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Triple Component Machine Smooths Irrigation Ruts
To eliminate troublesome ruts made by center pivot irrigation systems, Eilers Machine offers their tractor-pulled 610 Closer.
After purchasing the machine’s patent 3 years ago from a local farm owner and entrepreneur, Eilers has manufactured hundreds of units in their Nebraska shop.
The 6,000-lb. 610 Closer’s main frame and tongue are built from heavy-duty 3/8-in. thick-walled, 6 by 4-in. tubing. Its main components include two sets of adjustable disk gangs measuring 10 ft. in width, a 6 ft. wide box scraper, and a rolling rear basket. Hydraulics control the raising and lowering of the frame, disk angles, and bucket operation.
Disks begin at a diameter of 22 in. on the inside and end at 13 in. on the outside, helping to gather and spread dirt from mounds and high areas. Their pitch can be aligned on the go to help smooth out the largest ruts. The basket rolls on durable, long-lasting bearings pulling loose soil from a wide swath, evening the ground and helping restore it to its original state.
“What separates our unit from the competition is our bucket,” says Kevin Clifton, Eilers Machine production manager. “You can lift it or lower it hydraulically on the fly depending on how much dirt you need to move. Combined with the aggressiveness of the disk angles, you can pull a little or a lot of soil to fill ruts.”
The machine is adjustable via the front leveling bar and features two top-center springs for fine-tuning the front height.
610 Closers are available from distributors throughout North America. Cost is dealer influenced but generally ranges from $24,000 to $25,000 plus S&H.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Kevin Clifton, Eilers Machine and Welding, 600 East Commerce Road, Lexington, Neb. 68850 (ph 308-324-3751; kclifton@eilersmachine.com; www.eilersmachine.com).

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