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 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