The result!. A huge increase in the productivity and profitibility of this field.
In a field of corn stalks, the equipment on the left will be required to establish the next crop by conventional tillage. The Cross Slot on the right will do it in one pass. The relative amount of diesel each will use is represented by the drums in the foreground.
The process. Look closely! There is a Cross Slot drill on the slope establishing new pasture into sprayed-out native sod in South Island, New Zealand. See previous photo for the outcome.
A Cross Slot groove re-opened after seeding into pasture (sod). Note the barley seed on the left and the fertiliser on the right.
Agro-Soyuz Cross Slot drill (10m) on demonstration at the annual Agro-Soyuz No-Tillage Conference in Ukraine.
York-Th. Bayer, discusses soil benefits with a Cross Slot owner near Seidewitz, Germany.
A close up for the next two photos. This is what the farmer started with!
Drilling forage rape into sprayed out native pasture in South Island hill country, New Zealand.
A 5m folding Cross Slot drill seeding into sprayed-out native pasture in Canterbury, New Zealand.
Canterbury, New Zealand cropping farmers Mike and Lynn Porter have used Cross Slot on their farm since 2001. Their successes have included competition winning crops.
Thomas Sander was the first farmer in Germany to purchase Cross Slot in 2004. Since then he has hosted vistors from all over the world on his farm and won several farming and environmental awards.
At Cross Slot, we place great emphasis on communication with our owners and operators. Above, General Manager, Bill Ritchie, discusses no-tillage with an owner in Estonia.
Cross Slot corn in Waikato, New Zealand.
Purchased in 2001, this 15ft rigid Cross Slot dril is still operating near Uniontown, WA and is unmodified from its original manufactured design.
A folding Cross Slot drill in transport mode with a 3m road width.
A 4.5m folding Cross Slot drill on narrow rows (150mm/6") in New Zealand.
The prairies of Kansas with a 24ft folding Cross Slot drill supplied by Storrer Implement, Iola, KS.
A 4.6m folding Cross Slot drill working in near Polva,Estonia
Drilling wheat into canola stubble with a 9m Cross Slot drill in Victoria, Australia.
Locally manufactured 6m folding drill with Cross Slot openers working in South Africa.
A 4.5m (15ft) folding Cross Slot drill working in New Zealand. Note the neatly closed groove even on soil with little residue.
45ft (14m) Cross Slot toolbar in North Dakota. This machine was designed by Cross Slot engineers in New Zealand and built by Gates Manufacturing in Lansford, ND.
Drilling through corn residue is no problem for Cross Slot. 45ft (14m) toolbar in North Dakota.
20ft (6m) Cross Slot equipped Agpro drill operating in Alaska. This machine was built by Agpro in Lewiston, ID and shipped by barge to Alaska. It operates near Delta Junction, about 100 miles south of Fairbanks.