The new "Reel Disk" from McFarlane Mfg. is aimed at vertical tillage in corn-on-corn management schemes. The new tool loosens the top 2-3 inches of a field and leaves the seedbed firm.
With field speeds designed around the 7-9 mph range, and available in widths up to 35 feet, the Reel Disk offers quick operation from tractors supplying 8 to 9 hp per foot of width.
McFarlane Mfg. says its new "Reel Disk" is designed for one-pass seed bed preparation in tough corn-on-corn management schemes. The new machine concentrates on the upper portion of the root zone and leaves the lower depths firm for good seed-to-soil contact.
The Reel Disk features shallow, adjustable, leading disk blades on 7-inch centers to penetrate the soil and slice residue into manageable pieces. Behind the disks is a rank of seven-blade, 18-inch diameter spiral reels that crosscut the residue and mix it with the soil. To firm and level the seedbed, a three-bar spike harrow follows the reels. Behind that is a 12-inch rolling basket to reduce clods and firm the seedbed.
For more information on the Reel Disk, visit www.flexharrow.com, or call (800) 627-8569.