When it comes to strip-tillage products, Unverferth has led the industry in innovation since the early 1990s with deep-tillage products such as the Zone-Builder and Ripper-Stripper tools. With evolving farming practices, technology and increased demand for in-row fertilizer placement, the company announces the introduction of the Raptor strip-tillage tool. This versatile tool tills a strip of soil for planting, while leaving between-row residue intact to help increase organic matter and sequester carbon.
The Raptor strip-till tool features TerrainPro row units with independent depth control to optimally follow soil terrain for creating the ideal seedbed in six stages:
- The leading swivel coulter with 20-inch blade features 1,500 pounds of down pressure to cut through the heaviest residue.
- The free-floating row cleaners with curved finger design help clear residue from the strip.
- The centrally mounted crowfoot-style wheel maintains row unit depth independently from row to row.
- The tillage shank precisely tills the soil from 6- to 12-inches deep to manage root zone hardpan.