Take time now to prep new drill

Do you have a new drill you’ll be using for the first time this spring? Take some time now and over the next couple months before seeding to read over the manual, and find out how to program the monitor and calibrate seeding and fertilizer rates. When you get a nice day and have a flat dry place to work, get the drill leveled. If the drill is used — but new to you — also inspect openers, hoses, tank gaskets, meter rollers, manifolds and electronics. With these steps out of the way early, new drill owners will have less downtime during those precious seeding days.

For more pre-season drill prep, click here to read a Canola Council of Canada factsheet and click here for an article from the Alberta Reduced Tillage Linkages archive.

Published on February 7, 2011