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Drawn Toolbar Can Also Be Mounted
You get the "best of both worlds" in Orthman Manufacturing's new drawn toolbar that can also be rear mounted on the tractor's 3-pt. hitch.
"We developed it specifically for the farmer who prefers drawn equipment but wants the advantages and versatility of a mounted implement," explains William Orthman, president. "In either configuration, our new toolbar remains clean and unobstructed, ready to mount any combination of tooling for a wide variety of applications. And, you can determine the desired row width to fit your particular operation. This offers the user of drawn equipment the same ability to custom design equipment that previously was available to only 3-pt. toolbar users," Orthman told FARM SHOW.
It only takes a few minutes to remove the drawn hitch for 3-pt. operation. Dual purpose transport and gauge wheels are available in single or duals, and are fork-mounted for additional strength. Hydraulics for lifting and lowering the toolbar are mounted on each wheel. An adjusting screw determines toolbar height during operation and a positive lock is provided for transport.
Other features include a leveling screw for optimum toolbar attitude, and a non-binding hitch to prevent damage to the unit when moving over uneven ground.
The new drawn toolbars are available in a wide variety of rigid or folding models. A 21 ft. rigid drawn toolbar, for example, sells for approximately $2,200, including the wheels, tongue, and hydraulics. A 25 ft. folding drawn toolbar sells for right at $3,400, complete.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Orthman Manufacturing, Drawer B, Lexington, Neb. 68850 (ph 308 324-4654).

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