RFM Ag, based in Horsham Victoria and Coolamon New South Wales, is a leader in developing revolutionary technology for efficient no-till planting.
In 1962 Austin Ryan OAM introduced a world-first spring release wide line cultivator called the Scaravator. Over a 40 year period he introduced machinery to several countries around the world. The company is now managed by his son Paul and has established itself as one of the most innovative agricultural machinery companies in the country and is a renowned market leader in air-seeding technology.
When the first airseeders were developed their purpose was to seed with greater productivity and accuracy. Today the same philosophy remains the pivotal goal of every RFM Ag product.
The Ryan Company introduced its air-seeding technology to Australia in 1977 and for the first time, farmers had an implement that could work the ground and seed in one pass. It was a sweeping change in agriculture and the first Ryan air- seeding systems became part of a revolution in broad acre farming practices.
We are proud of our policy and reputation of designing our equipment with our broadacre farmer customers, first and foremost in mind and the latest range of RFM Ag planters, discs, tynes and press wheels utilising the most advanced technology are testament to this.
Neale Postlethwaite, is cropping at St Arnaud, in
Victoria and identified a rhizoctonia problem some
years ago. “Our aim is to cultivate below the seed
placement so we use deep banding to open up the soil
to put the fertiliser below the seed placement and fix
Grant Borchardt, from Tara in central Darling Downs,
Queensland was one of the first owners in that state to
fit RFM Auspoint double discs and coil press wheels to
his toolbar, four years ago, to overcome hairpinning and
mud-build up when planting into stubble. Grant runs the
8,500 acre property...
Glen Ogden, from Dalby Qld plants cotton as his main
crop, along with sorghum and wheat. He plants
anhydrous oxide into the black soil and now believes
that he has the best cultivation equipment to do the
job. Glen has fitted 33 RFM Ryan tyne-trip double discs