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OptiSurface Newsletter – 2021 December

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Happy Holidays and Welcome to the OptiSurface Newsletter for December 2021.
The OptiSurface Support Desk is lightly manned until 2022 January 07 (Friday). We will endeavour to respond on that date. However, urgent issues will be handled earlier.

We are excited to release our latest innovation: OptiHaul – Optimum Haul Path Maps which is included on OptiSurface Designer v3.5. Download the setup file from the Member Center > Software Installers.

See below for our latest Deals, News, Design and Feature of the Month.

If you have any problems or questions please reply to this email or call us on +61 405-686-425 (Australia) or +1 870-340-2020 (USA).

Regards
Graeme Cox & The OptiSurface Team
DAVCO OptiSurface
Web:  www.optisurface.com
News: www.twitter.com/OptiSurface
“Celebrating One Million Acres of Optimized Agricultural Earthworks


P.S. If you haven’t taken advantage of OptiSurface yet, we’re offering a special service where we will take your topographic data for a field and conduct some FREE analysis and design.  Go here to find out more: http://www.optisurface.com/nlt/
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Deal Of The Month

Get up to 30% off OptiSurface Designer Credit Packs until the end of January. Contact your dealer to find out more or email support@optisurface.com. Learn more about this product by visiting here: https://www.optisurface.com/ps/

News Of The Month

From TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook feeds.

Tommie Geluk@Tommie_geluk · Aug 4
Went to the wapper today with optisurface! The plans are now in place #kilveren

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OptiSurface@OptiSurface · Sep 2
Check out the new Products & Services page at http://OptiSurface.com/ps to see all we offer.

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OptiSurface@OptiSurface · Sep 8
Example OptiSurface Design: Bay Irrigation in California

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OptiSurface@OptiSurface · Sep 13
Another great crop on another OptiSurfaced field in North Queensland Australia

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OptiSurface@OptiSurface · Sep 21

Nice demonstration of drainage using drains/ditches. Get a free demo design with your topo data at http://optisurface.com
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OptiSurface@OptiSurface · Sep 28

Who else wants an 81% income boost? Stan Holsapple increased corn yield from 135 to 245 bu/ac after OptiSurfacing this field in Illinois.
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OptiSurface@OptiSurface · Oct 5
Dozer with Trimble Field Level running an OptiSurface Stripping Design for Rocks Farming Company, Australia.

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OptiSurface@OptiSurface · Oct 12

Dozer stripping topsoil up to 400mm deep using an OptiSurface variable depth stripping design.
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OptiSurface@OptiSurface · Oct 19
OptiSurfacing with Rock Farming Company at Glenyarra, NQld, Australia

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OptiSurface@OptiSurface · Oct 19

3D fly through of OptiSurface Bay Irrigation design at Historic Hawes Ranch, Northern California, using Google Earth. The loaded kmz file a direct output from OptiSurface Designer V3.5 coming soon.
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OptiSurface@OptiSurface · Nov 16

OptiHaul is here! – Save another 20% in farm earthworks by optimizing your haul paths. Patent Pending. Comment here or email us at support@optisurface.com for a free demo video.
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OptiSurface@OptiSurface · Nov 23

Want to save another 20% on landforming time & cost? Take the guess work & inefficiencies out of deciding where to haul soil from and to by AI powered optimization which is patent pending. Comment here or email us at support@optisurface.com for a free OptiHaul analysis and map.
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OptiSurface@OptiSurface · Dec 2
https://youtu.be/G2KJc5BTfc0
VIDEO: OptiSurface Introduction To Africa Workshop 2011 [46 min] Celebrating 10 years since we took OptiSurface to Africa with great success with over 30 attendees and wide use across the continent. This video was the first session of a two day workshop.

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Share Your Projects

Share photos of your designs or field work on social media outlets like Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn and tag us with @OptiSurface. Each month we will select the best post and send you a $50 Amazon Gift Card. Congratulations to Tommie Geluk, our winner for this month!

Design Of The Month

Davco Sugarcane
Furrow Irrigation for Sugarcane Plantation

This field is part of the new farm being developed by Davco for furrow irrigation. Water will be coming from the west edge and exit to the south east.

Existing Topography
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OptiSurface 1Way was used with slopes set to 0.10% – 0.40% for irrigation infiltration uniformity and a subzone was in the taildrain added to make sure water exits to the southeast corner.

Proposed Topography
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The earthworks is a bit high at 497 m³/ha which is mostly due to the cutting of the ridge in the middle.

Proposed Cut/Fill Map
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Haul Analysis
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The Haul Analysis was run on the Cut/Fill Map using the parameters shown in the Feature of the Month. The details are discussed in the walkthrough video and the results are shown below with an estimated time of 38.4 hrs.

Feature Of The Month

Haul Analysis
Overview:  Haul Analysis (OptiHaul) allows you to calculate the optimum hauling directions for the Cut/Fill Map.Displayed by:
Menu: Tools > Haul Analysis
Toolbar:

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Appearance:

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Boundary:  The boundary to carry the analysis out on.


Calculation Grid Spacing (m or ft): The cell spacing of the grid that the haul analysis is calculated on.

Calculation Grid Direction (deg):  The direction of the grid rotation.

Cut/Fill Ratio: The volume of cut / volume of fill and should be in the range of 1.1 to 1.5 depending on the soil type and its condition. We recommend following the Cut/Fill Ratio used in the landform design.

Import (m3 or yd3):  The volume of soil to bring into the field boundary area from an external area. This volume is taken into account when balancing earthworks to the cut fill ratio.

Export (m3 or yd3):  The volume of soil to remove from the field boundary area to an external area. This volume is taken into account when balancing earthworks to the cut fill ratio.

Swell Factor (%):  Percentage of the soil from cutting the ground to swelling up to the scraper.

Scraper Capacity (LCM or LCY): The capacity of the scraper in Loose Cubic Meters (or Loose Cubic Yards) after it has swelled up.

Scraper Width (m or yd):  The width of the scraper. If using tandem scrapers then width of a single scraper should be used.

Scraper Max. Cut/Fill (m or yd):  The limit of the cut taken or fill dumped at one time to avoid the equipment cutting or dumping too deep for each pass.

Field Efficiency (%):  Percent of time the machine is actually doing productive work.

Ave. Loading Speed (km/h or m/h):  Average speed while the scraper is cutting soil.

Max. Haul Speed (km/h or m/h):  Maximum speed while hauling a full scraper.

Ave. Dumping Speed (km/h or m/h):  Average speed while dumping the soil in fill areas.

Max. Return Speed (km/h or m/h):  Maximum speed when returning to the cut area with an empty scraper.

Acceleration Time (s):  Time taken to get from loading speed up to maximum haul speed and from dumping speed up to maximum return speed.

Deceleration Time (s): Time taken to get from maximum haul speed down to dumping speed and to get from maximum return speed back down to loading speed.

Video Walkthrough:  Watch this video as Graeme discusses this new feature. You can watch it on YouTube for better resolution up to 1080p.
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