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Fast Way to Shred Stalks
New 3-pt. mounted over-the-row crop shred-der is equipped with "star wheels" that pull crop material out from between rows and feeds it to new-style choppers positioned over each row. It chops stalks faster and more completely than any other conventional cropslder, according to Orthman Mfg., Lexington, Neb.
Although designed for chopping stalks on ridges, the company says the new chop-ping units work so much faster and chop material up so much more finely than other choppers that the machine is being marketed for use with any tillage system. The new-style chopper units are equipped with flail cutters that swing inside a recutter screen, producing a fine mulch that is spread evenly behind the full width of the machine.
"The recutter screens assure more uniform cutting of crop residue which results in faster decomposition and fewer plug-up problems later," says Raoul Johnson, sales manager, about the pto-powered rig. "There's no windrowing of chopped material. The combination of 3-pt. mounting and recutter screens lets you go 8 to 10 mph compared to 5 to 7 mph for conventional shredders."
Hinged covers on top of each cutter unit provide easy access for inspection and service.
Available in 6-row wide and 8-row narrow models. The 8-row model sells for $13,000.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Orthman Mfg., Inc., Box B, Lexington, Neb. 68850 (ph 308 324-4654).

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1991 - Volume #15, Issue #6