“We have had great backup from the team at Techgrow in Clare, it has been awesome. Only ever an email or phone call away if we have any enquires or problems”

 

Customer Profile : Orrock Farming

 

Orrock farming purchased their Bogballe M3W in April 2011

“We have had this machine for the last two seasons and in that time we have spread snail bait, mouse bait, Urea, SOA and Oats. The auto calibration, on-board scale and ability to spread 36m were the reason for the purchase of this machine. It was not the cheapest machine, but after covering over 17,000ha with it I wouldn't change a thing, anybody can jump in, press start and away they go.”


Orrock Farms Bogballe spreader                   Bogballe spreader in use

Based in Murraytown in the Upper Mid-North of South Australia the family run business is working smarter not harder by making best use of their Bogballe as a fully optimised contract spreading machine.

“We have it hooked up to a Topcon X30, running an xlink, we have auto section control, on the go variable rate and also control by Topcon Cropspec nitrogen sensors as well”

Todd Orrock Managing Director of Orrock farming is also very pleased with the low maintenance of the machine and has  also taken up the “Long Life Wolfram Hardened Vanes” as an option.

“We have spread 9230ha this season with the blue hardened vanes and they will continue into next season with no problems.”

Being a contracting business the ability to cover large areas of land in a day are crucial to Orrock Farming's success, to fully optimise the full capacity of the M3W Todd’s Machine boasts a 4800L which equates to 3.5t of Urea

“Speed and area covered are the best feature, we spread at up to 85ha an hour and in a 24 hour period you can really cover some country. You need a way to fill this type of spreader quickly so that you can keep your work rate up, we fill 3.5t of urea without entering the hopper in 3min, auto hopper cover is a must.”

In relation to product support Todd had this to say
“We have had great backup from the team at Techgrow in Clare, it has been awesome. Only ever an email or phone call away if we have any enquires or problems”