Potato Grower

December 2019

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Kuhn Krause, Inc. • (620) 663-6161 • www.kuhnnorthamerica.com Dominator 4856 The new Kuhn Krause Dominator 4856 boasts product features designed to provide optimal compaction removal and residue handling while reducing maintenance time. The double-rank subsoil shanks mounted on narrow 18-inch spacing deliver maximum subsoil fracture. The new reverse-tandem rear disc conditioner produces consistent soil leveling and residue incorporation for pass-to-pass uniformity. Maintenance-free features are incorporated throughout the Dominator 4856, reducing required daily lubrication service time, placing operators in the field sooner and increasing productivity. Available in seven-, nine-, 11- and 13-shank configurations, the Dominator 4856 continues the proven process of 1) consistent residue sizing, 2) creating soil tilth with maximum subsoil fracture, 3) leveling the tilled soil, incorporating heavy residue prior to 4) final clod sizing and firming of the seedbed surface. PLANTING & TILLAGE BUYERS' GUIDE G rowers in most potato- growing regions of the U.S. are only now recovering from the 2019 harvest. But before you know it, it'll be time to get the 2020 crop in the ground. Our buyers' guide should help you get prepared with any of your equipment needs for planting time. Great Plains Mfg. • (800) 270-9302 • www.greatplainsag.com Velocity Hybrid Tillage Great Plains has developed a hybrid tillage solution called the Velocity. The Velocity combines some of the positive aspects 26 POTATO GROWER | DECEMBER 2019 of vertical tillage, while maintaining similar features of a conventional disk, resulting in a new classification in the Great Plains product line called hybrid tillage. The Velocity is designed to bury more residue than a true vertical tillage tool, but with shallow-concavity SpeedBlades on 7½-inch spacings. The patented SpeedBlades aggressively power through heavy residue and thoroughly mix the soil without ridging. The Velocity is engineered to run at faster speeds than a conventional disk harrow, and its hydraulic fore/aft leveling simplifies field adjustments to create a smooth finish in a variety of soil conditions. The hydraulic soil conditioner features heavy- duty 16-inch diameter reels with 1-inch rods that can withstand rocks while busting clods, leaving behind an ideal seedbed.

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