Building on the tandem disc harrow technology from its parent company, Landoll Corporation, ICON has introduced a new Model 6510 construction disc, designed to handle the rigorous demands of construction sites and land clearing. The first of its kind from ICON, the 6510 boasts a high weight-per-blade specification — 719 lbs. (326 kg) per blade — to easily cut through compacted soils and heavy vegetation mats, according to the manufacturer.
“Despite incorporating some of the best features from Landoll disc harrows, like the hydraulic leveling system and maintenance-free rockshaft pivot bushings, we designed the ICON 6510 to be uniquely suited to the construction industry,” explained Gary Douglas, product support manager of ICON Industries. “That meant incorporating maximum strength throughout and designing it for the type of reliability that helps reduce maintenance and downtime on busy worksites.”
ICON engineers started with a rigid 8 by 8 by .25 in. and 8 by 6 by .5 in. (20 by 20 by .6 cm and 20 by 15 by 1.3 cm) box-beam frame that offers enough under-frame clearance to prevent trash build-up or clogging. Due, in part, to its 11,500-lb. (5,216 kg) weight and large 32 in. (81 cm) by 10 mm notched disc blades, the 6510 provides up to 15 in. (38 cm) maximum penetration depth to cut, level and mix the soil across the full 10 ft. 9 in. (3.3 m) working width. Featuring 17 ½ in. (44 cm) blade spacing on both gangs, front blades are set on a 20-degree angle, while the rear gang features an 18-degree blade angle for a level finish.