Ground Prep Equipment


Ground Prep Tractor Attachments

Ground preparation can be a time consuming and laborious task. Over the years, Kennco Manufacturing has created a variety of ground prep tools to help commercial growers save time and money. If you don’t see a tool that satisfies your task, contact us for a quote and we’ll fabricate a solution for your needs.

Grader Leveler


Kennco Manufacturing’s Grader Leveler is used to smooth-out and level areas prior to pre-bedding, or bedding, and can also be used to level farm lanes, roads, and/or difficult areas to access.

  • Follows close to back of tractor for use in small areas
  • Standard three-point Category II hitch
  • Heavy duty steel frame
  • Blades welded into place for proper soil distribution

Standard Grader Leveler Sizes Available

  • 8 ft (2.4 m) wide
  • 10 ft (3.0 m) wide
  • 12 ft (3.7 m) wide

Level Board


Kennco’s Level Board will add the finishing touches to an unlevel field for better irrigation and drainage.

  • Hydraulics at the tongue and rear of the machine allow for height adjustment
  • Replaceable grader blade
  • Leaves a smooth finish, filling-in low spots

Standard Sizes Available

  • 8 ft (2.4 m) wide
  • 10 ft (3.0 m) wide
  • 12 ft (3.7 m) wide
  • 14 ft (4.3 m) wide

Ditch Plow


Kennco’s Ditch Plow is ideal for digging irrigation ditches and/or drainage ditches to remove excess water from your field. It’s also useful when trying to level-out water throughout your field during the growing season.

  • Plow point is made with hardened steel and is replaceable.
  • Standard three-point Category II/III hitch
  • Various models available
    • Manual adjustment
    • Hydraulic adjustment
    • Point only

Our standard ditch plow is designed to dig a ditch 10″ (25 cm) deep and 16″ (41 cm) wide.

Ditch Closer


Kennco’s Ditch Closer is designed to pull the soil from the sides of an irrigation or drainage ditch, fill in the ditch, and level the surrounding soil.

  • Standard three-point Category II/III hitch.
  • Heavy duty steel frame

Standard Sizes Available

  • 14 ft (4.3 m) wide
  • 16 ft (4.9 m) wide

Box Blade Scraper


Kennco’s Box Blade Scraper is a very when preparing a field which has been out of production for a significant amount of time, or which is extremely unlevel.

  • Design will allow you to move soil from one area of the field to another
  • Walking wheel frame to prevent gouging
  • Heavy duty steel frame
  • Hydraulic height adjustment
  • Pulled from the tractor drawbar
  • Optional quick disconnect couplings
  • Laser level

Standard Sizes Available

  • 7 ft (2.1 m) wide
  • 14 ft (4.3 m) wide

Tool Carrier


The Kennco Tool Carrier is commonly used with bedding disks to raise a false bed, or in pre-bedding.

  • Rugged 20 ft (6.1 m) reinforced tool bar
  • Standard three-point Category II hitch
  • Holds up to three sets of bedding disks
  • Customizable for customer needs

Cross Ditcher


Kennco’s Cross Ditcher cuts a channel in a bed, or berm, to allow water movement in the field across the planting beds or into a drainage ditch. It can also be used to create a walk-through for your workers in a large field.

  • Single-row or three-row option
  • Powered by tractor’s hydraulics
  • Controlled by tractor driver
  • Standard three-point Category II hitch

Customer must specify the exact distance off center required, or the row center between planting beds.

Standard Sizes Available

  • 1 bed cross ditcher, offset to the side
  • 3 bed cross ditcher

Tarp Layer for Fumigation


Kennco’s Tarp Layer completely covers a field with plastic to minimize dissipation of the gas from the soil.

  • Glue system to connect pieces together
  • Standard three-point Category II hitch
  • Kennco’s Gas Knives Included

Hose, fittings or other components available for plumbing fumigation systems

Standard Sizes Available

  • 10 ft (3.0 m) tarp layer for fumigation
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The Kennco Plastic Mulch retriever cut my cost in half. It paid for itself after the first 200 acres, and will only increase my profit every acre, every year after that.
Jimmy Grainger, Grainger Farms
I've been a customer of theirs for at least 30 years. They always accommodate me when I have a need and another thing I like is their ability to change with the times and change with technology. I've had a great relationship with them and expect to in the future.
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