Submitted to: American Society of Agricultural Engineers Meetings Papers
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: July 18, 1999
Publication Date: July 18, 1999
Citation: Raper, R.L. 1999. Subsoiling considerations for site-specific tillage. American Society of Agricultural Engineers Meetings Papers. 13 pp. (Technical handout) Technical Abstract: Shanks designed to operate at a particular depth to disrupt compacted soil profiles may have excessive draft requirements when operated at depths other than their originally intended depth. The use of site- specific technology may require that shanks operate at multiple depths based on the localized soil's needs. Comparisons between an angled and a curved shank in two soil bins showed that reduced draft requirements were found for the angled shank in one soil bin. Similar amounts of soil disruption were found for both shanks with a trend indicating greater disruption for the curved shank.