26’ 0” (7.92) 37’ 0” (11.27)Working width, maximum, ft-in (m) 60’ 6” (18.44) 38’ 6” (11.73) 32’ 0” (9.75) 40’ 0” (12.19)Total weight, minimum, lb (kg) N/A N/A 8,400 (3810) 10,500 (4763)Total weight, maximum, lb (kg) N/A N/A 9,100 (4127) 10,800 (4899)Sizes available 9 12 4 2HITCH and FRAMEPull-type hitch system, rigid or floating Self leveling w/adjustment Self leveling w/adjustment Floating FloatingFrame left to right flexibility,rigid or flexibleFlexible Flexible Flexible FlexibleFrame tube section, in x in (mm x mm) 3 x 4 (76 x 102) 3 x 4 (76 x 102) 4 x 6 (101.6 x 152.4) 4 x 6 (101.6 x 152.4)Number of ranks 5 5 4 4Depth control Positive mechanical Positive mechanical Single point depth control Single point depth controlSHANKSShank spacing in, (mm) 6 (152) 6 (152) 4 7Operating depth, maximum, in (mm) N/A N/A N/A N/AStandard trip load, lb (kg) 150 (68.1) 150 (68.1) 110 (49.90) 200 - 270 (90.7 - 122.5)Optional trip load, lb (kg) N/A N/A N/A N/AShank size, in x in (mm x mm) 7/8 x 1 3/4 (15.9x44.5) 7/8 x 1 3/4 (15.9x44.5) 1/2 x 1 3/4 (12 x 44.5) N/AOptional shank size, in x in (mm x mm) N/A N/A N/A N/AObstruction clearance, in (mm) N/A N/A 20 (508) 24 (609)WHEELS and AXLESNumber of wheels 16 10 8 12Transport wheel mounting Walking beam Walking beam Tandem transport wheels Tandem transport wheelsTRACTOR POWER REQUIREMENTRequired power, hp/ft (kW/m) 4 to 7 (10 to 17) 4 to 7 (10 to 17) N/A N/AOptional ATTACHMENTSCoil tine harrow, mounted, number ofbars3 or 4 3 or 4 N/A N/ATine harrow, unspecified N/A N/A N/A N/ASpike harrow, mounted, number of bars 5 5 N/A N/AEnd markers N/A N/A Optional OptionalRear hitch for trailing equipment N/A N/A Optional OptionalOther Air seeder system Air seeder system Air seeder system Air seeder system19S u p p l e m e n t t o T h e We s t e r n P r o d u c e r


CULTIVATORS20Te c h s & S p e c s - N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 3MAKE SUNFLOWER SUNFLOWER SUNFLOWER UNVERFERTHModel 5035 5135 5055 Folding Perfecta II S-TineFrame configuration 3 Section, fold 5 Section, multiple fold 3, 5 Section, multiple fold 3 Section, foldDIMENSIONS and WEIGHTSWorking width, minimum,ft-in (m) 18’ 6” 36’ 6” (11.1) 44’ 6” (13.6) 18’ 0” (5.49)Working width, maximum, ft-in (m) 36’ 6” 42’ 6” (13) 62’ 6” (10.11) 28’ 0” (8.53)Total weight, minimum, lb (kg) 6,000 (2721) 10,800 (4199) 14,000 (6350) 2,355 (1068)Total weight, maximum, lb (kg) 10,450 (4740) 11,950 (5420) 19,500 (8845) 3,575 (1622)Sizes available 10 4 6 5HITCH and FRAMEPull-type hitch system, rigid or floating Floating Self leveling w/adjustment Self leveling w/adjustment N/AFrame left to right flexibility,rigid or flexibleFlexible Flexible Flexible Rigid / FlexibleFrame tube section, in x in (mm x mm) 4 x 4 (102 x 102) 4 x 4 (102 x 102) 4 x 4 (102 x 102) 2 x 4 (50.8 x 101.6)Number of ranks 4 4 4 4Depth control Single point depth control Single point depth control Single point depth control AdjustableSHANKSShank spacing in, (mm) 6 (152) 6 (152) 6 (152) 6 (152.4)Operating depth, maximum, in (mm) N/A N/A N/A 2 - 6 (50.8 - 152.4)Standard trip load, lb (kg) 190 190 190 N/AOptional trip load, lb (kg) 190 190 