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KRM Press Articles  
Over the years much has been written in agricultural publications about KRM and the products we offer. In this section of the site we've gathered together press articles about a range of our products. Either choose a product below or scroll down to view the articles.
 
Fertiliser Spreaders  
Article Technical : Precision Farming
Publication Arable Farming
Synopsis An overview of the advantages of KRM's tablet based iZurf app for guidance, section control and variable rate. Including comment from user Paul Stebbings of Essex, who upgraded his existing KRM spreader to a model with iZurf..
Quote

"It was very easy to set up and communication has been faultless - my phone is more complicated."

 
Article System Change Speeds Spreading
Publication Farm Contractor
Synopsis Staffs based contractor David Chandler uses a KRM Bogballe M3W with GPS section control and a capacity of 4500 litres and a KRM K105 complete with Botex grab alongside his JCB Fastrac 4220 to maximise output.
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"Accurate bout matching in the absence of tramlines and section control that minimises double dosing ensures that the best use is made of the fertiliser being applied."

 
Article Adaptive technology helps boost spreading accuracy
Publication Farmers Guardian
Synopsis Farmers Guardian describes the issues which can occur when GPS systems automatically start/stop a machine at the headland, as a result of variations in forward speed and how our Tempo Tracker software automatically compensates for this.
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"This precise on/off point is achieved by monitoring the tractor's forward speed, up to 10 times/second."

 
Article Don't let the choice confuse you
Publication Profi
Synopsis A guide to buying a used KRM spreader. This article looks at the speck options available on used M-line spreaders and updates that the range has received since its launch in 2004.
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"The paint on these machines is really good, and this combined with extensive use of stainless steel, should mean used examples that have not been damaged ore stored out in the elements hold up well"

 
Article On the grid..... six spreaders on test
Publication Farmers Weekly
Synopsis In this article the major six fertiliser spreaders sold throughout the UK were compared. Spread tests were done at 36m and the results published. The article looks at both in field and headland spreading.
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Headland spreading "The results were good with only 0.24% of the fertiliser falling beyond the boundary"

In field spreading "Bogballe's CV of 3.7% was the lowest uncorrected figure in the test"

 
Article KRM Shows of its latest innovations in fertiliser spreading
Publication Farm Business The World
Synopsis This article looks at the latest innovations in fertiliser spreaders from KRM
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"We have developed a program where you can Google your field, define your headland and the machine will decide where to start and stop"

 
Article Worlds biggest mounted fert spreader revealed
Publication Farmers Weekly
Synopsis A review of innovations from Bogballe ahead of the 2014 season
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"Bogballe remains devoted to building one product - mounted fertiliser spreaders"

 
Article Dishing the 'fert'
Publication Profi
Synopsis Here five of the common fertiliser spreaders were tested against each other.
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"Summary: Spreading all the tested fertilisers to 24m the Bogballe/KRM and Rauch/Kuhn gave the best results with CoV's of 6% to 9% at the first attempt"

 
Article Mammoth mounted spreader and section control from Bogballe/KRM
Publication Farmers Guardian
Synopsis A review of innovations from Bogballe ahead of the 2014 season
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"Bogballe (KRM in the UK) has now introduced Section Control Dynamic (SCD) which offers automatic section control, headland stop/start and variable rate application"

 
Article Large capacity, improved accuracy and new control systems
Publication Farmers Guide
Synopsis A review of innovations from Bogballe ahead of the 2014 season
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"Bogballe is one of the first agricultural implement manufacturers to have developed an 'app' to allow its products to be operated by a tablet or a mobile smart phone"

 
 
Article Weigh cells - worth the extra cost?
Publication Crop Production Magazine
Synopsis A look at the cost benefit analysis of adding weigh cells to a fertiliser spreader
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"Changes in the weather and differences between batches of fertiliser can have a significant effect on the characteristics of a fertiliser, and therefore how well it spreads, and continuous weighing allows the machine to account for this"

 
Article Weighing up the benefits of spreader technology
Publication Farm Business Magazine
Synopsis This article looked at the advantages of using a weigh cell system to improve accuracy
Quote

"I've already applied some N with the spreader and it looks extremely accurate - on 464ha of rape I applied 8 bags and was just 10kg out. I could not have achieved that level of accuracy with our previous spreader."

 
Article Spreading the word on improving applications
Publication Farm Business Magazine
Synopsis This article looked at the advantages of using a weigh cell system to improve accuracy
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"with the right technology it is possible to make the fertiliser spreader work harder and save valuable setting-up time, while improving accuracy of applications."

 
Article A nice slice of Danish
Publication Profi
Synopsis A Profi magazine "Practical Test" where the use a machine for a season to really get to grips with how it operates.
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"Previous profi tests showed that in accuracy terms the M2W Plus performs very well. We can now add that in the field its easy to operate."

