The strip freshener is a unique tool in the fact that it uses precision vertical tillage to create a perfect seed bed in different situations, whether it be freshening strips or as an alternative to no-till. It requires fewer horsepower per foot of working width than full width vertical tillage tools. It can be used to incorporate liquid or dry fertilizer in the strip and can be run at speeds of 7-9 miles per hour.  A 40' - 60' tool can easily be pulled with a MFWD tractor eliminating the need for a large, heavy 4WD tractor. ​