Wrestling Taipans and Wasting Money
7 reasons why 1 tonne fertiliser bags need to go
1. Storage is a pain.
Storage for large one tonne bags takes up a lot of room in your shed that could be used for other more productive activities or could save
you building the shed in the first place. Anyone who has stored Fertilizer knows that your shed and surround ground suffers. The
concentrated nutrients cause rust and corrosion around the shed. Worse yet, if you are tight for space, moving your machinery outside to
store the fertiliser leaves everything exposed to the elements.
Comparatively you can get a 27,000 litre molasses grade tank at around $5000 that doesn't rust, corrode or take up shed space to store your
liquid fertiliser. It can be outdoors, easy to drive your fertilising rig right up and exceptionally easy to use.
2. Clumping & even distribution of nutrient
How many times have you had to break up clumped granular fertiliser in your hopper? Have you noticed your nutrient settling out unevenly in
your bags or hopper. You are then going out and spreading the nutrients unevenly on to your crop.
3. Bag lifting costs you money.
Lifting bags costs you time, either your own or an employees. How many hours a week are wasted filling the hopper? We promise pumping up a
tank is faster and far far easier.
The bag lifter itself needs to be maintained - Would your bag lifter pass a machinery inspection or WHS audit?
4. They can injure or kill workers.
One of the big thing’s growers tell us about is the worry they feel from having their workers or themselves placed in danger, under or
near one tonne bags hanging from a bag lifter undoing the straps to load. Comparatively our Growers say it is so easy and safe to connect a
camlock, start a pump and fill up. Like filling up at a servo. Have you ever read the safety requirements for handling and PPE on the back
of a fertiliser bag tag? Check them out next time you are handling a bag.
5. After the job is done it is not done - Cleaning Up.
“After the job is done it is not done”, there’s still time and money to be wasted gathering the bags, rolling them
up and delivering them to a waste management plant which could be miles away from the property. Some growers have told us it saves them big
time, not having to be concerned with bag disposal. Just apply the liquid Fertiliser to the paddock and walk away, job done.
6. So many snakes (& rats)!
How many times have you spooked free a Taipan or a horde of rats out of empty (or from around full) bags? Farmers and workers are faced with
the real danger of tangling with deadly snakes or contracting “weil’s disease” [leptospirosis] from rat urine when
collecting these bags from the paddock or shed for delivery to a recycling depot. As we all know it is very common for these animals to take
refuge in or under one tonne bags.
7. They are harmful to the environment.
We all know plastic is great for the environment regardless of recycling endeavours or if they get washed down the creek. The elimination of
these giant one tonne bags is a win - win situation both for the farmers operation and the environment, as more and more micro size plastic
particles are being found in the world's oceans from the breakdown of these types of materials. Don’t let these bags kill off your