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Tillage Tool Combines Subsoiler Shanks With Ground-Driven Dyna-Drive
A new tillage tool that combines subsoiler shanks and the ground-driven Dyna-Drive lets you subsoil and finish fields in a single pass, reducing compaction and maintaining residue at the same time.
  Until now, the Dyna-Drive ū which originated in Europe ū has always been used as a stand-alone unit. It consists of a series of ground-driven, rotating steel paddles that work plowed ground into a fine seedbed.
  The "Dyna-Master" was introduced by M & W Gear, Gibson City, Ill., at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville. It's equipped with coulters and five shanks on front. The coulters cut residue to prevent plugging in heavy residue. The 3-pt. mounted, ground-driven Dyna-Drive follows, leveling the ground, breaking clods, and mixing residue into the soil surface.
  The Dyna-Master's shanks go to a maximum depth of 16 in., while the Dyna-Drive tills from 1 to 6 in. deep.
  "Depending on your soil types and field conditions, a single pass with the Dyna-Master may be the only tillage you need to prepare your fields for planting," says the company. "If a final leveling pass is needed in the spring before planting, you can simply drop the Dyna-Drive off the back of the unit and use it as a ęstand-alone' unit to level ridges and create the seedbed."
  The rig has two sets of hydraulic cylinders ū one to raise and lower the 3-pt. mounted Dyna-Drive and the other to raise and lower the rig's main axle.
  Only one model is offered. It has a working width of 13 ft., with five shanks on 30-in. spacing. The rig requires a tractor with a minimum of 265 hp.
  Sells for about $32,000.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, M & W Gear, 1020 South Sangamon, Gibson City, Ill. 60936 (ph 800 221-2855; fax 800 782-0126).

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2000 - Volume #24, Issue #2