Belle-Vue Trading Innovative Insight-Edition 7

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SEPTEMBER 2020 Edition 7





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Baling and harvest is right around the corner and no one understands the importance of keeping your operation running at its full potential than our service technicians. Every year our techs spend weeks in training courses specific to the machinery that we supply & service. Due to current travel restrictions technicians moved to on-line training with practical assessments carried out in our own workshop. This has had its pros and cons, but the main thing is that we adapted to keep them up to date with the current tips and tools required to keep your equipment moving.


Welcome all to our last edition for 2020. With the last half of the year signalling harvest and peak times on the farm, we all know the importance of reliability and efficiency when it comes to farm machinery. The guys at Belle Vue Trading Warracknabeal have been very busy with preseason service checks and preventative maintenance schedule servicing. It would be advised if you have not yet already organised these to be done, not to leave it to last minute and be caught out.

The harvest period also brings along many challenges in regards to break down situations, with the world we live in being quite different now days, It would be a fair and reasonable thought to get out and go Twine & Net Wrap currently rolls out as quick as it rolls in so if you through what spare part stock you are carrying in case of shortages require any for this season, I suggest ordering with the parts team due to Covid19. today. Our parts department can also assist with your next steering solution with trade-up discounts for updating existing GPS steering In and around Belle-Vue Trading we have seen many changes and systems to XCN-1050 or XCN-2050 Displays. Now is also the time to having to adapt to the past rules and regulations has been challenging take advantage of the special deals on CropScan 3300H On Combine to say the least, with that said the team has been brought closer Grain Analysers that can be retro fitted to most makes and models together which has created a tremendous working environment that we are all so proud of, keep up the good work guys as it’s a pleasure giving you accurate readings of protein, moisture and oil content. to be a part of this team. In the coming months we will have some exciting new products available for inspection from the New Holland T4.110F “Blue Cab 4” Vineyard Tractor to the All New T8 PLMi Series Tractor setting a new benchmark for functionality. We are also lucky enough to have a New Holland 1290 High Density Big Baler being delivered in the area so feel free to poke your head in to have a look when it arrives.

Kelvin MacGill has been welcomed on board as Service Manager here in Warracknabeal, his knowledge of the mechanical, and technical side of this industry, and skills to run a work shop have been invaluable. His back ground seen him come from Volvo in the UK where he completed his profession. Be sure to call Kelvin to discuss any break downs and general serving requirements that you may have.

In closing I would like take this opportunity to wish all our valued Hay rakes always seem to be in demand when rain is on the horizon clients all very the best for the upcoming harvest season and be sure so this year we have Kuhn twin rotor rakes and K-line delta V rakes to stay safe and look after each other in the high stress periods. To all assembled and available for immediate delivery. our colleagues here at Belle-Vue Trading I would like to say a massive thank you for all the hard work and supper efforts that you have put The team at Swan Hill would like to take this opportunity to thank in throughout the year, it’s a fantastic feeling to know we can support you all for your ongoing support and trusting us with your equipment this industry with the best expertise and highest quality of workman purchases, repairs and spare parts. We hope that you have a trouble- ship going around, keep up the good work guys and we look forward to a well earnt break. free harvest and an enjoyable break over Christmas and the new Once again take care of each other and we look forward to seeing one year…. fingers crossed with all friends and family. and all in the New Year.



Justin Ward

Daniel Webster



Sam is a local lad born in Dimboola and still lives there today with his partner Alex. Sam joined our Belle-Vue family in March this year; he comes to us as an Experienced mechanic specialising in engine rebuilds. His father owned and ran an Agricultural Mechanical shop in Dimboola when he was growing up. In Sam’s spare time he loves to be apart of the local footy club, (in fact we had to surgically remove his Roo’s beanie for the photo). Sam also enjoys restoring old cars when he gets the chance. We look forward to Sam’s time with us.



Diesel Mechanic

Kiel has been working in the Ag Industry now for over 12 Years as a Diesel Mechanic. He Started off as Small Vineyard Mechanic and Specializes in Sprayers. We love having Kiel as part of our team his knowledge of the ag sector from vineyard to sprayers to all type of ag equipment is tremendous and attitude towards business is superior. Kiel is a proud local of the Lake Boga area where he looks forward to starting the next chapter of his life with his beautiful girlfriend Rhianna and building the new forever home in their local community. Kiels interests include speedway where he currently races standard saloons with Belle-Vue sponsorship. Kiel also loves spending time with family and friends. Belle-Vue is fortunate to have Kiel as a part of its family and looks forward to watching him grow within the company.



Going after big capacity has delivered a big win for firsttime HARDI COMMANDER owner Leigh Weir. Leigh and his wife Julie farm 2,600 hectares just north of Birchip, in the Victorian Mallee, using a no-till cropping system. They grow 50% cereals and 50% legumes in soils ranging from sand-heavy country to some light sandy loams. Annual rainfall is approximately 375 millimetres. Leigh says a bigger boom and tank were the main reasons he upgraded from his 6,000 litre Goldacre’s sprayer to the 10,000 litre HARDI COMMANDER, along with the assurance of outstanding support from his HARDI dealer, Belle-Vue Trading in Warracknabeal. “The boom sprayer is a critically important piece of machinery on our farm,” he says. “You never stop spraying.” The Weirs have only had their COMAMANDER 10000 since June 2020 but already Leigh says he has sprayed fungicide over his lentils, insecticide over his barley and fungicide over the barley as well. He is also very busy spraying herbicide for weed control.

