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    ive been using a BETTINSON 4m for nearly twenty years now and was thinking of upgrading to a sulky/moore are there any other makes worth looking at

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    Have you been DD'ing for twenty years using a Bettinson? If so you must have a wealth of knowledge on the subject by now.
    If in doubt get a bigger hammer

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    Quote Originally Posted by db1410x4 View Post
    ive been using a BETTINSON 4m for nearly twenty years now and was thinking of upgrading to a sulky/moore are there any other makes worth looking at
    The Aitchison Simtech and the JD750A seem to be popular too, if you can find them.

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    Re: what dd

    thank you ill have a look , ive found the biggest problem is loose trash usually bad straw chopping, and very light puffy chalky soils

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    +1 for JD 750A with guttler press wheels. Worked this year nuff said.

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    Re: what dd

    Quote Originally Posted by db1410x4 View Post
    thank you ill have a look , ive found the biggest problem is loose trash usually bad straw chopping, and very light puffy chalky soils
    You obviously need a straw rake..! Long residue which is still attached to the ground has never been a problem for us...its the loose stuff which which causes us problems..

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    Quote Originally Posted by db1410x4 View Post
    ive been using a BETTINSON 4m for nearly twenty years now and was thinking of upgrading to a sulky/moore are there any other makes worth looking at
    Try the Argentinian Bertini.com.ar/imod22.htm that has been used by Tony Reynolds ,probably the most experienced NO-Tiller in UK.

    Direct Drilling is an important part of Zero-Tillage [Conservation Agriculture as FAO call it} and the key to using a direct-drill is the amount of soil-disturbance it creates to the soil.

    Since the soil demands the MINIMUM of soil disturbance the low-draught direct-Seeders are the ones to use.

    The problem then is only the drill-width that needs to be considered.

    When soil-compaction is critical the distribution of the weight of Farm Tractor & Ag Implement is an important consideration,so it is better to trail the Drill.

    The biggest problem then is have you bought the correct tractor for zero-tillage?.....
    what is its weight?
    What is its weight distribution?
    How wide is the Drill?
    What LGP tyres can I use because the farmer needs to conduct the work FASTER now he is ONLY conducting the work involved with NO-Till and Farmers need to know that in Zero-Tillage the combine,the trailers,the spreader[trailed] the sprayer [trailed] is ALL that is needed. G

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    FFS. Trantors again?

    I'm off to other side

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