Bed shaper with S-tine attachments
for bed tillage. Number of tines
needed depends on bed top width.
Tine spacing is usually 5 or 6-inches
Order separately. Delete shaping
disks, if preferred.
Perform secondary tillage with bed shapers
to finish primary beds or cultivate and re-shape beds already made.
This reduces overall tillage work and allows early bed shaping and early planting. Also rework crusty bed tops
or kill starting weeds.
attachments are S-tines. Remove shaping
shovel (or sweep) sizes and types are
available for soil
Choosing bed shaper models (or)
"I need two bed shapers?"
One bed shaper can form primary beds with shaping
disks installed then later finish the beds with S-tines installed. Operators
that don't have time to remove and add components have different bed shapers to
perform each job. Either way, this equipment quickly pays for itself since much
less time and energy is spent on conventional field tillage. There can also be
no need for some types of conventional field equipment, which allows the
investment into multiple bed shapers. Operators with permanent beds essentially
have raised bed equipment geared to replace conventional equipment.
Primary bedding with the 2121-D or 4321-D requires soil to be
more-tilled with less residue for it to pass through the shaper pan. It can be
set-up to for beds a couple of inches higher to allow for settling (beds are not
yet firmed since soil is not fully tilled). Plus, leveling off the top of the
primary bed exposes a fine seedbed with the finishing bed shaper.
Model 2161 Disk Bedder was originally designed for primary bedding in
rougher or wetter field conditions after primary tillage or after harvest.
There's no shaper pan and the large disk gangs work best with field residue.
Feel free to gradually add two-step bedding to your
operation. There is no need for a large investment before methods and machinery
prove themselves on your farm.