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Farming Simulator 19 – Starting Guide

Whether you are a seasoned veteran of the series or a new player who wants to […]

Whether you are a seasoned veteran of the series or a new player who wants to give farming a go, there is a fair amount of complexity to the game.Our guide can help you get off on the right foot by making sure that your farm has a solid foundation off of which you can build and become a successful option.

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.

Lease Machines

When you are starting out in the game, leasing machines can bring you huge benefits.

Although you cannot really justify leasing machines towards the later stages of the game due to the fact that they cannot be upgraded or modified, leasing will ensure that you do not have to spend a lot of money in order to get your hands on good farming equipment.

Riding on Plants

Remember that just like in real life, you will destroy plants if you ride on top of them. This option can be disabled from the menu if you feel like the game becomes too difficult with it.

If you want to ensure that the plants do not destroy each other, remember that you must fertilize the field before you start planting. You also need to fertilize the plants once again when you are in the first phase of growth.

Only then try to weed them – otherwise you will lose part of your harvest.


You can only weed your plants during the first and the second growth phase. Make sure that you do not forget to weed out your crops or your yield can be up to 20% less due to all of the weeds.
Sprayingweeds instead of using weeders will not protect you from the possibility of weeds rising later.

When to Buy Fields?

You can buy nearby fields that are being farmed on by AI players. The best way to do that is to wait until a field has been cultivated and the crop has been planted on it.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.This way, you do not have to waste your time and resources planting the crops and can instead reap the harvest much sooner than you would otherwise be able to.

Harvester and Straws

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. The straw can then either be used in animal husbandry or be sold as it is.

Make sure to turn it off in your combine harvester if you do are not planning on collecting it or it will end up blocking other important operations that are being performed.

Resetting Vehicles

Sometimes, even the best of players can end up overturning their vehicles or other devices. When this happens, the only option you have is the rest button. You can access the reset button from the map. It is found right next to the store button.

Remember that if you reset your vehicle, you will end up losing everything that was in it, even your 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.

Storing Crops

At the start of the game, you will not have your own storage space. You can store your crops in the public silos found near the railway tracks or on the ground.

This has no charge so you can save your money for farm expansions and upgrades. Remember that some of the crops cannot be lifted unless you have spoons and stripe systems (root crops are one example of this).

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