190 N/AShank size, in x in (mm x mm) N/A N/A N/A N/AOptional shank size, in x in (mm x mm) N/A N/A N/A N/AObstruction clearance, in (mm) 10 (240) 10 (240) 10 (240) N/AWHEELS and AXLESNumber of wheels 10 10 16 4Transport wheel mounting Walking beam Walking beam Walking beam N/ATRACTOR POWER REQUIREMENTRequired power, hp/ft (kW/m) 4 to 7 (10 to 17) 4 to 7 (10 to 17) 4 to 7 (10 to 17) N/AOptional ATTACHMENTSCoil tine harrow, mounted, number of bars N/A N/A N/A N/ATine harrow, unspecified N/A N/A N/A N/ASpike harrow, mounted, number of bars N/A N/A N/A N/AEnd markers Optional Optional Optional N/ARear hitch for trailing equipment Optional Optional Optional N/AOther N/A N/A N/A N/A


MAKE UNVERFERTH WIL-RICH WIL-RICH WIL-RICHModel Rigid Perfecta II S-Tine, Excel 11’ Main Frame Excel 13’ Main Frame QuadX 13’ Main FrameFrame configuration Non-folding 5 Section, multiple fold 5 Section, multiple fold 3 Section, foldingDIMENSIONS and WEIGHTSWorking width, minimum,ft-in (m) 3’ 6” (1.07) 25’ 6” (7.77) 32’ 1” (9.78) 32’ 1” (9.78)Working width, maximum, ft-in (m) 20’ 0” (6.10) 40’ 3” (12.27) 57’ 9” (17.60) 57’ 9” (17.60)Total weight, minimum, lb (kg) 531 (240.9) 8,109 (3678) 10,854 (4923) 10,854 (4923)Total weight, maximum, lb (kg) 2,310 (1048) 11,963 (5426) 14,861 (6741) 14,861 (6741)Sizes available 8 8 10 10HITCH and FRAMEPull-type hitch system, rigid or floating N/A Floating Floating FloatingFrame left to right flexibility,rigid or flexibleRigid / Flexible Flexible Flexible FlexibleFrame tube section, in x in (mm x mm) 2 x 4 (50.8 x 101.6) 3 x 4 (76.2 x 101.6) 3 x 4 (76.2 x 101.6) 3 x 4 (76.2 x 101.6)Number of ranks 4 5 5 5Depth control Adjustable Single point depth control Single point depth control Single point depth controlSHANKSShank spacing in, (mm) 6 (152.4) 7 (178) 7 (178) 7 (178)Operating depth, maximum, in (mm) 2 - 6 (50.8 - 152.4) N/A N/A N/AStandard trip load, lb (kg) N/A 120 (54.43) 120 (54.43) 120 (54.43)Optional trip load, lb (kg) N/A 240 (108.86) 240 (108.86) 240 (108.86)Shank size, in x in (mm x mm) N/A 5/8 x 1 3/4 (14.7 x 44.5) 5/8 x 1 3/4 (14.7 x 44.5) 5/8 x 1 3/4 (14.7 x 44.5)Optional shank size, in x in (mm x mm) N/A 3/4 x 1 3/4 (19.1 x 44.5) 3/4 x 1 3/4 (19.1 x 44.5) 3/4 x 1 3/4 (19.1 x 44.5)Obstruction clearance, in (mm) N/A 24 (609.6) 24 (609.6) 24 (609.6)WHEELS and AXLESNumber of wheels 2 12 12 18Transport wheel mounting N/A Walking tandem axles Walking tandem axles Walking tandem axlesTRACTOR POWER REQUIREMENTRequired power, hp/ft (kW/m) N/A 5 to 7 (12 to 17) 5 to 7 (12 to 17) 5 to 7 (12 to 17)Optional ATTACHMENTSCoil tine harrow, mounted, number of bars N/A 4 4 4Tine harrow, unspecified N/A 4 4 4Spike harrow, mounted, number of bars N/A 3 or 5 3 or 5 3 or 5End markers N/A N/A N/A N/ARear hitch for trailing equipment N/A Optional Optional OptionalOther N/A N/A N/A N/A21S u p p l e m e n t t o T h e We s t e r n P r o d u c e r


