2006 - Volume #30, Issue #1, Page #29[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Subsoiler Made From Trip Beam Plow
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).
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