Chronic Oct 25, 2012 @ 6:19pm
What are ridge markers for?
They look important, but I have no idea what they do. Anyone know?
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Nitshft Oct 25, 2012 @ 6:43pm 
I too wish to know!
kkropf9 Oct 25, 2012 @ 6:52pm 
They are to mark where the center of the tractor should drive (while planting) on the next pass after the one you're on. You should be able to watch the hired guys using the ridge markers while planting. In FS 2011, the ridge markers on the 2 larger Horsch planters didn't seem to work for some reason. Hope this helps. Cheers! :D
Nitshft Oct 25, 2012 @ 7:10pm 
thank you! we figured they were something like that!
Menacing Scarab Nov 16, 2012 @ 5:12pm 
Thank you very much. I knew it had to do with lining up the seeder but never was quite sure how to actually line it up. I grew up on a farm, but we did all our seeding with hands and hoes and not a mechanical seeder.
buzztham Nov 16, 2012 @ 7:11pm 
what time era did you grow up in
Reservedrogue Nov 16, 2012 @ 7:46pm 
Pro Tip: Dont run the ridge marker through sown land, it ruins the crop!
Aypok Celestia Nov 17, 2012 @ 3:44am 
Originally posted by Reservedrogue:
Pro Tip: Dont run the ridge marker through sown land, it ruins the crop!

From what I've seen -- and I could be wrong about this! -- it's purely a visual problem.

One time I accidentally had the ridge-marker on the wrong side and didn't notice until I got to the other end. I drove over the "damaged" crop and tried to re-seed it and, although re-seeding fixed the look of the crop, it didn't use any seeds at all - so I'm assuming the crop would have still grown in that area.
Last edited by Aypok Celestia; Nov 17, 2012 @ 3:44am
Fishburglar Dec 6, 2012 @ 1:47pm 
The ridgemarker does however destroy already grown crops
.[AJSA] Combat Jack Jul 14, 2013 @ 8:30am 
Originally posted by El Tedidente:
The ridgemarker does however destroy already grown crops

...why would you use seeders on crops already?
[dirrty]gsharp Jul 21, 2013 @ 9:34pm 
Originally posted by Jackther:
Originally posted by El Tedidente:
The ridgemarker does however destroy already grown crops

...why would you use seeders on crops already?

I did it. I meant to raise my cultivator but hit the wrong key.
[dirrty]gsharp Jul 21, 2013 @ 9:36pm 
Originally posted by kkropf9:
They are to mark where the center of the tractor should drive (while planting) on the next pass after the one you're on. You should be able to watch the hired guys using the ridge markers while planting. In FS 2011, the ridge markers on the 2 larger Horsch planters didn't seem to work for some reason. Hope this helps. Cheers! :D

Add me to group saying thank you for your explaination and details.
cody amesomeness Jul 22, 2013 @ 11:37am 
ok the are use so if your in cab mode you know were to line up so you dont have to look back al the time
Jimmy Russel Jul 22, 2013 @ 6:40pm 
It's too bad it's so finicky with where it will show up. It would be awesome if it could make a curvy line instead of jumping from one line to another if you drift a little.
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