CULTIVATORS22Te c h s & S p e c s - N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 3MAKE WIL-RICH WIL-RICH WIL-RICHModel QuadX 16’ Main Frame Excel 11’ Main Frame Excel 13’ Main FrameFrame configuration 3 Section, folding 5 Section, multiple fold 5 Section, multiple foldDIMENSIONS and WEIGHTSWorking width, minimum,ft-in (m) 39’ 1” (11.91) 25’ 6” (7.77) 32’ 1” (9.78)Working width, maximum, ft-in (m) 60’ 1” (18.31) 40’ 3” (12.27) 57’ 9” (17.60)Total weight, minimum, lb (kg) 11,883 (5390) 8,109 (3678) 10,854 (4923)Total weight, maximum, lb (kg) 16,007 (7261) 11,963 (5426) 14,861 (6741)Sizes available 9 8 10HITCH and FRAMEPull-type hitch system, rigid or floating Floating Floating FloatingFrame left to right flexibility, rigid or flexible Flexible Flexible FlexibleFrame tube section, in x in (mm x mm) 3 x 4 (76.2 x 101.6) 3 x 4 (76.2 x 101.6) 3 x 4 (76.2 x 101.6)Number of ranks 5 5 5Depth control Single point depth control Single point depth control Single point depth controlSHANKSShank spacing in, (mm) 7 (178) 7 (178) 7 (178)Operating depth, maximum, in (mm) N/A N/A N/AStandard trip load, lb (kg) 120 (54.43) 120 (54.43) 120 (54.43)Optional trip load, lb (kg) 240 (108.86) 240 (108.86) 240 (108.86)Shank size, in x in (mm x mm) 5/8 x 1 3/4 (14.7 x 44.5) 5/8 x 1 3/4 (14.7 x 44.5) 5/8 x 1 3/4 (14.7 x 44.5)Optional shank size, in x in (mm x mm) 3/4 x 1 3/4 (19.1 x 44.5) 3/4 x 1 3/4 (19.1 x 44.5) 3/4 x 1 3/4 (19.1 x 44.5)Obstruction clearance, in (mm) 24 (609.6) 24 (609.6) 24 (609.6)WHEELS and AXLESNumber of wheels 18 12 12Transport wheel mounting Walking tandem axles Walking tandem axles Walking tandem axlesTRACTOR POWER REQUIREMENTRequired power, hp/ft (kW/m) 5 to 7 (12 to 17) 5 to 7 (12 to 17) 5 to 7 (12 to 17)Optional ATTACHMENTSCoil tine harrow, mounted, number of bars 4 4 4Tine harrow, unspecified 4 4 4Spike harrow, mounted, number of bars 3 or 5 3 or 5 3 or 5End markers N/A N/A N/ARear hitch for trailing equipment Optional Optional OptionalOther N/A N/A N/A


VERTICAL TILLAGEMAKE CASE IH AGCO SUNFLOWER AGCO SUNFLOWER DEGELMANModel True Tandem 330 Turbo 6630 6631 ProtillCONFIGURATIONFore-aft configurationBlade on blade-rollingbasketBlade on blade-spiral reelBlade on blade-spiral reelBlade on blade-rubberroller or spiral reelPrimary blade type, disc, coulter orturboTurbo coulter Disc Disc disc or notched discManufacturer’s description of blades Turbo blade Sunflower saber blade Sunflower saber blade smooth or notched discDIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTSWorking width, minimum, ft-in (m) 22’ 2” (6.76) 21’ 8” (6.63) 35 (10.67) 33 (10)Working width, maximum, ft-in (m) 47’ 2” (14.38) 32’ 8” (9.99) 40 (12) 40 (12)Weight, minimum, lb (kg) 15,090 (6845) 12,192 (5530) N/A 29,000 (13200)Weight, maximum, lb (kg) 32,815 (14884) 18,980 (8609) N/A 33,000 (14,550)Sizes available, number of widths 6 5 2 2BLADESBlade diameter, in (mm) 20 (508) 22 (559) 22 (559) 20 (508)Blade spacing, in (mm) 7.5 (191) 7.5 (191) 7.5 (191) 5 (125)Blade edge profileTurbo patternCrimped, 25 flutes,saw-tooth profileCrimped, 25 flutes,saw-tooth profileSmooth or notchedBlade concavity Shallow concavity Shallow 1.5” (38) concavity Shallow 1.5” (38) concavity Shallow 1/4” thick discBLADE MOUNTINGBlade mounting, on gangs orstandardsGangs Gangs w/ C-flex standards Gangs w/ C-flex standardsFront angle of gang or blades, degrees 18 18 18 17Rear angle