1979 - Volume #3, Issue #4, Page #18[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
First Fold-Up Roto Tiller
"The pto-drive is designed to automatically hinge and telescope, which means there's nothing to connect or disconnect as the wings are raised or lowered hydraulically," Yost points out.
The semi mounted machine's 360 in. width is made up of two 90 in. wings and a 180 in. wide center section. It's equipped with a 5 x 7 in. toolbar and will accommodate most any make of planter unit.
"You can go with 12 30-in. rows, or 10 36-in. rows," explains the manufacturer. "Except for sod that's never been plowed, you can go into virtually any field and prepare the seedbed, plant, spray and fertilize in a once-over fuel and time saving operation."
For most row crops, Eversman suggests that the roto tiller knives be arranged for strip tillage. In 30 in. corn rows, for example, you could leave a 10 in. untilled strip in the middle. After planting, knives can be re-inserted and re-arranged to convert the machine into a cultivator. Individual 4-blade rotors are spaced 41/z in. apart and measure 23 in. in dia. (15 in. dia. knives available for bedding and other special situations). The knives are hard surfaced on the inside to make them self-sharpening as they wear.
The machine's pto drive helps propell it forward, giving it extra good traction, the manufacturer points out. It's equipped with optional row markers. A spray kit, and a groovemaking device which provides for automatic steering where the unit is used for cultivation after planting, can be added. Either ground or hydraulic drive is available for Deere's MaxEmerge planter units used with the roto tiller.
Suggested retail, less planter units, is right at $24,000.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Eversman Mfg., 1145 5th Street, Denver, Cola. 80204 (ph. 303 572-1140).
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