The Rotary Plow is a very popular attachment that is manufactured by Berta Franco Company in Italy. It is a powerful and effective way to prepare your soil. With it you can:
- break new ground
- “power compost” your cover crops
- build raised beds
- create drainage ditches
- “power hilling”
- and more
It can work your soil up to 12″ deep and 10″ wide with each pass.
Unlike a tiller, the Rotary Plow has four spiral blades that spin vertically. The rotational speed is 300 RPM. The plow can effortlessly dig into all types of soil, even hardened, rock-filled dirt that has never been broken. This tool works well in areas with existing sod. It tends to chop and bury the grass and roots and does not tangle easily. By making multiple passes with the Rotary Plow, you can build raised beds.
When using this attachment, you will also need Wheel Extensions.
|Retail Price||Sale Price|
|Single rotary plow||$1650.00||$1567.50|
Here is a video which demonstrates use of the rotary plow.
The following video shows how to break new ground with a rotary plow.
In the following video, Eric Schultz of Steadfast Farm in Arizona describes his process for spreading compost in raised beds with the BCS rotary plow.
In the video below, Ian Cooke demonstrates and explains the advantages of using a BCS walk-behind tractor with the Swivel Plow. The Swivel Plow is similar to the Rotary Plow except that it is able to throw soil to the left or to the right instead of only in one direction.
The Rotary Plow Is a Powerfully Multi-Functional Tool – (Hobby Farms website)