At last, my Chisel Ripper CR 5.0 is on its way to where it belongs. First in front of the public eye and then on your farm. It may be small in size but what it can accomplish makes up for what it lacks in stature. It is a pint-sized dynamo. If you think about it, if you are covering the same area as a four bottom 18" plow. Around here it takes about 110 HP to pull. You can pull our ripper with minimal HP... You can go faster and you can have all the benefits Chisel Ripper can provide you.
You may ask why I use the Chisel Ripper for hay (or forge) with all the costs you encounter just to get your field prepped. Then there is the seed 7 to 9 $ up to 12 $ for organic. But, the better the soil drainage the longer your field will stay productive. Alfalfa can handle dry but not high moisture well. I have noticed that your grass respond well to the chisel ripper ground. As you know, corn is also technically a grass.
The CR 5.0 is a very economical option. Look how easy it will pay for itself. For one load of good quality 3rd or 4th alfalfa at a price of $5 for 100 bails. With seven loads you have paid for the ripper plus you get change back.
Hay, CR 5.0 will work for you!
I admit precision farming is a good thing but years of farming taught me if nothing else doing the same thing over and over more than likely will not get the same results. I have spent all my years of farming on ground that is very inconsistent in its self. We have about 6 different soil types in 60 acres on the home place plus property that has its own challenges. It is a little inconvenient but a good place to prove the constancy of your tillage practices in different conditions. I have watched our Chisel Ripper enhance our yields in all soil types every year no matter what other factors have been thrown at it. We have had corn yields averaging above 200+sence our second year of using the Chisel Ripper. That is when we had most of our compaction issues addressed.
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