Degelman Pro-Till - Model 20/26 - Tillage Equipment
Pro-Till now comes in 20, 26, 33, and 40 foot models to fit your operation. Designed to shred heavy fall residue, open up spring fields, level ruts, destroy clods and produce an absolutely perfect seed bed. Pro-Till® is your single tool for tillage.
The Pro-Till shreds residue at speeds over 10 mph while ensuring uniform distribution of residue, critical for no-till rotations. Problems such as poor residue distribution, uneven emergence, delayed emergence, hair pinning, erosion and seeder/planter plugging are eliminated with the Pro-Till.
Fields can be hampered by tough heavy residue from crops like flax, peas, sunflowers, barley, wheat, soybeans, and BT corn. This is no longer a problem. Pro-Till is ideally pulled fast- 10 to 14 mph. Our patent pending combination of independent disc arms, with small diameter shallow discs, motion dampening rubber suspension, sturdy frame and cutting edge consolidating rollers allow this tillage tool to slice through residue as never seen before. Pro-Till will cut, weed, throw and mix soils at incredible speeds and usually in one pass. This is a true residue-killing machine.
A Pro-Till cultivator has the unique ability to cultivate and warm the soil during cold wet conditions when all other forms of tillage plug and fail.
In the midst of a long wet spring, getting seed in the ground to allow adequate time for the growing season is critical. Heavy cold soils need to be black and warm for ideal germination conditions. In as little as one day and after one pass, frigid heavy residue soil is cut, turned, mixed, reactivated, warmed, topically dried and ready for planting/seeding. Pro-Till in the spring can mean the difference between success and failure.
Seedbed preparation is the very foundation for a strong growing season. Ideally, robust biological activity is enhanced through the accepting, storing and transmitting of water, gases and nutrients. Pro-Till® high performance cultivation levels ruts, crushes clods produces an absolutely perfect seed bed. Pro-Till® is your single tool for tillage.
Pro-Till is your single spring and fall solution to tillage needs. Pro-Till is ideal for field finishing, leveling and filling ruts and tracks in the spring or fall. Today’s heavy tractors, trucks, sprayers, grain carts and center-fill planters can produce deep compacted ruts that seriously restrict roots growing space, inhibiting yields and potentially damaging expensive equipment.
The Degelman Pro-Till compact disc cultivator has just the right amount of dirt carrying capacity to level almost any field. One or two additional cross direction passes may be required to completely level and fill the most severe ruts.
Degelman designers are passionate about getting it right. Farm tools with the least amount of moving parts will simply last longer. Degelman is renowned for building overbuilt and under complicated equipment. Less is always more.
Degelman’s floating section design allows the Pro-Till to “Self-Contour” as it follows the curvature of the varying terrain. The independent wing sections allow horizontal contouring for steep inclines or downward slopes up to 6 degrees. The contour angles between the front frame and rear center section also provide excellent front to back flexibility to help traverse demanding hills and valleys. This floating, self-contouring design coupled with the Pro-Till independent discs help produce a flawless, uniform field.
Weight equals penetration. Without it, the discs will ride out of the ground if soil conditions are too hard. In order for the discs to work well in hard soil and heavy trash conditions an adequate downward force is required. Other machines require extra weight stacks, but the 23,000 lb. Pro-Till® cultivator carries this weight in the frame where it should be.
We start with top-of-the-line 3D software and run our equipment designs through multiple what-if scenarios. Then we put the designs into our Finite Element Analysis (FEA) engineering analysis software. It allows us to simulate the loads our design and mounting hardware will encounter before we ever get to the building and testing stages. Our engineers run a variety of the toughest simulations possible-heavy loads, hard angles and high lifts to find out ahead of time of any problem spots. Then, and only then, do we move to making a prototype to test in the field.
Maximum Trash Flow
The discs have a shallow face to eliminate compaction layers and the high tensile strength steel arms provide maximum flow through with three times the spring back of normal mild steel.
Traditional disc gangs are severely limited by their ability to process residue and level properly. They can plug very quickly during wet seasons, are limited in speed, cannot resist rocks and due to their deeper tillage have a tendency to bring clay soil to the surface.
Improved Roller Trash Flow
With fewer angles and a larger span between the roller and frame Pro-Till 20/26 allows ample room for trash to exit in between.
Flawless Rock Protection
Pro-Till® disc arms are preloaded using four natural rubber spring elements that allow the disc to skate over severe stones, yet perfectly follow the contours of the land. When a stone is encountered, the rubber elements compress automatically dampening the impact and providing protection while immediately springing the disc back into operation.
Zero maintenance pins, completely sealed bearings and disc hubs, the fastest and most versatile piece of tillage equipment you will ever own is now grease fitting free. Pro-Till shreds heavy fall residue, opens up spring fields, levels ruts, destroys clods and produces an absolutely perfect seedbed. Pro-Till is simply the tool of choice for tillage.
Real world conditions can be harsh. Our unique Pro-Till® bearings withstand constant vibration, high shock and severe loads. They are maintenance free. These long life double-row angular contact ball bearings are designed to provide years of reliable operation in every kind of soil condition - from cold and wet to dry and dusty.
Our bearings are capable of supporting heavy loads, are double sealed on both sides. The machined housing is coated for extra anti-corrosion protection and an additional high-performance seal is designed to prevent contamination. To further prevent damage, a machined protective washer is positioned to create an additional seal.Simple, Maintenance Free Depth Control
Quickly adjusting the cutting depth is simple. At a 2:1 ratio for quick adjustment, removing each 1/4” depth stop lowers the cutting depth by 1/2”. A typical cutting depth of 2” is recommended but depending on soil conditions and vegetation, the operator can quickly adjust depth.
The welded pin eye cylinder series is designed to withstand the most demanding applications on the market today. Lion’s extensive design experience has resulted in a premium reshaping cylinder with the latest in sealing and reshaping technology and standard lion1000 induction hardened rods for the ultimate in corrosion protection and durability.
The wiper edge removes even the toughest dirt and contaminants from the pin, keeping the system running clean and at its peak performance. The metal enclosure ensures a secure fit in the open housing, preventing expulsion of the wiper even under extreme conditions, and a low carbon steel case with rust inhibitor helps prevent premature corrosion.
A uniform, slightly consolidated yet corrugated surface is a perfect seedbed. Clods and bigger elements are broken and consolidated into the soil with the finer loose elements. The soil is now evenly distributed and sized allowing seeders, planters, drilling discs or coulters to get in and do their job. Uniform seedbed packing provides uniform placement and seed depth. Planting and seeding speed and positioning will be greatly improved due to the vertical and horizontal even structure of the soil. The ridged shape of the rollers creates highly consolidated valleys and less consolidated ridges creating the perfect bed for seed propagation.
These extreme duty ball bearings are proven through independent testing and years of performance in applications ranging from marine to mining. The sturdy one-piece flange unit and bearing insert is completely assembled, sealed and lubricated. The phosphate coated insert bearing provides excellent corrosion protection. Six lip contact seals mounted in the outer and inner ring of the bearing ensure superior sealing under contaminated conditions and allow higher misalignment capability.
These rollers are an excellent all-around roller suitable for any types of soil conditions and offer very good consolidation. The micro-ridge shape of the Pro-Till rollers allow water to be stored in the corrugated valleys, driven to the lower soil layers and stored in a uniform way. Proper soil consolidation is critical to allow water stored in deep soil layers to flow.