Cultivation - What are the options?

Posted by Jason White on Mar 27, 2019 4:53:09 PM

Cultivation methods have changed over time, partly driven by the necessity to reduce the cost per acre of crop production, and also to be more effective with the time and resources available.  Here we review the different tillage methods available to the modern farmer from the origins of cultivation in the plough, to direct drilling and zero tillage.

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Topics: Case Studies, Machinery Set Up

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

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

Basic plough settings to achieve the best results

Posted by Jason White on Jan 23, 2018 11:21:17 AM

Before you can achieve good ploughing it is essential that both the tractor and plough are properly prepared. 

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Topics: Machinery Set Up

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