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Manually Using the Hydraulics to Pull the Probe Up
The hydraulics can be operated manually using the controls on the hydraulic block.
Activate the probe rotation by pressing down the red rotation valve button to release the lock pin (will come up a bit). Turn the button counter-clockwise to activate probe rotation.
Locate the hammer/probe valve. The probe goes down when pulling the valve. The probe goes up when pushing the valve. At the same time always activate the main valve by pressing it down when activating the other functions.
Never lift the foot off the soil surface while the probe is in the ground. This can change the angle of the probe.
Remember to re-set the rotation valve before continuing to sample of the probe.
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Quality soil sampling is critical to correct interpretation of results. We stress to clients this point and write often about collecting and interpreting results. This has become even more critical as agronomists and growers adopt more precision 4R nutrient management. A few years back AgVise lab completed a demonstration project on the effect of sampling depth for several nutrients. The project had 7 sampling points and 4 depth comparisons at each point. Soil Samples were collected with a Wintex 1000. Twelve cores per point were collected perpendicular to the planted rows of soybeans. The field was a well-drained sandy loam – loam texture, conventional tillage. The data indicated that phosphorus, potassium and zinc levels decreased with depth. Phosphorus & zinc move very little in soil so results were not [...]
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We are very much looking forward to our Western Canada trip, Aug 2-14th to speak and attend AgSmart, Aug 10 & 11, in Calgary. Along the way we will be visiting Agri-businesses for demonstrations of our Wintex soil samplers and eBee Ag drone. Most of our trip will be along the TransCanada highway, however we would sure be happy to arrange a visit and demo if at all possible.
Contact Felix directly by email: Wintex@AgBusiness.ca https://wintexagrocanada.com/
Automate your soil sampling today at a great price on a used Wintex 1000 soil samplers. For someone starting out that does not want to spend a lot, we have a refurbished unit that just arrived. Contact us today via
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The government has introduced new measures in 2021 Budget making it more attractive than ever to purchase certain depreciable property like a Wintex or senseFly eBee Ag. To enhance the Capital Cost of Allowance (CCA) deduction for Canadian-controlled private corporations (CCPCs), the Budget proposes “immediate expensing” of certain depreciable property. The expense is available for property acquired on or after April 19, 2021, that is available for use before Jan. 1, 2024.
Spring is a very exciting time, it feels great to be back in the field, when all that crop planning and prep work during the winter is starting to be realized upon. It can be also be very frustrating when the weather does not co-operate, equipment breaks down, or other things go awry. Folks in agriculture are used to dealing with setbacks, but we all need to be fully in touch with our own mental health and to support others. The Do More Agriculture Foundation is hosting Talk it Out beginning May 5th, a biweekly zoom meeting a chance to hear from mental health care professionals,ask questions, and focus on the mental health of your circle.
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Please join us on May 18, 2021 for an informative webinar on. Presented by CartoCanada in partnership with senseFly and Altohelix Corporation.
Come learn about the application process, use of visual observers, and why the eBee X fixed-wing drone is the simplest way for organizations to get approval from Transport Canada for BVLOS flight operations.
In this webinar you’ll learn about: ✅ Current considerations for Canada’s BVLOS application process ✅ Differences between Extended VLOS & BVLOS operations ✅ Operational comparisons of Quads & Fixed-wings on BVLOS ✅ Application advantages to get your program off the ground
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While I’m a big supporter of precision ag as a means to collecting data for better decision making, I was reminded recently we can’t lose sight of the fundamentals like soil testing, as boring as this may sound to growers. A 2015 Olds College survey by students highlighted the need to keep soil testing front and center. Forty six percent of respondents only soil sample occasionally. Seventy-eight percent of farmers that use soil sampling see the information as useful, and 22% responded say they would consider zone sampling in the future. Why Farmers in Western Canada Use or Don’t Use Soil Sampling as Part of Their Nutrient Management Planning
78% of farmers had soil sampling done sometime in the past
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Every few years it seems base saturation rises as a winter topic as a means of making fertilizer recommendations. While base saturation has been used to determine whether a soil should be limed or not, it’s not a soil testing index, nor should be accepted broadly as an indicator for nutrient fertility. Developed for low CEC soils and highly weathered low pH soils, but not meant for many areas in Canada including Western Canada Read more
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The University of Guelph has developed a method for precisely aligning aerial imagery over time with plot boundaries, that are fixed and do not vary from image to image. Plot extraction from aerial imagery: A precision agriculture approach (wiley.com)
Since purchasing the Wintex1000 soil sampler this spring, it has made soil sampling much easier, efficient and more accurate. This year alone we have completed over 18,000 acres in sampling. The WINTEX 1000 is reliable and extremely user-friendly and requires minimal maintenance. All operations are easily carried out from the driver’s seat. I am very pleased with this new product.Randy - Accurate Agri Service
Our first Wintex 1000 soil probe was bought 4 years ago and this season it hit over 82000 holes on the counter. This unit is mounted inside a truck and work flawlessly. We pull the unit apart this year to see what parts we will have to replace to prevent down time. But we found that none of the wear plates needed to be replaced. The unit was still in perfect condition.Cavalier Agrow
"The Wintex soil sampler is a perfect fit for my John Deere Gator. It\\\\\\\'s capacity for soil samples per hour has allowed me to cut my sampling time in half. This system has enabled me to start site specific sampling while remaining cost-effective and improving my crops yields."Dustin Mulock
I recently talked with Felix and I told him how satisfy we are with the two Wintex 1000 we bought from Ag Business and Crop last year. We are looking for a high level of consistency in the depth of the soil sampling because this is key to deliver reliable soil tests analysis. We really can achieve this with our Wintex 1000. Furthermore, we can take so many more samples every day, which make our teams much more efficient.Pierre Pagé, GISP
We since bought a second unit which now also have Wintex 2000 samples on the counter and is also still in great shape. We are extremely happy with these units and will highly recommend them.Cavalier Agrow
I have several conversations with Felix regarding our Wintex3000 Soil Sampler, and he has been incredibly helpful along the way. He responds promptly and has answered all of our questions to the best of his abilities. He has also been very flexible with his availability. Thanks Felix!
The Wintex Soil Sampler is an easy-to-use, straightforward machine that alleviates the physical stress of collecting soil samples by hand. It has the ability to collect soil samples from multiple soil depths, and facilitates an efficient soil sampling process.Sylvis, Danica Long BSc