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Crust Buster Rescues Troubled Row Crops
"It saved me from replanting," says Nebraska farmer Mike Malleck, of Indianola, who used the new "Crust Buster" machine on a field of soybeans that crusted badly after a heavy rain a few hours after planting. "A neighbor less than 1/4 mile away who planted beans the same day had to replant his. That sold me on the Crust Buster."
Introduced by Paul Schaffert Sales, the new crust-busting machine for row crops comes in 4 to 12 row models. Patented skid blades, one per row, slice through crusted soil, going just deep enough (about 1-1/4 in.) to break up the crust without harming tender crop sprouts. The underside of each skid shoe (7 in. wide and 20 in. long) is equipped with five welded-on cutting blades (4.5 in. long and 1-3/4 in. deep and made of long-wearing Dura-Tuff alloy)."They're special shaped and spaced to cut through badly crusted topsoil and trash without plugging," says Schaffert. "Each skid is double hinged, allowing it to float over clods, root balls or trash while maintaining a uniform down pressure. The amount of down pressure is adjustable, depending on varying conditions. When the blades wear down, you grind off the old and weld on new ones."
The Crust Buster skids, designed to operate at speeds up to 9 mph, come with mounting brackets and clamps to fit diamond or square toolbars. Sells for $175 per row, not including the optional toolbar which is available in 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 row models.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Paul Schaffert Sales, Rt. 1, Box 157, Indianola, Neb. 69034 (ph 308 364-2607).

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1990 - Volume #14, Issue #6