Spader 2013- Video
This is a Tortella Spader attached to a L2250 Kubota 27hp tractor. The tractor is old, but the spader is new. We purchased it from Redexim in Fenton, Missouri, a Tortella Dealer. This Spader is considered a conservation agriculture tool. Instead of rotating in a circle like a rototiller it chops and lifts to terminate the ground cover. This causes less disturbance to the soil and eliminates the worry of creating a hard pan. This field has been cover cropped in winter rye and buckwheat for two years (self seeded the second year). We are strip tilling and will be planting potatoes in the spaded rows.