LANGHAM, Sask. — Indications are we’re heading into dry soil this autumn. On a slightly brighter note, this creates a window to catch up on drainage in preparation for the next wet year. This year’s Ag in Motion field demonstrations near Saskatoon featured three different styles of drainage machines including rotary, tile and a big scraper. For producers who missed the field demos, here’s the basic rundown. When hooked up behind a 300 to 600 horsepower tractor, T-Rex can throw mud as easily as it throws dry soil, so there’s no need to wait for dry conditions. Manufactured in Niverville, Man., this machine has a higher capacity than any other rotary ditcher on the market. The name T-Rex stands for Terra-Excavator, and with the ability to throw 2,000 cubic yards per hour, it stands up to its name as a machine that truly does move the earth. The numbers say it all for T-Rex. It throws 2,000 cubic yards per hour of dry or wet soil, from a ditch up to one foot deep, uniformly spreading the soil so surface cleanup work is not necessary. With a 600 h.p. tractor, T-Rex is comfortable working at five miles per hour. The eight-foot diameter disc has ten-blades. | Ron Lyseng photo The eig...