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Land rollers are becoming more and more common across soybean fields

Submitted by Rite Way Mfg

As farmers continue to innovate and diversify crops, the need for new tools continues. One of the growing trends is around the use of land rollers. Managing rocks, breaking down residue, and leveling fields are just a few of the benefits in addition to minimizing guard and section damage.

Rock Management

The size of the drum makes a difference in the outcome of the land roller. The larger the drum diameter the fewer the revolutions and more efficient the roller presses rocks or root balls into the ground without rolling the crop out ahead of it – minimizing downtime from changing guards or expensive internal combine parts. With a larger diameter drum, you will also need less horsepower per foot to accomplish the task.



Ground Leveling

Selecting the right size roller is also important. Rite Way manufacturers widths of 20’ to 89’ in one, three, five, or seven section rollers. By dividing the rollers into sections with a four-way, heavy duty, flexible knuckle, each roller floats independently and maintains constant ground pressure over changing terrain. This furthers the management of rocks and root balls to minimize dirt and reduce combine damage.

Ground Management

Land rollers have multiple benefits to soil management. Seed-to-soil contact is improved by firming up the soil and promoting quicker emergence. This increases germination rate and promotes even maturation by ensuring every seed you plant has immediate contact with the soil.

 The right roller for your field can also manage residue by breaking down tough corn stalks and breaking apart root balls in the ground – a tactic that complements a no-till operation strategy.


About Rite Way

Rite Way provides additional features to make your land roller the best in the industry. The flexibility to pick the roller widths, heavy-duty flexible knuckle for even rolling in rougher terrain, and ease of folding for narrow transporting are all key feature that come standard with Rite Way.

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