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    Default Middle Buster & Subsoiler

    What are they and when do you use them? Instead of a plow? In addition to a plow?


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    Default Re: Middle Buster & Subsoiler

    Mike-
    For breaking up hardpan, and, with optional furrowing shovel, for making small ditches. I've also used one for cutting tree roots prior to removing stumps with FEL, and for preparing planting holes for trees. Very handy.

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    Default Re: Middle Buster & Subsoiler

    OK

    Now I am interested.

    But what do they look like??

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

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    Default Re: Middle Buster & Subsoiler

    Here is a picture of a middle buster


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    Default Re: Middle Buster & Subsoiler

    Here is a pictue of a subsoiler

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    Default Re: Middle Buster & Subsoiler

    And here is a picture that WVBill posted using his middle buster to make a trench.

    Both can be purchased at TSC, Northern ect.

    Hope that helps...

    Paul

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    Default Re: Middle Buster & Subsoiler

    Aha

    Sort of like my ripper with pipe layer. Except mine can dig a bit deeper. Sounds like the subsoiler. Refer photo.

    The wide blade would never get thru my hard ground.

    Cheers

    <font color=blue>Neil from OZ.</font color=blue>
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    Default Re: Middle Buster & Subsoiler

    Neil, a subsoiler normally is longer overall length than a middle buster, so it'll go deeper, and the blade is angled farther, although there are a few "combinations" on the market on which you just change the blade. I have the middle buster (great for digging potatos), and sometimes change the blade to a single heavy duty chisel plow blade, to dig narrow trenches.

    Bird

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    MikePA,

    I would suggest that you get the implement that Bird describes. It allows you to switch between the Middlebuster and Subsoiler. I wish I had.

    I have used mine to create furrow for planting potatoes and then for havesting (pops those spuds out just real fine!!), trenched around my property to bury a hidden dog fence, trenched a friend property to bury electric line. Will be using it to trench to replant some hazelnut shrubs and rhubarb plants.

    A good tool for the money.

    Terry


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    <font color=blue>trenched a friend property to bury electric line</font color=blue>

    How deep can you get with the implement?


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