Coby Pearce is the owner operator of Morco Farms located between Manangatang and Swan Hill, north-western Victoria. He has been farming in the region for over 10 years, with his wife Morgan, his children Jax and Daisy, and a few farm workers. Morco Farms is primarily a cropping enterprise of wheat, barley, and legumes, with some livestock and contract sowing over a total of 5,000 hectares.
Coby says that the past 2 seasons have been extremely dry, with the lowest rainfall on record, and this upcoming season also shaping up to be very dry with zero subsoil moisture. As a result, accuracy in seed placement was one of the key factors driving Coby’s decision for a new seeder.
He also pointed out that he had previously managed a farm using Equalizer seeders and knew the product well.
The Equalizer Tine Seeder can be optioned in various configurations to suit specific soil needs to accurate and precise seed depth control. Morco Farm’s 12000V seeder uses Equalizer’s wide 150mm press wheel option which provides better floatation in sandy soils. Coby pointed out that this was a key standout feature for him.
The seeder also has the optional hydraulic coulter system which provides a better residue clearance.
When asked if he would recommend the Equalizer Tine Seeder he replied: