In the autum of 2018 we were given the opportunity to try out a vaderstadt topdown 300. We were also able to try out the Fendt 942 MT. We have had a lot of fun testing this combination.
In 2017 we sowed all green manures with the new Fendt 724. The Lemken smaragd and the accord seed drill have remained unchanged from the previous years. However, this year we were able to work with GPS section control and variable task maps via Fendt variodoc pro.
In the autumn we sowed all the green manures again with our lemken smaragd and front seed box by accord.
In the video below you can see how this combination works. All in all a lot of capacity with low fuel consumption.
Also in 2015 we used the smaragd to carry out the preparation.
The photos below were taken this spring. In this case, the lemken smaragd is used to soak in lime that has been sprinkled to increase the pH of the soil.
After the maize harvest, we worked all plots with our Lemken smaragd and Accord seed drill to sow green manure. All plots were sown with barley using rtk gps, so we sowed little overlap.
After digging up the sugar beets, we worked the beet land with the Lemken Kristall of 6 meters. We do this to improve the digestion of the beet leaves. We have also been able to test the newest Fendt 828 vario Trier 4 final with variogrip tire pressure system.
We did a test to see whether tire pressure decreases on the land really have a lot of fuel shield. You can watch and read the trial in the film below by clicking on this link.
In 2012, we exchanged the old Kongskilde spring-tooth cultivator for a new Lemken kristal fixed-tooth cultivator of 6 meters. We bought this cultivator without a roller and then equip it with an extra row of teeth. We mainly use this cultivator to process fields so that they dry up faster. We opted for narrow bites without wings for a slightly deeper operation. Because the machine no longer has a roller, ridges are left that have a larger surface area than flatland and thus dry up faster. In the autumn we also used this cultivator to open up the beet land again so that the beet leaf would digest better.
The old Kongskilde spring tine cultivator is also still used. Here you can see the 6 meter wide cultivator behind the Fendt Vario 818. The advantage of this cultivator is that it leaves the soil on backs so that it can dry up faster.
In the fall of 2007 we decided to exchange our three-meter smaragd for a six-meter version. With this machine we can achieve more capacity with less fuel per ha. Wear is also reduced, because extremely high speeds cannot be driven.
In the pictures you can see that we are raising the tracks of fertilizer sowing over plowed land. We use the Fendt Vario 930 for this because it is the easiest to connect with the spading machine and the router. The other tractors must remain on the other machines. The Smaragd can also be towed with a lighter tractor, but with the 930 you can work the most economically per hectare. This machine can also be folded hydraulically within three meters. The weight in the front is necessary, because the machine weighs more than 3.5 tons. With an average speed of 12 km / h and a working depth of 15 to 20 cm, this combination has a large capacity.
In 1998 we bought our first Lemken smaragd cultivator. It had a working width of three meters and was better suited to work on corn stubble.
The first tillage on our farm after the winter is cultivating the soils so that they dry up faster or to cover any crop residues. We use a Kongskilde cultivator with three rows of spring tines with large goose feet. We have had this cultivator since 1994 and it is still in use. It is 5.5 meters wide and can be folded hydraulically.