1987 - Volume #11, Issue #2, Page #04[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Leveling Tool for Chisel PlowsNew for all makes of chisel plows is "The Ridge Runner," a rear-mounted leveling system from Pepin Farm Implements, Pepin, Wis., that smooths out ridges and, if you're applying anhydrous ammonia, helps seal the soil for maximum fertilizer retention.
The leveler's equipped with V-shaped shovels ù one running between each pair of chisels at the rear of the plow, plus a half shovel at each end ù mounted on a 3 by 3 in. bar. The entire assembly attaches, via hinged arms, to the chisel plow's rear most toolbar and is adjustable, via chains, for full or partial leveling action. Once set, the leveling system raises and lowers with the chisel plow itself, explains Randy Schruth, director of sales.
"The Ridge Runner provides a two-step leveling action," Schruth explains. "Its 3 by 3-in. toolbar begins the leveling process and the V-shaped blades finish it by moving suspended soil into grooves created by the chisel points. The leveler is virtually plug-proof, even in heavy cornstalk ground. As soon as any stalks start to ball up, the leveler will walk right over the clump and clear itself."
Schruth notes that the Ridge Runner adapts to any width chisel plow. If your chisel plow has five shanks in back, for example, you'd need four V-shaped leveling shovels, plus a half shovel on each end. A leveling system for a 13 ft. chisel plow -- complete with toolbar, shovels and a pair of hinged attachment arms - retails for right at $420.
"We're finding that there's interest in our new leveling system for fall as well as spring tillage," Schruth told FARM SHOW. "Rough fields are hard on tractor operators as well as equipment. The Ridge Runner makes it easy on both man and machine."
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Pepin Farm Implements, Box 158, Pepin, Wis. 54759 (ph toll free 1-800-637-3746; in Wisconsin, call 715 442-4111).
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