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MULTI-FUNCTION HYDRAULIC VALVE
A multi-function hydraulic valve offers several advantages:
1. Allows only 600 lbs. of pressure for safe unfolding, while retaining total tractor pressure for wing lift
2. Permits full tractor pressure to raise machine out of the ground, while limiting pressure to 600 lbs. for in-ground depth control and cylinder longevity;
3. Locks oil in machine once depth is set to eliminate wing-to-center-frame creep
4. Sequences main lift with rolling tongue when optional rolling tongue is installed
INDEPENDENT LEVELING & SINGLE POINT DEPTH CONTROL
Each cylinder base is adjustable to optimize side-to-side leveling and ensure even shank and rod depth. Simple clock/counter-clock adjusting lever permits quick working depth control adjustment.
Rotary rod weeders were initially developed to control weeds in summerfallow. Their design is highly effective: square rods rotating in a reverse direction forcing weeds upward to the ground surface.
Ironically, it is not uncommon now to see a rod weeder operating in a completely weedless field. But for another purpose: to set the moisture line in summerfallow.
And that's important. Loose soil will lose moisture to the depth of tillage -- regardless of whether you plow or disc. Consequently, this soil type should not be allowed to extend to the surface, since moisture travels upward through compact soil by capillary action.
That's why knowledgeable farmers utilize reverse rotating rods to compact their soil. This process allows an insulating mulch of loose clods, soil and trash to blanket the surface and help stop evaporation. To set the moisture line, just immediately follow your initial tillage with a rod weeder.
Then, in each succeeding operation, avoid running the rod any shallower until moisture is held at a depth suitable for seeding. Your final rodding pass will make a firm seed bed in moist soil.
Clearly, the rod weeder is an indispensable tool for all soil affected by limited rainfall. Without this field advantage, you would not have sufficient moisture to grow crops successfully.
Is the rod weeder misnamed? Yes, or at least undernamed. It purposefully kills weeds. But it performs beyond initial duty by adding many bushels to your yield. Apply this knowledge with a Calkins Culta-Weeder and you'll achieve the lowest tillage cost per acre, while covering more acres per unit -- in all kinds of soil and trash conditions.
Farming uneven ground? Optional rolling tongue design permits Culta-Weeder to operate independent of the hitch and adapt to multitude of terrains and conditions. On the road, Culta-Weeder transports like all rigid tongue machinery for easy highway travel.
LENGTH: 33 feet; CENTER: 12 feet; WINGS 10-1/2 feet;
LENGTH: 36 feet; CENTER: 12 feet; WINGS: 12 feet; SHANKS: 27
FRAME: 4"x4" square steel tubing
TONGUE: Rigid 4"x 8" steel tubing
ROLLING TONGUE FRONT: 4"x 6" steel tubing
ROLLING TONGUE REAR MEMBER: 4"x 8" steel tubing
1' square high carbon heat treated steel; GOOSENECK: high carbon heat treated steel; CLEARANCE: 26' from frame to rod
Spring loaded 4"x4" steel tubing
Adjustable hydraulic pressure set value; Automatic reset rock trip on weeder units; Adjustable single point hydraulic depth control
BOOT DRIVECHAIN: Special hard roller link
TIRE SIZE: 12-1/2L x 15; High cleat on drive tires
DRIVE BOOT: One each section
WHEELS: 6-bolt hubs
HUBS, SPINDLES & BEARINGS: Heavy duty; hubs can be greased; spindles are replaceable and bolt-on
U-JOINT: 1 -1/4" 20 HP
DRIVELINES: 1-1/4" square
SHANK: 9/16" x 1-3/4" spring steel
SHANK CLEARANCE: 24" frame to point
WEIGHT: 266 lbs. per foot rolling tongue with harrow
TRANSPORT HEIGHT: 15'2"
TRANSPORT WIDTH: Adjustable to 14'8"
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