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A Little Bit of March Madness

By K-Line Ag
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Holding Product Demo Days is a great way to introduce a little March Madness (the good sort)!

We held two demo days in March 2019, together with Cowra, Forbes and West Wyalong Machinery Centres. These days offered a great chance for local (and not-so local) farmers to view ripping and tillage demonstrations, be among the first to get a glimpse of new K-Line Ag products, and check out a range of New Holland tractors. Its a great opportunity to see our products working in real conditions in the paddock, rather than just displayed in a showroom. Add that to a free lunch, prize giveaways and the opportunity to meet the teams from CMC, FMC, WWMC and K-Line Ag in person… it’s not much wonder these days were a rounding success!

Cowra Demo Day: March 19

Cowra’s Product Demo Day on March 19 was a Ripper of a day! A very welcome few mm of rain the night before settled the dust, which made the demos much more pleasant for onlookers. We had a great turnout of local farmers and others who had travelled from further afield.

Throughout the day we ran a number of product demonstrations: a Speedtiller Powerflex®, 7-tyne MaxxRipper®, and our ‘soon-to-be-released’ SpeedChisel. Watch for this exciting new development to be launched later this year – sign up to our eNews to make sure you get first dibs!

3 lucky attendees came up trumps with our demo day prize draw. Congratulations to Lawrence Parrish of Canowindra, Gary Amos of Cowra, and Tim Johnstone of Woodstock!

 

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West Wyalong Demo Day: March 22

A few days later, the teams headed out to West Wyalong, ready to roll again. It was great to meet the team at West Wyalong Machinery Centre, the newest dealership on board with Forbes Machinery Centre Group. Being a relatively new area for K-Line Ag equipment, this was an excellent opportunity to show our machinery to local farmers and agronomists on their own turf.

The day was off to a great start as the teams and early-bird farmers watched a beautiful storm roll in, bringing with it the desperately needed rain. The dark clouds and the smell of rain put a grin on everyone’s faces… and made for some hasty team work saving the tents from blowing away (check it out below)!

 

 

Once the storm had passed, we got on with the product demos. The ground was incredibly hard; it had been flooded a few years ago and then had cattle on it, making for severely tight compacted ground: a great opportunity to demonstrate what K-Line Ag machines are really made of. There’s a reason we build them tough, and build them to work in tough Australian conditions! We ran the MaxxRipper® first to loosen up the compacted ground, and then demonstrated the ability of the Speedtiller Powerflex® to create a beautiful level seedbed.

Congratulations to the lucky winners of the West Wyalong product demo prize draw: Peter Morton of Stockinbingal, and Andrew Forsyth of West Wyalong!

Fab Feedback

For those that haven’t been to one of these field days, they are a must-do. There’s no obligation, you come and you watch and you can have a ride in the tractor, you can walk around the different machinery. And you can also talk to other farmers that have these machines, and get their opinion not just K-Line’s opinion which is really important.

Andrew McCullough | West Wyalong Machinery Centre

 

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Thank you for your valued support!

We’d like to thank everyone who attended both product demo days for their support; it was great to catch up with some familiar faces, and meet other new ones! We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did; make sure you follow our social media pages to keep in touch about future events near you. Plus, make sure you check out our Events page for the next events on the K-Line Ag horizon.

To the teams at Cowra, Forbes and West Wyalong Machinery Centres: many thanks for your help to host both days, and for all the work behind the scenes that went into it. Thanks to FarmPix Photogaphy and Brett Naseby Creative for snapping some great footage of both events. And thanks to Andy Smith of Cowra, and Mark & Kylie Warner of West Wyalong, for generously lending us their paddocks for the day!

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Australia’s K-Line Ag Officially Launches U.S. Company and New Speedtiller® Powerflex®

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Australia’s K-Line Ag Officially Launches U.S. Company and New Speedtiller Powerflex® at National Farm Machinery Tradeshow, Louisville

K-Line Ag, global leader in agricultural machinery and technology, announced their official launch to mainstream dealerships of its subsidiary company in North Dakota and its newly designed Speedtiller Powerflex® in the United States, the latest innovation in its Speedtiller® line. To mark its U.S. market debut, the K-Line Ag subsidiary company will be present at the National Farm Machinery Tradeshow, February 15-18, in Louisville, KY to discuss the unveiling of the Speedtiller Powerflex®.