“Glyphosate-resistant ryegrass has become a big issue in the area, so now I have to go out and doubleknock spray – once with Roundup and then again with paraquat to kill any survivors,” he reports. However, the bottom line is that Leigh is very happy with his new machine. He is the only operator and estimates that he has done at least 10 full tanks since he took delivery. “I usually spray at about 20 kilometres per hour with the blue 03 HARDI nozzles,” he says. “If I need to manage drift, I’ll just slow down and maybe lower the pressure to produce slightly coarser droplets.” The approach does mean weather can limit spraying opportunities, although Leigh has found that even days which give him six hours of suitable conditions are enough to keep on top of the work. “The 10,000-litre main tank saves a lot of time with filling and a wide boom means I don’t have to go over paddocks as many times,” he explains. “I can get two full tanks out in six hours.” “Even at higher water rates I’ll cover 2,600 hectares in that time.”


The impressive productivity is partly due to Leigh’s selection of a 42.5 metre HARDI PARAGON Aluminium Boom. However, the sprayer itself is almost a stock standard COMMANDER. “I didn’t feel it needed spec’ing up because it was already such an advanced system,” Leigh says.

team from Belle-Vue,” Leigh says. “I can call any time, including on weekends, and they’ll take the time to help me work through the problem – and that’s after them investing a full day in showing me through the features and operations as part of the install.”

“I just chose an HC 8600 control screen along with boom prime, 6-section shut-off and auto-height sensors – which work very well.”

“I’m still new to the sprayer and have a lot to learn,” he continues. “But because they know the product inside out, they’ve been able to help me make the most of the machine and all its features.”

Another favourite feature is the dual agitator pumps, which are installed as standard on the 10,000 litre COMMANDER.

“I’ve found the COMMANDER to be a very good, wellbalanced sprayer – even with the big tank and wide boom,” Leigh says.

“The second agitation pump has been fantastic,” Leigh says. “Keeping the granules well agitated, so they can’t ever settle at the bottom of the tank, is a real plus.” “It’s exceeded all my expectations… I really like it.” He also selected the narrow 20” tyre option and had the track width adjusted from 2.4 metres to 2.1 metres, to match his tractor’s wheel track. His dealer, Belle-Vue trading, took care of the track adjustment process for him. “I can’t speak highly enough of Matt Bellinger and the



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HARVEST LOSS AND INTEGRATED HWSC REDUCES WEEDS AND PUTS MORE GRAIN IN THE BIN Harvest Loss and integrated HWSC reduces weeds and puts more grain in the bin Victorian farmer Luen Credlin is using a chaff deck, Bushel Plus harvest loss system, and most recently, three-finger knife guards to help increase efficiency on the farm. He farms in the northern Wimmera of Victoria, grows canola, wheat, barley and lentils, among other crops. Mr Credlin, who operates a 2017 New Holland CR9.90 combine with 40-foot MacDon FD75 header, said he had only used a chaff deck for one season, but had already noticed a marked reduction in weed seed distribution. “The early signs are that distributing the weed seeds onto the three-metre wheel tracks is creating an increase in yield, although it is still a bit early to give an exact figure,” he said. “However, when used in combination with the Bushel Plus harvest loss system and most recently the Primary Sales’ Allrounder three-finger knife guards, I am confident of some good results.” Mr Credlin said the Bushel Plus system removed the guesswork by providing a quick and easy way to measure harvest losses: with adjustments to the harvester then being made to improve efficiency. “The Bushel Plus is a great invention. It (separator) quickly clears away the chaff to leave the grain,” he said. “I simply weigh the grains on the pocket scales provided, enter the result into the phone app, and then calculate how much crop we are losing and where.”

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“What Luen is doing in checking his losses and changing his header settings to maximise his MOST reinforces COMMONthe MODELS productivity work done by Peter Newman as part of his work with GRDC on harvest loss,” said Peter Broley from Primary Sales. “More than 20% of growers using drop-pans to measure and then recalibrate their headers were putting an extra $20,000 back in their bin. “Measure it and you can manage it. 1685SP2 1658TL Mr Credlin is a fourth-generation farming family he HIGH CAPACITY operated the business with his wife and father in-law. SELF-PROPELLED SELF-PROPELLED TRANSLOADING CONVEYORS “We have recently installed the Primary Sales TUBE CONVEYORS Allrounder three-finger knife guards with the replaceable wear strips, andVERTICAL I am really looking forward UNDERTUBE BELT ELEC. REACH CARRIAGE WIDTH HP to seeingMODEL the difference they will makeDIA. on extending knife life,” he said. 1658 TL





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Peter Broley said “Our All Rounder Adapt-a-Gap threefinger knife is suitable for light to heavier crops with the 34mm gap being able to be an be adapted using the snap-on cereal finger extensions. This improves Luen’s efficiency when harvesting his pulse crops or where the harvesting in lighter crop conditions and therefore reducing his losses”. He said we are proud to be the only Australian manufacturer of knife guards and produce 2, 3 and 4-finger knife guard kits to suit all 22120 the popular front from John Deere, Case, New Holland, HIGH CAPACITY SWING MacDon, Claas, Honeybee, Agco and Midwest. TUBE CONVEYORS

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OBVIOUS CHOICE When it comes to trailed boom sprayers, the choice is clear: it has to be HARDI. Choose the ever-popular NAVIGATOR, with tank options from 3,000 to 6,000 litres and steel or aluminium booms from 18 to 36.5 metres. Or go for the maximum productivity of HARDI COMMANDER, with a 6500, 8500 or 10,000 litre tank and boom options from 30 metres to a huge 54.5 metres. Both sprayers offer unrivalled boom ride plus precise rate control, ISOBUS compatibility and many more options. Contact us to configure your COMMANDER or NAVIGATOR today. HARDI Australia

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