2019 - Volume #43, Issue #6, Page #23[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Finger Weeder Gets In-Row Weeds
There are a wide variety of sizes, row configurations and spacing. The standard 13-in. finger weeders for single row use with a walk-behind tractor start at $430. They range up to a 30-ft. long toolbar to weed 18 rows in a pass. The large unit starts at $100,000 and varies by spacing.
Flexible poly fingers are available in narrow (9-in.), standard (13-in.) and wide (16-in.) lengths for row spacing as close as 10, 12 and 15 in., respectively.
Brush-type fingers are available in 9 and 13-in. lengths for row spacing as close as 10 and 12 in., respectively.
Fingers are mounted to 9-in. long steel shanks fixed to a steel disc and dislodge the weeds as the units travel down rows.
Sutton is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Netherlands-based, Steketee finger weeders and has sold the finger weeders in Canada. The company also carries spring-loaded arms and extension brackets in different sizes and styles for mounting the finger weeders.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Sutton Agricultural Enterprises, Inc., 1044 Harkins Rd., Salinas, Calif. 93901 (ph 831 422-9693; toll free 866 280-6229; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.suttonag.com).
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