In this chapter we present the most important tips and curiosities from Farming Simulator 19. Many of them are related to the changes introduced in this part of the game compared to the previous parts, and many others will help fresh players who have not had much contact with the series so far.
- Leasing machines
- How to avoid destroying your crops and fields?
- Weeds and ways of prevention
- Buying fields from other "players"
- How does the cruise control affect your employees?
- Straw - ignored bonus to your payment
- Teleporting / resetting vehicles
- Choose your tractor well
- Storing yields
In the initial phases of the game, it is worth using machines and vehicles leasing. Remember, however, that you cannot upgrade / modify the borrowed machines in the further stages of the game - only after they have been rented again.
How to avoid destroying your crops and fields?
By default, you destroy the plants when you ride on them (this option can be disabled in the game settings). Plants do not destroy each other, only in the first phase of growth. So if you have the option of destroying plants enabled, fertilize the field before planting, and in the first phase of growth. Only then try to weed them - otherwise you will lose part of your harvest.
Weeds and ways of prevention
- Weeding can only be done in the first or second growth phase. If you forget this, your yield will be reduced by 20% due to weeds. If weeds have appeared in an uncultivated field, this process will also destroy them.
- Sprayingweeds instead of using weeders will not protect you from the possibility of weeds rising later.
Buying fields from other "players"
Fields that can be purchased on an ongoing basis are "cultivated" by the AI. Wait for a new plot of land until the crop is harvested on it - you will be able to harvest it for yourself right away.
More about buing the new fields in Farming Simulator 19 you will find on separate page of our guide.
How does the cruise control affect your employees?
If you use a cruise control, pay attention: when you hand over the work to an employee, he will move at the maximum speed allowed by the cruise control, e.g. if you have set the cruise control at 20km/h, and the machine can move at 25km/h, the employee will not use the full possible speed and will move at 20km/h. Sometimes you can use this to your advantage: e.g. when two machines with different working speeds are moving simultaneously in the field.
When driving with cruise control switched on, you can also use the menu: the vehicle will continue to run.
Straw - ignored bonus to your payment
When harvesting grain - wheat, rye, barley or oats - the harvester leaves behind a lot of straw. You can harvest it with a loading wagon or make bales out of it (you can sell straw or use it in animal husbandry). If you don't want to collect it, it's important to turn off collecting it in your combine harvester. Otherwise, large piles of straw can block the operation of another device that will work in this field.
Teleporting / resetting vehicles
You can use teleportation: if your vehicle or device overturns, you can select the Reset button from the map. The vehicle will appear next to the store. Be careful, however, if you reset your vehicle, you will get rid of all its contents (if it's a trailer or a seed drill); even in case of tractor or combine harvester, you will lose fuel.
It is worth to build machinery shelters - they will help you to better organize the space for left-over machines / raw materials and crops. But be careful: if you build structures on uneven ground, you will pay much more money.
Choose your tractor well
Keep an eye on which tractor you use for which tasks. If you assign a weaker machine to a demanding job, it will be less efficient. As a rule, you don't need fast machines for transport or spraying, and elements such as tank capacity or maneuverability may be more important.
Initially, you can store your crops in "public" silos (by the railway tracks) without any charges, or even on the ground. However, not all the elements can be lifted without the use of spoons and stripe systems (for root crops). You can store everything like: crops, cereals, or even spare fertilizers or seeds.
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