 
Article Making every granule count
Publication Farmers Guardian
Synopsis This article looks at the benefits of fertiliser application and the need for an even spread pattern
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"Every £1 spent on fertiliser can return as much as £2.50 in higher grass yields. But only if nutrients are evenly applied by a machine which has been set to produce the correct spread pattern."

 
Bredal Spreaders
 
Article Skilled Operators are a MUST
Publication Farm Contractor
Synopsis Farm Contractor talk to Lincolnshire based JSE Systems about the services they offer including their half dozen Fastrac and Bredal K105 outfits.
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Each of the companies operators works autonomusly, towing a trailer with a JCB Loadall telehandler on board for filling in the field, and with a spreader towed behind.

 
Article Precision key to application service
Publication Farmers Guardian
Synopsis Notts based contractor, Shire Farm Services use large capacity Bredal K105 with auto rate control linked to a Trimble RTK system to give the precision he and his customers require.
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"The Bredal is robust, simple to operate and offers the capability of handling a wide variety of materials."

 
Article Grab And Go
Publication Farm Contractor
Synopsis This article looks at the advantages of having a self-contained loading/spreading outfit.
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"We've saved a man and a machine and the integrated crane and bucket has allowed us a greater degree of flexibility; we can send the spreader out as a self-contained unit with a spreading schedule and don't have to worry about logistics."

 
 
Article Spreader update speeds the job
Publication Farmers Weekly
Synopsis This article looks at the reasons behind a Berkshire based contractors decision to update two of their machines..
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"There is a high initial outlay for the Bredal, but we feel that the reliability and accuracy they give us in the application of both lime and Cropkare fertiliser justifies the decision."

 
 
Article High Capacity 'Mod'
Publication Farm Contractor
Synopsis A look at the reasons behind a Yorkshire based contractors decision to go for a Bredal spreader and Unimog power unit.
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"The two Unimogs and their modified KRM Bredal twin disc spreaders enable them to cover up to 500 acres/day with each machine."

 
 
Article High capacity spreader eases workload
Publication Farmers Guide
Synopsis This article looks at the reasons why Lincolnshire based contractors Bellamys of Weston chose a large capacity twin axle KRM Bredal spreader and the benefits they're seeing.
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"I have struck with Bredal as they are reliable and the manufacturer and our dealer provide excellent back up"

 
 
Article Crane takes the strain
Publication Farm Contractor
Synopsis A look at why one contractor chooses to use machine mounted Botex cranes for filling their fleet of lime spreaders.
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"The cranes are reliable and have low running costs" Mr Dutton says, "And they are faster then a telehandler; the fast slewing speed enables us to load our 10t spreader in five minutes, including clearing up."

 
Seed Drills
 
Article Updating farm systems widens drilling options
Publication Farmers Guardian
Synopsis Farming heavy land at one of the highest points in Suffolk, this farmer chose a KRM 1909 drill for its ability so sow a variety of crops into a variety of seed beds..
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"The Sola can also operate in all cultivation methods; Direct, minimum-tillage or plough-based"

 
 
Article Three crop rule need not be an issue with the right drill
Publication Farm Business Magazine
Synopsis Following the introduction of the three crop rule, this Suffolk farm have upgraded to a KRM 1909 drill to establish rape, wheat and spring beans. The drill is used in plough based, min-till and direct drilling applications.
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"The change to the Soladrill had definitely helped the black grass control because it drills the crop with very little disturbance to the surface soil,"

 
 
Article Drill and power harrow combo is worth its weight
Publication Farm Business Magazine
Synopsis A look at the reasons behind Nortamptonshire farmer Dick Payne's decision to replace his old drill combination with a new KRM rig..
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"The design of the elite tine coulters gave me the precise depth control I wanted."

 
 
Agrisem Cultivators
 
Article Disc-O rocks the fields
Publication Profi
Synopsis A 4.5m Disc-O-Mulch gold is put through its paces during a Profi Practical Test
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"Easy to set up and use, the 4.5m Disc-O-Mulch stands out for its fine quality of work across a wide range of conditions and depths."

 
The Company
 
Article Podium Position
Publication Farm Contractor
Synopsis A feature about how KRM started and how the company has grown.
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"We have close relationships with our suppliers, who accept our input to make the product better for UK conditions; we see then as our production companies, they see us as their sales team."

 
 
Article Ernest Doe And KRM
Publication Doe News 2015
Synopsis An article about the history of Ernest Doe's relationship with KRM.
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"Its been a great success for Ernest Doe and KRM and has meant good service and the best technology for farmers of East Anglia and the South East."

 
 
 
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