This is essentially a super-heavy-duty counter-rotating-tine tiller (tines rotate opposite tractor wheel direction) with reverse-angle tines that interface with a set of vertical steel rods at the rear of the unit… the net result being that up to baseball-sized stones, roots, organic matter, etc. are pushed to the bottom of the tilth and “clean” soil is left on top. Depth is adjustable up to 6” deep by the mesh-roller in the rear (like the power harrows), which also completely flattens and presses the top of the bed for perfect seeding.
Useful in soil types with lots of ‘gravelly’ rocks that are too numerous to ever pick out; also popular for lawn renovations because one pass through an old lawn results in a clean, perfect seedbed with all the grass & roots buried. (This unit is also available by special-order with a full-width lawn seeder attachment mounted between the tiller and the mesh roller for one-pass lawn renovations). However, this tool is not a good choice for most market-garden applications where the same beds will be worked multiple times per year, as the action of this tool will over-pulverize the soil and can cause hardpan if used often.
This is a very heavy implement: 190 lbs. Requires a front weight on the tractor for proper balance. 28” working width. Fits BCS and Grillo walk-behind tractors 12hp & up gas, 10hp & up diesel (with differential drive axle).
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Dailey's Farm & Walk-Behind Tractors