Ripping Technology: National

Published: 11 Aug 2022

Technology considerations for cost-effective subsoil loosening

Key points

  • Deep ripping tyne technologies vary in their ability to loosen, mix, delve and rearrange clods within the profile
  • Key strategies to minimise costs include:
    • rip no deeper than necessary;
    • optimise timing (soil moisture);
    • operate above the tyne critical depth;
    • add wings to tynes when operating deep.
  • Opportunities exist for optimising multi-depth tyne layouts and spacings for maximum loosening efficiency and reduction of total draught

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Region: National

GRDC Project Code: CSP1606-008RMX, DAW1407-004RTX,