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"Slider" Hitch Great For No-Till Planters
You can reduce wear to tires and control compaction with this new hitch for no-till planters that allows you to drive in last year's wheel tracks but to the side of last year's rows.
Paul Schlobohm's variable pull "slider" hitch for no-till planters hydraulically shunts pull-type planters over to the right or left, up to 8 in.
That way, you can avoid having to drive over last year's rows.
Originally designed for Schlobohm's Deere 12-row (30-in. planter), the hitch is made of 4-in. sq. tubing and mounts in place of original drawbar. The planter hitches to a sliding bracket which is moved back and forth by a 3-in. dia. hydraulic cylinder with 16-in. stroke. It shifts the planter to the left or right.
"The only trick is to make sure you move the planter to the opposite side at the end of every row," says Schlobohm. "We've used it on several hundred acres, planting into standing corn stalks, and it's worked fine. One farmer told me it was just what he needed for replanting his hailed soybeans." Schlobohm has filed papers for his invention with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He's looking for a manufacturer.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Paul Schlobohm, 47527 219th St., Aurora, S. Dak. 57002 (ph 605 693-4346).

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1998 - Volume #22, Issue #5