1986 - Volume #10, Issue #2, Page #32[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Trash King Harrow Spins Through Residue
King explains that the forward motion of the harrow causes it to spin. The 3/4-in. square high carbon teeth mount at an angle in pivoting brackets that make them dig into the ground on the one side of the harrow as the harrow moves forward and float on top of the ground on the other side as the harrow comes around. Because the spikes only dig in on one side of the harrow, the frame spins and trash is thrown off on the free-floating side of the turn.
The harrow clamps on behind cultivators, disks, plows or other implements. "It breaks and buries dry lumps and mixes straw and trash with the soil," says King, noting that a back-and-forth adjustment at the center of the harrow, which is adjusted with a wrench, regulates the speed of the implement. A top adjustment tube sets the proper slant and parallel linkage holds it at the proper angle.
"One advantage of the harrow is that it leaves patterned, level grooves in the soil that help trap moisture and decrease erosion," notes King. The harrow is available in 6, 7, and 10-ft. dia. models that sell for $660, $770and $1090 respectively. They're also available mounted on their own drawbars.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jerry King, Kirchner Machine Ltd., 2419 Second Ave., N. Lethbridge, Alberta Canada T1H 0C1 (ph 403 328-5569).
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