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Trampling Calculator
The Trampler calculator takes your ground sprayer information:
  • Tire Width

  • Boom Width

  • Number of Headlands

And it calculates, based on a full square quarter:
  • The number of passes required per quarter

  • The potential loss in corners of the field due to turn radius

  • The area trampled by the wheels of your ground sprayer

To eventually conclude, based on intended yield and crop value:
  • The % of crop loss due to tramping

  • The $ value of the loss per acre

  • The number of acres lost per quarter

Additional to the loss, but not calculated here are the costs associated with:
  • Grade loss because acres were not covered in time

  • Time and ruts associated with going around pot holes and obstacles

  • Fuel cost

  • Machinery wear and tear

  • Labour cost

  • Soil compaction

  • Complications to other field operations thanks to sprayer ruts

  • Timing, air covers more acres

  • The cost of your ground sprayer - capital tie up and financial costs


Note: this calculator assumes 7-12" row spacing for small grain drilled crops.

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