The furrow buster

Categories: Center Pivot

eliminating the formation of wheel track furrowsThe furrow buster is an interesting option, designed to constantly cover centre Pivot wheel tracks, eliminating the formation of wheel track furrows.

It can easily be fitted to any make of center-Pivot. Wheel track furrows have for many years been a problem with center Pivot irrigation in certain types of soil.

When tracks are deeper than 100 mm there’s a risk of damaging the tower structure when wheels are forced to follow deep wheel furrows. Center pivot often get stuck in furrows where water tend to gather, softening the track even more. During spraying, cutting and harvesting operations deep tracks cause problems as well.

How does the furrow buster work?

With new installations, the furrow buster becomes a preventative action as the two adjustable and perfectly angled disc wheels cut the soil, pushed out by the tyres, back onto the track preventing furrows from forming. It can be adjusted to form a slight ridge, keeping water from standing in the tracks.

With installations where deeper tracks already exists, the discs can be adjusted deeper by putting more tension on the adjustable spring, filling the furrow with every rotation.


The furrow buster can fit all makes of center Pivots. It has an adaptor plate fitted between the gearbox and gearbox mounting plate.

two angled disc wheels cut the soil

Although equiping all the drive units in a multi tower machine would make life easier, in less severe conditions units can easily be moved from one tower to the next by simply buying adaptor plates for all the towers and rotating the unit between towers by using the simple pin assembly, and thereafter re-adjusting the spring.

It’s not necessary to equip all center Pivots with it. In less severe conditions, one set that fully equip a center Pivot can be rotated regularly between the other center Pivots.

If the problem is happening only in one tower, one unit can be used on a permanent basis.

To reverse the center Pivot, the unit must be simply swung up against the tower leg.

5 responses to "The furrow buster"

  1. Eng. Rushdi Abdin Saeed Posted on 21 January, 2012 at 1:35

    Thanks for your information. Regards.

  2. Brett Pearman Posted on 2 September, 2016 at 13:44

    I would like to get one of these furrow busters.

  3. J. Reed Searle Posted on 22 March, 2021 at 15:53

    I finally got one delivered in the USA. Highly recommendable to prevent furrows.

  4. Orvalle Posted on 18 July, 2022 at 15:47

    If you have to change their position every time the Pivot system changes its irrigation direction, I don’t think it’s as practical as it seems at first glance.

    • Traxco Posted on 19 July, 2022 at 11:34

      A fixed plate is installed behind the wheel gearboxes. It can be mounted on all or only on the desired ones.

      In many cases, one set of furrow buster is all that is needed. It can be detached and reattached to any tower or in any direction in a matter of seconds, thanks to a design that makes it easy to assemble and disassemble.

      The work it performs is perfectly controllable in height, slope and width. Easily fills problem ruts.

      Considering the quality of the product, by design, steel, hot-dip galvanization, etc., it’s a perfectly affordable and economically profitable device compared to the maintenance costs and reduction in production that can be generated by jamming or poor traction on difficult terrain.

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