Farming Simulator 22 comes with a whole host of amazing equipment for you to test before finding your favourites. Selecting your ploughs is one of the most crucial parts of the game, as each one has different benefits.
So, to give you a head start, these are the best ploughs that you can get your hands on in the game.
1. Lemken Titan 18
The Lemken Titan 18 is one of the bigger ploughs that you can get in Farming Simulator 22 (mods aside). It requires a big tractor, though, with at least 300 hp to be able to shift this plough properly. You will, however, cove lots of ground with this. Still, don’t buy it if you are maintaining a smaller farm, as this plough is ideal for those medium or large-sized fields.
2. Kverneland Ecomat
The Ecomat is a step down from the Titan 18, and as such, you will be happy to learn that this doesn’t need as much power as the plough discussed prior. A tractor with at least 220 hp is best suited to shifting this along your farm. This is when the ploughs start to get big, but the Ecomat isn’t stupidly so. For the average farmer in Farm Sim 22, this plough should serve you nicely, and coming in at €23,000 is a pretty neat investment, and worth the extra cash over the smaller ones.
3. Kverneland PW 100
Now, we are looking at the big boy of the ploughs, the most expensive of the lot: the Kverneland PW 100. With a 360 hp tractor needed, you are going to have to spend a lot of money just to be able to get this plough going. As such, be sure that you actually need it beforehand. That said, if you are someone who is bold and undertaking a large contract job, or if you have a large field of your own, then this plough is perfect.
4. Agro Masz POV 5 XL
The POV 5 XL is hardly a catchy name, and equally, this plough is pretty forgettable. It’s probably one of the ploughs that you will first consider buying as it’s quite small and only needs a 160 hp tractor. The problem with it is that you will be spending longer ploughing the fields, and your farm will more than likely outgrow the plough itself in short order. The best thing to do is to go for the Ecomat, but the POV 5 XL isn’t the worst plough that you can get.
5. Pottinger Servo 25
The Pottinger Servo 25 is effectively the beginner’s plough, requiring a tractor with just 85 hp, but the problem is that it’s so small. It is only really worth having when you’re starting out or if you have one or two small fields. Even then, for just €2,000 more, you can get something that’s a little bit better. So, whilst it’s easily the starter plough, it’s very much the worst of the bunch.
What to watch out for with ploughs
The ploughs are some of the most vital pieces of equipment for any farm, but you have to be wary of some things before you buy one. Firstly, ensure that you have tractors that are powerful enough to pull them. Power indicators with each plough show the minimum power needed. Secondly, ensure that you need a plough of the given size: there isn’t any point in spending money on the most expensive ploughs for a small field.
Keep the ploughs clean
It might sound trivial, but make sure that you have a pressure washer on your farm somewhere to keep your ploughs clean. This is all part of good vehicle and equipment maintenance, and a clean plough will ensure that any mud stuck from your last field doesn’t get clogged up within the ploughing teeth. Also, a clean and well-presented farm looks better overall.
Truth be told, all of the ploughs on this list will definitely serve a purpose in Farm Sim 22, but that purpose will be very different. It will take a bit of time to be able to afford a bigger plough, but it will certainly be worth it in the long run. You will not only be able to plough bigger fields, but some of your slightly smaller fields will not take as long to finish. Keep grinding, and you will reap the rewards.