Stiletto Seeding Systems are producers of a state of the art seeding system that offers advantages the others cannot.
- More productivity through faster operating speed 10 to 13 kmh.
- Faster germinations (2 to 3 days earlier out of the ground).
- More vigorous growth, stronger plants with more tillers.
- Chemical safety, almost non existent Triflurilan damage.
- True three inch split for better competition in the row.
- Lower seeding rates, no need to over compensate because of Triflurilan sow the rate you want to achieve.
- More profitability through savings in seed, faster working speeds, minimal chemical damage, faster germinations which in turn all lead to increased yield
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About Stilleto Seeding Systems
Stiletto seeding systems is owned and run by Stuart Smart and Mark Dawson and operates through Mark’s Midwest Tungsten and Hardfacing premises in Geraldton Western Australia.
Stuart farms at Mingenew in Western Australia on his property of 22,000 hectares he has a cropping program of 14,000 hectares producing wheat, barley, lupins, canola and oats for hay the property also accommodates 20,000 sheep comprising of Merinos and Dorpers on the remaining 8000 hectares.
Mark Dawson is an ex mallee farmer from Victoria, who in 2002 after years of debilitating drought decided to move his family to Western Australia and start up the afore mentioned Midwest Tungsten and Hardfacing which has grown into a successful business servicing the farmers of the mid west and earthmoving companies.
The Stiletto Seeding System was first developed in the 2004 season which led to the manufacture of 500 units. In 2005 the new units were released to various farmers as well as being outfitted to 1 of 3 60 ft John Deere 1820 air hoe drill used to sow a portion of Stuart’s 14,000 ha program as part of a large scale R&D program comparing it to one of the best regarded systems of the day and ensuring there were no fatal flaws.
In 2006 we brought in our second generation adapters which rectified some minor faults and marked the start of our commercial sales.
At the end of the 2006 season a local farmer decided to give the system a go, and so marked our first official sale of the system.
In the 2007 season the faith that our first client had placed in us had paid off and their praises were gaining us momentum as more farmers heard and saw the benefits. By the start of the 2008 season we had gain another 20 clients and by the end of the year we had sold out all of our stock and gained us a further 30 clients.
This year 2009 we have made small changes to the current adapters and introduced our new line of adapters designed to fit Bourgault and flat mount tynes. We have also introduced a completely new line of 18mm wide knife points aimed at increased life, which also include a 45 degree Knock-ON point for farmers in harsh conditions such as clay soils.