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This Plow's Both A Chisel And Moldboard
"We've got a plow you should hear about, too," was the reaction of Kverneland plow representative, Frank Staniec, to FARM SHOW's December story on M & W Gear's new Erosion Contiol plow.
The M & W plow is unique in that it combines chisel plow shanks with conventional moldboard bottoms. The combination not only digs deep to break up hardpan and trap moisture, but turns the topsoil, preparing a better seedbed.
Staniec says M & W's plow is the only one he knows of that's manufactured in the chisel shank-moldboard configuration. "Our new Kverneland convertible plow could be assembled in a similar manner. We've designed an automatic reset chisel shank that mounts in place of the moldboard with just three bolts,allowing you to convert a 5-bottom moldboard to a 5-shank chisel plow or vice versa in 45 min. or less," he told FARM SHOW.
"Many smaller farmers don't feel they can justify the cost of both a chisel and moldboard plow, even though they could use them. Some, with both hilly and flat land, like to chisel the hills to cut down on erosion. Others like to turn over the top-soil every few years and chisel other years."
Equipped with chisel shanks, the heavy Kverneland plow, which is imported from Norway, digs to a depth of 14 to 16 in. Because shanks are spaced in a moldboard configuration on a high-clearance frame, Staniec says there is much less plugging. Rolling colters stay in place.
"If desired, you can alternate moldboard with chisel shanks for deep penetration and topsoil preparation. Because situations vary, every farmer will use this plow differently," says Staniec.
Kverneland's 5-bottom plow sells for about $7,200. The convertible chisel plow feature costs about $50 per shank extra.
Staniec notes that the resetting shanks used on the plow are also available for mounting on other tool-bars.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Miller Distributing, St. Nazianz, Wis. 54232 (ph 715 834-7878).

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