2009 - Volume #33, Issue #2, Page #35[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Chisel Plow Box Scraper
He bought the 12-ft. Brady chisel plow at a sale for $200. He removed the back row of shanks on the chisel plow and replaced them with a 24-in. high reinforced sheet of steel, welding the steel to vertical lengths of 4-in. sq. tubing. He mounted some of the removed shanks between the plow's front row of shanks, resulting in 15-in. spacing. He also welded a "half moon" sheet of steel onto each side of the chisel plow's frame to form a box.
"It takes time, but it'll move a lot of dirt. The box fills right up to the frame," says Smith. "I use my 150 hp 2-WD tractor to pull it. The chisels loosen the dirt, and the box traps it so I can move it where I want. I first used it to remove dirt that had washed into our waterways but later I used it to make a new waterway. Neighbors who have borrowed the machine also say it works great.
"I usually set the chisel points to go about 6 in. deep into the ground.
"I cut a water pressure tank in half to make a curved cutting edge for the back blade. However, the blade doesn't need to cut very much because the ground has already been loosened by the chisels."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Louis Smith, 1228 280th Ave., Fort Atkinson, Iowa 52144 (ph 563 534-7139).
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