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Compact Ripper For Smaller Tractors
Jeff Sberna first designed a ripper to use with his 120 hp. Oliver 1855 and marketed a 12-ft. version (Vol. 34, No. 1) designed to dig up to 15 in. deep alongside smaller tines digging just 3 to 4 in. deep to work in residue.
    “I didn’t see anything on the market for smaller farms with compact tractors,” says Sberna. “Our new CR 5.0 does the same job as our big unit but on tractors from 40 hp. on up. I’ve had it behind a 33 hp. tractor, and it did alright ripping to 12-in. depths.
    “I’ve also pulled it with a 105 hp. tractor with no problem at speeds of up to 7 mph,” adds Sberna. “It’s a solid-built tool and made to last. The larger the tractor, the faster you can rip.”
    The 3-pt. mount, CR 5.0 frame is fabricated from 2 by 4-in. box tube with 1/4-in. walls and a 4 by 4-in. rear beam. It has 2 rear shanks set on 36-in. centers on the rear beam with 3 heavy-duty Danish tines on 12-in. centers. It weighs in at about 800 lbs. without weights. A box mounted to the top of the frame can hold 6 or more cinder blocks for added weight.
    “We have spring resets on the shanks,” says Sberna. “The 72-in. width covers about the same area as a 4-bottom plow.”
    Sberna is marketing the CR 5.0 through a distributor. It is priced at $3,499 with a $100 credit toward shipping.
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, A.M.S. Incorporated, P.O. Box 57, 102 W. Broadway St., Ogden, Ill. 61859 (ph 217 582-2288; toll free 877 747-2442; info@amsincorporated.net; www.amsincorporated.net).

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