VRT Series

Deep Tillage Subsoiler

For use with tractors in the 180 – 282hp range


  • The main “V” frame is constructed of tough high strength tubing with an all welded box type fishplate with a 1/2” (13mm) x 6” (152mm) plate on the underside that is swept back 35°.
  • Hinged with a hydraulic self-leveling device to allow uniform subsoiling in shallow and deep applications.
  • Abrasive resistant alloy steel shanks which are flame cut to a parabolic curve will shatter the toughest hardpan to a depth of 24” (610mm).
  • Shanks set at 30” (762mm) spacing and are shear bolt protection.
  • 2” (51mm) high grade steel pivot bolt aligns shank.
  • 2” (51mm) x 3/4” (19mm) tough wear strips are easily replaced.
  • Designed for maximum clearance and weight transfer to drawbar of tractor. Equipped with a heavy duty vertical lift transport undercarriage.
  • The hitch, main frame, and shank holding plates are designed to alleviate lateral and torsional stress and are all low hydrogen welded.


Series VRT Deep Tillage Subsoiler

Model Number Number of Shanks Max Penetration in (mm) Transport Width ft/in (m) Suggested Engine Horsepower Net Weight lbs (kg)
VRT-530 5 24” (610) 14’-9” (4.5) 180 – 210 6610 (2998)
VRT-730 7 24” (610) 20’-8” (6.3) 252 – 282 8050 (3651)

NOTE: This subsoiler requires hydraulic control. Two rear tractor hydraulic circuits required for subsoiler operation.

Standard Equipment

  • Center “V” frame is all welded box type construction made of 6” (152mm) x 8” (203mm) x 3/8” (10mm) rectangular tubing with 1/2” (13mm) x 6” (152mm) fishplates.
  • Parabolic curved shanks are 1-1/2” (38mm) x 11” (279mm) x 42” (1067mm) grade T1 alloy steel.
  • Shear bolts are 1” (25mm) x 5” (127mm) grade 5.
  • Four 12.5L x 16 – 12 ply tires. Two transport and two gauge wheels all on eight bolt hub assemblies.
  • Hydraulic control group includes one 5” (127mm) x 12” (304mm) drawbar cylinder, one 5” (127mm) x 16” (406mm) transport cylinder, hoses, and quick couplers to reach the rear of the tractor.
  • Depth gauge rod provides leveling (frame) adjustment.
  • Gauge wheels determine the desired working depth; adjustments made with the gauge wheel adjusting rods.
  • Cylinder lock assemblies for each cylinder rod keeps cylinder from retracting if pressure is lost while transporting.
  • Bolt on hard surfaced fabricated points for shanks.