1987 - Volume #11, Issue #2, Page #28[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Rod Weeder Is Ground Driven"It has the effectiveness of hydraulically driven rods without the complexity of hydraulics, u-joints or couplers," says Sonny Ferris, sales representative for Keho Alta Products, Barons, Alberta, manufacturer of the new "Terra-Drive" rod weeder for tillage equipment, fertilizer applicators and air seeders.
"With the Terra Drive, you're not using hydraulic power to run the rod weeder and you don't have to get off the tractor to uncouple it when you folding up the wings," Ferris notes.
Key to the Terra Drive is a ground-driven 7 tooth Star Wheel, geared at a 2:1 reduction ratio. It turns the 1-in. steel rod to uproot weeds, prepare soil for seeding and seal in anhydrous ammonia.
The Star Wheel's housing keeps trash from clogging the wheel and makes the unit self cleaning.
Ferris notes that you can purchase a complete unit, or just the Star Wheel drive to convert your existing rod weeder to ground drive. One drive unit per implement section is required. The steel rod mounts on brackets bolted to the implement shanks.
The Star Wheel sells for $180, the 1-in. dia. steel shaft for $4.90 per ft. and the brackets and hangers to mount the rod for $28.50 each.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Keho Alta Products Ltd., Box 70, Barons, Alta., Canada T0L 0G0 (ph 403 757-2444).
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