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New guidance system pivots on tractor 3 pt
"It's the best way to guide planters, cultivators and even sprayers," says Greg Schuster, Lincoln Creek Mfg., about the company's new 3-pt. guidance system that tilts the implement back and forth rather than shifting it from side to side.
"The Guide", as it's called, mounts on the tractor 3-pt. and is fitted with its own quick hitch attachments so it hooks up to 3-pt. equipment like any other quick hitch. It can be left in place on the tractor even when not used for guiding.
The frame of The Guide is tilted back and forth by two 2 1/2-in. stroke, 3-in. dia. hydraulic cylinders that mount on either side. The cylinders tilt forward and back a total of 10?' .
The new-style method of guidance, which has also been used by two other manufacturers recently (See FARM SHOW's Vol. 11, No. 6 and Vol. 12, No. 1), was developed because of problems "side-to-side" guidance systems had shifting coulter-equipped implements back and forth in ridge till. By tilting the implement, the coulters are "led" from one side to the other, according to Schuster.
The Guide can be equipped with wands that follow the crop, a "sled" that follows the ridges, or with weighted guide rods that follow in a marker furrow. Sells for $3,500.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Lincoln Creek Manufacturing Co., Inc., Rt. 1, Box 41, Phillips, Neb. 68865 (ph 402 886-2483).

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1988 - Volume #12, Issue #4