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BCS Plastic Mulch Layer

BCS Plastic Mulch Layer for sale at Salem Farm Supply, New York

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BCS Plastic Mulch Layer for sale at Salem Farm Supply, New York



Compatible with models 749 and up, the Plastic Mulch Layer lays plastic mulch and simultaneously buries the edges of the plastic on both sides to keep it anchored to the soil. If used on 28” to 30” wide raised beds, the plastic will fully cover the top and sides of the bed and bury the plastic at the bottom. If laid flat, 36"- 40" of plastic can be exposed.

Like any plastic mulch layer, this attachment performs differently in differing soil types, and needs to be adjusted accordingly. The "openers" (opens the furrows), “press wheels” (presses the plastic down into the furrows), and "closers" (close up the furrows to bury the plastic) are all easily adjustable. These 3 items must be adjusted in line with each other for proper performance. See accompanying photos for a visual aide.

A prerequisite is that the soil needs to be well-worked, dry, and level. Even with perfect soil conditions, the Plastic Mulch Layer typically requires some experimental adjustments to obtain optimal results. The adjustments must be equal on both sides of the unit. We recommend measuring the shanks on the openers, closers, and press wheels to confirm the settings are all equal.

This Plastic Mulch Layer is designed for use with a 2400' roll of plastic for best handling. It includes a set of “plow openers”, which are used for flat-beds, and a set if disc-openers for use on raised beds. It also has a “floating” mounting hitch at the PTO connection point, allowing the unit to be steered slightly for course corrections. A Quick Hitch bushing must be installed on the tractor, since the unit's mounting hitch has an integrated Quick Hitch tang. Plastic Mulch sold by BCS America is non-toxic and PVC-free.

Installing plastic mulch almost certainly requires the use of drip tape to provide water to the plants. The Drip Tape Layer Kit is available to simultaneously lay one row of drip tape under the plastic as it is being installed. If multiple lines of drip tape are required, the tape should be laid manually before the mulch is installed. A 1000' Drip Tape Roll is also available, which features 4'' emitter spacing.

To avoid installing the plastic mulch over wheel tracks, the tractor's wheels need to straddle the bed. To straddle 30” wide raised beds, the tractor needs to have a set of 16” Wheel Extensions installed. A 5x12 minimum tire size is recommended for adequate ground clearance. For models 732, an additional axle spacer is required due to its axle design.

Wheel Weights may also be required to provide additional traction.


  • 4 feet wide, which exposes up to 36'' of plastic on a normal bed and 30'' on a raised bed.
  • Extra set of disc "openers" included for use on raised beds.
  • Raised beds can not exceed 6'' in height.
  • Tractor mounting hitch included.
  • 2400' plastic mulch sold separately.
  • 1000-foot Drip Tape Layer accessory sold separately.
  • Oval Quick Hitch pin hole allows the unit to "float".
  • Side-to-side play at hitch point for steering ability if unit gets off course.


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