of gang or blades, degrees 18 18 18 14PACKERRolling Diameter, in (mm) 14 (356) 10.25 (260) 11 or 14 (279 or 356) N/ABars or blades on circumferenceFlat or round bars, spiralpattern6 Spiral blades Flat blades or round barsIndividual on rubber torsionsystemRubber roller or 1 1/2” rodbasketHARROWHarrow tooth, spike or coil tine Coil tine optional Tine No option N/AHarrow gangs 3-bar optional 3 or 6 row No option N/ATIRESTransport tire, largest size 16.5x16.1 FI E N/A 380/55 R16.5 600/50R22.5Wing tire, largest size 12.5Lx15 FI D N/A 380/55 R16.5 600/50R22.5TRACTOR POWER RECOMMENDATIONSPower per width of cut, hp/ft (kW/m) 7 to 11 (17 to 27) 8 to 10 (20 to 24) N/A N/A23S u p p l e m e n t t o T h e We s t e r n P r o d u c e r


VERTICAL TILLAGE24Te c h s & S p e c s - N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 3MAKE GREAT PLAINS HORSCH HORSCH JOHN DEEREModel Turbo-Chopper Joker MT Joker RT 2623VTCONFIGURATIONFore-aft configurationBlade-rolling chopperrollingspike-reel20” Offset notched discs 20” Offset notched discsBlade on blade-rollingbasketPrimary blade type, disc, coulter orturboTurbo coulter Blade-blade-harrow Blade-blade-harrow Disc front, turbo rearManufacturer’s description of blades Turbo coulter Notched disc Notched discSolid spherical front; Solid13 wave rearDIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTSWorking width, minimum, ft-in (m) 11’ 8” (3.56) 13’ 4” (4.1) 23’ 4” (7.1) 20’ 9” (6.32)Working width, maximum, ft-in (m) 40’ 6” (12.34) 20 (6.1) 36’ 8” (11.2) 40’ 8” (12.40)Weight, minimum, lb (kg) 5,600 (2540) 6,458 (2929) 11,500 (5216) 14,983 (6796)Weight, maximum, lb (kg) 16,500 (7484) 9,635 (4370) 18,500 (8,319) 28,641 (12991)Sizes available, number of widths 6 3 3 6BLADESBlade diameter, in (mm) 20 (508) 20 (508) 20 (508) 22 (559)Blade spacing, in (mm) 10 (254) N/A N/A 7.25 (184)Blade edge profile Fluted Notched NotchedSolid spherical front; solid13 wave rearBlade concavity Flat centre Concave ConcaveShallow concavity front &rearBLADE MOUNTINGBlade Mounting, on Gangs or StandardsGangs w/ C-shankstandardsIndividual on rubber torsionsystemIndividual on rubber torsionsystemFront angle of gang or blades, degrees Straight, no angle N/A N/A 21Rear angle of gang or blades, degrees No rear gang N/A N/A 19PACKERRolling Diameter, in (mm) 18 (457)Bars or blades on circumferenceHARROWHarrow tooth, spike or coil tine6 Spiral bladesRolling spikeRoll flex spring rollingpackerCurved steel bars parallelto travelRoll flex spring rollingpackerRoll flex spring rollingpackerCurved steel bars parallelto travelRoll flex spring rollingpackerGangs w/ C-springstandards14 (356)10 Round bars standard;flat bars optionalNo optionHarrow gangs Single row across Gang mounted Gang mounted No optionTIRESTransport tire, largest size 380/55R 16.5, F N/A N/A 340/65 R18, LR HWing tire, largest size 12.5Lx15, F N/A N/A 11L-15, FI LR DTRACTOR POWER RECOMMENDATIONSPower per width of cut, hp/ft (kW/m) 10 to 13 (24 to 32) 10 to 13 (24 to 32) 10 to 13 (24 to 32) 8.5 to 11 (21 to 27)


