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Single-pass seedbed preparation The Orthman 1tRIPr saves strip-tillage producers one trip across the field by removing trash and preparing the seedbed in a single pass. Eliminating trips cuts costs and minimizes compaction. The 1tRIPr, which boasts 22-in. residue coulters and 16-in. row cleaners, can be attached in front of most planters. An 8-row machine with 30-in. spacing, rigid toolbar, hitch and markers is $18,167. A 12-row unit with 30-in. spacing, folding toolbar, hitch and markers runs $31,359. Contact Orthman Mfg. Inc., Dept. FIN, Box B, Lexington, NE 68850, 800/658-3270, www.orthman.com or circle 218.

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