pans allow crop rows to pass
system for precision
frame for tillage
Simple to customize
and change to
match your row
Row crop cultivation
on raised beds
Let us introduce you to weed control on raised beds.
Cultivation of raised beds is the same as cultivation of
land except this includes maintaining the shape and
of the bed. Cultivation of bed tops tends to degrade bed
corners and fill in furrows so raised bed cultivators
equipped to reform bed corners and re-establish furrows.
Models 2541-R and 4541-R feature a toolbar frame for
tillage attachments in front followed by a shaper pan to
reshape the bed. Sectional pans have gaps to allow crop
rows to pass through. Sectional shaper pans are easy to
customize and change to match your bed size and row
Many attachments are available as needed to effectively
cultivate many different crops in early to late stages
growth. Row gaps can be increased for larger crops. Crop
shields protect rows from tillage work. Furrows and bed
sides are loosened, tilled and reshaped as well as the
top. The above photo is a typical first cultivation of
beans and sweet corn.
Gaps can also be filled in to form new beds before
planting so one bed shaper can perform bed shaping and
bed cultivating duties. This can be cost-effective but
dedicated bed forming and bed cultivating equipment is
usually more practical and efficient on larger farms.
The need for a shaper pan can vary. A shaper pan is the
best way to gently move all the soil back into the bed
without disturbing crops. Larger growers with mechanical
harvesters may need to maintain a flat and well-formed
A prime benefit of cultivation on raised beds is precision.
Bed furrows are also a guidance system so the shaper pan
follows beds with effortless precision. Bed cultivators
without shaper pans can also stay centered with the
gauge wheels or furrowing attachments.