OLD PLASTIC MULCH BED SHAPER
Today was the day that we were able to get in the field and lay our plastic mulch, three weeks ahead of schedule from previous years. The bed shaper creates raised beds while laying plastic on top and drip tape under the plastic as the tractor drives down the bed. Usually this is an all day event with a lot of frustrating moments. Today was an absolute breeze. There was no hanging off the back of the tractor crushing your ribs and tail bone in fear you will fall in front of the discs, no stopping due to ripped plastic, no cinder blocks of compacted soil and no frantic shoveling of dirt to try to cover the ripped edges before the wind catches them. Since the plastic was laid so well today it will prevent a lot of headaches throughout the season and will be essential to our weed control plan. Looking towards the future, it really pays to invest in good equipment! Also, this was a one to two (wo)man job compared to the previous shaper which was a three or four (wo)man job.
NEW PLASTIC MULCH BED SHAPER (PLEASE NOTE CUSHY SEAT ON BACK)
END RESULT – BEAUTIFUL TIGHTLY LAID PLASTIC AND DRIP