Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15
  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    14
    Location
    SE Pennsylvania
    Tractor
    Case DX33

    Default Single shank ripper 28" - 30" WORKING depth?

    Hi All.

    I am looking for a 3PH single shank ripper/subsoiler with a working depth of at least 28", preferably 30" - 32". There's stuff out there on Google that says it is a 28" to 30" shank , but with research I find the working depth is only 20" - 24". I have easy access to a 50 hp 4WD JD for the ripping.

    It will be relatively light usage. Based on a detailed soil study, I need to break up a rooting zone barrier (topsoil to hardpan horizon) at 27". This is a one time rip for 5 acres of vineyard in-row preplant preparation. A bigger multishank unit is not useful since I need to rip on the row (8 feet apart), so it's one at a time.

    I guess maybe part of the issue with a longer shank is the 3PH travel distance - too long of a shank could not be fully lifted...??

  2. #2
    Super Star Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    11,137
    Location
    somewhere usa
    Tractor
    Deere 110tlb, 4520, x749, x758, L130

    Default Re: Single shank ripper 28" - 30" WORKING depth?

    In order to get enough clearance to lift it above the ground it would need to be set back farther the the run of the mill subsoilers in your link. If designed with good use of geometry this would also reduce some of the loading on the top link. I would also recommend you consider the ones with the parabolic shank as I think these are slightly easier to pull. You will need plenty of ballast on the tractor to pull a subsoiler this deep.

  3. #3
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    159

    Default Re: Single shank ripper 28" - 30" WORKING depth?

    Do you have the facilities to make one the size you need? Years ago, we made ones for Cat D8s for ripping orchards. They were 8 ft x 2 ft x 4 in.
    If you can get a tool bar, then you could make the size you need and not have to hunt all over the country to find the right size.
    John

    Ford 4610 w/ Woods DUal 195 FEL

  4. #4
    New Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    14
    Location
    SE Pennsylvania
    Tractor
    Case DX33

    Default Re: Single shank ripper 28" - 30" WORKING depth?

    I agree that parabolic is probably a better chouce for the working depth that I need. I have access at work to a plasma cutter and mig welder, so building one is an option.

    If I were to build a parabolic shank, I guess I would need to cut several pieces out of plate 1/4" to 3/8" thick each, and laminate them together?

  5. #5
    Advertiser McGeesEquip's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    242
    Location
    2119 Hwy 49 South, Florence, MS

    Default Re: Single shank ripper 28" - 30" WORKING depth?

    Kirboid,

    Tufline has a 28In. single shank sub-soiler out. They have a 32 In. sub-soiler model out with 3 shanks. The 32in shanks that they use in the triple shank series I think will change over.

    Take a look at the Tufline series, and if your interested I will see about a 32 In. single model.

    www.equipmentbarn.net/Tufline-Single-28In.-Shank-Subsoiler-Cat.-2.html

    Thanks

    www.equipmentbarn.net

    McGee Farm Equipment, Inc
    2119 Hwy 49 South
    Florence, MS 39073
    Tel: 601-644-2004

  6. #6
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    3,015
    Location
    midwest
    Tractor
    JD 4520, Toolcat 5610, Bobcat S300, Case-IH 125 Pro, Case-IH 245, IH 1086, IH 806

    Default Re: Single shank ripper 28" - 30" WORKING depth?

    That is really deep ripping. Unless you soils are really loose, I don't see how a 50 hp tractor will pull it. I pulled a single shank with my JD 5300 MFWD, loaded tires and FEL. I could only go about 14-16".

  7. #7
    New Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    14
    Location
    SE Pennsylvania
    Tractor
    Case DX33

    Default Re: Single shank ripper 28" - 30" WORKING depth?

    Quote Originally Posted by McGeesEquip View Post
    Kirboid,

    Tufline has a 28In. single shank sub-soiler out. They have a 32 In. sub-soiler model out with 3 shanks. The 32in shanks that they use in the triple shank series I think will change over.

