Verified FBN Member (IA)

DIY tiling?

I have many that fields that are becoming apparent that they will need extensive tiling in the next several years. (Original tile is 70 years old) I have some experience tiling over the years and do have the digging equipment. Is it going to be worth the $70k investment in a plow and gps equipment to do it myself or is there not enough margin in it?

Verified FBN Member (IL)

My experience after having a very reputable, knowledgeable professional install pattern tile on about 2/3 of our acres over the past 7 years...Find the best guy you can, talk to a few and get quotes and plans laid out. Find one that seems very knowledgeable, and don’t look back. I strongly considered a Soil Max plow and everything we’d need, but I’m very glad I didn’t. The upfront direct costs would be 1/2 to 2/3 of what I paid, but it’ll more than pay for the difference in a good quality install.

I do a fair amount of flying and looking at my crops and neighbors’ in the summer. I’ve seen the difference that many of the DIY farmers’ fields vs. mine and others done by a GOOD professional.

MY OPINION; spend the money and have it done on every acre you can afford, starting with the flattest, wettest ones.

Verified FBN Member (IA)

Point well taken. This is why im asking

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