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Turbo-Max Gets Wider

Turbo-Max Gets Wider

Great Plains Mfg. has introduced two new - wider - models of its Turbo-Max vertical tillage tool.

New 35-foot (3500) and 40-foot (4000) Turbo-Max vertical tillage tools are now available from Great Plains Mfg., to go along with the firm's 18-, 24- and 30-foot tools. Great Plains also added a 12- and 15-foot model to give producers across the board access to vertical tillage.

All models feature a unique rolling harrow and reelĀ  ombination to loosen the soil (vertically), then level it, and break up the clods.

Gang angles are variable from 0- to 6-degrees which gives flexibility in handling residue of different sizes and amounts. The angles are hydraulically-adjustable from the cab and are meant to provide for rougher residue in the fall and finer materials on the surface in the spring.

Thirty-five and 40-foot widths are now part of Great Plains Mfg's Turbo-Max Series aimed at broadacre fields of vertical tillage management.

The coulters on the Turbo-Max gangs are spaced at 7.5 inches with the front and rear gangs offset to make the blade spacing in one pass 3.75 inches to manage residue into finer sizes.

Great Plains says the machines require 10 horsepower per foot of working width.

The 3500 folds to just under 17 feet for transport, while the 4000 folds to 18 feet.

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Hydraulic cylinder tucked beneath the wings of the Turbo-Max 3500 and 4000 are the actuators for moving the gangs from 0-degrees through 6-degrees for infinitely variable angles of attack on field residue.

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