Say “NO” to compaction—with Case IH Tiger Points

Posted on 05/14/2013 in Featured, Harvest, Primary tillage.

1767-04 Tiger Point_implementThe leading factor in crop-yield reduction is soil compaction. Caused by heavy rainfall, high traffic loads and other conditions, soil compaction limits the soil’s water-holding capacity and ability to break down nutrients for plant use.

The solution: Case IH Tiger Points—featuring downward- rearward- and outward-swept wings. These wings do more than just cut a slot in the compaction layer: In both wet and dry conditions, they create a turbulent lifting and twisting action below the soil surface that aggressively fractures compaction between the shanks and relocates soil particles. The process maximizes air and water penetration, minimizes runoff, reduces ponding and maximizes subsoil moisture for excellent soil tilth. Here’s how:

 

  • Soil compaction occurs as deep compaction 6 to 12 inches below the surface (known as “plow pan” or “hard pan”) or as intermediate and surface compaction—caused by heavy equipment, rainfall and hydraulic effects.
  • When straight, wingless points are run 16 inches deep on 30-inch centers, fracture and soil relocation is minimal and slotting occurs. At the bottom of the shank path, there is only slight, outward fracturing of the compaction layer.
  • Normal fracturing with a Tiger Point “fans out” at 45 degrees and peaks in the middle between shanks. Compaction is aggressively shattered between the shanks to maximize soil tilth and yield potential.

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