Ausplow showcases staff at Dowerin

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Ausplow was represented by a majority of its staff at Dowerin to handle customer queries and inquiries. The team included managing director John Ryan AM (fourth from the right),

Ausplow was represented by a majority of its staff at Dowerin to handle customer queries and inquiries. The team included managing director John Ryan AM (fourth from the right),

Ausplow sales and marketing manager Chris Blight (left) caught up with Farm Machinery & Industry Association executive director John Henchy at the Ausplow display.

Ausplow sales and marketing manager Chris Blight (left) caught up with Farm Machinery & Industry Association executive director John Henchy at the Ausplow display.

Retired New Norcia farmer and DBS owner Ian Wright made a bee-line for Ausplow’s display after a one hour wait at the entrance gate as crowds flocked in to the event. He’s pictured here with Ausplow’s Bernadette Turner.

Retired New Norcia farmer and DBS owner Ian Wright made a bee-line for Ausplow’s display after a one hour wait at the entrance gate as crowds flocked in to the event. He’s pictured here with Ausplow’s Bernadette Turner.

Ausplow sales and marketing manager Chris Blight (right) with Wongan Hills farmers Kristian Perry (left) and Terry Clune, explaining the DBS Pro-D system.

Ausplow sales and marketing manager Chris Blight (right) with Wongan Hills farmers Kristian Perry (left) and Terry Clune, explaining the DBS Pro-D system.

Ausplow’s display at this year’s Dowerin field days showcased its popular DBS precision seeder and Series II Multistream air seeder. As usual, the company’s specialist staff were on hand to assist with inquiries.

Ausplow’s display at this year’s Dowerin field days showcased its popular DBS precision seeder and Series II Multistream air seeder. As usual, the company’s specialist staff were on hand to assist with inquiries.

It’s rare for a company to have ‘all hands-on deck’ at a machinery field day.
But at this year’s Dowerin field days Ausplow fielded its specialist staff from designers, to technicians, sales, technical support, operations manager, general manager and, of course, managing director John Ryan AM.
According to company sales and marketing manager Chris Blight the focus this year was on the company with the opportunity for DBS owners and the general public to speak with company staff.
“We regard ourselves as family with our clients and I think we have a fairly unique relationship from which many of our improvements have been generated from this relationship,” Chris said.
“As a company we are constantly evolving our products to ensure they are of the highest standard to meet Australian conditions.
“And we aim to ensure the finish of our products is second to none.”
It is widely known throughout the industry that Ausplow products hold their value and this is reflected in high market demand for used DBS precision seeders and Multistream air seeders.
“Many DBS owners have told me they have actually got more for their bar than what they paid for it,” Chris said.
With the DBS concept of precision seeding well proven after more than 25 years in the market place, Chris said the Multistream had also proven its value.
“We are getting increased sales for bar and bin now because of the flexibility and versatility we can offer, whether it be granular or liquid nutrients,” Chris said.
“It’s a conversation we have with all our clients to determine which is the best configuration that suits their enterprise for seed and fertiliser placement because there are a variety of ways of achieving precision placement.
“And whichever way you choose, you also are still achieving the best environment in which plants can grow with a healthy root system.
“In that regard nothing much has changed over those more than 25 years, with the DBS providing a precision system that achieves as optimum a soil environment as possible through the growing season for plants to thrive.
“That has always been the company’s focus in developing and designing our products.”
Another hallmark of Ausplow’s reputation is its after-sales service support.
“We always make a point of going out to farms to check on DBS owners to see if everything is going okay and to get feedback on equipment performance,” Chris said.
“This has helped us enormously in evaluating and in many cases implementing good ideas that come from owners.
“Everybody is unique and so we understand that it can take different adjustments for different conditions to achieve optimum performance from our products.
“And that’s what we want for all our clients.”

Ausplow at Yorke Peninsula field days

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Ausplow service manager Ray Beecham (left) and Ausplow Sales and Marketing Manager Chris Blight at last week’s Yorke Peninsula Machinery Field Days. “The reception was pretty good considering it has been a challenging growing season this year,” Chris said.

Ausplow service manager Ray Beecham (left) and Ausplow Sales and Marketing Manager Chris Blight at last week’s Yorke Peninsula Machinery Field Days. “The reception was pretty good considering it has been a challenging growing season this year,” Chris said.

Despite a tough growing season, Ausplow Sales and Marketing Manager Chris Blight said the Ausplow display at last week’s Yorke Peninsula Machinery Field Days ended positively.
“The reception was pretty good considering it has been a challenging growing season this year across the country,” he said. “We met up with existing owners keen to hear about our new developments, along with prospects keen at looking at a DBS for 2021 season.
“There are limited factory allocations for the DBS for 2020 and we’re out to late February with the Multistream,” he said.

