Well not really because we aren't using a ripper we are using a chisel plow but I just liked how the title sounded!
We have done quite a bit of fall tillage this year, some with a vertical tillage tool and then also with a chisel plow. We fall plow corn fields that we intend to plant back to corn next year, continuous corn. Mixing the heavy residue into the soil promotes decomposition, reduces disease pressure, and allows the soil to absorb more warmth quickly next spring. The soil mellows over the winter as it gets wet and drys, freezes and thaws.
We used an Outback light bar guidance system in the 9200, which spaces our passes evenly, preventing overlap, maximizing the width of the plow. Plus we skip passes so we don't have to turn very sharp, then we come back through plowing the gaps we left.
I'll be honest - I LOVE PLOWING and PLOWED GROUND! I love the look and the smell of fresh turned soil. I know that there is a lot of talk about no-till, but if I were that little seed and I had a choice between a soft, warm, broken up seed bed or a slit in the hard cold ground - I am going to choose plowed every time! Happy plowing!