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April/May 2017

Volume: 55
Edition: 4

Tillage Tool Primer

  • Table of Contents

    Table of Contents

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    A Tillage Tool ‘Primer’ for Equipment Dealers

    Having a thorough understanding of the wide range of tillage tools available and their proper application makes the salesperson a ‘subject matter expert.’ This is what customers are looking for.
    The reasons why farmers till the soil haven’t changed much over the past several decades, but the tools they use have evolved in significant ways. The proliferation of implements developed to cultivate farm fields have greatly refined tillage operations, while at the same time trying to figure out the right tool for the right application can leave growers perplexed about what they should be using.
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    5 Secrets to Being Named Most Valuable Player as a Rookie

    Corner Equipment has achieved sales success through thinking outside the box and fostering relationships
    Fans know that all major sports have a most valuable player award coveted by everyone in the game. It is extremely rare when a rookie wins that award, but this is what occurred when Corner Equipment, in East Carroll, Man., was named the recipient of Versatile’s 2016 “Sales Performance Leader — Canada” award after approximately 12 months of representing the product line.
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    Efficiency and Speed Are Key to Profitable Mobile Service

    New technology helps dealers manage mobile service more effectively and improve efficiencies.
    One of the biggest challenges for farm equipment dealerships today is how to best adapt to the growing demand for mobile services. According to George Russell, founding member of the Machinery Advisors Consortium (MAC), the decision comes down to relying on existing business systems to handle service requests or adopting third-party programs.
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  • Featured Articles

    Featured Articles

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    A Tillage Tool ‘Primer’ for Equipment Dealers

    Having a thorough understanding of the wide range of tillage tools available and their proper application makes the salesperson a ‘subject matter expert.’ This is what customers are looking for.
    The reasons why farmers till the soil haven’t changed much over the past several decades, but the tools they use have evolved in significant ways. The proliferation of implements developed to cultivate farm fields have greatly refined tillage operations, while at the same time trying to figure out the right tool for the right application can leave growers perplexed about what they should be using.
    Read More
    Corner-Sign.png
    Sponsored Content: Success in Shortline Machinery

    5 Secrets to Being Named Most Valuable Player as a Rookie

    Corner Equipment has achieved sales success through thinking outside the box and fostering relationships
    Fans know that all major sports have a most valuable player award coveted by everyone in the game. It is extremely rare when a rookie wins that award, but this is what occurred when Corner Equipment, in East Carroll, Man., was named the recipient of Versatile’s 2016 “Sales Performance Leader — Canada” award after approximately 12 months of representing the product line.
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  • Online Extras

    Online Extras

    Exclusively Online

    Tillage Chisel Points & Shanks Illustrated

    The selection of type of points or blades is important to accomplishing what the grower is aiming for in regard to weed control, residue management and seedbed preparation, according to the Tillage Equipment Pocket Identification Guide published by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. For example, the less inversion action the point or shovel creates, the less residue is buried.
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    A Tillage Tool ‘Primer’ for Equipment Dealers

    Having a thorough understanding of the wide range of tillage tools available and their proper application makes the salesperson a ‘subject matter expert.’ This is what customers are looking for.
    The reasons why farmers till the soil haven’t changed much over the past several decades, but the tools they use have evolved in significant ways. The proliferation of implements developed to cultivate farm fields have greatly refined tillage operations, while at the same time trying to figure out the right tool for the right application can leave growers perplexed about what they should be using.
    Read More
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    Disc Chisels vs. Hybrid Disc Chisels: There is a Difference

    A disc chisel is another tool for primary tillage, but it also falls into the “vertical tillage” category. Even though the coulter blades are not vertical, the chisel shanks run below the disc level, which removes the density layer. More recently, some manufacturers have modified the design by changing out the type of shank used.
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