Two new tillage implements from Sunflower feature design changes to make both implements more effective and easier to service or use.

The Sunflower 4412 Disc Ripper Disc is equipped with parabolic shanks to deep rip soil and then cut trash and bury it with disc gangs. The dual-purpose implement breaks up compacted soil and then levels the tilled ground. "The model 4412 brings together two proven tillage system designs to create the ultimate in deep tillage while leaving behind a field surface free of ridges," reports Tom Draper, Sunflower product marketing manager.

The new disk is constructed of 6- x 6-in., 3/8-in. steel tubing. Shanks are set on 30-in. spacing and 14- to 18-in. depths and will trip as high as 16 in. when hitting an obstacle. The front and rear disc gangs may be adjusted remotely. The gang depths may be changed as much as 8 in. The front gangs are set on a compound angle position to maximize residue slicing. Suggested retail price ranges from $34,898 to $41,771.

The new Sunflower 1435 series disc harrow features improvements in stability, penetration and disc scraping over other disc harrows, according to the company. Seven models with field widths ranging from 20 ft. 7 in. to 35 ft. 10 in. are available. Heavy-duty steel tubing is used for the disc gang beams to increase structural integrity and add more weight per blade for better disc penetration. The walking wing tandems are redesigned to create a more stable platform while providing better trash clearance. Price: $31,797 to $48,978.

For more information, contact AGCO Corp., Dept. FIN, 4205 River Green Pkwy., Duluth, GA 30096, 770/813-9200, www.sunflowermfg.com.