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Leveler Breaks Up Clods, Pulls Up Trash
After pricing various "levelers" for use behind chisel plows, Iowa farmer Ken Cowman of Cambridge decided to make his own.
It consists of a solid steel 3-in. square bar towed behind his Kewanee chisel plow by chains. He got the bar off a junked Oliver planter.
"The original idea was for the bar to break up chunks and somewhat level the ground. One surprising benefit I discovered is that it pulls trash back on top of the ground. That's a nice feature when you're concerned about conservation compliance," notes Cowman.
The leveler is pulled by chains hanging from a pair of arms clamped to the back bar on the chisel plow frame. He made the arms by cutting the rear hitch from a Brady field cultivator in half.
When the chisel is raised, the bar swings up against the back row of shanks. The chains should not be so long that they allow the bar to swing under the Shanks.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ken Cowman, Rt. 1, Box 80, Cambridge, Iowa 50046 (ph 515 383-4482).

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1994 - Volume #18, Issue #4