• Great Plains Turbo-Chisel® Vertical Tillage Implement

Turbo-Chisel®

Turbo-Chisel

Model Numbers

Rigid: TC5109, TC5111, TC5113, TC5115

Folding: TC5313, TC5315, TC5317, TC5319,
TC5321, TC5323

Narrow Transport: TCN5107, TCN5309, TCN5311, TCN5313

Product Description

Hybrid Chisel

In the fall, vertical tillage should eliminate the soil’s density layers, leaving it ready for a one-pass tool before spring planting. Turbo-Chisel® is engineered to size and incorporate residue in the top 8-12" of soil, while leaving the surface level enough for a single-pass tool in the spring.

Turbo-Chisel starts by slicing residue with exclusive 22" Great Plains Turbo Coulters on 7½" spacing. Blades run on a 1¾" gang bolt with cast spools, putting the weight “in the gang” for outstanding performance and reliability. Gang bearings are field-proven, PEER® Maintenance-Free 211 Bearings with cast housings mounted to heavy-duty 1" x 3" C-shank standards. Plus, Turbo-Chisel’s coulter depth is hydraulically adjustable for on-the-go depth control.

This machine is offered in rigid 7-15 shank models or folding 9-23 shank models, with a recommended horsepower requirement of 30 hp per shank. Units can be equipped with optional chisel shanks, as well as optional Great Plains chopper wheels to crumble clods while leveling soil. 

While there are other coulter chisels available on the market, there is only one Turbo-Chisel!

Product Features

Hybrid Machine with Heavy-Duty Toggle-Trip Shanks

When equipped with heavy-duty toggle-trip shanks, this “hybrid” unit works in the 8" to 12" range (rather than the 13" to 15" range required by disk rippers) while horizontally fracturing soil much better than a disk chisel. Toggle-trip shanks can’t float. They either run at the set depth or trip – there is no inbetween. The Heavy-Duty Toggle Trip Shank has a 2,450-pound horizontal trip force and will automatically reset when tripped.

Exclusive 22" Turbo Blades

On 7½" spacing, the 22" Turbo Blades outperform competitive tools by sizing and mixing residue on the surface. While competitive, concave-disc tools simply cut off and roll long, stringy stalks, Turbo Blades size residue to ensure maximized mixing and enhanced decay.

AVAILABLE SHANK COMBINATIONS

Order the Turbo-Chisel the way you want it with two different shank combinations: Standard Chisel (pictured: two shanks on the left) or Heavy-Duty Parabolic (pictured: shank on the far right).

Walking Tandem Axles

Maintain consistent mainframe height for accurate, consistent tillage depth control.

Optional Angled Rear Chopper Wheel Attachment

Angled chopper wheels pull dirt back into shank voids, leveling soil while maintaining the vertically-tilled profile left by the shanks.

Great Plains Exclusive Maintenance-Free Bearings
Exclusive Maintenance-Free Bearings

Reduce maintenance time and extend life of bearings. These 360° self-aligning bearings are never sideloaded. A six-lip seal on each side locks in grease and prevents contamination. Additionally, the walking beam pivots utilize Teflon™-coated bushings, eliminating the need for tapered bearings and grease in pivot points.

Product Specifications

Rigid Models

Models

TC5109

TC5111

TC5113

TC5115

SHANK SPACING 15" 15" 15" 15"
COULTER SPACING 7.5" 7.5" 7.5" 7.5"
TRANSPORT TIRES

12.5Lx15

12-ply (4)

12.5Lx15

12-ply (4)

12.5Lx15

F-ply (4)

12.5Lx15

F-ply (4)

WEIGHT (approx lbs) 8,080 9,835 11,240 12,600
PTO H.P. REQ (min) 200+ 230+ 270+ 315+

