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World's First Powered Disc
"Our Power Disc doesn't work the soil up so much that it becomes compacted and yet it works twice as well as a conventional, unpowered disc," explains Alan Burchell, representative of Stockton Engineering, Birmingham, England, manufacturer of what may be the first ever conventionally designed trailing offset disc with powered gangs.
Requiring 140 pto horse-power, the company says the new disc accomplishes in one pass what a conventional disc gets done in two to three passes. The disc has two rows of gangs. The front is powered directly offthe tractor pto while the rear gangs are ground driven. The front gangs cut through the soil at three to four times the speed of the rear gangs, which finish and smooth out the job of the spinning front discs.
"This disc is particularly good in stubble or trashy conditions which may be difficult to cut through with a regular disc," says Burchell. "It'll cut 3 to 5 in. deep in one pass with excellent stubble mix, no matter what the ground conditions. It does a better job than a tiller, which works the soil up too fine so that it often compacts quickly."
The new disc comes in 8, 10 and 13-ft. widths, using conventional discs front and back with a hood over the front spinning discs. The angles of the rear disc gangs can be changed to adapt to varying terrain.
Stockton Engineering hopesto introduce the new disc to the U.S. and Canada sometime next year.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Stockton Engineering Ltd., 84 Barford St., Birmingham, England B5 6AH (ph 021-622 7474/5/6).

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1983 - Volume #7, Issue #3