Degelman’s Pro-Till 33 and Pro-Till 40 are certainly heavy-weight competitors, weighing in at over 32 000 lbs, and carrying it all in their frames. And somehow, with all that weight, they still compete at high speeds, levelling ruts, shredding heavy fall residue and breaking up clods at over 10 miles per hour.
The units are carried on BKT FL-630 Plus High Flotation tires, which offer a wide footprint for good performance in wet soil conditions. Their discs — available in either plain or notched concave — are suspended on independent arms with rubber spring elements, enabling them to quickly skip over large stones.
The cultivators fold to a transport height under 13 feet.
We caught up with Degelman’s Derek Molnar at the 2014 Agri-Trade Expo in Red Deer last week, to hear more about the Pro-Till cultivators. That interview, below.
More of our coverage of Agri-Trade ’14.