Welcome to the Farming Simulator Academy! Today, we show you what you need to know about soil & grass rollers. They help to improve the yield. Let’s take a look.
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There are two different types of rollers in the game. Soil rollers, found in the "Rollers" category of the shop, and grass rollers, found in the "grassland care" category of the dealership.
Regular rollers are used after sowing, when the field is already cultivated and the seeds are in the soil. With a roller, you condense the soil, and therefore increase its quality to increase the yield by 2,5%.
Tip! If small stones are left on the field as a result of cultivating, and because you didn’t use a stone picker to remove them, a roller will press them back into the ground.
Warning! Stones left on the field can damage your machines. Seeding machines can manage small stones quite well. You should roll over them after seeding. Bigger stones should be removed, though.
Grass rollers are different. They are used after mowing grass. If the grass is harvested, you roll over what’s left to prepare for the next growth cycle. By doing this, you automatically gain a fertilizing stage. Note, that if you roll over matured grass, its growth stage will reset.
Using a roller is fairly easy. You attach them to your tractor, unfold them, lower them to the ground, and start rolling.
Some rollers have two connection points, though. One is for transport, only. After unfolding, another connection becomes available to use it on the field. So, you have to attach it from the other side to use effectively use the roller on the field.
Congratulations, you now know the most important facts about grass and soil rollers. Take your time and start on the next lesson, when you’re ready. Stay with the Farming Simulator Academy and you become a top-notch virtual farmer in no time!