2000 - Volume #24, Issue #6, Page #13[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Simple"Row-Till" Rig Plows, Disks, And Plants In One Pass
The unit consists of a 4-in. sq. toolbar equipped with chisel shanks and discs that till a strip about 12 in. wide ahead of each planter row unit. The tillage components include a 17-in. dia. wavy coulter followed by a 12-in. wide sweep mounted on a chisel tooth shank. That's followed by a pair of 14-in. dia. angled discs that throw dirt into the middle of the row. The seed is placed in the 2-in. high mound of fluffed up soil.
The planter is pulled by a drawbar that attaches to the 3-pt. mounted toolbar.
"It lets me plant in about one fourth the time, saving on fuel and labor," says Souslin. "I use it mainly to plant corn but I think the idea could be used to plant any row crop. I haven't tried it on soybeans because I already had a no-till drill.
"It leaves residue between the rows like a no-till planter, but it makes a nicer seedbed. The planter row units follow in the tilled zone as long as the rows don't curve more than 35 degrees."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Roger Souslin
, 5300 Bennington Chapel Rd. N.W., Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (ph 740 892-3197; E-mail: email@example.com).
Click here to download page story appeared in.
Click here to read entire issue
To read the rest of this story, download this issue below or click here to register with your account number.