«Previous    Next»
Subsoiler Made From Trip Beam Plow
"We've used our home-built subsoiler for about three years now with good results," says Mervyn Leifso of Elmwood, Ont.
  He and his son Robin made the 3-pt. hitch implement from an old International trip beam plow. They pull it with a 100 hp tractor. The unit rips and mixes the subsoil 10 to 14-in. deep with its three shanks, and Leifso points out that a fourth shank is optional.
  "The way it's made, the shanks are moveable so you can just slide them across for whatever spacing you want," he says. "It's about six feet wide. We used the plow's 4 by 4-in. square tubing and bought only one 6-ft. piece of tubing to do the project. The rest of the materials were on the plow."      Leifso says their total cost was about $100, plus one day of labor.
  "If you have a lot of compaction from driving over the field when it's wet, this subsoiler loosens it up and does a good job," he adds.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Mervyn Leifso, R.R.#1, Elmwood, Ontario, Canada N0G 1S0 (ph 519 364-3676).

  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.
Order the Issue Containing This Story
2006 - Volume #30, Issue #1