- Ditching Machine

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The Wolverine Ditcher is a state of the art ditching machine developed for ditching agricultural land. The Wolverine combines the features of a land scraper and utilizes the tractors power take off to drive an upright steel rotating impeller, spreading the soil evenly on the field. This unique combination holds many benefits over existing systems: scraping and spreading are done in a single operation saving time and cost. Also the soil is spread evenly, for up to a 150-foot distance on either side of the ditch, facilitating the easy operation of today’s large seeding, tillage, and harvesting equipment through and around the ditch.

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The Wolverine scrapes and spreads the soil in a single operation, creating ditches faster and more efficiently than a land scraper.

It has a five foot wide cutting blade, similar to a land scraper, which makes 2-6 inches cuts at 1-4 miles per hour. The dirt is forced into a rotating impeller by a rotating drum with fingers and paddles that direct the dirt into the centre of the impeller. The rotating impeller, which is driven by the tractor’s power take off, spins the dirt out – spreading it evenly for up to 150 feet on either side of the ditch. Combining scraping and spreading into a single operation saves time and cost. The smooth finished surface also allows immediate access for today’s large seeding, tillage, and harvesting equipment through and around the ditch.

The Wolverine moves up to 600 yards per hour
The 60 inch diameter rotating impeller has eight paddles that fling dirt out at 270 revolutions per minute (RPM) – which is four and a half revolutions per second. With eight paddles, each capable of flinging 10 pounds (lbs) of dirt four and a half times per second, the Wolverine is capable of ejecting 360 lbs of dirt per second or 21,600 lbs per minute – which is 1,296,000 lbs per hour. Assuming that a yard of dirt is 2000 lbs, that equates to 648 yards of dirt per hour that the Wolverine is capable of moving.

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Key Benefits of the Wolverine:

  • makes ditches in half the time of using an agricultural land scraper
  • liminates the operation of leveling the dirt piles created by a scraper
  • reduces field compaction compared to using a scraper
  • can be used virtually throughout the growing season
  • allows field equipment to easily pass through the ditches immediately after making them

Solid Construction

  • The Wolverine is a substantial unit of approximately 9000lbs, 24 feet long, 8 feet wide and 6 feet in height. It requires a minimum of 220 PTO horsepower to operate and optimally 300 horsepower.

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Heavy Clay Soil
The Wolverine even works well in heavy clay soil because of its innovative patented design and heavy duty construction.

Performance
  • Normally cuts 3-4 inches at 2 MPH
  • Can cut 2-6 inches at 1- 4 MPH
  • Can move up to 600 yard per hour
  • Can easily out work two scrapers
  • Throws dirt 100 -150 feet left or right
  • Smooth 5 foot wide flat bottom cuts. (No barrel cuts)
  • Can be controlled by laser or GPS equipment.
Drive Line Protection
  • Shear Pin on the shaft that drives the Kicker Shaft
  • Shear Pin on PTO where it connects to Gear Box
  • One way bearing on middle PTO shaft
Dimensions
  • Weighs 9000 lbs.
  • 22 feet long - 8 feet wide
  • 9 feet high at top of chute
  • 5 foot wide cuts and 5 foot Impeller
(1000 PTO)Tractor Requirements in Heavy Clay Soils
  • Ground speeds of about 2.2 MPH in 1st gear will require 270+ PTO HP
  • Ground speeds of 1.6 MPH or less in 1st gear are even better and then 240+ PTO HP will work
  • Infinite speed transmissions are the best
  • If tractor has 350+ PTO HP and slowest ground speed is about 2.8 MPH they can run PTO at 800 RPM's to achieve slower ground speed
  • Optimum PTO HP is 325
  • Note: The ditcher can handle 500+ HP PTO tractors. Once about 325 PTO HP is exceeded the shear pin will break and the operator will have to feed less or slow down.

(1000 PTO)Tractor Requirements in Light Soils
  • Ground speeds of about 2.2 MPH in 1st gear will require 220+ PTO HP
  • Ground speeds of 1.6 MPH or less in 1st gear are even better and then 180+ PTO HP will work
  • Infinite speed transmissions are the best
  • If tractor has 300+ PTO HP and slowest ground speed is about 2.8 MPH they can run PTO at 800 RPM's for slower ground speed
  • Optimum PTO HP is 325

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