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  1. #21
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    Kubota L3540 w/ LA514 FEL, 66" QA Bucket, 48" QA Forks, 7' RB, 18" Ripper, Ferris IS2000z ZTR

    Default Re: 3 pt single shank sub-soilers

    I have a Fred Cain ripper...it's a nice unit. Comparing it to the TSC subsoiler, it is much larger. From what I remember about the TSC ones, they would only go about 14" which is in-line with what sixdogs was saying. The FC does go the full 18", and I can pull it with my 3540 pretty easily.

    I would just stress, go slow and make sure everything with the stabilizer arms are really tight. I was also having issues with shearing the grade 3 bolt it came with. With as deep as it goes, there is a lot of torque on it. Sheared a few of these in just a couple of minutes. lots or roots in the yard, so I stuck a g5 in there. Have sheared one of these as well. Probably would use a g4 myself if I could find one.

    I do wish it had a fixed top point to attach to but with as tall as it is, the pivoting this allows is needed. Even completely up it only clears the ground by less than 6".

    Oh and the reason I was saying keep the stabilizer arms tight is I grazed something one time and caused myself some extra work. Put the pin for the stabilizer in one of the slots in it rather than a hole...it let it get just a few inches of center and I slightly hockey sticked the top arm where it goes over the main shank on the FC when I grazed a big rock. No worries though...put it between a couple of logs on the splitter and straightened it right up.

  2. #22
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    jd 4610

    Default Re: 3 pt single shank sub-soilers

    (\Dearborn 10-89 Subsoiler - Owner's Manual[/url])


    Thanks for that now I don't know whether I bought a dearborn or a fred-cain hahahaha

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    Silver Member whirly's Avatar
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    Default Re: 3 pt single shank sub-soilers

    I bought a well used Burch SS subsoiler last year. It looks and works like a Fred Cain but is much beefier. It is bolted to a CAT I drawbar with a CAT II toplink hole. The first time I hooked it up it dove right down to within a couple of inches of the drawbar (about 20") and did just what it's intended to do. I also use it to pop fairly large rocks (up to about 2' across).

    Here it is propped up against my PHD. -subsoiler-jpg

    Paid $295 which is about what you can get a Fred Cain for.

  4. #24
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    Default Re: 3 pt single shank sub-soilers

    How big an area do you want to sub soil?

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    Default Re: 3 pt single shank sub-soilers

    Area size varies. Such as in the tree farm that is 20+ acres, I would eventually like to sub the hole thing but it is in 7 to 8 foot rows. Then there are the garden patches from a 16x20 foot to pernt near 1/2 acres worth

    If everything was an open field, I would have the ol' man rip everything with his 3 shank, makes his NH 7740 mfwd grunt abit when all are dug in sub-soiler, thats poetry in motion
    790 JD W/ 300 loader
    Lots of implements for loader and 3pt
    Can't do it burn'n diesel, is not worth do'n

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    Default Re: 3 pt single shank sub-soilers


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    Default Re: 3 pt single shank sub-soilers

    Quote Originally Posted by Spindifferent View Post
    That's a sweet attachment right there!

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    Default Re: 3 pt single shank sub-soilers

    Has a lot of the same features as sixdogs rebuilt sub-soiler, looks just a little bigger and HEAVY DUTY.
    790 JD W/ 300 loader
    Lots of implements for loader and 3pt
    Can't do it burn'n diesel, is not worth do'n

  9. #29
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    Default Re: 3 pt single shank sub-soilers

    Quote Originally Posted by econometrics View Post
    That's a sweet attachment right there!
    a 39hp 2wd should pull the 3 shank, right?

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    It'll take some grunt to pull the Tufline, even the single shank. I pull the two shank with my 7610S NH and the diff locked, and can still lose traction in the right ground. It also takes a tall tractor to get it off the ground.

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