Research and Development in 2019

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Tecfarm is primarily a design engineering company, outsourcing all manufacturing to a respected fabrication business.

This allows us to spend more time progressing ideas for new or improved methods of non chemical weed control.

Chaff carts have been our main focus for around ten years with the Smartcart range proving to be Australias’ most popular machine for collection of harvest residue, with units numbering in the 100’s operating in four states.

After two years of development, the Controlled Traffic CT cart is now available and is well suited to all harvester sizes and perfect for either CT or conventional farms

Three years after registering patent applications a novel design for eliminating weed seeds exiting a harvester is progressing and is now our main focus. There are complex issues involved in producing a cost effective, reliable unit suited to larger harvesters and all conditions. The Tecfarm design is simple but has complex interaction of air and material so gaining knowledge takes time 

Update: During 2018 harvest, one prototype Seed Mill was fitted to a Case 9120 for limited paddock trials. Results were encouraging, meaning further development in 2019 is warranted.