2009 - Volume #33, Issue #3, Page #18[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Mole Hill, Gopher Mound Destroyer
The Kamsack, Sask., couple made the first one for themselves, but demand from neighbors led them to start producing the add-on device for others. They now have them custom-built as orders come in.
"The Mole Hill Destroyer mounts onto harrow packer bars in 10-ft. sections. Our mounting kits work for Morris, Flexi Coil, Blanchard, Rite Way and Degelman heavy harrows," Stewart explains. "They'll fit 40 to 70-ft. wide machines and we also have 10 and 12-ft. 3-pt. hitch units. On all our units, there are three cutting edges - with the front edge and the shoes made from hardened steel."
The unit bolts onto your machine, so no cutting or welding is necessary.
This fully hydraulic, auto fold, land leveler will help speed up the haying process while saving money on repairs, Stewart says. Some of Walker's customers have further increased the versatility of their units by mounting liquid fertilizer applicators or Valmar grass seeders on the harrow bars.
According to Walker, the Mole Hill Destroyer can be used in the spring, before new plant growth surpasses an 8 to 10 in. height without hurting the plants. The unit also works well between first and second cut, or in the fall.
"Many producers claim it enhances crop growth," Walker points out. "In the spring, the old crop alfalfa will shatter and disappear, and at haying time, you won't be cutting the old growth, so you'll have a higher protein bale that the dairies demand."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Stewart and Irene Walker, P. O. Box 1418, Kamsack, Sask., Canada S0A 1S0 (ph 306 542-4498; cell 306 542-7325; the walkers@ imagewireless.ca; www.molehilldestroyer. com).
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