Posted 11/18/2012 14:50 (#2704119 - in reply to #2703976) Subject: RE: disk compaction in the Spring
I agree that a disk has a shearing action to it as the soil is moved and a true VT tool does not. However, as an example I picked two similarly sized tools that are popular in this area:
Great Plains 30' Turbo Till - 179 lbs/blade
Krause 31' 8200 series medium duty disk on 8" spacings - 174 lbs/blade
Plus most turbo tills around here have the optional weight package on them raising the lbs/blade even higher. So how do they not compact? How are they better?
BTW, I'm not trying to promote a disk over a VT tool, our disk is regulated to corn stocks (LOL) in the fall. I just don't have my head wrapped around why the VT tools that are so popular (and very $$) are so much better than a disk. We have a true VT tool and you can go fast, it levels perfectly, and you can cover a lot of ground in a day, All of which are very good reasons to run one, I just wonder if the rest of the purported claims are marketing.......mark