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    Default 3PL Rippers

    I am thinking of getting a single tyne ripper with an optional poly pipe layer attachment. This is for my small kubota L185.

    Anyone had any luck with these?

    I assume the angle of the ripper is what gets it under the surface, as the 3PL obviously cannot "push" the ripper down?



    Neil R.

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    Default Re: 3PL Rippers

    That is correct, Neil. The angle of the ripper causes it to self- feed. You may have to adjust the top link to get it just right. There is no downpressure from the tractor.

    <font color=green>stan</font color=green>

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    Stan

    Thanks

    Heard of these pipe laying attachments?

    In theory it sounds OK. Probably rip once then run over again with the layer?

    <font color=blue>Neil R.</font color=blue>

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    Default Re: 3PL Rippers

    Neil-
    Heard of them, but never used one- they're supposed to be pretty slick- and fast. But of course the material, being bendable, will be somewhat of a compromise. A second pass might be a good idea if the soil is dry and hard- if you could keep the ripper in the track. It might be a good idea to set the stabilizers a little loose on the second pass.

    <font color=green>stan</font color=green>

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    Default Re: 3PL Rippers

    You can make your own " poly pipe layer attachment" by heating up plastic conduit on the exhaust pipe of a car or truck and gently bend it to nearly 90 degres and then attach it with multiple worm gear clamps to the ripper. Use 2" conduit for 1" poly- it takes more room than you think to feed the poly thru the conduit. I take the sweep blade off the ripper and use a spear point for a little extra depth. you may have make several passes. I bent the top link when the ripper was at depth because the top link was angled way down and ripper was trying to compress it. A chain from the drawbar to the ripper tine below the 3 point hitch plane will prevent that.

    RCH

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    Rch

    Thanks for that. Considering I have no other attachments except my slasher (bush hog) I am looking for a good (cheap) additional attachment. I think this may be handy. We have very hard ground here, and digging with pick & shovel is hard. I hope the ripper to allow me to break it up. (No I can't afford a FEL !)

    Do you think my 185 will handle it OK?

    <font color=blue>Neil from OZ.</font color=blue>

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    Hi Neil

    I know what you mean about hard ground, I live in the Swan Valley W.Australia and it gets like concrete in the summer, I hired a ripper/pipe layer when I had a Leyland 245 (45hp) and it just couldn't cut the soil, the wheels just spun around, I ended up hiring a dozer to rip the whole paddock, and now that I have a b/hoe I use this to dig any pipe trenches.

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    Chris

    AGGGHH That's not what I wanted to hear but sort of what I expected to hear !

    I'm in Rockhampton Qld. Looks like we all have concrete ground !

    Why did you rip the whole paddock?
    <font color=blue>Neil from OZ.</font color=blue>

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    Neil

    I was originally going to plant olive trees on this paddock, but finding how hard and compacted the soil was I had it deep ripped to about half a metre and spread gypsum, this opens up the clay and improves aeration/drainage. I haven't planted anything up there yet but the soil does seem more friable. of course it's not summer yet !!!

    Regards

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    Chris-
    I hope you didn't give up on the olives. I've seen them do quite well in some pretty nasty, clayey, rocky "soil".

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