Increasing Grassland Yields.

Posted by Jason White on Jan 7, 2019 10:46:00 AM

Ellis Machinery's five steps to improving your grass yields and ultimately your profitability.  Not enough effort put in up front in the care for the soil or incorrect applications can result in waste, a poor crop and affect animal health.

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Topics: Case Studies, Agronomy

Plough settings to improve results & a troubleshooting guide

Posted by Jason White on Nov 13, 2018 9:39:11 AM

Following the popularity of our original guide to ploughing we have put together some more tips for setting up and using a plough, including some useful trouble-shooting for common ploughing problems.

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Topics: Machinery Set Up, troubleshooting

What's Next In Tractor Development?

Posted by Jason White on Oct 25, 2018 10:11:00 AM

Times have moved on considerably since 1892 when John Froelich invented the first petrol powered tractor.  This breakthrough was soon to revolutionise the farming industry.  During the 1920’s the new concept really took off, with tractors beginning to become mainstream.

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Topics: News

Blackgrass Management Techniques

Posted by Jason White on Oct 10, 2018 10:07:34 AM

Black-grass (Alopecurus myosuroides Huds) has become the major grass-weed and herbicide resistance problem on arable farms throughout the UK.  To control this weed long term there has to be a strategy of cultural, rotational and herbicidal methods.  With limited scope for further gains in chemical techniques more and more farmers are getting back-to-basics with cultural control methods to attempt to manage this widespread and difficult weed.

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Topics: Agronomy

Hiring Agricultural Machinery

Posted by Jason White on Aug 8, 2018 9:50:28 AM

When looking at farm machinery do you ever find yourself thinking "I wish I could try it before I buy it..."

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Topics: News

AminoA Biostimulants at AMTECH

Posted by Jason White on Apr 27, 2018 11:36:26 AM

AminoA Biostimulants are delighted to be present at Ellis Machinery’s Open Day on 9th May.

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Drones In Agriculture

Posted by Jason White on Apr 24, 2018 4:18:31 PM

Drones, to the growing number of science based farmers, simply means a low-cost aerial camera platform, using either miniature fixed-wing airplanes or quadcopters and other multibladed helicopters.

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Topics: News

iSOYL Variable Rate Seeding and Spreading

Posted by Jason White on Apr 17, 2018 7:50:19 AM

Variable rate application for spreaders, sprayers, and drills using iPad

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Topics: News, Machinery Set Up

Common Faults With Machinery Lighting Plugs

Posted by Jason White on Apr 4, 2018 3:27:46 PM

It is very important during the winter months that the rear lights on your equipment are functioning correctly, particularly when using trailers hauling at night.  Below we have listed a few common faults and corrections, we have also included a diagram and instructions for wiring a lighting plug.  As the dark nights and mornings draw in, keep safe, and on the right side of the law.

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Topics: Machinery Set Up, troubleshooting

Common Troubleshooting For Drill Control Boxes

Posted by Jason White on Feb 7, 2018 3:34:58 PM

These are some key checks to carry out when checking the operation of seed drill control boxes. These checks are very often the answer to many of the faults found on drills.

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Topics: Machinery Set Up, troubleshooting

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