In-Furrow or On-land ploughing ?
In-furrow ploughing is recommended in wet slippery conditions for instance. In other conditions, on-land ploughing is a great alternative. It actually bears agronomic, economic and health benefits.
On-land ploughing :
- makes it easier to remove the soil compaction since the impact is shallower.
- optimizes soil structure by loosening the soil immediately.
- limits soil compaction by allowing working with lower pressure tyres and/or tracks, wider wheel/dual.
- improves the soil profile in adverse conditions especially on heavy soil types.
Kverneland LO shearbolt protections: https://ien.kverneland.com/Ploughing-Equipment/Reversible-Ploughs/Kverneland-LO
- higher productivity: lower pressure tyres and/or tracks, wider wheels/dual increase the traction.
- reduced fuel consumption: the even weight distribution, when ploughing on-land, favors a homogenous and easier traction.
- optimizes operating costs: on-land ploughing facilitates GPS guidance. Hence, fuel cost is optimized.
- Higher efficiency: GPS guidance enables ploughing at night times. When ploughing windows are sometimes short, it becomes a real asset.
Kverneland 3400 S (Variomat)auto-reset protections: https://ien.kverneland.com/Ploughing-Equipment/Reversible-Ploughs/Kverneland-3400-S
Not least, the position of the driver in the tractor cabin is improved when ploughing on-land. His/her comfort bears health benefits for short to long terms. More efficient and enjoyable working and leisure days altogether.
Conversion in-furrow / on-land: “finger tip” operation