Category Archives: Vertical Tillage

New for 2019!!!


I am a lousy photographer! But here are two pictures of the newest Renegade VT that the guys at our warehouse have just finished getting ready to go out. We have put a lot of thought and design to get true vertical tillage in a machine which is not only versatile, but also simple to adjust and use.

We were able to get a Renegade VT down to Missouri last fall for some limited field work and where we did run it, the results were fantastic! We had some more demos and rental acres for it to run, but Mother Nature kept us out of the field. There are some videos of the machine running in various locations, posted on our YOU TUBE Channel that you can view( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyOcLaBN1fbjw4Pf72E8D0A ). There is also a video from Machinery Pete of Brent talking about the Renegade VT. Check them out.

We have had the Renegade VT at least one indoor farm show last fall, and interest was incredible! Plans are to have a machine at the Iowa Power Show later this month. We are still trying to get space at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville in February, but currently it doesn’t look like that is going to be possible. Same for the Western Farm Show in Kansas City.

If you are looking for a new vertical tillage machine, come to our booth at any of the farm shows coming up this winter. We answer any of your questions, explain why the Renegade VT is true vertical tillage, and how it can help your operation.


John Viertel, CCA

Missouri Sales Manager


New Renegade VT in Missouri – John Viertel

Renegade-logoLast week, the first SOIL Service, Inc. RENEGADE VT vertical tillage tool came to Missouri. We were able to run it on the SOIL HEALTH STUDY field after the soybeans were harvested, right ahead of drilling wheat. We were very pleased with the job it did!

There were some winter annuals starting to show up, so we ran most of the field with the tines set at 5 degrees. That moved a little more soil than 2.5-degree setting. The combination of the coulters and double rolling baskets left a very nice and SMOOTH seed bed. My brother, Bruce, was able to sow wheat at 6.5 to 7 mph without any trouble. (Watch for some video of the operation on our Soil Service, Inc. YouTube channel in November).

This vertical tillage tool (in our opinion) is TRUE VERTICAL. The tines penetrate 7 to 8 inches but very little if any residue gets buried. The straight coulter will not only cut and size residue, but will help pin it in the soil, so that it doesn’t blow away over the winter. The double rolling baskets will also help pin that residue and leaves a very nice seedbed.

The soil penetration will help any moisture we get over the next few weeks (before the wheat gets established) be absorbed into the soil and if a big rain event does happen, there will not be any erosion.

The adjustment of the Renegade VT was very straight forward and easy. We tried the coulters at several different depths and decided on the deepest setting which was 3 to 4 inches. We also had a tractor pulling it with enough horsepower to travel at 7.5 to 8 mph. I worked ten acres in one hour easy with the fifteen-foot machine.

I have had this machine running on some other acreages for demos and rental, so if you would like to try one out, contact us soon, so we can get you on the list.

On November 13, we have a tillage day scheduled at the Niota, IL, SOIL Service, Inc. Research Farm. The Renegade will be running (conditions permitting). Plan on attending if your schedule permits.

Hope to see you there.

John Viertel, Missouri Sales Manager