K-Line Ag has been present in the US and Canada since 2012, with machines being successfully trialled and proven in field and now in operation throughout the country. With the official launching of this operation, K-Line Ag now offers its state-of-the-art equipment to the North American and Canadian farmer and dealership markets.

“As a family of farmers, we not only understand the agricultural industry from first-hand experience, but have a deep-rooted passion for it,” said Bill Larsen, Director of Sales and Marketing at K-Line Ag. “By opening a U.S. operation and continuing to manufacture industry-leading equipment such as the Speedtiller Powerflex®, we hope to revolutionize the farming industry and make tilling more efficient for farmers worldwide.”

The new Speedtiller Powerflex® is the award-winning flagship of K-Line Ag and incorporates highly advanced and field-proven features with the existing Speedtiller advantages. This dual-purpose machine was designed and built for superior performance in all soil types and conditions, allows for maximum weed-cut, a smoother field finish, and more consistent sizing and incorporation.

Equipped with 31 separate 24-inch discs, the Speedtiller Powerflex® is designed to accommodate the needs of large-scale farmers and custom operators seeking efficiencies in today’s challenging agricultural environment. Ideal for sizing, mixing, and incorporating high residue crops in corn, beans, and cereals, the Speedtiller Powerflex® features a heavy-duty disc arm for a maximum digging capacity of up to 348 pounds per disc, power down wings, and rubber suspension rollers with dual float and fixed working modes. The dual operating mode allows the tiller to operate in Full Float Mode for undulating fields and terrace following, or Non-Float Mode, allowing the tiller to go further in soft, wet, or sandy soils.

Some of the key advantages of the Speedtiller Powerflex® include:

  • Unique ability to vary disc and roller pressure on the go
  • Handle greater range of diverse soil types
  • Increased digging capacity – digs like an offset in hard soils
  • Far superior performance in soft, wet, or sandy soils
  • Less machine damage in rocky soils
  • Proven for heavy trash incorporation
  • Simple machine setup with hydraulic on-the-go adjustment

About K-Line Ag

A family-owned and operated company, K-Line Ag was founded in 1993 by Richard Larsen and is the leading global manufacturer of agricultural machinery and technology. Headquartered in Australia, the company manufactures heavy duty lines of farm machinery, including Speedtillers, Trash Management equipment, CropCommanders, Harrows & Bars, Turf Mowers and Hay Rakes.

In 2012, the company established a subsidiary company in North Dakota, thus making its high-end machinery accessible to farmers in the North American and Canadian markets. Under the direction and leadership of the Larsen family, K-Line Ag has transformed from a two-person company in 1993 to a market-leading international business in 2016.

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CNH Industrial Acquires K-Line Ag

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As pioneers in Australian agricultural tillage equipment, K-Line Ag has an international reputation for innovation, efficiency and productivity. We are pleased to announce that K-Line Ag has signed an agreement to become part of global leader in agricultural machinery – CNH Industrial.

This is an exciting opportunity for customers, dealers, and both K-Line Ag and CNHI teams. It will give us the potential to expand the reach of K-Line Ag products, while the emphasis by CNH Industrial on agricultural technology and product innovations can only benefit the further development of K-Line Ag’s current product line-up.

It’s also a fantastic recognition for our team, who have worked so hard to establish K-Line Ag as a serious competitor on the global agriculture stage. Our family business is in the very best hands to continue our push for ongoing innovation and expansion for the benefit of all of our customers and dealers.

The Larsen family will also remain heavily involved in strategy and day to day management of the business. The manufacturing of K-Line Ag products like the Speedtiller® will remain in Cowra NSW, Australia (and Grafton, North Dakota, USA), with plans to ramp up production and increase the number of units produced each month.

It will be very much business as usual for both K-Line Ag dealers and staff, and we are committed to making this transition period as smooth as possible.

