The Chisel Ripper moving forward
With the coming end of fall tillage, you will see a lot of different tillage styles in our area. This is my take on it all: Look at it this way when it comes to corn stalks if they are on top of the ground. Stalks are not being used to their fullest potential. When they are left on top as they break down you are losing the energy that you used to grow them. If you bury the stalks or other organic matter under a few inches of dirt, it helps maintain carbon into the soil instead of releasing it into the atmosphere. With our CR (Chisel Ripper), only a little amount of material is left on top to help control run off.
hen you watch videos of Chisel Ripper in motion note how the soil flies from up around the rear shanks. That is one of the ways our tillage tool sets itself apart from the rest. We have designed the Chisel Ripper to shatter the soil use of forwarding motion. Chisel plows roll the earth over which requires more horsepower. That will not allow the chisel plow to go as deep as we are able. The shanks on a chisel plow are usually closer together, which requires more Horsepower per working foot. The forward shatter from the Chisel Ripper expands the furrows from the bottom point to the top. The center tines work what is left. If You compare the Chisel Ripper to a disc-ripper (this is the closest equivalent tool). The disc ripper forces the large points into the soil. They need to lift to perform there tasks and the heavy disc-blades to work the soil between the rows. When you are done, you have not aerated the soil plus used a lot of fuel and power to do it. If you are not a large enough farmer you may not have a tractor available. Our tool has everything covered. A regular V-ripper was the same issues. Then in wet soil both tend to smear and may not get the desired lift you need. With our tool, you able to get positive results in wet soil.
I personally have never let what others say or do influence what I know is possible. If someone says I cannot it becomes a challenge to me. I never stop trying to improve on whatever I am doing. No matter what job I have ever done and no matter what I feel, I look back and learn something from it.
Jeff Sberna - Farmer and Founder of J&D FarmBuilt LLC