1985 - Volume #9, Issue #5, Page #23[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Tree root saw is first of its kind
"It's designed to actually saw through tree roots, cutting a narrow 1¢-in. trench through the ground," Nelson Benton, inventor, told FARM SHOW. Hydraulically powered off the tractor pto by a hydraulic motor mounted at the center of the disc, the saw will cut through up to 800 yards per hour, depending on soil type, root density and size. Double-acting hydraulics let the operator reverse the disc, when needed.
In addition to root pruning, the root saw can also be used to lay cable. It sells for about $3,000.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Nelson Benton, Zeus Holdings, Ltd., 32 Eaton Crescent, Tauranga, New Zealand (ph 65-297).
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