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KDD
Posted 2/12/2024 08:42 (#10619969 - in reply to #10618177)
Subject: RE: Mole plow drainage?



Leesburg, Ohio
There is a very good reason you don't see any of these "moles" around. They don't work. It would be like peeing in the ocean.

And those that say tile will not work probably have not tried it.

In Ohio, there are two regions where for decades, everyone said tile would not work, including some university types.
Farmers have since found out that tile DOES work, if installed properly.
In shallow, tight, high clay soils, that means installed shallow and close together: 20" deep and 20-30 apart. It works in that NW Ohio Paulding clay someone mentioned above. And they are finding out that it even works in the Clermont "crawdad" soils near Cincinnati.

And those who say they have no outlet just means they have no outlet at the edge of the field without spending money to install a good main as far as it takes to GET TO a good outlet. EVERY field has an outlet somewhere, otherwise it would be a lake. Sometimes (often actually) it takes a few thousand feet of main installed through a neighbor or two to get to that good outlet. Good neighbors will split the cost, since it benefits both of them.
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