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Our first two pasture regeneration DBS planters have left our factory bound for New South Wales. We expect growing interest in these planters in 2019.

Our first two pasture regeneration DBS planters have left our factory bound for New South Wales. We expect growing interest in these planters in 2019.

A strong late ordering surge has fully tested our new manufacturing facilities at Naval Base.
And according to Ausplow managing director John Ryan AM it marks another positive step in consolidating the company as Australia’s leading precision seeding manufacturer.
“We experienced forward orders early in 2018 for the 2019 season and after the field days we took of a lot more orders, including for our new Multistream,” he said.
“I think last year really showed the value of the DBS with the dry start, particularly for farmers with big programs to complete within the ideal sowing window.
“I have spoken with a lot of DBS owners who tell me they feel more confident starting earlier even in dry conditions.
“And if there is minimal subsoil moisture there’s the bonus of getting the crop away quickly, setting up potentially higher yields.
“It is pretty well established now that the action of the DBS can create a wick effect to wet up seed beds which also alleviates worry about encountering a wet/dry scenario in the seed bed.”
With Multistream orders, John says it reflects the need of farmers to have a no-fuss machine to handle granular and liquid product deliveries.
“We got a lot of interest in the new model at the field days,” he said. “We have added a new air kit to enhance product flow to the DBS and our hose kit includes Friction Flow tubing, which has been a winner with our nano-size technology liquid products.
“And we also re-designed our auger with industrial-grade plastic flighting encased in a stainless-steel tube.”
The other new product triggering positive feedback was the Pro-D tool system.
“We had a lot of retro-fits to existing DBS bars and the feedback reflected several reasons for farmers switching over,” John said.
“Some wanted the easier working depth change for different soil types while seeding because it saved a lot of time while others saw value in changing working depths for renovating pastures or maintenance rips on deep ripped country.
“I have to emphasise the Pro-D is not useful for deep ripping but it can handle ripping with the nine-inch blades in previously ripped country.
“I see the Pro-D as an excellent tool for renovating pastures, particularly in the spring to create a flush of summer feed for livestock.”

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Saturday, March 2, 2019