The Fred Cain S2 subsoiler is available as a Category 1, 3 point hitch hook up and as a 1 Point hookup model. The subsoiler makes the soil more productive by breaking up the hard pan that forms from rain or heavy compaction from extended use. It gives moisture a chance to penetrate to sub-levels and be held in reserve for the dry spell ahead. Our Fred Cain subsoiler is designed to do the job right the first time. A Subsoiler is a tillage tool which will improve growth in all crops where soil compaction is a problem. Everything Attachments offers Free Shipping on Subsoilers.
A subsoiler or mole plow is a tractor mounted implement used to loosen and break up soil at depths below the level of a traditional disk harrow or rototiller. Most tractor mounted cultivation tools will break up and turn over surface soil to a depth of 6" to 8" while a subsoiler will break up and loosen soil to twice those depths. Typically a subsoiler mounted to a Compact Utility Tractor will reach depths of about 12" and typically have only one thin blade with a sharpened tip.
The subsoiler is a tillage tool which will improve growth in all crops where soil compaction is a problem. The design provides deep tillage, loosening soil deeper than a tiller or plow is capable of reaching. Agricultural subsoilers, can disrupt hardpan ground down to 24" depths.
Subsoilers help crops perform well during hot and dry seasons because roots penetrate soil layers deeper to reach moisture and nutrients. In wet conditions, the water passes easier through the shattered areas, reducing the possibility of crops drowning.
Agricultural tractors will have multiple deeper reaching blades; each blade is called scarifiers or shanks. Common subsoilers for agricultural use are available with 3, 5 or 7 shanks. These units can be up to 15' wide, some models are towed behind tractors, others are tractor mounted to the 3pt hitch.