Tillage Equipment Buyers’ Guide

Published online: Aug 06, 2018 New Products
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This buyers' guide appears in the August/September 2018 issue of Sugar Producer.

Kinze Manufacturing

(319) 668-1300


Mach Till

Kinze’s new Mach Till high-speed disc tillage products enable growers to stay ahead of the planter and cover more acres in less time. With 20-, 26-, 33- and 40-foot models, the Mach Till lineup offers high speed (8 to 12 miles per hour) and high capacity. These products also shred and uniformly distribute residue, providing superior top and subsoil finish in clay, sand, loam, wet and dry soils.

Mach Till features simple set-up and ease of use with maintenance-free parts. The heavy build provides speed and deep working depth, but with unsurpassed flotation to minimize soil compaction. Mach Till products’ are versatile enough for fall primary tillage and residue management, as well as spring secondary tillage and seedbed preparation.

The Mach Till is a machine for the newly emerging hybrid horizontal tillage, which combines some of the benefits of conventional discs, vertical tillage and soil finishing products into one tool that integrates speed, good soil finish and uniform residue management in all types of soils. It cuts and throws the soil at an angle to avoid creating a smear or compaction layer in the dirt, then mixes the soil and residue together.


Kuhn Krause

(800) 957-2873


Interceptor 8050

The Interceptor 8050 is Kuhn Krause’s high-speed tillage solution for controlling troublesome chemical-resistant weeds and a whole lot more. Two parallel rows of 22-inch-diameter by 32-flute Excalibur CT (conservation tillage) shallow concavity blades size and evenly distribute tough residue into the profile of worked soil. A six-bolt hub mount secures each blade to individual blade arms formed with compound angles to direct soil and residue flow. A single row of heavy-duty, adjustable 30-inch tines are mounted directly behind the front row of the blades, forcing “airborne” material downward into the field surface. This begins the soil leveling process and aids in evenly distributing residue ahead of the transport wheels, rear blades and proven Star Wheel treader rear attachment. 

No daily grease maintenance features, along with speed of operation, can enhance operator productivity. Adjustable, constant-flow hydraulic wing down pressure allows the Interceptor to maintain consistent soil penetration across the working width while operating at higher field speeds—a first step toward accurate planter seed placement. The Interceptor is available in 20-, 25-, and 30-foot sizes.



(208) 715-0088


Lemken Karat

The heavy-duty Karat chisel plow is a multi-talent that can do several tillage jobs in one pass, including primary tillage, seedbed preparation and deep mixing or deep loosening. Various combinations of the point and an innovative guideboard allow the Karat to be equipped for different mixing and crumbling intensities at working depths from 2 to 13 inches. Switching between the share types is easier than ever thanks to Lemken’s quick-change system.

A robust, thick-walled square tube made of micro-alloyed, fine-grained, special steel provides the strong base for the frame with three rows of shanks. Their narrow spacing of 11 inches guarantees a complete fracturing of compaction zones. Leveling discs and an integrated roller provide a smooth, firm finish, leaving fields ready to plant.

Lemken Heliodor

The Heliodor compact disc harrow can be used for shallow stubble cultivation on light and medium soils as well as for seedbed preparation in various growing conditions and farming systems.

The Heliodor fits both conventional and minimum-tillage operations. High working speeds and a low power requirement guarantee high-performance at low costs. The open frame design lets the Heliodor handle residue where tines come to their limit. The dual cutting angle of the individually mounted 20-inch discs ensures excellent mixing over the entire soil profile to create a uniform seedbed that warms up evenly. Various rollers from Lemken’s wide range offer optimal crumbling, leveling and firming for different conditions and seedbed requirements.


Schlagel Manufacturing

(888) 889-1504


Schlagel Rapid-Till

The Schlagel Rapid-Till is designed to pull easier due to its new style shank and lighter weight. It performs better at higher speeds than Schlagel’s original Till-N-Plant. The Rapid-Till is designed to till up to 10 inches deep, apply fertilizer in multiple zones and, depending on soil conditions, run up to 8 miles per hour and make a perfect seed bed.

The Schlagel Rapid-Till comes in many different configurations from four to 24 rows and rows as narrow as 20 inches on a single tool bar.

T. G. Schmeiser Co.

(559) 268-8128


Till an’ Bedder TB4

The Schmeiser Till an’ Bedder’s once-over operation tills, mulches, cultivates and firms seedbeds for planting sugarbeets, potatoes, corn, silage, alfalfa, grains and much more.

S-tine spacing is designed so that trash will flow through the implement and reduce the chance of plugging. The hydraulic leveling bar comes standard with depth control indication and is located in front of the rear roller to knock down ridges left by the S-tines.


Great Plains Manufacturing

(785) 823-3276


Great Plains Short Disk

The Great Plains short disk is an aggressive primary tillage tool that utilizes 24-inch blades on individual, heavy-duty C-shanks, ganged and angled 18 degrees on the front and 14 degrees on the back.

Ten-inch spacing produces excellent residue flow. Cast hubs with preset tapered bearings handle side-loading more reliably than competitive ball bearings. These maintenance-free bearings have a six-lip seal on each side to lock in grease and prevent contamination. Low-concavity Vegamatic blades size and bury residue better than notched blades used on competitive models.

The short disk’s design endures high-residue field conditions, running at higher speeds while achieving excellent cutout.



(855) 320-0373



3630 Series Pulvi-Mulchers

Landoll Corporation features the Brillion Farm Equipment’s 3630 Series Pulvi-Mulchers. Wider working widths, increased trash clearance and reduced downtime were the design parameters used to develop two new models in the series, available in 30-foot and 36-foot, 6-inch working widths.

The new 36-6 model is 20 percent wider than Brillion’s current 30-foot WL Pulvi-Mulcher and is the widest and heaviest Pulvi-Mulcher ever produced in the company’s history. The new 30-foot model is 80 percent heavier than previous models, providing more clod-crushing power.

A minimum of 24 inches between shank rows and three rows of heavy-duty S-tine shanks featuring 25 inches of under-frame clearance result in improved trash flow. To ensure a smooth finish, a leveling bar is located in front of the rear roller to help level ridges left by the shanks. Large, 8-inch roller axles eliminate the traditional center bearing, improve reliability and reduce downtime.