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Hydraulic shanks in soil deep tillage

#9 Shank Assembly

Exclusive to Agrowplow, the #9 Shank Assembly boasts innovative and unique features that make it excellent for tackling your hardpan compaction issues in tough soil conditions. Deep ripping helping roots to penetrate the soil deeper and faster, absorbing more moisture, capturing more nutrients, and boosting crop yield.
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Best shank design on the market
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Easily replaceable blades and guards
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Narrow shanks don't invert soil
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Wide range of bolt-on options
AP92 shank undercarriage is smart and strong

Superior ripping performance.

The #9 shank is strong and smart, featuring a sturdy, narrow profile to maximise hardpan shattering without the ill-effects of unintended soil inversion. Full-length shin guards protect the full face of the shank, preventing it from excessive wear and tear and increasing its working life.

The shank’s blade pierces the ground to the working depth, acting as a wedge that lifts the soil. This lifting action causes the soil to crack upwards and shatter into clods, which then crumble around the shank as it moves through the ground aerating the soil.

With a range of blade options including plain, hardfaced, tungsten hardfaced, or with bisalloy wings, you can be confident the #9 Shank Assembly provides all the tools you need to shatter deep subsurface hardpan and ensure your paddock’s productivity for seasons to come.

450 / 600 mm

Max. Working Depths

150x150 & 200x200 mm

Supported Frames

6,214 kg Breakout

on #9 Rigid Shank

Enhanced versatility

with Shank Options

Agrowplow AP81 broadacre plough with shanks in soil towed behind John Deere tracked tractor

Huge breakouts. Less Draft.

Up to a massive 6,214 kg (13,690 lbs) breakout at the blade on rigid assemblies with shear pin operation.

The hydraulic assembly supports up to 1,846 kg (4,070 lbs) breakout measured at the blade.

The narrow profile of the #9 shank not only avoids undesirable soil inversion, but minimises the heavy draft requirements required when undertaking deep ripping operations, saving diesel input costs.

AP81 with 23 hydraulic shanks

Clever design.

The #9 hydraulic shank features a unique scissoring breakout action. This mechanism sees the shank break back along a wide radial arc, rather than pivoting from a single point. This action helps the tyne better navigate unexpected subsurface obstacles, protecting the shank and assembly from damage if rocks or stumps catch the blade.

Hydraulic shanks are pressurised by the tractor's hydraulic system. As the shank arcs back, oil is forced out of its cylinder back into the circuit, increasing accumulator pressure. When the obstacle is cleared, the accumulator forces oil back into the cylinder, returning the shank back to its operating position.

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Bolt-on options.

Bolt-on options.

The #9 Shank can be fitted with easy-to-attach bolt-on options and accessories to increase the versatility and productivity of your plough. These include: , such as coulters, inclusion plates, mulch blades, sweeps, furrowers and fertiliser tubes

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AP92 4.5m deep ripper plough with leading-trailing design with compacted soil on shanks

A new standard.

The #9 Shank Assembly comes as standard on new AP52, AP72, AP82, AP91 and AP92 deep rippers as well as the CP62 cotton plough.
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#9 Rigid Shank

#9 Rigid Shank

RHS Frame mount: 150 x 150 / 200 x 200 mm
Max working depths:
450 / 600 mm
Max. breakout:
6,214 kg (13,690 lbs)

Suits: AP51/52, AP71/72, AP81/82, AP91/92

#9 Hydraulic Shank

#9 Hydraulic Shank

RHS Frame mount: 150 x 150 / 200 x 200 mm
Max working depths:
450 / 600 mm
Max. breakout:
1,846 kg (4,070 lbs)

Suits: AP51/52, AP71/72, AP81/82, AP91/92

#9 Inversion Rigid Shank

#9 Inversion Rigid Shank

RHS Frame mount: 200 x 200 mm
Max working depths:
450 / 600 mm
Max. breakout:
4,790 kg (10,560 lbs)

Suits: AP71/72, AP81/82, AP91/92

#8-9 hybrid  rigid and hydraulic shank assemblies

#8-9 Hybrid Assemblies

Can be retrofitted onto most ploughs with a supported frame mount size.

RHS Frame mount: 100 x 100, 150 x 150, 178 x 178 mm
Max working depths:
400 mm
Max. breakout (Rigid Shank):
1,089 kg (2,400 lbs)
Max. breakout (Hydraulic Shank): 907 kg (2,000 lbs)

Suits: AP11 (rigid only), AP31

Upgrade your plough with the #8-9 hybrid shank

Upgrade any Plough

The #8-9 Hybrid Shank Assembly enables farmers and contractors to harness the benefits of Agrowplow’s #9 blades and shinguards on legacy Agrowplow’s fitted with the older #8 Shank Assembly.

The assembly can be retrofitted to third-party ploughs with supported RHS sizes, so non-Agrowplow owners can experience the superior ripping performance the #9 blades provide.

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#9 Blades

Unique to Agrowplow, the #9 Blades are the superior ripping point for your plough, designed to maximise the upward soil shattering action while significantly increasing the working life of the point. The #9 blade is secured to the shank via roll pin.

The heavy-duty #9 points are available in various design and shapes, such as wings for increased soil lift, as well as hard-wearing tungsten rock teeth, and hardfacing finishes for reduced wear, with users reporting up to 2-3 times the lifespan of the #8 knock-on blade.

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Blade & Shinguard Styles

#9 Blade Hardfaced

#9 BLADE

GENERAL PURPOSE (GP) HARDFACED

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This point comes standard on all #9 assemblies and is suited to most soils and conditions except rocky terrain. It comes with 3 x heavy-duty rock teeth across the leading edge of the blade, as well as 5 tungsten tiles to protect and prolong it’s working life. The blade is hardfaced, with an additional 6 welds on the underside to help with wear in sandier soils.

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#9 Blade Tungsten Hardfaced

#9 BLADE

TUNGSTEN HARDFACED

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With tungsten hard-facing on all leading edges, this blade is best suited for rocky applications.

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#9 Blade with wings

#9 BLADE

GP HARDFACED W/ BISALLOY WINGS

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The bizalloy wings widen the footprint to 200 mm and are hard-faced to prolong their life. This blade enhances the soil lift and shattering of subsurface compaction.

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#9 Blade plain

#9 BLADE

GP PLAIN

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3 x heavy duty rock teeth across the leading edge of the blade, as well as 5 tungsten tiles to protect and prolong the life of the blade. Available to customers who want to do their own hardfacing.

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#9 Shinguard with hardfacing

#9 SHINGUARD

HARDFACED

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This shinguard comes with additional hardfacing to reduce wear and extend the working life of the shinguard. Suits both 450mm and 600mm shanks.

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#9 Shinguard plain

#9 SHINGUARD

PLAIN

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Provides protection up the full face of the shank, preventing it from wearing. It suits both 450mm and 600mm shanks.

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AP81 with 23 hydraulic shanks

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