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Fold-Up Row Crop Cultivator
"It works fast and is virtually trouble-free," says Paul Yoder, a Brazilian farmer who recently sent FARM SHOW photos of an 8-row hydraulic-fold row crop cultivator that he recently had built by a local equipment manufacturer.
The 3-section, 30-in. row cultivator has four sets of sweeps on the main frame and two on each wing. A pair of hydraulic cylinders are used to fold the wings up and over until they're parallel to the main frame. The wings can be folded individually or simultaneously.
"Works great for road transport and for going through gates, shed doors, etc.," says Yoder. "I really like it for cultivating point rows next to terraces. If there are fewer than eight rows left to cultivate I just fold up one wing and cultivate the remaining six rows. If I want to cultivate only four rows I can fold up both wings and move over two rows with my tractor."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Paul Yoder, C.P. 225, 75901-970 Rio Verde, Goias, Brazil (ph 011 55 62 613 9010) or manufacturer Antonio Morais (ph 011 55 16 612 1233).

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1996 - Volume #20, Issue #4