Vertical Tillage Tools
The VT17 Series Vertical Tillage Tools provide speed, versatility, and performance to growers.
Adjustable gang angles for desired aggressiveness
The gang angles on the VT17 Series adjust from 0 to 12 degrees. For growers practicing true vertical tillage, gang angles should be set at 0 degrees. However, the VT17 Series also has the capability for a more aggressive cut to satisfy growers with harder soil types. To adjust the gang angle, use the included angle adjusting lever to shift the slide plate to a desired setting.
An option exists for growers to order a reduced gang angle, limiting the adjustment to 0 to 5 degrees. With this option, growers meet minimum tillage requirements for many state-run, governmental conservation programs.
Simple adjustments for increased uptime
Depth: adjust the depth of the tool with a simple pin and clip system. Choose between 0-76 mm (0-3 in.).
NOTE: Make sure to adjust back to transport mode when moving the unit from field to field.
Fore/aft leveling: turn the crank’s handle at the front of the machine to level the front and rear of the tillage tool. Turning the crank clockwise will lower the rear and turning counterclockwise will raise the rear. To prevent ridging, Frontier™ equipment recommends readjusting the levelness when the unit is at actual working depth.
Gang angle: use the included angle adjusting lever to shift the slide plate to the desired setting. The gang angles adjust from 0-12 degrees. A larger angle will cause a more aggressive cut in the soil.
Rolling baskets and blade options enable a smooth field finish
TWO BLADE OPTIONS FOR THE VT17 SERIES VERTICAL TILLAGE TOOL
1. Straight fluted blades
- 50.8-cm (20-in.) diameter
- 6-mm (0.24-in.) thickness
- Less aggressive cut
2. Shallow concave fluted blades
- 55.9-cm (22-in.) diameter
- 5-mm (0.20-in.) thickness
- More aggressive cut
Each blade is fluted, allowing the soil to mix and the crop to incorporate into the soil. True vertical tillage is achieved with straight blades at a 0-degree gang angle. However, depending on soil conditions, crop residue, and the grower’s desired field finish, a higher-degree gang angle or shallow concave blades may be needed.
35.6-CM (14-IN.) DIAMETER ROLLING BASKET
- Designed to break up clods for improved levelness and uniformity of field finish
- Down-pressure adjustment: in changing field conditions, use the double-nut adjustment on the rolling basket to produce desired field finish
Maintenance-free bearings increase the life of moving parts, increasing uptime
Choose between sealed or greaseable bearings. Sealed bearings do not require regular maintenance, and reduce the chance for contamination, lengthening the life of the bearing. Greaseable bearings typically have a longer life, but require routine maintenance.