AMCO offers helpful tips for terrace construction

Aug 9, 2013 | Tough Tillage Update

If you’re planning to build terraces, the Soil Conservation Service (SCS) will survey and design them at no charge. SCS experts will help you decide whether your farming operation is best suited for narrow-base, grass back-slope, or broad-base terraces.

Once the planning for your terracing project is complete, having the right tool is essential. The AMCO Terracing Plow (model TJ3) is designed primarily for building narrow-base terraces, an economical system that can accommodate large farm machinery while keeping construction and maintenance cost low. With the AMCO Terracing Plow, you get all the benefits of high-quality terracing while preserving precious topsoil, all at a low cost.

Owning an AMCO Terracing Plow allows you to save money by using your own equipment and operators and enjoy the convenience of building terraces on your schedule. You’ll build terraces at a rate of 1,000 feet per hour or more—a sizable increase over bulldozers and other construction methods—so you won’t be robbed of precious field time. Even if you’re placing tiles prior to construction, the AMCO Terracing Plow allows you to use your own equipment and labor to construct 75% to 95% of the finished terrace.

After you’ve built your terraces with the AMCO Terracing Plow, you can rework your old, grass-covered terraces during the slow summer months while a crop is growing to either side of the terrace. A few passes each year will reshape your terraces to their necessary height and control weeds.

An investment in a quality terracing plow that you can run yourself is an investment in your farm that will pay off for years to come.

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