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Thinking about vertical tillage equipment?

I’ve been looking at vertical tillage equipment for two years now and I’m thinking about purchasing the great plains turbo max. I believe I would use it one pass in the fall over corn stocks and then in the spring before planting. Any input?

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Have a 570 Salford, really like it but is there a better blade that will throw more dirt for seeding cover crops in the fall than the Salfor...

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Here’s the update, first thanks for all the responses and input. We ended up purchasing a Lightly used Excelerator. This past fall we re...

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I like the GP turbo chopper for cornstalks in the fall. Sizes stalks better and doesn’t leave any standing. But GP has discontinued the tur...

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The ************* does a great job airing ground and preparing a seed bed


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Great responses and information.

What about land with rocks and heavier soils?


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Verified FBN Member (IL)

Just purchased mcfarlane incite after doing research and talking with dealer. Very excited to see how it performs dealer said he had some f...

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Verified FBN Member (OR)

Thanks for the input. That’s kinda what it looked like, an all in one tool. Could be a good fit for us. Our needs are quite different. We ha...

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Verified FBN Member (IL)

Really liking it. It does a great job. Only thing I would say is you have to make sure it's set correct for what your wanting to accomplish ...

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How do you like the incite?


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I doubt it because of the way it folds but look at one yourself folded up and determine

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Thanks *****! I’ll have a look and see but if not maybe a guy could rig up a montag Cart with small meters. Cheers 🍻


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GP Turbomax with turbo seeder... Chase combines, size residue, plant cover crops in a single pass. It’s a pretty efficient tool having the a...

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I’ve ran both a GP turbo till and a GP turbo chopper liked both of them. Ran the turbo in both fall residue and spring to help dry ground o...

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Verified FBN Member (KY)

We’ve run a Turbomax for 4 years now like the job it does and has been durable like the adjust ability on the gangs to match what you are tr...

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Verified FBN Member (IL)

The new Landoll 7500 VT plus is the best we have found. With the adjustable gangs we run it aggressive in the fall and then straighten it o...

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10hp per ft is not enough for sure, a 35ft machine takes at least 500 hp, and more is better. Spring use is different though as less depth i...

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Make sure you have enough horsepower to pull at optimal speeds! That is one problem that we are having. We were told 10hp per foot and we h...

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Verified FBN Member (IN)

Kwik Till or John Deere speed disc. Best implement made. Have had one with basket and now one with roller. Just try one and sell yourself.

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With the roller, it’s better for spring time. Because it compresses and makes a better seed bed. In the Fall, it’s a toss up on corn stalks....

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Do you think the speed disc could replace a super Coulter for spring time field prep or just drying out wet ground?

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Which one you like better roller or basket?

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What do you like better basket or roller. We are wet so would need to handle mud?


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I also looked for a couple years and talked with other people before I bought one. A couple things I learned and I see some others above had...

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I have a sunflower 6630 that I like in the fall. We have a Valmar air cart we pull behind and blow cover crop seed between the front and re...

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Verified FBN Member (IL)

Which ever way you go and what ever you end up with remember you are getting opinions from the big I states to ohio to ga and missouri. I ha...

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Verified FBN Member (MN)

depends on what your looking for. I've had an Excelerator since fall of '13. Used it in the fall and thought it was great till the winds cam...

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We’ve used a Horsch Anderson Joker RT37 for almost 10 years, still original disks, probably need changing soon (2000-2500 ac per year). Have...

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**** have ran the GP turbo till max, it was ok for beans, but not deep enough for corn. spring tillage.


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Any thoughts on a mcfarlane reel disc? Only have 200hp currently.

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We have a McFarlane reel disk and it works good unless you try and go the same direction twice. Never get it in the black land gumbo if it i...

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I've been looking hard at the Mcfarlane Incite.


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I had leased a turbo till max, worked good for seed bed prep ahead of no till beans. Unit is extremely heavy and blades seem to wear quick. ...

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Verified FBN Member (MO)

I’ve been doing a lot of research and talking to quite a few local farmers I respect also about vertical tillage. This is what I’ve come up ...

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When you say the new Deere are you talking the speed till that resembles the Pro-till?

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We switched from a Great Plains Max to one of the new Deere’s this year. We will never go back. The Deere stays put where we could see the G...

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Verified FBN Member (IA)

We run the 24' Turbo Max over all cornstalks and seed a rye cover crop on the same pass with a 3 pt. mount Herd seeder. You can adjust the ...

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Sunflower 6630 does good job for me on everything


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*************** *******....or a joker. But seriously a Salford.....or a joker.


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I have a Kuhn Excelerator 30’ and it does a good job and wears well. We have also ran a Great Plains Turbo Max, it also does a good job. Bl...

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Way to expensive !


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Turbo max right ahead of the planter for both corn and beans. Stands are better than they were with no-till. Planter maintenance is less now...

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We used the Turbo Till then Turbo Max. We felt it really didn’t do much for corn stalks especially if trying to do corn after corn. We also ...

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we have used Turbo Max to lightly size corn stalks in fall to incorporate fertilizer and eliminate rills of water movement. One light pass i...

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Verified FBN Member (IL)

Thanks. We are currently running a Landoll ripper and like what it does was just looking for a little faster solution to fall tillage may...

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