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New Orbital Subsoiler Fractures Soil
Latest new tillage tool is the Dewpoint, an orbital subsoiler designed to "help you beat the dry years."
The bullet-shaped point of the subsoiler is hydraulically-driven to orbit at 1400 rpm's. This orbiting action of the point, operated at a depth of 24 in., "fractures" soil in a 6 to 10 ft. radius to relieve compaction and allow moisture to seep deeply into the ground, explains Ron Strom, Sales Manager for Vibra King, manufacturer of the new tillage tool.
It can be mounted on a 3 pt. hitch and used individually, or several units can be ganged on a toolbar. Or, individual units can be mounted on moldboard or chisel plows to combine two operations into one. "Orbiting action of the subsoiler point facilitates plowing," says Strom. "The plow pulls easier and follows better because of the soil-fracturing action of the subsoiler. Its 24-in. working depth gets it below the normal soil compaction level. About 16 hp are required to operate the hydraulically-powered subsoiler but this is more than offset, says Strom, by the machine's soil-fracturing action which makes for easier chisel or moldboard plowing. He adds that the bullet-shaped point leaves a path or channel which helps promote better underground drainage.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Vibra King, Inc., Kingswood Road, Box 247, Mankato, Minn. (ph. 507-387-6576).

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