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Middle buster Plow 1 row
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kane ken    Posted 03-20-2002 at 08:07:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a kubota 1550 w/loader and looking to buy either a 3 pt middlebuster plow "spud plow" or a 3 point subsoiler... Both are just 1 row deals, thinking bout the versatility of it
spingtime soil workup along with discs and drag
summer weed cultivation in between rows of corn and veggies, and in the fall harveting potatos. I have less than 4 acres. Anyone have any experience with them?



Jim(MO)    Posted 03-20-2002 at 10:18:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Don't remember the brand, Howse maybe ??, but they make a combo buster and sub-soiler. One frame with interchangeable points. Saw it in a cataloge but don't remember where. The price was less than buying two implements separately.


Phil Lowery    Posted 06-04-2002 at 14:44:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Checkout Northerntool.com they have either one. Price is reasonable.


Jim(MO)    Posted 03-20-2002 at 10:01:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Don't remember the brand, Howse maybe ??, but they make a combo buster and sub-soiler. One frame with interchangeable points. Saw it in a cataloge but don't remember where. The price was less than buying two implements separately.


MikeH-Tx    Posted 03-20-2002 at 10:14:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
I bought the plow you are describing a couple years ago. I use the middlebuster each year to plow the garden and get ready for tilling.

Haven't used the subsoiler, but the middlebuster is worth the price. The url below lists each separately or as a package (was only available as a package when I bought it).



Question? Jim(MO)    Posted 03-20-2002 at 11:34:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Does this model have shear pins? Doesn't look like it. Wouldn't be necessary in the garden but might be good idea to have in my food plots as they are close to the woods and roots sneak into them.


MikeH-Tx    Posted 03-20-2002 at 13:37:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
You are right - there is nothing in my garden to worry about so I don't remember.

I think the plow arm is held on by two bolts. These bolts could be changed to shear pin strength instead of hard ones to accomplish the same thing.


Tom A    Posted 03-20-2002 at 09:52:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I got both a few years ago. The subsoiler is great for helping drainage problems--have a couple of places that stayed wet long into the summer, but now they drain weeks earlier. Not sure I'd recommend it for soil prep or digging spuds, though. I use the middle buster for that (plant the spuds with it, too). The subsoiler (or mine, anyway) just cuts very deep but not very wide.

I saw in Tractor Supply catalog last year they sell a 1 row implement that's both. Has a sweep for middlebusting and a longer shank and chisel for subsoiling. Think it ran for something like $200 or 250.

Tom


Okie-Dokie    Posted 03-20-2002 at 09:45:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We just use a one row sub-soiler to break out the spuds. It seems to work ok so it would be hard to justify the cost of a middle buster.


Mark W    Posted 03-20-2002 at 18:29:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a combo unit from Farm @ Family/Farm @ Country/Quality/Out of business. It works ok. I used the subsoiler and broke lots of bolts. I ended up changing the lower bolt to a hardened one and soft ones on top as shear pins. It worked ok in my very rocky soil.


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