K-Line Ag Products & Dealer Network

K-Line Ag products will continue to be sold under the K-Line Ag name in Australia and New Zealand through our existing network of Case IH, New Holland and selected independent dealers. In North America, the products will be branded as Case IH for Case IH dealers, while the current K-Line Ag branding will remain the same for all non-Case IH dealers within the US market. Our dealer network is one of our greatest assets and integral to the success of the K-Line Ag business; we are confident that K-Line Ag will go from strength to strength under CNH Industrial’s ownership.

Get in Touch!

For any questions discussions about this development, we’re always glad to hear from you; please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 1800 194 131.

We greatly appreciate the involvement with, and support of the K-Line Ag brand to date that we’ve seen from our dealers, customers, staff and indeed all stakeholders. We look forward to continuing to work with these well into the future to deliver our customers the best technical and innovative solutions.

Press Release: CNH Industrial Acquires Australian Implement Manufacturer K-Line Ag

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K-Line Ag MaxxRipper®: The Answer to your Soil Compaction Issues!

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Soil Compaction Issues? Sorted!

After years of no-till conservation practices, a need for deep tillage equipment has arisen. Manufactured for breaking hard pans and deep tillage applications, the K-Line Ag MaxxRipper® loosens up tough, compact soil to prepare it for planting.

Built tough to withstand harsh conditions, it can break up compacted soils to a depth of 600mm (23″). Where soil compaction is encountered, the K-Line Ag MaxxRipper® is your answer for:

  • Superior root structure
  • Greater nutrient uptake
  • Better moisture availability
  • Healthier plant development
  • Higher yields

How It Works: Benefits of Deep Ripping

How the K-Line Ag MaxxRipper® System Works:

How the K-Line Ag MaxxRipper® System Works

Soil Compaction Issues, Before Deep Ripping:

Soil Compaction Issues, Before Deep Ripping

Soil Structure After Deep Ripping:

Soil Structure After Deep Ripping


Watch Videos of the MaxxRipper® In Action

This video explains the features of the K-Line Ag MaxxRipper® and the benefits of introducing it into your farming operation.

Case Study: Soil Solutions & Deep Tillage Equipment at Young NSW

Case Study: Soil Compaction Solutions & Deep Tillage Equipment – David McMillan, Young NSW

Case Study: Soil Compaction Solutions & Deep Tillage Equipment – David McMillan, Young NSW

Getting your soil right is one of the most important tasks for any farmer, and ‘plough pans’ of compacted, dry soil are regularly encountered across the often drought-stricken Australian continent.

David McMillan knows this all too well. McMillan’s property in Young, New South Wales is a mixed operation with stud cattle and lambs, as well as various grain crops. Dry, compacted soil affected by decades of ploughing and planting needs to be carefully worked to allow moisture back in, which in turn allows roots to grow deeper.

View footage of K-Line Ag products running on McMillan’s farm, and follow the prompts to read the full case study at this link: McMillan Case Study


The Proof is in The Pudding

MaxxRipper® Trial Results

At K-Line Ag, we’re constantly trialling and testing our products, and we’re accumulating indisputable evidence of the benefits of strategic deep ripping. Keep an eye on our eNews and social media channels for more trial result updates as they become available!

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Proving the Benefit of “Innovations in Agriculture”

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All attendees of our 2017 Reseller Conference “Innovations in Agriculture” voted that the day was a great success, and we couldn’t agree more! We invited our key Speedtiller and Trash Management Resellers to visit Cowra for a day in early August, which was packed full of value and team spirit.

We kicked off the day in the picturesque setting of the JT Pridham Centre, with an award presentation for our Reseller and Salesman of the Year Awards. Congratulations to:

Cowra and Forbes Machinery Centre

Dealer of the Year

Peter Nixon

Forbes Machinery Centre

Salesman of the Year

Axel Amory

Milne Bros Emerald

Runner-up Salesman of the Year

Thank you to our Guest Speakers

Thank you to our guest speakers for your valuable time and contributions to this event. First up, we had Marcello from our dealer rewards team, who gave us an excellent rundown on the dealer exclusive K-Line Rewards Program.

Keep an eye on our blog – next we will be sharing some of the pearls of wisdom received from Peter Watt, Senior Regional Agronomist at Elders Cowra, who spoke to us about Nutrient Stratification and how this can be alleviated through strategic cultivation.

