First introduced by Summers in 1999, the Supercoulter is the original vertical tillage tool. It uses two rows of straight-tracking coulter blades to aggressively chop residue and slice through the soil, eliminating soil layers and promoting deep root growth. Available in working widths from 11 to 60 feet, the Supercoulter boasts a patented hydraulic hitch that allows the operator to customize tillage performance for a variety of soil types. The unique Super-Flex™ gang mounting system uses C-shanks to help absorb shocks from rocks and stumps, which provides protection from blade damage. Five blade options are available to further match aggressiveness with individual needs.
Ingersoll’s SoilRazor discs represent a solid innovation that has quickly spread as the leading standard for worldwide use. SoilRazor blades are crafted from Ingersoll’s pure professional grade steel, made from virgin iron ore taconite and created with a proprietary formula. These unique properties provide long-lasting performance and durability, and SoilRazor’s innovative saw-tooth edge is ideal for slicing and mixing the toughest residue and for penetrating difficult soil conditions. While they perform, SoilRazor blades maintain their cutting edge throughout their working life, continuing to save fuel, manage residue and prepare the seedbed. See an animated video on the Ingersoll website showing the unique way these blades maintain their cutting ability. SoilRazor discs are available in two distinct styles as the SoilRazor CT and SoilRazor VT to match preferred tillage practices, and are especially well-suited for conservation tillage.
Kuhn Krause revolutionized the vertical-tillage segment with the Excelerator. Designed for true vertical-tillage, the Excelerator delivers high-speed residue cutting and soil mixing incorporating many tillage techniques in a single pass. With the exclusive Excalibur blades and Star Wheel treaders, this vertical-tillage system does an excellent job of downsizing clods, leveling soil and anchoring residue, while the 24/7® soil conditioning reel finishes the seedbed preparation. Available in 14- to 50-foot working widths.
Transport effective vertical tillage through narrow spaces with the Kongskilde 9200. This flexible vertical tillage solution soars above the competition with working widths from 11 feet to 43 feet and narrow transport widths of 13 feet to 19½ feet. Penetrating the soil 1 to 5 inches deep without extra weights, our exclusive triple-action design cuts, mixes and levels the toughest terrain in just one pass. Add in our five-way adjustable gang angle, which ranges from 0 to 16 degrees, and that’s one flexible tillage solution. It’s time to move your seedbed ahead with better soil-to-residue contact.
The McFarlane 4100 Series Reel Disk is a true vertical-tillage machine designed to create a superior seedbed without creating yield-robbing horizontal density layers. Ultra-shallow, 6-millimeter concave disc blades with easy adjust or optional hydraulic adjust will loosen the top 2 to 3 inches of soil and slice residue. The new Dura Reel, with flow-through technology and featuring heavy-duty hub and spindle for improved longevity, sizes and mixes the residue. The heavy-duty spike harrow and rolling basket leaves a firm, level seedbed, ensuring accurate seed depth that results in even emergence and better yields. The Reel Disk is available in widths from 12 feet, 3 inches to 45 feet, 8 inches and is designed to operate at speeds of 6 to 9 mph.
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The benefits of vertical tillage and the need for large-acreage productivity have seamlessly come together in three new 7400 Series 5-section Vertical Tillage Plus machines from Landoll. Available in working widths from 39 feet, 9 inches, to 49 feet, 9 inches, the 5-section VT Plus can cover up to an impressive 42 acres per hour, while sizing and anchoring residue and mixing a shallow layer of soil — all at speeds up to 8-½ mph. When coupled with previous VT Plus models, the Landoll 7400 Series line of vertical-tillage machines becomes the largest in the industry.