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Three Pt Crop Shredder Takes 30 Ft Swath
"It's the first and only crop shredder on the market that's 3-pt. mounted, beltless and takes a whopping 30-ft. swath in conventional or ridged rows," says Mary Nelson, president, of the new Multi-Crop Shredder from Loftness Specialized Equipment Co.
"The 3-pt. hookup gives it a zero turning radius and the drive line never bends when turning. It has over 100% fewer moving parts than a belt-driven shredder," notes Nelson.
The shredder is equipped with two gauge wheels which, by pulling a pin, turn for end transport down the road. "A youngster working alone can put the rig in field or road configuration in a matter of minutes without help," says Nelson.
He points out that when a smaller 20-ft. model is 3-pt. mounted on a tractor equipped with duals and operated in 30-in. rows, there's a tractoror shredder tire in every row to eliminate scalping on uneven ground. With the 30-ft. model, only one row is "tireless".
Reversible, flail-type knives on the new-style shredder can be raised high enough to chop stalks in ridged corn rows. The 30-ft. model's gear-box, rated at 200 hp, is equipped with a self-contained oil-cooling pump. The shredder's top cover is made of heavy 4 ga. steel. Field operating speed, behind a 140 to 150 hp tractor, is 4 to 6 mph.
List prices are $13,995 for the 30-ft. wide model, $9,555 for the 20-ft., and $6,995 for a 15-ft. model. The 20 and 15-ft. models are also available "beltless" in pull-type models.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Loftness Specialized Equipment Co., Hector, Minn. 55342 (ph 612 848-6266).

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1986 - Volume #10, Issue #5