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Soil preparation made easier with new implements


September 15, 2009
By Mike Jiggens

Bobcat Company is making soil preparation easier for owners of compact tractors or the Toolcat™ 5610 utility work machine with the release of the new soil conditioner and disc harrow Category 1 three-point hitch implements.
 

Three-point soil conditioners

Bobcat offers two three-point soil conditioners in working widths of 60
and 72 inches. The soil conditioner is a useful tool for producing a
perfect bed for seed or sod, windrowing and separating rocks or other
ground debris, grading and leveling topsoil, removing old sod, or
pulverizing clumps of dirt.thumb_three_point_disc_harrow
 
The drum of the soil conditioner is powered by the rear PTO on the
compact tractor or Toolcat 5610. Drum rotation is set for proper
operation of the soil conditioner when the machine is traveling in the
forward direction. Carbide-tipped teeth cultivate the ground to produce
a smooth finish. Various cutting depths are available by adjusting the
rear bolster wheels.
 
A hydraulic or manual drum angle is available on both widths of soil
conditioner models, and the drum angles 15 degrees left or right. The
hydraulic angle option requires the machine to be equipped with rear
auxiliary hydraulics. This option provides the operator with the
convenience of being able to angle the soil conditioner without having
to leave the operator area.
 
Bobcat® soil conditioners come with removable end plates that make the
implement a versatile tool. When the end plates are attached to the
implement, material is contained within to sort it from the finished
area or to move it from one area to another. With the end plates
removed, material can be spread evenly across the work area.
 
Bobcat soil conditioners are approved for use on compact tractor models CT225 to CT450 and the Toolcat 5610.
 
Three-point disc harrows

New Bobcat three-point disc harrows can easily break up the soil
surface to prepare it for new seedbeds and plantings. Four sets, or
“gangs,” of five 18-inch discs cultivate the soil and chop unwanted
debris, such as weeds or old crops. These gangs are adjustable to
provide different cutting depths and aggressions. The discs on the two
front gangs are notched to assist in better ground penetration.
 
The 72-inch Bobcat disc harrow is approved for use on compact tractor
models CT225 to CT335 and the Toolcat 5610. The 84-inch Bobcat disc
harrow is approved for use on compact tractor models CT335 to CT450.
 
For the name of the nearest Bobcat dealer, visit http://www.bobcatdealer.com. For more information, visit http://www.bobcat.com/attachments.

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