We then heard from David and Henry Nash of Cooyong Pastoral Company, who presented to us their experiences with developing deep ripping in their cropping operation. The Nash family saw the need for implementing a deep ripping system on their property, and came to K-Line for help in developing a deep tillage machine that was robust enough to suit their needs. After much research and development, the Nash’s purchased our MaxxRipper® prototype for this deep tillage application on their property, and “can’t speak highly enough of it”.

After a short break where the whole team got the chance to meet each other and “put a face to the name”, we regathered and split into groups for a networking experience. Here we drilled down into current relevant issues we are all facing in the machinery industry, and found great benefit in sharing thoughts, experiences, and a wealth of agricultural knowledge between teams.

Back to Base

After a sumptuous lunch catered by The Smoking Brothers, we headed back to the base to conduct a Factory Tour and New Product Preview. We introduced two new products to our dealers: the MaxxRipper® and the Delta Hay Pro. They also received a sneak preview of two more products that are in the pipeline, to be launched in 2018. But as the word ‘preview’ suggests – they aren’t available yet, so keep your eyes peeled for more details on these!

We received amazing feedback from the day, backed up by the fact that 100% of attendees said they would attend a day like this again!

Proving the Benefit of Innovations in Agriculture

As Henry Ford once said, “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”

Thank you to all attendees for your input – it is invaluable, and we intend to use what was gleaned from this day to continue to improve our service to our dealership network, to the farmers we both serve, and to the land we care for.

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Releasing our Latest Model: 6.25m Powerflex!

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It’s official – our newest model Speedtiller Powerflex® is now available in Australia! With an operating width of 6.25m (20.5ft), this model embodies all the award-winning Powerflex advantages in a smaller machine. The smaller operating width means it suits smaller tractors, making it available to more Australian farmers.

Watch the 2 minute video below!

Combining all the Powerflex Advantages you know about…

  • Selective Dual Mode Weight Transfer System
  • Wing Down Pressure
  • Quick Adjust Lateral Disc Positioning
  • Proven Extreme Duty Disc Arm & Hubs
  • Roller Shock Protection

…in a smaller model to suit more applications!

The smaller size machine suits a lower horsepower tractor, making this machine a great option for all farming operations. Ideal for cotton and mixed vegetable growers! Its narrow transport width makes for simple road travel & easier accessibility on the farm (no more squeezing through those gates!)

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Tried & Proven

It’s been successfully trialled and running in the US for a year, and has passed in-field testing in Australia with flying colours.

Download the new Powerflex Brochure

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Releasing our Latest Model: 8.25m Powerflex!

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The newest addition to the ever expanding range of K-Line machines is the 8.25m (27.06’) Speedtiller Powerflex®. This is the fifth size available in the Powerflex® configuration. it is ideally suited for the high end front wheel assist, 300 horse power+ tractor range of 8.25m giving it a true 8m working width, excellent for 8 row cotton configuration.

Powerflex Advantages

  • Selective Dual Mode Weight Transfer System
  • Comes complete with wing land wheels giving it excellent contour following in uneven terrain
  • Heavy duty tillage tool for most tillage applications
  • Fill a niche for the 350 horse power front wheel tractor range
  • Quick Adjust Lateral Disc Positioning
  • Proven Extreme Duty Disc Arm & Hubs
  • Roller Shock Protection

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Tried & Proven

It’s been successfully trialed and has passed in-field testing with flying colours. Click below to watch the video of the 8.25m Speedtiller Powerflex®.

 

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Strategic Tillage: A 1-in-5 Year Consideration for No-Till Farmers

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Ask 1000 farmers a question about how to raise their crops, and you’ll probably get 1000 different answers. For some, “the way it’s always been done” is the answer; for others, it’s the latest study or newest method. For most, the answer lies somewhere in between.

While opinions vary on a number of ag-related topics, one common topic of discussion is tillage frequency and its implications for soil health. No-till systems have been steadily gaining ground across the world since the 1950s, shortly after Edward Faulkner’s “Plowman’s Folly” raised awareness of the harm of deep mouldboard ploughing on American prairie soils. Faulkner’s tenets have spread over the intervening years, but additional research, university studies, and machine innovations have tempered some of his original observations.

