A message from Clifton Dixon:

Hello! I'm Clifton Dixon, inventor and founder of Precision Application Tillage Systems (PATS).  One of my favorite sayings is,

"The American farmer can't work any harder, he must work "smarter".  

As we move further into the 21st Century, farmers will face challenges as never before, and if they are to survive, they must have the best cutting-edge equipment to help cut production costs, and to comply with ever increasing government regulations.  

I have been developing the latest innovations by listening to and working with innovative farmers for over the past 25 years, and look forward to providing the best possible products and service to meet YOUR specific tillage system needs!

NEW Videos! 

featured videos

precision bed forming
cone rolling a washout
precision transplanting
precision cultivating
precision undercutting
precision soil curing

My tribute to Dawson Brothers, Tooley & Fisher Family Farms

I am pictured with the 12 row 38" PATS cone roller I built for Dawson Brothers Farms in 2015. We utilized a PATS Rip-Trip-Till that I sold them in 2002.    Picture I also sold Fisher Family Farms a 4 row cone roller  to mount behind their KMC ripper bedder in 2015. They were both pleased with the rows they were farming, but had problems in extremely wet and dry conditions with bulldozing. Scott informed me in 2016 that he had seen on YOUTUBE cone rollers being driven hydraulically in Europe. I built my first hydraulically driven cone rollers for the 2016 season at Langley Industrial located in Sharpsburg, NC. These worked very well. Scott was so impressed that he modified his machine with hydraulic motors. After seeing Scott's machine work on my website Rodney Dawson came to Scott's in 2018 to see how to put hydraulic motors on theirs. 

Also in 2018 I assisted Ray and Charles Tooley in building the world's first 24 row 30" hydraulically driven stainless steel cone roller for the 2019 season. It was their idea to purchase a Bigham Brothers 16 row 30" inch double 7"x7" stacking toolbar and cut an Orthman folding toolbar in half and weld 4 rows on each end to make a 24-row double folding toolbar. It was also their idea to utilize stainless steel to make their rollers. This machine has just finished its fifth season covering over 4000 acres per year for a total of over 20,000 acres with no noticeable wear on the rollers.

The reason I am documenting these events is to demonstrate my ability to cooperate with farmers to:

1   - Listen to their ideas.

2   - Build prototypes to make their ideas work.

3   -Once a design is agreed upon I:

A- Work with them to see can we utilize existing toolbars, gauge wheels, clamps, brackets or any other parts they may already have.

B-Source at dealer cost any components that are available.

C-Work with fabrication shops with CNC technology to design and fabricate needed parts.

D-Provide welding and assembly assistance at their shops to reduce costs.

E-Provide a price for a fully assembled machine ready to go to the field.

F-Provide in field support.


current videos

Watch Clifton Dixon PATS most current You Tube videos. Click the button to see other videos in chronological order from our You Tube channel!

May 20, 2022
tooley Farms

Rebedding old cotton rows with a modified KMC DISC HIPPER with sweeps to knock out old row 

May 20, 2022
tooley Farms

24 row 30"bedder cone roller

May 11, 2022
Zackley Rite Farms

Cultivating tobacco at Zackley Rite Farms!

April 25, 2022
millstream farms

Running at Millstream Farms near Newton Grove, NC!

April 25, 2022
West family Farms

Great job for 3 years running!

April 18, 2022
john strickland farms

Modifying gauge wheels.

April 18, 2022
john strickland farms

Modifying gauge wheels.

April 12, 2022
Millstream Farms

Great job NY Richard Chancy and Millstream Farms!

April 2, 2022
rock ridge Farms

Michael Boyette planting behind Robert Boyette!

March 31, 2022
Mike Harris Farms

Great morning at Mike Harris Farms near Roper, NC!

March 31, 2022
Tooley Farms

Great afternoon at Tooley Farms near Swan Quarter, NC!

Jan 17, 2022
Mershon, Ga

World's First No Till Ripper Bedder with PATS Cone Roller

Jan 6, 2022
john strickland III farms

PATS hydraulically driven stainlees steel cone rollers running near Wilson NC

history & timetable

Learn how the P.A.T.S. hydraulically driven cone roller was developed and has progressed through the years!

publications library

Now you can access various P.A.T.S. publications and other resources through our Publications Library. Click the button below to view available publications in an easy PDF downloadable format!


tribute page

Learn more about the people who helped shaped the man - and the future - of P.A.T.S.!