Chinese Red Cow Peas

In Bahia Grass

Tarver Sales · Folsom, LA 70437 · 800-848-9303

Operator Instructions

Mounting and Adjusting Sod/Trash Slicing Coulters

The coulter main frames have two mounting holes. The bottom hole, shallow penetration, is used in all normal soil conditions when creating 5 to 5½ inch deep seed beds.

The top hole is for deep penetration of the coulters. It is used in soft and sandy soil conditions where hard, dry grass runners, stems and roots tend to be buried by the coulters in the sand rather than be cut and incorporated into the seed bed.

Note: Low horsepower, insufficient traction and/or very hard ground can prevent normal (desired) 5– to 5½ inch deep seed bed preparation. During these conditions, successful planting can be done at only 4–to 4½ inch depth. But, only if the top hole, deep penetration of the coulters is used. A minimum coulter penetration of approximately 2 inches must be maintained to cut ground cover and create seed bed.

Note: In extreme loose, sandy soil conditions—with more than normal ground cover—the left-hand rippled coulter can be lowered to the bottom deep hole. It should not be used in normal conditions, and can actually prevent good results in normal conditions.

COULTER ADJUSTING BOLT. After mounting the coulters, use this bolt to adjust (set) at least 3/4 inch clearance between coulter blades and head of ripping point. Do not let coulters strike points.

 

Note: In some conditions, i.e., loose rock, heavy trash, it may be useful to adjust (move) the coulters forward (away) from ripping point up to 1½ to 2 inches to obtain the best operations and seed bed.

Top hole deep penetration

Bottom hole shallow normal

Coulter to ripping point adjusting bolt

Cleaning pick

Shallow top hole normal

Bottom deep hole extreme sand

Ripping point