The Power Ridger is a unique soil-working attachment as it is operated in front-mount mode; the ideal implement for hilling inter-row crops or for clearing weeds from ridges and improving the permeability of the soil. It leaves an open trench with ridges on either side, perfect for bulb or tuber planting. It is generally used on previously worked soil and is not recommended for primary tillage. Like most PTO driven BCS attachments, it has it’s own gear-driven transmission with steel gears and shafts running in oil-bath.
It’s perfect for hilling crops like potatoes, as well as cultivating between row crops during the growing season and it also works well to re-establish foot paths between raised beds, The standard working width is 22″.
Soil discharge can be adjusted by raising or lowering the wings. A spring loaded pin on each wing easily adjusts the angle of the wings with four settings. Each wing can be extended up to 5″ outward with two hand screws. At the lowest setting, level with the ground, the wingspan is 30″ at the narrowest setting, and 39″ fully extended.
The front wheel works both as a handy transport and a depth gauge that adjusts easily.
At 132 lbs, it isn’t very heavy for a front-mount implement (60 lbs lighter than the 30″ Flail Mower) and the weight is well balanced by the tractor’s engine making it easy to lift off the ground while turning into the next row.
The Power Ridger is compatible with Models 722 and up (and Model 620).