1985 - Volume #9, Issue #2, Page #04[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Chain link flex harrow is first of its kind
Hill says there's a tremendous demand for a rugged new harrow that'll handle tough conditions with lots of surface trash. "This is especially true in heavier soil and in rocky areas where conventional harrows may last less than a year. This harrow will not only last ù it's got a 5-year guarantee ù but it's designed to stay on the ground at higher speeds, unlike some older harrows limited to slower speeds," says Hill.
The Hillco harrow was developed in the rocky and cloddy fields of northern Idaho and eastern Washington for chemical incorporation, seedbed preparation, crust busting, and light cultivating for weed control.
The secret to the new harrow's success is its chain link design. "Unlike harrows assembled with a series of bolts, clamps, and spacers, Hillco's harrow features unitized side-chain construction that uses ¢-in. high test chain as an ultra-high durability flex point between bars.
"It's extremely durable and requires far less maintenance than any other harrow ever developed. A 5-ft. wide 5-bar section weighs 132 lbs., and can easily replace 7 to 10 bars of any other flex harrow," says Hill.
A 5-bar section of harrow sells for $174 and is sold factory direct, fob Nezperce.
For more information, contact: FARM SHlOW Followup, Hillco, 107 1st. Ave., P.O. Box 277, Nezperce, Idaho 83543 (ph 208 937-2461).
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