MAKE CASE IH AGCO SUNFLOWER AGCO SUNFLOWER DEGELMANModel True Tandem 330 Turbo 6630 6631 ProtillCONFIGURATIONFore-aft configurationBlade on blade-rollingbasketBlade on blade-spiral reelBlade on blade-spiral reelBlade on blade-rubberroller or spiral reelPrimary blade type, disc, coulter orturboTurbo coulter Disc Disc Disc or notched discManufacturer’s description of blades Turbo blade Sunflower saber blade Sunflower saber blade Smooth or notched discDIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTSWorking width, minimum, ft-in (m) 22’ 2” (6.76) 21’ 8” (6.63) 35 (10.67) 33 (10)Working width, maximum, ft-in (m) 47’ 2” (14.38) 32’ 8” (9.99) 40 (12) 40 (12)Weight, minimum, lb (kg) 15,090 (6845) 12,192 (5530) N/A 29,000 (13200)Weight, maximum, lb (kg) 32,815 (14884) 18,980 (8609) N/A 33,000 (14,550)Sizes available, number of widths 6 5 2 2BLADESBlade diameter, in (mm) 20 (508) 22 (559) 22 (559) 20 (508)Blade spacing, in (mm) 7.5 (191) 7.5 (191) 7.5 (191) 5 (125)Blade edge profileTurbo patternCrimped, 25 flutes,saw-tooth profileCrimped, 25 flutes,saw-tooth profileSmooth or notchedBlade concavity Shallow concavity Shallow 1.5” (38) concavity Shallow 1.5” (38) concavity Shallow 1/4” thick discBLADE MOUNTINGBlade mounting, on gangs orstandardsGangs Gangs w/ C-flex standards Gangs w/ C-flex standardsFront angle of gang or blades, degrees 18 18 18 17Rear angle of gang or blades, degrees 18 18 18 14PACKERRolling Diameter, in (mm) 14 (356) 10.25 (260) 11 or 14 (279 or 356) N/ABars or blades on circumferenceFlat or round bars, spiralpattern6 Spiral blades Flat blades or round barsIndividual on rubber torsionsystemRubber roller or 1 1/2” rodbasketHARROWHarrow tooth, spike or coil tine Coil tine optional Tine No option N/AHarrow gangs 3-bar optional 3 or 6 Row No option N/ATIRESTransport tire, largest size 16.5x16.1 FI E N/A 380/55 R16.5 600/50R22.5Wing tire, largest size 12.5Lx15 FI D N/A 380/55 R16.5 600/50R22.5TRACTOR POWER RECOMMENDATIONSPower per width of cut, hp/ft (kW/m) 7 to 11 (17 to 27) 8 to 10 (20 to 24) N/A N/A25S u p p l e m e n t t o T h e We s t e r n P r o d u c e r


VERTICAL TILLAGE26Te c h s & S p e c s - N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 3MAKE GREAT PLAINS HORSCH HORSCH JOHN DEEREModel Turbo-Chopper Joker MT Joker RT 2623VTCONFIGURATIONFore-aft configurationBlade-rolling chopperrollingspike-reel20” Offset notched discs 20” Offset notched discsBlade on blade-rollingbasketPrimary blade type, disc, coulter orturboTurbo coulter Blade-blade-harrow Blade-blade-harrow Disc front, turbo rearManufacturer’s description of blades Turbo coulter Notched disc Notched discSolid spherical front; Solid13 wave rearDIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTSWorking width, minimum, ft-in (m) 11’ 8” (3.56) 13’ 4” (4.1) 23’ 4” (7.1) 20’ 9” (6.32)Working width, maximum, ft-in (m) 40’ 6” (12.34) 20 (6.1) 36’ 8” (11.2) 40’ 8” (12.40)Weight, minimum, lb (kg) 5,600 (2540) 6,458 (2929) 11,500 (5216) 14,983 (6796)Weight, maximum, lb (kg) 16,500 (7484) 9,635 (4370) 18,500 (8,319) 28,641 (12991)Sizes available, number of widths 6 3 3 6BLADESBlade diameter, in (mm) 20 (508) 20 (508) 20 (508) 22 (559)Blade spacing, in (mm) 10 (254) N/A N/A 7.25 (184)Blade edge profile Fluted Notched NotchedSolid