"My farm consists of 2400 acres and is situated north east of Minnedosa, Manitoba. I farm a variety of soil types, some which is heavy and some which is lighter soil."
"I have owned 4 Bourgault air drills over the years. My first was a 5700 air drill at 7-inch spacing. Then I bought a new 5710 at 7-inch spacing. Four years ago I bought a new 40 foot 5710 at 9.8 inch spacing with mid-row banders. At first I was skeptical about the 9.8 inch spacing because I had never used any seeding tool with a spacing greater than 7 inches. The only way I could get Mid Row Banders was with a 9.8-inch spacing and Wendell talked me into it. I find I have good swath support using narrow spoons so the 9.8-inch spacing is no longer a concern. All my lighter land is zero-tilled, so if it is a dry fall I will only go over it with my Bourgault 7200 Heavy Harrow to bust up the straw and spread it evenly across the field."
"This spring I purchased a new 5710 at 47 feet with mid-row banders. I really like this unit because it has shorter wings and I feel it works better in my hilly terrain. I have used Mid Row Banders for 4 years now and I like the fact that I have the ability to sow right into stubble, put all my anhydrous ammonia down and use a starter fertilizer with the seed, all with one pass. This unit has tremendous trash clearance."
"I used to cultivate, apply NH3, and then sow. However, one pass savings are substantial, especially now with the price of diesel fuel, labor, and machinery costs. This system has been trouble free and I have never even had one bearing failure in the four years that I have used Mid Row Banders."
"Mid Row Banders save a pass over the field, which saves money. I’m sure I get more value from my fertilizer by applying it in the spring. My yields have increased since I started using Mid Row Banders."