Open the door to cost savings
Have you considered what cost savings you would bring to the table for your farming operation if you could purchase granular fertilizer product direct? Maybe you already are, but do you have an efficient way to manage product inventory in terms of keeping up with supply and knowing what you are expending?
Scale-Tec is opening a new door to cost savings for your farming operation. Did you know that purchasing your own fertilizer product direct and applying it yourself, you can save on average $10 per acre? We have helped many customers do this simply by mounting a scale system onto their spreader implements. If you have the ability to purchase the fertilizer product direct and the only thing that was holding you back was a way to accurately measure the product being applied, you have a solution by integrating an on-board scale system onto your implement.
We’ll work with you to explore options to mount a scale system on your application. We are developing more and more solutions every day for farmers so they can remain profitable in today’s economy of small profit margins.
Return Of Investment
Utilize the Scale-Tec ROI calculator to determine how feasible it is to utilize a scale system on your fertilizer spreader.
Accuracy and dry rate controllers
Do you like running your spreader completely empty before you adjust the calibration on your dry rate controller? Many farmers and custom operators do this prior to adjusting the calibration on their dry rate controllers. Does this sound like precision to you?
Scale-Tec puts precision back into your hands by allowing you to spread a small quantity and performing an in-field calibration to ensure accuracy. If your custom operator or co-op is doing your fertilizer application, ask them how they verify the accuracy of their application.
Many factors can create a need to recalibrate your rate controller. Most of these factors are determined by the quality of the product and environmental aspects. Factors such as the granular size of the product, density of the product, and major weather events all affect how the granules fall from the spreader. Minimizing your error will save you in costs for under application or over application.
Cover Crop benefits
Using a scale system on a fertilizer spreader also has benefits for application of cover crop. Due to the variability of seed shape, size and weight, a scale system will help to adjust the rate of application within a few acres in the field. Eliminate the need to “guess” at the right settings for rate, a scale system will help achieve a 99% +/-1% accuracy when spreading cover crop.