    Take a look at the Tufline series, and if your interested I will see about a 32 In. single model.

    www.equipmentbarn.net/Tufline-Single-28In.-Shank-Subsoiler-Cat.-2.html

    Thanks
    I had seen Tufline the 28" single shank but it appears it's working depth is around 24". If the shanks are interchangeable, and the factory would sell the single toolbar setup with a 32" shank, that would probably work. I'd be interested in a price on that.

    That is really deep ripping. Unless you soils are really loose, I don't see how a 50 hp tractor will pull it. I pulled a single shank with my JD 5300 MFWD, loaded tires and FEL. I could only go about 14-16".
    So you think my Case 33 hp compact won't work either, LOL! I agree 50 hp might not be enough hp/weight. I can give it a try, if it doesn't work, I could try a double pass. Obviously would take longer, but I only need to rip about 13 rows 400' long each, so it's not a big deal. It will take longer to accurately layout the rows than the actual ripping!

    Worse case, I'm renting 15 acres for hay to a guy who has big iron, I could ask/pay him to rip it for me.


    Thanks,

    Kirby

  8. #8
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    247
    Location
    Central Texas

    Default Re: Single shank ripper 28" - 30" WORKING depth?

    I own a Tufline 1S-24 and use it with my JD 3520.

    This unit has a 24" shank.

    I can only pull it in 4WD, and the max working depth is around 18". As you pull the unit through the soil, the soil tends to mound-up at the top of the shank under the toolbar, and this prevents the shank from going all the way into the soil. Might be able to get another inch or three deeper on multiple passes.

    The unit is rock-solid, and the shank is bolted-on and has a shear pin, so it seems like you could ask them if they can make a unit with a single 32" shank.

    However, ground clearance on the 3pt with a 32" shank may be the limiting factor on small tractors.

    Best of luck!

    - Spindifferent

  9. #9
    Advertiser sweettractors's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    7,318
    Location
    Central Kentucky
    Tractor
    JD 6403 CHA-JD 3130 CHA

    Default Re: Single shank ripper 28" - 30" WORKING depth?

    I have pulled a 1S-28 Tufline to the max with a 8000 Ford (100 HP +) 2 wheel drive and in dry clay based soil, it was all I wanted. Ken Sweet
    http://www.sweetfarms.com/

    Sweet Farm Equipment LLC (Internet Sales, Shipping All States)
    Shipping Facility
    1815 Defries Rd., Canmer, Ky 42722 Toll Free 1-866-528-3323
    Ken Sweet sweet@scrtc.com

    Shipping Example: Can ship 800 lbs from Ky. to Dallas for $165
    The Northeast shipping corridor is a little more expensive.

  10. #10
    Advertiser McGeesEquip's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    242
    Location
    2119 Hwy 49 South, Florence, MS

    Default Re: Single shank ripper 28" - 30" WORKING depth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirboid View Post
    I had seen Tufline the 28" single shank but it appears it's working depth is around 24". If the shanks are interchangeable, and the factory would sell the single toolbar setup with a 32" shank, that would probably work. I'd be interested in a price on that.
    Kirboid,

    I got the costs of changing the 28 In. shank out to go with a 32 In. Here is a link to the page with the price. I currently have a Tufline name brand coupon discount going on any of the Tufline equipment. Take the price that is showing on the page and with the coupon it would be $1,197.95 + Shipping.

    The change over to a larger shank added about 20 lbs to the unit.

    http://www.equipmentbarn.net/Tufline...Subsoiler.html

    If you need any help, please feel free to call me.

    Thanks,
    Bruce McGee
    Last edited by McGeesEquip; 01-27-2012 at 06:53 PM.

    www.equipmentbarn.net

    McGee Farm Equipment, Inc
    2119 Hwy 49 South
    Florence, MS 39073
    Tel: 601-644-2004

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Backhoe Added a ripper to my Woods BH90x: Trees beware
    By IslandTractor in forum Attachments
    Replies: 339
    Last Post: 05-18-2016, 06:53 AM
  2. 3 phase machines working on single phase ?
    By bcarwell in forum Build-It Yourself
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 01-29-2007, 11:55 PM
  3. Single blade ripper
    By Wildman1 in forum Build-It Yourself
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-27-2003, 02:35 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2016 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.