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    Default Scored a one shank ripper-subsoiler

    Found this one shank subsoiler "ripper" recently and thought you guys would like to see it and my plans. These are great in clay soil to fracture the plow pan and allow better drainage. This one weighs 230 lbs but had been twisted by a guy that changed the grade 2 shearbolt for a grade 8 and hooked it to 150HP. Anyway, a welding shop fixed it and I found it. It's good for maybe 100 HP and down.

    The photos show it in two pieces since it's so awkward to handle and I needed more welding done. You need a little vision. I had the side plates cut off and new 1/2" plate ones added that also give a cat I hookup 5 inches below the cat II. You can see the new plates in the photo. In a separate photo is the ripping shank that is maybe 28" long and is really heavy. You can also see a little stub eye I welded on the back to put a parking stand on. This is one awkward piece of equipment of unknown but quality origin.

    Anyway, my plan is to use on my bigger JD5520 (75HP) around the house plus also hook it to my kubota L4300 for local gardens. I'll go 14" deep.
    As well, I'm going to clean it up and paint it JD green and put a Deere decal on it. Laugh, and I'm not selling, but green paint brings way more resale $$ around here.
    I'll post more photos as work progresses.
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    Default Re: Scored a one shank ripper-subsoiler

    I like it! It looks tough. Slop some paint on it and put that bad-boy to work.

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    Default Re: Scored a one shank ripper-subsoiler

    Congrats on nice find !
    Hope you post some action pic's of it when you can.
    Man that thing looks massive !
    Why don't you leave it yellow so people will think it's a KK or Countyline and they won't want to steal it !
    Take a look at this,very simular:
    Worksaver Small Tillage Equipment check out R-130 on this page)

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    Default Re: Scored a one shank ripper-subsoiler

    its amazing the difference running sub moisture plow makes. we run an offset 6 shank on our farms about 10 inches deep. just got done running it today over some pasture ground for a friend and tore a plow off in the middle( shank trip didn't work) so mine needs some welding too

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    Default Re: Scored a one shank ripper-subsoiler

    Beefy!
    Hard to imagine twisting that.
    Can you lift it high enough on your 3pt to transport without gouging the landscape when you are on uneven ground?
    That's the problem with trouble.
    It always starts out as such fun."
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    Default Re: Scored a one shank ripper-subsoiler

    All too often those are called a Utility Line Locator non-descriminating - water ,gas, fiber optic, electric - it makes that stout little feller no difference. Be safe and have lines located before you dig.

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    Default Re: Scored a one shank ripper-subsoiler

    bullbreaker---good catch in post above. It does look like an early version of a Worksaver model. It is painted that "puke yellow" color but these things are so desirable I can get away with a quality Deere green paint job with decals.

    Baby Grand---Clearance on the L4300 is why I had that step-down plate welded to the sides. It "raises" the implement on a small tractor sufficient to clear the ground--and clear loading on my trailer. That's the theory at this point so I will update. And yes, it was twisted pretty good. He was using it to pull stumps and replaced the grade 2 shear bolt with grade 8 because it kept shearing. OK, sure...

    SandburRanch--Yes, indeed they are "Utility Line Locators" and if anyone else is reading this with similar plans don't go deep unless you are certain what is below. Phone wires especially but old timers often ran electrical stuff too shallow 'twix the house and barn.

    Deere9986--Yes, the difference is amazing in drainage and root growth. In ripping my black dirt clay the yields have spiked and drainage dramatically improved in the spring. These are also used on the edges of fields to "root prune" neighboring line trees from stealing crop nutrients.
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    Default Re: Scored a one shank ripper-subsoiler

    Got the wire wheel out and ground the loose paint and stuff the best I could.
    Then I washed it it with a scrub brush and detergent. Here's a couple photos of it after the wire brush and cleaning.
    The thing in the background is a metal table that needed paint.
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    Default Re: Scored a one shank ripper-subsoiler

    Then I primed with Rustoleum rusty metal prime srince I have had great results with it. I also picked up a can of Deere acrylic enamel green but that's a couple days off. Here's the primed parts.
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    Default Re: Scored a one shank ripper-subsoiler

    What's the tab for that's hanging out the rear with the hole it it? That's a stout piece!

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