'Ride and Drive' Spray Day
Stirlings to Coast Farmers (SCF) held a self-propelled (SP) boom-spray “Ride and Spray” day on the 20th March at
Pieper’s property in Woogenellup, organised by the East Group committee. Local farmers were given the rare
opportunity of taking each machine for a test drive across the paddocks to assess the ride, comfort, vision and many other factors which are difficult to assess on the showroom floor. SP Boomsprays were showcased from the following machinery dealerships:
McIntosh & Son – Miller Nitro and Hardi RUBICON 9000
C & C Machinery – Croplands Rogator
AFGRI John Deere – John Deere R4045
Farmers Centre – Case Patriot and GOLDACRES G6
Agrifac- Condor Endurance
Stirlings to Coast Farmers would like to thank all machinery companies for giving up time, money and effort to display their latest SP boomsprays to our members. We would also like to thank the Pieper family for providing the paddock to host the event. Finally, thank you to Mal Thompson and the SCF east committee for organising the event.
In addition to the boomsprays on display, SCF were fortunate to host the “DEPTHCHARGER” ripper from the RocksGone company. Thankyou to Tim Pannell for bringing the machine into our region and allowing us to complete trial work at the Goad’s property in the morning, and for demonstrations in the Pieper’s paddock.
C and C Machinery generously provided a FENDT 1042 tractor to pull the machine for our research trial and to
demonstrate its wares at the field day.
Some final thanks to Anthony Hall (SCF member), who bought his own designed seed & fertiliser trailer, “The Wildcard” to the event.
The day was finished off with a sausage in a bun cooked on the Elders BBQ and some beverages donated by the machinery companies. We were joined by some late comers who had been fighting a fire during the day. Everyone who attended had a great time and the field day extended into a field night.