For more than 25 years, Bourgault Tillage Tools have been at the forefront of innovation and technical development in the tillage and seeding tools industry. This was borne out of their own farming and hands-on field experience and the realisation that leadership was sorely lacking in the research and development of tillage and seeding tools. Since then many manufacturers have turned to Bourgault Tillage Tools as standard equipment on their machines. 

bourgault tillage tools used to drill the field

Research and Development is key

Farmers and agronomists in Canada began exploring the benefits of reduced tillage and direct drilling nearly 50 years ago. The reasons were simple – the need to reduce soil erosion, retain soil moisture, save on fuel costs and reduce the time taken.

Bourgault Tillage Tools have invested many years of Research and Development and listening to farmers’ concerns. There are important considerations in coulter design that should be recognised. As Rick Schemenauer of Bourgault Tillage Tools in Canada says, “Not all coulters are created equal, so it’s very important that farmers educate themselves on the subject and choose an opener that makes a positive difference to the results.”

Versatile Opener System

Bourgault VOS (Versatile Opener System), the latest offering from Bourgault Tillage Tools range, certainly delivers on versatility with various options of holders and compatible tips available. Tips come in single or double shoot versions to deliver seed only or seed plus fertiliser; pulses such as beans can be delivered with the same tips or there are specific versions for this purpose.

The range also delivers on quality of design and durability. The low disturbance and low draft generated by the tips contributes to low wear rates as well as reduced fuel costs. This is complemented by the high chromium content of the tips and the carbide on the wings which self-sharpens as it wears and provides increased penetration with no soil smearing.

bourgault tillage tools versatile opener system

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