New 35-foot (3500) and 40-foot (4000) Turbo-Max vertical tillage tools are now available from Great Plains Mfg., to go along with the firm's 18-, 24- and 30-foot tools. Great Plains also added a 12- and 15-foot model to give producers across the board access to vertical tillage.
All models feature a unique rolling harrow and reel ombination to loosen the soil (vertically), then level it, and break up the clods.
Gang angles are variable from 0- to 6-degrees which gives flexibility in handling residue of different sizes and amounts. The angles are hydraulically-adjustable from the cab and are meant to provide for rougher residue in the fall and finer materials on the surface in the spring.
The coulters on the Turbo-Max gangs are spaced at 7.5 inches with the front and rear gangs offset to make the blade spacing in one pass 3.75 inches to manage residue into finer sizes.
Great Plains says the machines require 10 horsepower per foot of working width.
The 3500 folds to just under 17 feet for transport, while the 4000 folds to 18 feet.
For more information, visit www.greatplainsmfg.com.
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