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Equipment Modifications to Reduce Soil Compaction

Stream: Producer

Code:

ESIM-PD-F

Who should apply?

Producers who use heavy wagons, manure spreading equipment, etc. where reductions to tire pressure could reduce soil compaction.

To apply you must have

  • A verified complete 4th Edition EFP or a peer-reviewed 3rd Edition EFP

Eligible activities and expenditures

  • Inflation/deflation systems (central tire inflation systems) that reduce field tire pressure to well below the level rated by the tire manufacturers for on road travel
  • New tires that have reduced operational tire pressure ratings as compared to the currently used conventional bias or radial tires of the same size. The new tires must represent a significant improvement (reduced tire pressure)
  • Tracks, if used on tag-along equipment
  • In-kind contributions to a maximum of $2,000

Ineligible activities and expenditures

  • All ineligible activities and expenditures as detailed here
  • Annual services fees of any type
  • Replacement of existing tires with the same technology or equivalent load carrying capacity
  • Replacing existing tires with a wider tire without new technology
  • Upgrades to tractors, combines, or spray equipment
  • Self-propelled equipment
  • Maintenance costs
  • Warranties for equipment or components used to modify equipment
  • Purchase of air compressor units/ equipment

Available cost-share

40 per cent, up to a maximum of $15,000

Required documentation

  • A Letter of Review or a Certificate of Completion for a 3rd or 4th Edition EFP

Merit assessment criteria

  • Project addresses risk identified in EFP Action Plan
  • Degree of risk reduction estimated to be achieved through project
  • Type of equipment (e.g., axle weight), and time of operation (e.g., spring when soil is wet)
  • Number of acres benefiting

 

What's Next?

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Edit date: August 29, 2018

Need Help?

For assistance with the Online Program Guide, please contact the Agricultural Information Contact Centre – Mon. to Fri., 8 am – 5 pm, 1-877-424-1300 or ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca