March 8, 2017 Seed Hawk
The Fenix III has Landed in Oxbow, Saskatchewan
Lab testing of the Fenix III Meter was just the start. We also wanted to make sure that the Fenix III Meter was up to the demands of real life, so we tested it in grower fields with similar conditions to that of most of our customers. This way we knew you would know that it would also perform well on your farm.
The first location used was near Oxbow, SK where canola, wheat and flax had been previously seeded. The machine used was a Seed Hawk Seeding System with a 800 Air Cart and XL Toolbar. As we all know, Mother Nature does not always have the same plans as we do when it comes time for seeding and this was no exception. So after some delays due to weather, we finally got seeding by mid-September.
For this particular Fenix III Meter testing, we seeded 1,305 acres of winter wheat treated with Raxil (105 lbs/acre) and urea (65 lbs/acre) and PHOS at 75 lbs/acre fertilizers at a speed of 50 acres/hr. The Seed Hawk was equipped with the new Fenix III Meter and High Displacement (400 cc) rollers.
We had a mix of sun and light rain during seeding, with temperatures ranging from 9-20°C. Very typical Saskatchewan weather for the fall. Everyone was happy with how the Fenix III Meter performed – smooth start-ups, no jamming, no cross contamination and no roller wear.
While seeding, we also invited other growers in the area to come and see the new Fenix III Meter first-hand. There were a number of interested people who showed up and were all equally impressed with the precision, reliability and ease of use of the Fenix III Meter.