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The size of 3 point mounted rotary ditchers may not be a serious concern as evidenced by this 7 foot impeller model. As with any design, the intake method would have its pluses and minuses in different soil conditions, rocks, vegetation, water etc.

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@wetfarmer, i also have a wolverine and also farm in the RRV and have used in more mud than i would like to , used it from dry to wet , water and Frost ,even a foot of snow. My biggest isue is if its wet i cant design a ditch with the GPS because the Machine drops in the mud . Have saved my bud in the last 2 Years ! One of my best Investments !! And its probably 3 times the speed of a scraper.
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So from what I can tell from watching some video on the Wolverine is they have several spikes that protrude down from the blade. Can you run without these? I suspect those will just dig stones around here.

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So from what I can tell from watching some video on the Wolverine is they have several spikes that protrude down from the blade. Can you run without these? I suspect those will just dig stones around here.
We always run ours without.
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Good to know. Would a 200HP tractor run it(it has a CVT), or would that be futile? Other option is the 865E.

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Good to know. Would a 200HP tractor run it(it has a CVT), or would that be futile? Other option is the 865E.
They told me....if you have CVT , then a minimum of 200-230 HP on the PTO should be enough. I think, it doesn't really matter, then you have to go slower......but on the other side, you want to get the job done. Here in our area a few farmers running it with 855C+D and saying it works ok. I tried it on my STX485 and had troubles, because the minimum speed was 2.7km/h. The wolverine is the reason i am going to something with 300HP on the PTO with CVT. The guys from Dynamic Ditchers said, the best tractor ever they had on the Wolverine was the Xerion with 500HP and CVT
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CVT even only at 200hp would be quite usable and would be great in more the the clean out and trimming position but for really moving some bulk it takes power. Throwing the dirt far takes power as well, thing I like about the big cube CAT is you can idle it down to 1200rpm to reduce forward speed and distance of throw and still take a full cut.

500hp on a CVT would be sweet.

The big Challengers work well because the low speed 1st about 1.5mph vs the typical 2.5mph.
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Well this showed up today. It had better work!

I guess I have a Rotary Ditcher RD60 for sale now, it's the second picture.

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