spherical front; solid13 wave rearBlade concavity Flat centre Concave ConcaveShallow concavity front &rearBLADE MOUNTINGBlade mounting, on gangs orstandardsGangs w/ C-shankstandardsIndividual on rubber torsionsystemIndividual on rubber torsionsystemFront angle of gang or blades, degrees Straight, no angle N/A N/A 21Rear angle of gang or blades, degrees No rear gang N/A N/A 19PACKERRolling Diameter, in (mm) 18 (457)Bars or blades on circumferenceHARROWHarrow tooth, spike or coil tine6 Spiral bladesRolling spikeRoll flex spring rollingpackerCurved steel bars parallelto travelRoll flex spring rollingpackerRoll flex spring rollingpackerCurved steel bars parallelto travelRoll flex spring rollingpackerGangs w/ C-springstandards14 (356)10 Round bars standard;flat bars opt.No optionHarrow gangs Single row across Gang mounted Gang mounted No optionTIRESTransport tire, largest size 380/55R 16.5, F N/A N/A 340/65 R18, LR HWing tire, largest size 12.5Lx15, F N/A N/A 11L-15, FI LR DTRACTOR POWER RECOMMENDATIONSPower per width of cut, hp/ft (kW/m) 10 to 13 (24 to 32) 10 to 13 (24 to 32) 10 to 13 (24 to 32) 8.5 to 11 (21 to 27)


MAKE MANDANKO SALFORD SUMMERS WIL-RICHModelCONFIGURATIONFore-aft configurationTwisterBlade on blade-rollingbasketRTS Heavy Duty Extreme/4100Blade on blade-bladeharrow/basketSupercoulter PlusBlade on blade-harrow/basket5800 Vertical TillageBlade on blade-harrowPrimary blade type, disc, coulter orturboCoulter Disc and coulter Coulter CoulterManufacturer’s description of blades Wavy, sawtooth or Razor Heavy duty mountings Supercoulter plus Wavy coulterDIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTSWorking width, minimum, ft-in (m) 6 (2) 18 (5.49) 15 (4.57) 10 (3.05)Working width, maximum, ft-in (m) 40 (12) 60 (15.24) 50 (15.24) 59 (17.98)Weight, minimum, lb (kg) N/A 11,200 (5080) 8,475 (3844) 4,263 (1934)Weight, maximum, lb (kg) N/A 34,800 (15818) 23,346 (10590) 18,737 (8499)Sizes available, number of widths 10 10 7 35BLADESBlade diameter, in (mm) 18 (450), 20 (508) 22 (559) 22 (559) 17 (432)Blade spacing, in (mm) 6 (150) 7.5 (191) 10 (254)Dual pairs 6 (152); 12 (308)shank spacingBlade edge profileBlade concavityAdjustableShallow concavity 1/2, 3/4or 1”Disc smooth edge; Coultersmooth waveDisc shallow concave;coulter wavyFront flat, smooth; Rear13-waveFlat centre8-wave or 12-waveFlat centreBLADE MOUNTINGBlade mounting, on gangs orIndividual rubber-spring Gangs w/ C-shank standardsshanks, 4-bar frameDual blades on springShankstandardsmountsFront angle of gang or blades, degrees Adjustable Straight, no angle Straight, no angle Straight, no angleRear angle of gang or blades, degrees Adjustable Straight, no angle Straight, no angle Straight, no anglePACKERRolling Diameter, in (mm) N/A 14 (356) 13 (330) No rear attachmentBars or blades on circumference Flat blades or round bars N/A 8 Blades, spiral pattern No rear attachmentHARROWHarrow tooth, spike or coil tine N/A Coil tine Spring tine o ptional Coil tineHarrow gangs N/A 3-bar 3-bar 3-barTIRESTransport tire, largest size N/A N/A 340/65R18 13.5 FIWing tire, largest size N/A N/A 12.5Lx15 11Lx15, 12 plyTRACTOR POWER RECOMMENDATIONSPower per width of cut, hp/ft (kW/m) 7 to 11 (17 to 27) 7 to 12 (17 to 29) 6 to 10 (15 to 24) N/A27S u p p l e m e n t t o T h e We s t e r n P r o d u c e r


