Cover crop tillage train: Four operations in the one pass

Time is often the scarcest resource for Dutch dairy farmer and potato grower Erik Hans, with a lot of the
main machinery operations kept in house. Most of the equipment is sourced second-hand and, to maximise output, he looks to do as many operations in a single pass as possible. For example, rather than using a plough for primary cultivations, the farm relies on a spading machine or deep subsoiler/cultivator combination. Both of these are 3.0m wide and are used in combination with a semimounted drill.

15 Jun 2020

Time is often the scarcest resource for Dutch dairy farmer and potato grower Erik Hans, with a lot of the
main machinery operations kept in house. Most of the equipment is sourced second-hand and, to maximise output, he looks to do as many operations in a single pass as possible. For example, rather than using a plough for primary cultivations, the farm relies on a spading machine or deep subsoiler/cultivator combination. Both of these are 3.0m wide and are used in combination with a semimounted drill.