Sustainable farming benefits from after-market inflation system

28th October 2021 An aftermarket on-board tyre inflation system is helping one of the UK’s largest vegetable and salad producers protect vulnerable black fen soils. David Williams reports. West Norfolk-based Feltwell Growers grows approximately 6,000t of radishes on 400ha of fen near Downham Market. The company is part of G’s Growers – one of the UK’s largest salad and vegetable...

Solutions for soil compaction

  September 15, 2021 James Morgan Ontario, Prescott-Russell AgriBrink, Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association, soil, soil compaction, tire pressure adjustment systems Tires may be full of light air, but that rubber is holding up a lot of heavy equipment, and that can harmfully compact the soil underneath and have damaging effects on farmland.  Farm organizations and businesses are trying to reduce the impact of soil compaction through research,...

Zuid West Banden imports Agribrink tire pressure system

January 15, 2021 South West Tire Reaction Zuid West Banden in Klaaswaal (ZH) has become the importer of Agribrink’s Canadian tire pressure exchange system. It does this in collaboration with Troost and Van Gurp in Stad aan ‘t Haringvliet (ZH). The Canadian system differs from other systems by the rapid time it takes to lower the tire pressure. According to...

How often should you check tire pressure and why does it matter?

You could be risking your soil health, crop yield and operating efficiency By Madeleine BaergPublished: April 28, 2020 Features, Machinery and Shop Quick quiz: when was the last time you checked your equipment’s tire pressure? Very few farmers manage the recommended weekly tire pressure checks; even fewer meet the ideal of a daily pressure check. The result? Tire experts agree that almost all western...

Compaction a growing concern

Innovative technology to prevent compaction is particularly relevant as we inch towards the close of a wet harvest season  Nov 21, 2019 By Jackie ClarkStaff WriterFarms.com Across much of Ontario, the 2019 growing season was bookended by wet, sloppy soil conditions. As a result, some farmers are dealing with soil compaction. “Compaction has two main components: moisture and weight,” Jake Kraayenbrink,...

Canadian farmer invents tyre pressure system to help soil health

Farmers Weekly, Richard Allison, September 12, 2019. Ontario farmer Jake Kraayenbrink has invented his own auto-inflation system to keep tyres at the optimum pressure, lowering the risk of soil damage. It just takes him a few seconds to change the tyre pressures on his tractor and 24t twin-axle slurry tanker, ready to tread lightly across the field. High tyre pressures...

Keeping Compaction at Bay in 2019!

Published in Ontario Farmer June 4th, 2019. Authors Ian McDonald and Alex Barrie, OMAFRA and Peter Johnson, RealAgriculture Authors Ian McDonald and Alex Barrie, OMAFRA and Peter Johnson, RealAgriculture It’s hard to put any more adjectives to the frustration of this springs weather. In 2019 “all bets are off” on what is the right thing to do in terms of...

Engineers study machine-related soil compaction

Ontario team working to establish tire inflation guidelines By Scott Garvey (Machinery Editor) Published: November 29, 2018 It wasn’t all that long ago that many agronomists in Canada weren’t even willing to concede soil compaction might be a problem. The freeze-thaw cycle, many argued, significantly mitigated it. But now with more available data and new thinking, most seem to agree that the...

AgriBrink introduces an auto-inflation system

Aftermarket system allows for auto tire inflation from the cab By Scott GarveyMachinery EditorPublished: November 29, 2018 Equipment, Machinery and Shop That big, new aircart that recently arrived on the farm has the widest available radial tires on it, so there’s no need to think about soil compaction, right? Wrong. Choosing the right rubber is only the first step in ensuring equipment does the...

Making technology work for healthier soil

Farmers have to make decisions on which soil-health technologies they want to adopt By Lois Harris Published: November 22, 2018  Building and maintaining soil health increasingly involves technology. The challenge for farmers is deciding which approach they invest in to monitor and maintain their soil health. Three different approaches using technology to solve soil health problems were presented at the Grey County’s...