Ausplow announces patented section control

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Ausplow general manager Chris Farmer (left) discusses the company's patented section control system with Boekeman Machinery's Stewart Harrison, Wongan Hills.

Ausplow general manager Chris Farmer (left) discusses the company's patented section control system with Boekeman Machinery's Stewart Harrison, Wongan Hills.

Ausplow managing director John Ryan AM (right) with Boekeman Machinery's Tim Boekeman, checking out the new hydraulically-operated load/unload auger on the Multistream.

Ausplow managing director John Ryan AM (right) with Boekeman Machinery's Tim Boekeman, checking out the new hydraulically-operated load/unload auger on the Multistream.

Pictured at this week's Dowerin Machinery Field Days were, from left, Ausplow service technician Dave Findlay, Coote Machinery dealer Barry Coote, Brookton, Lemara Pereira, Ausplow administration, Gary  Andrews, Ausplow factory manager and Claude Vinci, Ausplow assembly supervisor.

Pictured at this week's Dowerin Machinery Field Days were, from left, Ausplow service technician Dave Findlay, Coote Machinery dealer Barry Coote, Brookton, Lemara Pereira, Ausplow administration, Gary Andrews, Ausplow factory manager and Claude Vinci, Ausplow assembly supervisor.

Ausplow's Dowerin team flank the company's managing director John Ryan AM. From left, Lemara Pereira, Gary Andrews, Chris Blight, Chris Farmer, Ray Beecham, Claude Vinci and Dave Findlay.

Ausplow's Dowerin team flank the company's managing director John Ryan AM. From left, Lemara Pereira, Gary Andrews, Chris Blight, Chris Farmer, Ray Beecham, Claude Vinci and Dave Findlay.

Discussing the company's new section control liquid kit at this week's Dowerin Machinery Field Days were, from left, market and sales manager Chris Blight, Multistream assembler Adam Reeves, service manager Ray Beecham and  service technician Dave Findlay.

Discussing the company's new section control liquid kit at this week's Dowerin Machinery Field Days were, from left, market and sales manager Chris Blight, Multistream assembler Adam Reeves, service manager Ray Beecham and service technician Dave Findlay.

The Ausplow display at this week’s Dowerin Machinery Field Days proved a popular focal point for many farmers keen to catch up on the company’s latest product developments.
And they weren’t disappointed.
Foremost was the news of the start of a research and development program with a patented section control system for the liquid-ready Multistream air seeder.
A limited number will be built for the 2020 season for final testing before commercial availability in 2021.
But DBS owners can take up an option for 2020 with the release of a variable rate liquid kit.
Also released was a hydraulically-operated load/unload auger on the Multistream.
According to Ausplow managing director John Ryan AM, the new developments herald an “exciting future” for the company.
“I’m excited with the direction we are heading,” he said. “We have a lot of projects on the drawing board all aimed at increasing the ability of farmers to grow better crops in better soil environments.
“I believe we have got the fundamentals right with the DBS and our attention remains to continue improving the crop establishment system, particularly with focus on our trials at our Quairading research farm.
“We have a very strong number of researchers and a dedicated team of staff at Ausplow all keen to continue assisting customers and that will continue to be our focus going forward.”

Machinery field days round a great success

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Ausplow engineering manager Carl Vance (left) and marketing and sales manager Chris Blight were kept busy during the field days as they fielded questions from farmers about the company’s R&D to develop a liquid delivery system for in-row or edge-row applications using Friction Flow tubing from Furrow Management Systems.

Ausplow engineering manager Carl Vance (left) and marketing and sales manager Chris Blight were kept busy during the field days as they fielded questions from farmers about the company’s R&D to develop a liquid delivery system for in-row or edge-row applications using Friction Flow tubing from Furrow Management Systems.

Ausplow staff were out in force at the Dowerin field days assisting owners and prospective owners with inquiries.

Ausplow staff were out in force at the Dowerin field days assisting owners and prospective owners with inquiries.

Ausplow engineering manager Carl Vance (left) and Ausplow marketing and sales manager Chris Blight show off the company’s new stainless steel auger for the Series II Multistream.

Ausplow engineering manager Carl Vance (left) and Ausplow marketing and sales manager Chris Blight show off the company’s new stainless steel auger for the Series II Multistream.

