Use a shallow angle to prepare a seedbed. Lightly tilling the soil cuts and spreads residue evenly. This mix of soil and residue promotes decay while nutrients are brought forward. The opened soil surface lets in air flow which allows excess moisture to escape as well as aiding in the warming of the seedbed to promote rapid emergence.
Fall Use a more aggressive angle for maximum residue management. The VT3000 can be used ahead of or in place of primary tillage. It can also be used to clean up field edges, low spots, weed patches and ruts.
Standard equipment on the main frame and wings, each walking beam pivots on greaseable bushings to improve weight distribution and stability when the implement is being transported and provides for uniform working depth by averaging out field variations.
STONE-FLEX BEARING HANGERS
Gang style Vertical Tillage encourages each blade to cut / penetrate and continue rolling through tough residue where individually mounted blades / coulters will skid or plug. Stone-flex bearing hangers are perfect for absorbing shock loads at the higher working speeds of the VT3000: they react to both vertical and horizontal forces. Blade penetration is not compromised.
Heavy-duty, single row bearings are standard equipment on the VT3000. Each bearing features the latest in seal technology to keep contamination out of the bearings and provide years of trouble free operation.
T2-215 TRUNNION MOUNTED BEARINGS
Exclusive to Farm King the extreme-duty T2-215 series bearings are trunnion mounted to provide positive alignment and handle gang shaft deflection that results from shock loads. Two 215 series ball bearings are positioned back-to-back within the oversized regreaseable housing. Each 215 bearing uses eleven 11/16" (17 mm) steel ball bearings and each T2-215 bearing unit is rated at 22,800 lb radial load rating at 33-1/3 rpm. Housing design makes it simple to remove gangs by removing one bolt per bearing housing.
Standard hydraulic lockout valves prevent operation of either the lift or wing cylinders when the implement is being transported.
12" diameter flat bar rolling baskets are available to assist with breaking apart clods and root wads and aids in the mixing of soil and residue as well as the firming and leveling of the soil surface. Also available is the 3-bar mounted tine harrows featuring an adjustable rake angle and spring-loaded carrier arms.
SOILRAZOR™ VT BLADES
The Farm King VT3000 utilizes the SoilRazer™ VT blades with sawtooth edge. This heavy-duty blade stays sharp even as it wears due to its unique flute design. The shallow concavity sawtooth blades cut and capture even the toughest residue. The SoilRazor delivers exceptional clod crushing abilities and actually becomes more aggressive as the cutting edge wears. When working in soft soil the SoilRazor penetrates deep to warm and dry the seedbed.
The VT3000 is available with either 8" or 9" spacing which is unique in the industry. 8" spacing results in residue being cut / sized into smaller pieces. 9" spacing is more suitable when higher amounts of residue are present or deeper working depth is desired.
All blades on the VT3000 are an impressive 1/4" (6.5 mm) thick, surpassing the industry standard of 1/5" (5 mm).