Early this year, Sunflower announced seven new models to its Sunflower 6631 vertical tillage series. The new models offer widths from 20’5″ to 34’9″, expanding on previous models above 32′.
Sunflower 6631 units feature the much-touted Sunflower Saber blades, which are 22 inches in diameter, with twenty-five flutes and a serrated edge. The blades are staggered, offset with 7.5″ spacing. They slice through heavy residues while also penetrating the soil. The goal, is to anchor residue while producing a mix that enhances decomposition.
Three-section models of the 6631 also offer wing flex, allowing the implement to work efficiently even on uneven fields.
In this video, filmed at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin catches up with Tom Draper of AGCO to hear more about the Sunflower 6631, the company’s second foray into vertical tillage units. Draper expands on the recent changes, including weight, balance and the new tillage technology package, helping the operator understand what’s happening in the soil right from his or her seat in the tractor.