DMI says any one of its three new harrow systems should fill the needs of most Midwest farmers, depending on their soil conditions and tillage practices.
The company claims that its new Tiger-Mate II tiger-tine leveling system is easy to use in any field condition. Each harrow section is carried by two sets of parallel arms; non-linked tine bars allow independent tine movement. This parallel linkage goes through residue and distributes trash while still covering ground contours. Three tine angle choices are used for minimal, standard and extremely heavy residue. Because of the variable parallel linkage on the unit, it can go up to 5½ to 8 mph. It's available in widths from 18½ to 60½ ft. with a price range of $2,309 to $5,009. Circle 199.
Also from DMI comes the new Tiger-Mate II Advanced Conditioning Systems (ACS) with either a round tube or flat bar basket.
The round tube basket lightly crushes clods and smooths the field flat to ready it for planting. In drier conditions, the ACS Round firms the soil.
The ACS Flat bar model creates a chopping action for aggressive clod chopping; it throws and sorts the clods so larger clods are on top and fines are in the seed zone. It gives a nice mix to the soil and can be used in wet or dry conditions.
When using the rolling basket in wet conditions, a simple turn of a bolt at the basket arm raises the basket up and out of the ground. Even with the basket up, you still get the residue you want because there are still two rows of Tiger Tines to work in the soil. Both the Tiger-Mate II and the ACS Flat are available in widths from 18½ to 60½ ft. with a price range of $4,503 to $11,712. Contact Case DMI Business Unit, Dept. FIN, Rte. 150 E., Box 65, Goodfield, IL 61742, 309/965-2233, www.casecorp.com or circle 198.
Baker Manufacturing introduces a new coil tine harrow attachment. It's primarily used on any brand field cultivator but also fits any brand of chisel or disk plow.
A 16½-in. conical-type tine helps extend the life of the ⅜-in. tine wire. Tine angles adjust five different ways to attack the soil. The three wrap cone coil harrow comes with two, three or four bars and is available in 6- to 10½-ft. sections. The coil tine harrow attachment fits 2½- to 4-in. bars and can be made to fit a larger bar, by request. A 10½-ft. three-bar unit is $846. Contact Baker Mfg., Dept. FIN, S. Hwy. 281, Alva, OK 73717, 800/256-5996 or circle 197.