Dailey's Farm & Walk-Behind Tractors
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We sell 2 brands of power harrows. The first is built by R2 Rinaldi of Italy, the Power Harrows (also called Rotary Harrows) offer the ultimate in seedbed prep and secondary tillage/weed control. Multiple sets of tines rotate on vertical axes for totally horizontal tilling of the soil -- No inversion of soil layers and No vertical compression leading to hardpan formation. Also, "stirring" action does not over-pulverize the soil such as can be done with a rototiller; soil structure stays in better shape. Depth incrementally adjusted by means of the steel mesh-roller in the rear, allowing 1" to 5" depth. Mesh roller also perfectly levels and pre-tamps seedbed for precision seeding and good seed-to-soil contact. Extremely heavy-duty, the hardened steel gearing runs in an oil bath, shafts supported by ball-bearings. Side panels are spring-loaded to allow rocks to be "kicked" around the edges of the rotors without damaging tines. Due to the fact that this is the only soil working implement that actually has an oscillating swivel-joint at the PTO coupling allowing the harrow to "float" independent of the tractor axle, these tools are also coveted by the landscaping industry for leveling out / renovating yards or any lumpy terrain. The implement even has a small (removable) adjustable-height grader blade at the front to level out the ground in that plane as well. (these units are also available by special-order with a full-width seeder attachment mounted between the harrow and the mesh roller for lawn/cover crop seeding.)
The BCS brand power harrow is the other brand we sell. The BCS power harrow comes in the following sizes: 21" 30", 32"). The 30" BCS harrow is brand new and re-designed for 2019. Of the 3 sizes of BCS power harrows, the 30" is by far the most popular and the one we recommend in most situations. Both the BCS and R2 Rinaldi power harrow's perform well in the soil. The 30" BCS harrow has the advantage of being 1 1/8" wider at the tines. The outer tine to tine measurement on BCS 30" harrow is 28 1/8", which means it works the soil wider than the 30" R2 Rinaldi harrow which works it at 27". This gives the BCS 30" harrow advantage in nearly working the entire width of the 30" growing bed. This is especially useful when planting multiple rows of crop on the outer edges of a 30" growing bed. The BCS harrow also has a very "slick" and convenient height adjustment lever. This allows the end user to more quickly "dial in" the desired "working depth" than with the R2 Rinaldi power harrow (which uses a hand crank for depth adjustment). Also, on the BCS harrow you can more quickly lower the roller to "transport height" at the end of your row which helps the end user make the turn with less physical wear and tear on the body. The BCS 30" Power harrow weighs just slightly more than the R2 Rinaldi 30" harrow, but since the PTO connection point if physically closer to the tractor it "feels" just slightly lighter than the 30" R2 Rinaldi harrow when lifting it off the ground via the handlebars. For residential usage the BCS brand power harrow has a 3 year warranty. This equipment is so heavy duty and durable that the warranty period is really an afterthought. The BCS version is easy to distinguish from the R2 version as its blue in color. The R2 is red. The BCS power harrow is worth a serious consideration now that it has such a quick and convenient height adjustment system. The BCS 32" harrow is very heavy. We only recommend for specific scenarios. All 3 BCS harrow sizes have a chain drive transmission and are built and designed specifically for "Market growing" operations. For heavy duty landscaping uses, the R2 Rinaldi is a better choice due to its gear drive. Call or email details to discuss.
Tractor tire size of 5x12x22" or larger wheels is optimal for proper ground clearance. On some mid-size models 5 x 10 x 20" is OK.