1982 - Volume #6, Issue #5, Page #27[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
White Disc/Chisel First Of Its Kind
The new 435 Conservation Chisel Plow features a gang of 22 in. spherical blades, spaced 12 in. apart, mounted on a toolbar that lifts hydraulically. This allows the driver to raise the disc gang in areas with little trash to retain the ground cover, or lower it to better cut up material in heavy trash areas.
The disc gang raises using an 8-in. cylinder. A 12 in. lift cylinder is provided for lifting the chisel plow portion of the unit.
Each disc blade is individually mounted on spring cushioned arms so that, when hitting a rock, only one of the blades will raise up instead of the whole gang.
Three ranks of chisels are spaced on the 90 in. long frame so that there is a chisel shank every 12 in. The frame is made of 4 in. by 6 in., by 1/4 in. square tubing. The shovels are 3 in. "twister reversible".
Models are available with 10, 12, 14 and 16 ft. cutting widths. Cost for a 12 ft. model is right at $6,200.
White also has introduced its largest 4-WD tractor, the 4-270 Field Boss. Powered by a 638 cu. in., 6 cylinder, turbo charged caterpillar engine, the tractor is rated at 270 engine hp. It features a 4 X 4 transmission that allows shifting "on the go", without clutching, using one shift lever. Options include a 1000 rpm pto and a 3 point hitch system with a Cat coupler.
Other new products unveiled by White include a field size 4-WD tractor ù a 4-225, the two wheel drive 2-88 tractor, and a 220 series of field cultivators.
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