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Jim Meade / Iowa City
Senior Advisor

Smaller, Autonomous Implents Ease Compaction?

Here's a neat story by Gil Gullickson about the possibility of having several smaller, lighter implements instead of one heavy one.  Have them operate autonomously, 24/7.  Do away with the quad-track and 36 row planter and have 3-4 cheaper machines that perform some of the duties unattended.

 

Would you be willing to have 4 6 row planter instead of a 36 row if they would run on their own and were cheapter to buy and ooperate?

 

http://www.agriculture.com/crops/tech-tour/soil-compaction-may-fuel-smaller_196-ar49260

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buckfarmer
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Re: Smaller, Autonomous Implents Ease Compaction?

Many BTOs only seem to care about $ per acre. Prove to them automated machines are cheaper per acre and they will choose those.
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