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    I would like to know more about how you use it to plant trees?

    Where did you get so many?

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    Quote Originally Posted by C4Ranch View Post
    I would like to know more about how you use it to plant trees?

    Where did you get so many?
    Using to break ground for root growth and for water to get in to the ground . I'm planting peach trees ..

    Here's some pics of someone else's orchard doing the same thing they ripped 3 rows .


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    Few more pics of today










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    Default Re: Subsoiler

    When you plant the trees, are you actually putting then in where the subsoiler has opened up the ground? OR are you just subsoiling beside where you dig traditional holes to plant the trees?


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    Quote Originally Posted by strum456 View Post
    When you plant the trees, are you actually putting then in where the subsoiler has opened up the ground? OR are you just subsoiling beside where you dig traditional holes to plant the trees?

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    In them 3 pic which are not mine there in subsoil rip .

    I plan to follow them since they have been in business for 100 years I figure they know what there doing .

    Buy I may still run my tiller down the rows over the rip . Not sure was going to disk it but didn't like that .

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    Wow I'm glad I ran into this thread. im getting ready to purchase the EA Subsoiler and I was planning on running on my MF135. Do you think I would have any luck with it if my soil were dryer than yours? Also its only 4 acres ill be doing will I be able to struggle thru it if need be?

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    My L3200 (32hp, 3,500lbs R4s) will pull a subsoiler through Colorado clay. A decent bit of grunt but no issues. Well none until I ran into the iceberg on the north side of my barn where snow/rain ran off & froze. Popped a handful of sheer bolts on that, a few rocks & some stuff I never figured out why.

    I think I got mine from Northern Tool. Definitely need to keep spare sheer bolts around. You can see the bolt get beatup & start to bend over a few hours. A better subsoiler probably has better clearances & won't wear out the sheer bolts over time, only on bad stuff.

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