Ridge Knocker Model
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The Ridge Knocker is a concept that has been developed
in the field by and for TracPacker owners in Ridge Till systems. The
new Ridge Knocker does just what it says, it knocks the top 3 to 4"
off of the ridge in front of the left front tire to smooth out the
ridge till ride.
Knocker Video Clips
Knocker lays the ridge top over into the row middle just enough to
level the "across row" travel for the left side tractor tires.
With the right side of the tractor already driving in a leveled pivot
track, taking another half of the movement out of the left side of the
tractor tires provides the smoothest ride in the track filling
business. You can see the bottom half of the double disk opener
contacting the top half of the ridge. If you are running with duals,
try deflating the dual tires pressure to the minimum psi that will
preserve the tire bead contact. This should remove more of the bounce
and provide more stability.
Ridge Till pivot track 7" deep before filling and packing with the
On the right side of this picture is the filled and packed track. The
left side has had the ridge top 3 to 4" knocked out. This is travel
perpendicular to the row direction in ridge till, the roughest ride
you can find in pivot track filling. Travel speed of 3 to 5 mph
straight across the rows is now possible with the smoother ride
afforded by the Ridge Knocker.
Call 402-634-2484 or 402-750-2199
for current prices. All TracPacker units are sold less hydraulic hoses
and tips, FOB the warehouse on farm south of Meadow Grove, NE
I am very satisfied with your TracPacker. We
were looking for a closer that would fill and pack the
track in one pass. It did an excellent job packing the track
with the front and back wheel. We also like the fact that it is a
smooth ride over the rows and is very simple to mount and operate on
ridge till fields. We have enjoyed dealing with your company that is
farmer friendly that represents a good quality, durable, and reliable
equipment. It has also been great dealing with a company that stands
behind their equipment and has knowledge of the farming industry.
Rick Walters, R&M Farms, Shickley, Ne
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