The machinery field days round throughout Australia was a huge success for Ausplow. Our new products, along with our existing product range, drew strong inquiry and there were plenty of questions from farmers relating to the company’s R & D program. There’s obviously a lot of farmers talking about Ausplow’s efforts to remain at the cutting edge of machinery development to improve farm productivity. One of the new products released was a Series II Multistream auger. Made of stainless steel, the 25cm (10in)-diameter auger tube will last owners a life-time, with many new features., including polymer-cupped flighting for increased efficiency, reduced noise and reduced seed damage. Hydraulic disc brake articulation is another feature, for free and balanced movement when unlocked - just press the brake button to keep in position. The hydraulic-powered inclination, not only makes it easier to handle, with no more lifting, but it is safer and easier to stow once a task has been completed. And an emergency stop circuit button at either end of the auger is industry-leading. An optional lighting package, illuminates both ends of the auger and a hopper hungry board increases the capacity of the standard hopper for an improved fill process. Another big interest at the Ausplow displays was the company’s moves towards liquid application kits. The company is purposely moving towards a liquid delivery system for in-row or edge-row applications using Friction Flow tubing from Furrow Management Systems. “We’re collaborating with Furrow Management Systems to maintain various products in suspension from tank to furrow, eliminating blockages,” Ausplow marketing and sales manager Chris Blight said. “Using this system will be more beneficial for section control and variable rate applications in lieu of nozzles.”

Ausplow team heads to the Eastern States

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Ausplow general manager Chris Farmer (left) and the company's sales and marketing manager Chris Blight re planning to expand Ausplow's market in the Eastern States.

Ausplow general manager Chris Farmer (left) and the company's sales and marketing manager Chris Blight re planning to expand Ausplow's market in the Eastern States.

Ausplow general manager Chris Farmer and sales and marketing manager Chris Blight are off to the Eastern States later this month as part of a new phase for Ausplow’s growth. With increasing inquiry from the New South Wales farmers, in particular, the pair will scope the market while looking to expand the company’s dealer network and talking with existing DBS owners. “We’ll also be visiting Peter Alexander’s farm at Glen Innes to look over his pasture trials, which involve our DBS trial seeder,” Chris Farmer said. “There is growing interest in pasture renovation as we discussed in our June Ausfacts newsletter and it’s an exciting area we believe can bring a lot of sustainable and profitable benefits to a mixed farming system. ‘’As far as our market expansion goes, it’s more organic growth as we continue to support our customers and we are continuing to build on those relationships to not only provide the best equipment for their needs but also to gain valuable feedback for our product development.’’ The pair also will visit the Gunnedah field days on August 22-24 as part of a national presence by Ausplow at all major field days.

Look out for Ausplow at the following events:

  • Mallee Machinery Field Days, Speed, Victoria, August 2 & 3
  • Mingenew Midwest Expo, Mingenew, WA, August 16 & 17
  • Dowerin Machinery Field Days, Dowerin, WA, August 30 & 31
  • Newdegate Machinery Field Days, Newdegate, WA, September 6 & 7
  • Henty Machinery Field Days, Henty, NSW, September 19, 20 & 21
  • Yorke Peninsula Field Days, Paskeville, SA, September 26, 27 & 28
  • Elmore Field Days, Elmore, Victoria, October 3, 4 & 5.

Ausplow at Technology Expo

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Ausplow general manager Chris Farmer (left) and Ausplow sales and marketing manager Chris Blight at this week's Technology Expo in Katanning.

Ausplow general manager Chris Farmer (left) and Ausplow sales and marketing manager Chris Blight at this week's Technology Expo in Katanning.

Ausplow general manager Chris Farmer provided an upbeat report to farmers this week at the Farmers Centre (1978) Technology Expo at Katanning. Speaking on the Pro-D retrofits, Chris said there had been strong uptake and he expected that situation to continue this year, particularly as more owners look to retrofit existing DBS bars. “DBS owners who have used the Pro-D have reported back to us how easy it is to change digging depth settings,” Chris said. “And they appreciate they don’t have to swap digging blades. “There is more consistent separation between seed and fertiliser with the ability to sow deeper if, for example, you’re establishing faba beans. “Using the Pro-D saves a lot of hassle and there’s a real value equation with longer-wearing life, apart from not spending as much on blades.” According to Chris, a forward order program for Pro-D units for the 2017 seeding season will see them offered at the current price. So speak with your local dealer or contact Ausplow direct. Looking ahead, Chris said Ausplow was geared for future growth with the establishment of a new factory in Leith Road, Kwinana. “That will increase of manufacturing capabilities to meet increasing demand throughout Australia,” he said. “It’s a multi-million dollar investment that makes a big statement concerning Ausplow’s future. “We’re definitely here to stay,” he said. “Ausplow always have been to the forefront in modern agricultural with many innovations that have claimed world patents and we’ve got more R&D projects on the go now,” Chris said.“You can expect to see more new products from the company into the future.” Interestingly, Farm Weekly machinery writer Ken Wilson, who attended the Expo, said that Ausplow was now Australia’s biggest seeding and tillage manufacturer in Australia, joining a prestigious club of historic innovators which have included the likes of John Shearer, Horwood Bagshaw and Gyral Implements.