HARROWSMAKE BRANDT BOURGAULT DEGELMAN FLEXICOILModel Contour Commander 5000, 7200 Strawmaster 7000 Heavy Harrow 857000, 8200Folding (Multi-Section) or narrow fold Rear fold Rear fold Wingback or narrow Rear foldDIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTSWorking width, minimum, ft-in (m) 50 (16) 48 (14.5) 50 or 22 for narrow 30 (9.1)Working width, maximum, ft-in (m) 82 (25.5) 84 (26) 82 or 30 for narrow 82 (25)Total weight, minimum, lb (kg) 10,555 (4797) 8,360 (3792) 10,295 (4679) or 4,250 6,350 (2880)(1931) for narrowTotal weight, maximum, lb (kg) 19,870 (9031) 13,780 (6250) 14158 (6435) or 5,310 12960 (5879)(2413) for narrowSizes available 3 4 3 4TINE SIZE AND ANGLESTine size inches 9/16 9/16 x 26 5/8 x 26 1/2Optional tine size 5/8 5/8 x 26 N/A 9/16Trailer height adjustment Hydraulic Hydraulic Ratchet or opt hydraulic / HydraulicNarrow ratchet onlyAngle adjuster manual/hydraulic Manual std / Hydraulic opt Hydraulic Manual crank std / HydraulicHydraulicopt / Narrow manual onlyTRACTOR POWER REQUIREMENTSRequired power, hp/ft (kW/m) 3.6 to 4.7 (8.7 to 11.3) N/A 3.6 to 4.7 (8.7 to 11.3) N/A28Te c h s & S p e c s - N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 3


MAKE MORRIS PILLAR LASERS RITE WAY RITE WAYModel Field Pro Field Sergeant Jumbo Harrow 7100 Jumbo Harrow 8100Folding (Multi-Section) or narrow fold Rear fold Rear fold Rear fold Rear foldDIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTSWorking width, minimum, ft-in (m) 50 (15.24) 52 (17) 28 (9.5) 33 (10)Working width, maximum, ft-in (m) 70 (21.33) 84 (26) 73 (22.8) 90 (28.1)Total weight, minimum, lb (kg) 9,310 (4232) N/A N/A N/ATotal weight, maximum, lb (kg) 13,800 (6273) N/A N/A N/ASizes available 2 4 5 5TINE SIZE AND ANGLESTine size inches 9/16 x 27 9/16 x 26 9/16 x 28 9/16 x 28Optional tine size N/A N/A N/A N/ATrailer height adjustment Hydraulic Hydraulic Hydraulic HydraulicAngle adjuster manual/hydraulic Manual std / Hydraulic opt Hydraulic Hydraulic HydraulicTRACTOR POWER REQUIREMENTSRequired power, hp/ft (kW/m) N/A 3.6 to 4.7 (8.7 to 11.3) N/A N/AMAKE SUMMERS SUMMERS TORMASTERModel Superharrow Plus Superharrow 2650 Heavy HarrowFolding (Multi-Section) or narrow fold Rear fold Rear fold Rear foldDIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTSWorking width, minimum, ft-in (m) 36 (11.6) 56 (17) 40 (12.5)Working width, maximum, ft-in (m) 84 (26) 88 (27) 80 (22)Total weight, minimum, lb (kg) 9,146 (4157) 10,953 (4978) N/ATotal weight, maximum, lb (kg) 15,770 (7168) 15,888 (7221) N/ASizes available 5 3 6TINE SIZE AND ANGLESTine size inches 9/16 x 26 1/2 x 26 5/8 x 30Optional tine size N/A N/A N/ATrailer height adjustment Hydraulic Hydraulic HydraulicAngle adjuster manual/hydraulic Hydraulic Hydraulic HydraulicTRACTOR POWER REQUIREMENTSRequired power, hp/ft (kW/m) 3 to 4.9 (7.2 to 11.8) 2.8 to 4.8 (6.7 to 11.6) N/A29S u p p l e m e n t t o T h e We s t e r n P r o d u c e r


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