But no-till isn’t always the most beneficial, particularly in harder soil types or those that pack tightly, like clays and clay mixes. These soils can develop hard pans at the 100mm to 150mm range, creating a host of problems[1]. The pans keep water from penetrating more deeply into the soil, where it can nourish developing root systems and be locked away for future use during dry periods. Pooling water on the top few inches of soil causes other problems as well, like acidification of soils from accumulated fertilizers and additives. Some of these additives, like lime, have limited wicking penetration abilities, and without tillage, can only penetrate 15-20mm/year their own and must be constantly re-applied to provide benefit to the crop.

To address these issues while causing the least possible disturbance to soils, farmers have turned to minimally-invasive deep ripping with specialty tools like the K-Line MaxxRipper®, strategically planning their tillage every 4 or 5 years in an otherwise no-till system. Deep rippers provide 200mm + deep soil disruption without sacrificing the residues and humus richness a minimal-till or no-till approach develops[2].

Benefits of deep ripping include:

  • Compaction Busting

    By breaking up sub-soil compaction, deep ripping allows root structures to penetrate more deeply into the soil, particularly the tap roots on crops like canola and lucerne. The deeper the tap roots go, the more likely the event that they will reach sub-surface repositories of moisture. Deeper root systems also provide pathways into the soil for rains to follow, increasing the depth at which rains penetrate, and increasing the overall moisture retention capacity of the soil.
  • Nutrient Retention

    In no-till systems, one of the main complaints is nitrogen loss due to volatilisation. Nitrogen is extremely volatile when exposed to oxygen, and will vaporise into the air quickly, loosing efficacy, if left at the surface. Top-dressed fertilisers or broadcasted manures must be worked into the ground to realise their full benefit, and a single pass with a deep ripper can introduce N to the subsoil layers, locking in the nutrient and making it available for future crops.
  • Residue Decomposition

    Residues are another potential nutrient source that are more beneficial when worked in. Working residues into the soil increases the rate at which they mineralise (decompose) and humuficate (reach mature humus state). The faster residues complete these steps, the sooner they’re available to plant roots as a nutrient source.
  • Residue Anchoring

    Tillage “anchors” the residue in the soil, rather than allowing it to blanket the top of the soil’s surface. Anchoring puts the physical and organic benefits of the residues (moisture retention, erosion control, nutrient availability, etc.) directly into the soil, not simple on top of it.
  • Rut Levelling

    Applying strategic tillage to no-till paddocks is also an effective way to combat other types of soil compaction, like ridging and rutting. A turn across a paddock with a deep tillage machine breaks up all sub-surface ridges and breaks apart ruts left by tractors and implements or created after heavy drought-rain cycles which Australia often experiences.

There are some additional short-term considerations when contemplating a strategic deep ripping till of a no-till system, particularly in regards to weather forecasting and rain expectations. However, managing these considerations are a small thing compared to the potential benefits a deep ripper can provide with your no-till subsoils.

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The Ag Survey Results and The Winners Are…

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Wow!

What an amazing response from our Agricultural Survey we ran in July/August 2018! 663 people responded, an amazing round-up of responses, with insights from every part of Australia.

We thought you might like to see what others are saying, so we’ve put together a quick info-graphic with some of the statistics we pulled from the survey, which you can view below. But first, we’re sure you all want to know who were the three lucky winners of the Driza-Bone Draw!

And the winners are…

To announce the winners, we’ve put together a funny little video just for kicks!

So what did others say?

And now for the stats! Weed resistance, drought, rain, tractor types, most used on-farm implement, irrigation and deep-ripping were just some of the questions asked.

the ag survey statistics

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Most Used Tractor-Drawn Implement on the Farm based on all responses. The larger the word, the higher the usage!

Some happy customer feedback

We also asked for reviews from existing customers and we were blown away by the kind words we received, so we decided to share a few of the happy customer responses.

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(Video won’t play? The 3 Winners of the Driza-Bone Coat Draw were Andrew Hermiston, Darren Curry, Stuart Buller)

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