Verified FBN Member (KY)
Machinery

What’s the best soil finisher on the market?

We run ripper in fall and spring nh3 before planting. Looking for one pass with good leveling job

Verified FBN Member (IL)

I would stick with a Deere or Case. We run a landoll tilloll and it is a POS. It does a great job making a seedbed but is built too weak and is a pain to get parts for. I know of 2 other guys who have one as well and their service truck stays with it....

Verified FBN Member (KY)

Thanks for the input. Anyone have experience with ******?

Verified FBN Member (IL)

I have to disagree about the Landoll tilloll. There’s no shortage of parts available for them. One of the best Landoll dealers in the States has two locations in Illinois. We have ran one for years and there isn’t a service truck following it around.

Verified FBN Member (KS)

We use a JD 2310 Mulch Finisher. Works great for us.

Verified FBN Member (IL)

Has anybody used the new deere 2660vt yet. Trying one on monday.

Verified FBN Member (MN)

We got to demo one this spring and loved it. We weren't able to work our ground last fall, one pass in soybean stubble and it left a perfect seed bed.

Verified FBN Member (IL)

Thank you

Verified FBN Member (IL)

Hoping I can replace a disc and field cultivator with one tool.

Verified FBN Member (MN)

How did you like it?

Verified FBN Member (IL)

Very well dose a great job of chopping up winter annuals. Increased the good ride on my 20/20 planter monitor 95% or better. Would definitively replace both a disc and field cultivator. Very heavy frame. Probably get more uniform chemical incorporation. Have a great summer. Stay safe

Verified FBN Member (IL)

Case or Deere are the best built IMO.

Verified FBN Member (MT)

Degelman pro-till best piece of do it all tillage equipment available. Need the rubber roller on back

Verified FBN Member (IN)

Great tool! Well built and tough.

Verified FBN Member (IA)

I'm a bit confused here. Are you asking for primary tillage tool advice, or for advice on what to use following the nh3 application? Cause ** and Case may make really good disk rippers, but I thought Case quit making soil finishers a long time ago, and the ones they did make weren't hardly worth the time spent hauling them to the scrap yard. One of the neighbors uses a Krause Excelerator with a rolling basket in the spring on his ripped ground and it does an amazing job. Just something else to consider.

Verified FBN Member (KY)

I’ve seen guys really happy with either a Great Plains Turbo Max or a Kelly diamond harrow

Verified FBN Member (KY)

We love our insite with a basket crumbler or a roller behind it .

Verified FBN Member (OH)

We run a Krause landsman very happy with the job it does.

Verified FBN Member (IN)

We have a GP Turbo max and like the adjustable gangs, but just cannot get it to level well. It looks good, but is rough to drive over.

Verified FBN Member (IN)

Degelman protill(****** makes one in blue) is the best tillage tool I have ever owned. It is tough and fast.

Verified FBN Member (MN)

I've notice some mentioning VT tools. I have a Krause Excelerator and really like it. The one thing I would mention is if you are ripping in the fall it has a tough time taking those ridges out. It looks smooth behind it but when I planted you could feel them underneath. I used a 730 C. Maybe the newer rippers it doesn't bother but something to consider. I no longer use a ripper and only use the VT in stalks if need to and it does make a smooth seedbed.

Verified FBN Member (OH)

we rip it and hit with ****** excelerator and done

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