1986 - Volume #10, Issue #2, Page #34[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Tree Planter Also Plants Spuds
"That's 30 to 50% less than the cost of competitive tree planters which are lighter built and don't have as many features. We're encouraging farmers and ranchers to make sure their local Soil Conservation Service directors and technicians know about our new 'affordable,' heavy duty planter," says inventor-manufacturer Robert Schonert, president of Tre-Ro-We-Der Co., Bismarck, N. Dak.
Designed for 3 pt. hitch mounting on 40 to 50 hp. tractors, it's equipped with a one piece cutting shoe with a backhoe replaceable type point. The slot opening into which saplings are placed is 3.5 in. wide. Planting depth is adjustable to a maximum of 12 in. A coulter mounts ahead of the shoe for planting in heavy sod, trash or other residue.
Saplings are carried in four 26 gal. plastic trash containers. "They provide sufficient capacity to plant one mile of trees, and are light and easy to lift in and out for cleaning. And, with lids, they keep saplings fresh and moist," notes Schonert who is also inventor-manufacturer of the popular, tractor-mounted Tre-Ro-We-Der for trees and shrubs which was first featured in FARM SHOW three years ago (Vol. 7, No. 3, 1983).
The planter weighs 875 lbs., has adjustable foam cushion seats, side markers with up to 16 ft. reach, and is self-standing on kick stands when not in use. Its 4:00 by 15 in. wheels have sealed bearings.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Tre-Ro-We-Der Co., Robert Schonert, president, Star Rt. 9, Bismarck, N. Dak. 58501 (ph 701 223-8814).
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