The agricultural machinery service industry has great potential
Wei County, Xingtai City, Hebei Province is a traditional agricultural county, with a stable grain planting area of over 38800 hectares, including 20000 hectares of wheat planting and 18800 hectares of corn sowing. In recent years, Weixian has firmly implemented the rural revitalization strategy, taking the creation of a "demonstration county for full mechanization of major crop production" as the starting point, vigorously promoting land transfer, developing large-scale operating entities such as agricultural machinery cooperatives and professional planting companies, continuously improving the level of full mechanization of agricultural planting, and accelerating the modernization of agriculture.
Nowadays, the comprehensive mechanization rate of wheat cultivation and harvesting in Weixian has reached 100%, and the comprehensive mechanization rate of corn cultivation and harvesting has also reached over 99%, achieving full mechanization of major crop cultivation and harvesting. Regarding the rapid development of agriculture in Wei County in recent years, Wang Zeyuan, as the head of Zeyuan Agricultural Machinery Service Professional Cooperative, is not only an experienced individual, but also deeply involved.
It is reported that Wang Zeyuan's father has been engaged in the agricultural machinery service industry since 1992. At that time, he still purchased the "Shanghai 50" tractor, mainly providing land preparation services for the villagers in the village. It was also under the influence of his father that Wang Zeyuan inherited his father's business and started working in agricultural machinery services after graduating in 2010.
Since he has chosen to engage in the agricultural machinery service industry, Wang Zeyuan wants to make it bigger and stronger. For this, he began to purchase more tractors and plowing equipment, preparing to do a big job. Regarding this, Wang Zeyuan explained, "Many of my classmates at that time chose to go to big cities to work hard. They didn't understand why I had to go back to the village to farm, because farming was seen as a low-end industry by them. So at that time, I thought that since I chose to go home and work on agricultural machinery, I wanted to make it bigger and stronger, and let them realize that agriculture is not a low-end industry, but also has great potential."
With the promotion of land transfer policies, large-scale agricultural planting has developed rapidly, and the demand for large-scale agricultural machinery equipment has also increased rapidly. Wang Zeyuan seized the opportunity and began purchasing imported agricultural machinery equipment in 2013, becoming a leader in high-end agricultural machinery equipment in Wei County. Nowadays, Wang Zeyuan's agricultural machinery cooperative has nearly 40 sets of various agricultural machinery equipment, of which half are from imported brands.
Among the many agricultural machinery and equipment in the cooperative, Wang Zeyuan was most satisfied with the several Kuen agricultural machinery and equipment he purchased in the past three years, including a flipping plow, two power rakes, and a strip seeder. According to Wang Zeyuan, he started purchasing Kuen's agricultural machinery products in 2020, and his first one was Kuen's flip plow. "I used to use imported flip plows, but the weight of that product was too heavy. The imported 210 horsepower tractor I came with had a lot of difficulty pulling it. Later, with a friend's introduction, I purchased a Kuen flip plow, which is also a four plow with the same plow width. Kuen's plow is much lighter, and the tractor is easy to pull, able to run more than 9 kilometers."
In 2020, this Kuen flipped plow operated on 12000 acres, bringing abundant profits to Wang Zeyuan. As of now, this Kuen flipping plow has operated over 30000 acres without any problems except for replacing the plow tip. Therefore, in 2021, Wang Zeyuan purchased two more Kuen power driven rakes, and the performance of these two products still satisfied him very much. "My two Kuen power rakes can operate on over 20000 acres of land every year, with no other problems except for the need to replace the cutting tools when operating on about 10000 acres. Moreover, they are maintenance free bearings and don't need to worry about anything except occasionally changing the gearbox oil, which is very worry free."
In 2023, Wang Zeyuan planned to expand the cooperative's seeding business. In terms of brand selection, he did not hesitate to choose Kuen. "We have a Kuen seeder on a farm that has already sown 150000 acres of land and has never been repaired, so I also brought up a Kuen drill this year. So far, we have sown more than 6000 acres. The reason why we can sow such a large area is mainly because, in addition to wheat, it can also sow various small grain crops such as alfalfa and oats, with a very high utilization rate, and the profits naturally increase."
According to Wang Zeyuan, in addition to reliable quality and wide range of use, Kuen's drill machines also have very high accuracy. Previously, I used a domestically produced drill seeder to plant 30 kilograms of seeds per acre. However, sometimes there were four or five kilograms of seeds planted, and sometimes there were four or five kilograms less, which greatly affected the yield of the crops. However, Kuen's seeder is very precise, setting the exact amount of seeds to ensure the final yield of the crops. Therefore, our major growers now prefer to use Kuen's seeder for seeding operations, and the operating costs are also higher than traditional domestically produced ones The seeder needs to be higher and has very good economic benefits
Nowadays, Wang Zeyuan's agricultural machinery cooperative has an annual land area of over 20000 acres for substitute farming, and has also transferred nearly 2000 acres of land. The annual economic benefits are very considerable, and it has already gained considerable influence in the local area. When it comes to future development plans, his thinking is very clear: "In the long run, we plan to purchase more high-end agricultural machinery and transfer more land to contribute to the modernization of our local agriculture. In the short term, we plan to purchase a Kuen no till precision seeder to provide customers with efficient and reliable corn sowing services.".