A new sward scanner soon to be launched by Agrointelli (a spin-off from Kongskilde) produces data usable in variable-rate fertiliser plans.
...Waiting for the mouldboards to have 'shined up' and the soil has begun to run freely.
Until this happens the resultant blockages can be extremely frustrating, so much so that many old-timers will strip off the paint before they go to the paddock, although the thought of attacking a new machine in this way will have others throwing a fit.
So a new protective coating from the Kongskilde Group will find favour with many would-be ploughmen. The Easy Clean treatment applied to the mouldboards is said to wear off 100 times faster than conventional paint, and tests show there is no less protection offered during transport or storage than with conventional paint.
Originally developed to meet the high standards of the automotive industry, the two-layer coating is said to have less environmental impact and meets the EU 'Reach' Directive aimed at improving human health and the environment.
The treatment is applied to all Kongskilde and Overum ploughs manufactured since February 2016.