1997 - Volume #21, Issue #6, Page #25[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Simple Way To Trap Moisture For Crops
The "Prop", from Sunco Manufacturing, has three blades which are splayed out at a 45 degree angle from the hub. They dig little water-catching dams as they work through the soil behind ripper shanks. Be-cause of the way the blades are angled, they dig shallower, smoother dams than other such devices on the market, says Sunco. That means a smoother trip through the field at harvest, the company notes.
The Prop bolts onto the back of the shank and makes a 36-in. dia. arch as it turns, forming reservoirs in the soil. Reservoirs are generally 6 to 8 in. deep and improve crop uniformity.
Different size shims allow installation on 1 by 3-in., 1 by 4-in., 1 1/4 by 7-in. and 1 1/4 by 8-in. shanks.
Sells for $565 per row plus S&H.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Sunco Marketing, P.O. Box 2036, North Platte, Neb. 69103 (ph 308 532-2146; fax 534-0938).
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