1985 - Volume #9, Issue #6, Page #22[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Flat Profile Shovels for Minimum Till
"Their flat profile is the secret to their success," explains Ryan. "It provides minimum soil disturbance ù doesn't turn it over to bring wet soil to the surface. It also requires less horsepower, which means less fuel consumption."
Ryan has developed a handy twist-on method of attaching the shovels to special adaptors which bolt onto conventional shanks. "Unlike knock-on shovels, these can't come off. Yet, they're easy to twist on or off without a wrench or any other special tool," explains Ryan.
The hard-surfaced shovel (16 in. wide) sell for about $18 (U.S.), and the hard-surface bolt-on shank adaptors for about $7.00.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ryan Scaravator Co., Austin Ryan, Director, P.O. Box 50, Henty Highway, Warracknabeal, Vict. 3393, Australia (ph 053 98-2038).
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