DIMENSIONS

TILLAGE WIDTH 11' 3" 13' 9" 16' 3" 18' 9"
TRANSPORT WIDTH 11' 6" 14' 3" 16' 6" 19'
TRANSPORT HEIGHT N/A N/A N/A N/A
TILLAGE INFO
CENTER SECTION 10' 10' 10' 10'
1ST WING SECTION N/A 2' 6" 3' 6" 4' 9"

Folding Models

Models TC5313 TC5315 TC5317 TC5319 TC5321 TC5323
SHANK SPACING 15"

15"

15"

15"

15"

15"

COULTER SPACING 7.5" 7.5" 7.5" 7.5" 7.5" 7.5"
TRANSPORT TIRES

12.5Lx15

F-ply (4)

12.5Lx15

F-ply (4)

12.5Lx15

F-ply (4)

12.5Lx15

F-ply (4)

12.5Lx15

F-ply (4)

12.5Lx15

F-ply (4)

WEIGHT (approx lbs) 11,280 12,900 13,700 14,200 15,650 16,250
PTO H.P. REQ (min) 270+ 315+ 355+ 397+ 440+ 497+
DIMENSIONS
TILLAGE WIDTH 16' 3" 18' 9" 21' 3" 23' 9" 26' 3" 28' 9"
TRANSPORT WIDTH 14' 6" 14' 6" 14' 9" 14' 9" 14' 9" 14' 9"
TRANSPORT HEIGHT 9' 6" 10' 3" 11' 12' 3" 13' 6" 14' 6"
TILLAGE INFO
CENTER SECTION 10' 10' 10' 10' 10' 10'
1ST WING SECTION 3' 6" 4' 9" 6' 7' 3" 8' 9" 9' 6"

Narrow-Transport Models

MODELS TCN5107 TCN5309 TCN5311 TCN5313
SHANK SPACING 15" 15" 15" 15"
COULTER SPACING 7.5" 7.5" 7.5" 7.5"
TRANSPORT TIRES

12.5Lx15

12-ply (4)

12.5Lx15

12-ply (4)

12.5Lx15

12-ply (4)

12.5Lx15

12-ply (4)

WEIGHT (approx lbs) 7,300 10,500 11,500 12,100
PTO H.P. REQ (min) 170+ 200+ 230+ 270+
DIMENSIONS
TILLAGE WIDTH 8' 9" 11' 3" 13' 9" 16' 3"
TRANSPORT WIDTH 9' 9' 10" 9' 10" 9' 10"
TRANSPORT HEIGHT 5' 9" 9' 5" 9' 10" 10' 3"
TILLAGE INFO
CENTER SECTION 9' 9' 9' 9'
1ST WING SECTION N/A 1' 9" 2' 6" 3' 9"

 

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Related News and Information

Fall Tillage: How to Deal with Ruts

Before and After: Turbo-Max® Vertical Tillage Implement
November 11, 2014

A rainy fall harvest season has caused wet soil conditions and moderate to severe ruts in many fields across the country. These ruts must be fixed before spring planting. Fall tillage needs to eliminate the ruts to ensure a good, uniform seedbed in the spring.

Farmers should analyze the severity of the ruts, then choose the tillage tool that matches their specific field needs—in many cases, the solution may involve a two-pass system. Our full line of tillage equipment is designed to meet the needs of each operation and eliminate ruts in a variety of field conditions.

Customer Testimonials

"...love the job it does." | Great Plains Turbo-Chisel®

From James B., Southeast Minnesota:

"I love the job that my Great Plains Turbo-Chisel does."

Great Plains Turbo-Chisel® (TC5109) Photo from Robert S.

From Robert S. , Northwest Illinois:

Turbo-Chisel® (TC5109) Photo from Robert S.

From Randy S., Northeast Indiana:

"Turbo-Chisel worked great in hard ground. It sized dirt clods well for one pass in the spring."

From Reggie R., Western Ohio:

"Pulls very well while leaving a very level job behind the chisel. The machine is holding up very well."