First, a confession: I love plowing. Growing up, fall plowing was always one of my favourite chores, and I’ve still got the trophies I won in various county plowing matches as a teenager. Even now, few things give me as much satisfaction as an arrow-straight, neatly-turned set of furrows. It makes me a dinosaur, I… Read More

Lemken’s Heliodor (a compact disc harrow designed to clean up plowed ground) has been manufactured in Europe for over a decade, and has recently been introduced to North America to help with residue management and seedbed preparation. With a three-point hitch linkage available in up to 6m (20′) working widths, the Heliodor’s relatively light-weight means… Read More

Farmers can look forward to a new LEMKEN compact-disc for the 2014 growing season, as the company rolls out the Rubin 12 compact-disc harrow for primary tillage applications. Designed to work at depths of 5 to 8 inches, the Rubin 12 delivers intensive, uniform mixing and crumbling in one pass – even in very heavy… Read More

Perhaps you’ve seen a Case IH Tiger tillage implement hard at work in the field. After all, the series has been around since the late ’70s, and the Ecolo Tiger 875 is the eighth generation of this combination tillage implement. Each generation seeks to improve off the one before to better meet the needs of… Read More

Hands down, the one-pass seedbed prep demo was the most popular event at this year’s Outdoor Farm Show held at Woodstock, Ont. Farmers by the hundreds eagerly followed behind each implement, kicking soil and evaluating the job of over 20 conservation-minded tillage units. The sheer volume of farmers present speaks to farmers’ interest and, dare… Read More

Farmers tend to get itchy in the spring and fall when it comes to tillage. Some joke about needless recreational tillage that just occupies a farm’s boredom. Below is acute video addressing the serious disease called “restless tillage syndrome.” Enjoy and happy harvest!!! If you cannot see the above embedded video, CLICK HERE

 

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