The Swivel Rotary Plow (or dual rotary plow) is similar to the Rotary Plow except that it includes two plowshares that can be set to either throw soil to the right or the left. What this means in practical terms is that when you reach the end of a row, flip a lever on the attachment, and you can easily begin your return pass, throwing soil in the correct direction.
Each of the two plowshares spins at speeds up to 300 RPM and digs effortlessly into any type of soil, even hardened, unbroken or rock-filled clay. By making multiple passes, you can quickly build raised beds with this attachment.
Uses for the swivel rotary plow:
- breaking new ground
- “power composting” your cover crops
- building raised beds
- forming drainage ditches
- “power hilling”
It can work your soil up to 12″ deep and 10″ wide with each pass.
Because the attachment is heavy (150 pounds), we recommend adding a Bumper Weight Kit to the front of the tractor to help maintain proper balance. This makes it easier to turn when you reach the end of the row.
When using this attachment, you will also need Wheel Extensions.
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In the video below, Ian Cooke demonstrates and explains the advantages of BCS with the Swivel Plow installed.
For comparison, the following video demonstrates use of the single (non-swivel) rotary plow.
The following video shows how to break new ground with a rotary plow. Although the single rotary plow is used in the video, the basic approach is also applicable to the swivel 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.