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Old 08-18-2011, 07:34 AM
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I wonder how this thing would work going over last years corn plots... Would be nice if it chopped up and incorporated the old dried down stocks and re-planted beans or something at the same time.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:36 AM
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Shallow chisel plow with depth wheels, combined with Chemical burn down, is about as good as it gets on rocky ground.

This is exactly what we've found.
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:53 AM
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I can't seem to find a picture of it all broke down in sections. Is the first part a reverse tine tiller? Does it do something different than a reverse tine tiller? Did you get the long live weeds wrapped around the tines? We have the Land Pride reverse tine tiller and we tilled live, tall weeds and also freshly mowed corn stalks and had to keep cleaning the tine area out.
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:01 PM
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That looks like quite a machine dl, and you outta have some nice plots. Ill bet a fella could make his investment back (in a few years) if he was to hire out plot work in this area. Seems everyone is puttin in plots. I would be a little concerned with the stirrin up the seedbank, but if wouldnt be as much of an issue for annuals I guess. Great pics, I too have "burnt the midnight oil" on my plots. Used to do it every summer when I worked nightshift.
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I would love to give that a try on my rocks (I mean "soil").

A disk won't even scratch my ground. It's a shallow chisel-plow or nothing.

I think you might be suprised BSK. I talked to them on Tuesday evening as THEY CALLED ME to inquire how it worked out. What company do you know does this type of service call anymore?

They had a guy use it on rocky soil. It spit em out from what she told me. I sent them this link and invited them into the conversation. If you have any specific question, I will post up their information. Worthy of looking into for sure BSK!
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I wonder how this thing would work going over last years corn plots... Would be nice if it chopped up and incorporated the old dried down stocks and re-planted beans or something at the same time.


By the way it took our weed and TREES" and chopped them up and put them under the soil, I would say a year old corn plot would be a piece of freakin cake!

I would say with 100% positive, it would take your challenge and laugh at it while at the same time planting beans behind it!
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I can't seem to find a picture of it all broke down in sections. Is the first part a reverse tine tiller? Does it do something different than a reverse tine tiller? Did you get the long live weeds wrapped around the tines? We have the Land Pride reverse tine tiller and we tilled live, tall weeds and also freshly mowed corn stalks and had to keep cleaning the tine area out.

Alpha, I never got off the tractor 1 time in a total of 6-7 acres and pulled anything out of it. I am not kidding when I say the weeds were 6 to 8 foot tall. Again, (and the people were shocked when I told them this) I was eating through 2 year old cotton wood and willow as thick as grass. I am not kidding! I was AMAZED!!!!

I picked up 2 rocks out of my plots that were as big as trophy rocks that it spit out on top. It is almost like it seperates the bad stuff, rolls under the good stuff and leaves a perfectly seeded food plot!

I strongly urge you to call them and get a brochure at the least. I am sure they will share the pictures of the design with you. It is more than just a reverse tiller!
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That looks like quite a machine dl, and you outta have some nice plots. Ill bet a fella could make his investment back (in a few years) if he was to hire out plot work in this area. Seems everyone is puttin in plots. I would be a little concerned with the stirrin up the seedbank, but if wouldnt be as much of an issue for annuals I guess. Great pics, I too have "burnt the midnight oil" on my plots. Used to do it every summer when I worked nightshift.

You know, someone mentioned that when I said we were going to try it with native warm season grass plantings. We will be doing this on existing ag fields, so the weed seed beds should be pretty clean in the first place.
Also, it can't be much different than discing or plowing a field as far as disturbing weed seed beds.

For the clover plot, we will have weeds come up, but they will die with the cold, the clover will go dormant and come spring, we will keep this one mowed (easier to get to as not a wet area to have to go through to get to it).

Good to know someone else has planted and worked up ground in the dark. I have to admit, I would cast shadows with the tractor light and sometimes it would freak me out. Our property is in the middle of nowhere and I was in the middle of the middle of nowhere! Just had that feeling I was being watched! Just got the chills thinking about it.

Yes, I also think the investment would pay for itself in the long run. If you can't tell, I am excited about this product!

Still trying to get the video off my phone!
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Thanks for the info deerlover. I saw them at the QDMA show a couple of years ago and it looked like quality construction. I've been thinking about a great plains no till but this looks to fit my needs more.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:06 PM
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Are you renting this or doing trials for them?
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