The Chisel Ripper moving forward
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.
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