The unique Sunflower Saber blade slices through heavy crop residue, sizing and mixing it with soil to speed its decay and leave the field level, with the remaining material sized for the planter. The ratio of soil to residue is determined by the operating depth of the tool. An operating depth of 2 inches, for example, will produce a sized corn crop residue mixed with enough soil to anchor the residue and protect against erosion by wind or water. Increasing the operating depth will lift more soil and enhance the decomposition process.
Each Sunflower Saber blade has 25 flutes designed to fracture and lift the soil. Their capacity results in the maximum amount of soil lift without
producing clods, anchoring residue and
creating the proper mix to enhance residue decomposition. The high-speed conditioning reels aggressively mix the material, separating solids and fines while firming the soil.
The scalloped edge of the Sunflower Saber blade maintains an effective cutting edge as the blade ages, eliminating the need to mechanically grind or roll the blade to restore performance.