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Why Should I Choose The Aricks Residue Manager?

Planting

Upgrading your John Deere Air Seeder with the Aricks Residue Managers is a decision that could significantly improve your efficiency and crop yields. This integration not only enhances your machinery; it is also a step towards modernizing agricultural practices, ensuring sustainability, and maximizing profitability. Let’s talk about the multitude of benefits that come with this upgrade, compelling reasons that make this investment worthwhile for farmers.

March 22, 2024

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Aricks Australia: Pioneering Durability in John Deere Air Disc Drill Solutions

News

In the heart of Australia’s rich agricultural lands, innovation thrives not just as a concept but as a tangible reality. Thunderstruck Ag Equipment is thrilled to spotlight a partnership that epitomizes this spirit of innovation and introduce Jacqui and Colin Wemyss from Aricks Australia. Over a decade ago, they embarked on a mission to redefine the standards of durability and efficiency in John Deere Air Disc Drills, leading to the creation of a complete lineup of wear part solutions designed to outlast and outperform.

February 21, 2024

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Pin Adjust or Floating Row Cleaners, which One is Right For Me?

Planting

As a farmer, you understand that achieving optimal yields starts with precision in planting practices. One crucial component that often plays a pivotal role in this process is the row cleaner. In this guide, we’ll address some fundamental questions to help you make informed decisions about whether you need Row Cleaners, what type suits your needs, and which blade style is most appropriate for your field conditions.

January 31, 2024

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Jake Jass Appointed as Vice President of Sales

News

Thunderstruck Ag Equipment, is proud to announce the addition of Jake Jass as our new Vice President of Sales. With an impressive background, Jake is set to contribute his extensive expertise and leadership to further accelerate Thunderstruck’s growth and market presence.

November 2, 2023

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Harvest Precision Starts at the Header: Introducing Duck Foot® Slip Over Paddle Tines

Harvest

In today’s modern farming practices, precision and efficiency are essential components of a successful harvest. While farmers often focus on seeding and spraying, recognizing the importance of precision at the harvesting stage is crucial. Steve Kastning, the Founder and President of Duck Foot Parts Inc., has revolutionized harvest precision with the invention of Duck Foot® Slip Over Paddle Tines.

May 15, 2023

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3 Benefits of the ThunderDryer: Drying Your Grain Is Easier Than Ever

Harvest

We all know that drying grain is an essential part of harvest, but it can also be time-consuming and expensive. The ThunderDryer from Go Technologies is an innovative farmer-invented product that offers three exciting benefits that make it a must-have if you’re looking to streamline your operation and save some hard earned money.

April 13, 2023

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Increase Combine Header Feeding Drum Capacity – Thunderstruck Ag

Harvest

One of the biggest issues facing farmers at harvest is the limited capacity that they encounter with their draper header feed drum. As OEM header drums force material towards the center of the drum and only feed through at the center of the drum, this limits the capacity to feed crops into the combine,and ultimately reduces the capacity of the header. In addition farmers run the risk of plugging their machine, as well as increasing rotor loss as often the material will clump when feeding with the OEM drums.

March 29, 2023

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What is the Purpose of a Seed Firmer?

Planting

The original purpose of a seed firmer was to make sure that when the seed was dropped into the furrow or seed trench that it would make it to the bottom of the trench and not get stuck in the sidewalls on the way in.

March 1, 2023

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Things to consider when deciding between a 3” or 4.5” wheel for your planter

Planting

One of the biggest questions that we get asked is whether or not there is an advantage to going with a narrow gauge wheel on a planter.

March 1, 2023

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How to Solve Sidewall Compaction

Planting

One of the biggest problems faced by farmers when using a planter is sidewall compaction which can cause uneven emergence and poor germination. Sidewall compaction occurs when your planter’s gauge wheels pack down the soil on either side of the furrow during planting. 

The gauge wheels carry the weight of your planter, which means they are pressing down on the soil which creates significant packing pressure on your soil. Sidewall compaction has been a problem for over 30 years,

November 17, 2022

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How to Solve Rotor Loss, Sieve Loss, Cracked Grain, Unthreshed Material, Increase Ground Speed and cut your fuel costs while combining

Harvest

Typically when you’re harvesting using a rotor combine you’d have to change concaves from crop to crop to get threshing capabilities for each crop while battling changing crop and weather conditions, which often lead to increased grain loss and dockage of your sample due to poor threshing abilities. 

October 6, 2022

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The Air Missile

Harvest

Harvest is a busy time and the job doesn’t end when you get the grain off the field. Not only do you need to get it into the bin, but you also need to dry it. Some of the methods to get this done have been to use uninterrupted feed dryers, incorporating batch dryers and having in-bin aeration. For the latter, you would apply warm dry air to the bottom of the bin to dry the grain.

September 13, 2021

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The ThunderDryer

Harvest

There are obviously two things we need to have to dry grain; one is heat, the other one is airflow; The ThunderDryer provides you with both. The ThunderDryer grain drying system provides you with ample time to set up the system and  dry your grain in your bin. This allows you to take your grain off the field in better conditions and operate your harvest on your own terms. 

Grain drying is a fundamental part of the harvest process,

September 13, 2021

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Combine Concaves

Harvest

You would think that buying any type of concave for your combine would help you in threshing or filtering any type of crop you have on your farm (corn, soybean, wheat, canola, etc), but it is much more elaborate than that. In this article we will explain what concaves are, and all the different types there are for all of the crops that we have in Canada and the United States.

September 8, 2021

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Closing Wheels for Ag Planting

Planting

Here at Thunderstruck Ag Equipment we’re based in Winkler Manitoba. We represent farmer-invented and innovative products  that have not only been tested on their own farms but were designed to make your job easier and more efficient too! We represent products that have certified proof that they  actually work for day-to-day farms.

We carry a number of planting product solutions but among those, we strongly recommend  The Copperhead Closing wheels.

September 4, 2021

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Concave Cover Plates

Harvest

To improve threshing during harvest, farmers and producers have created concave cover plates. These cover plates do or fulfill the same purpose as the filler plates on standard regular concaves. Cover plates are used for small grains. No cover plates are used for harvesting corn, but everything else would require cover plates. 

September 1, 2021

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