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Thread: Drill choice

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    Drill choice

    I am looking to change my drill. Currently it is a 3m combination drill with disc coulters. It lacks coulter pressure in heavy ground. Our land runs from sand to clay and I need a drill to operate in all these soil types. I would also like it to be able to operate over ploughed land, min tilled land and also have the option of direct drilling. I am looking to increase operating width to 4 - 6 m and purchase jointly with a neighbour. This would mean we could cover the ground more quickly when conditions are right not have to keep going when the going is unsuitable. Has anyone got any suggestions please?

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    Re: Drill choice

    They reckon a sim-tech will drill into anything. Very simple drill, probly similar price to a mid range combi

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    Re: Drill choice

    I'm also looking at buying a 3m drill and I've been told the simtec t-rex is a good machine along with the guttler. What are your thoughts?

    Thanks

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    Re: Drill choice

    Quote Originally Posted by spillers View Post
    I am looking to change my drill. Currently it is a 3m combination drill with disc coulters. It lacks coulter pressure in heavy ground. Our land runs from sand to clay and I need a drill to operate in all these soil types. I would also like it to be able to operate over ploughed land, min tilled land and also have the option of direct drilling. I am looking to increase operating width to 4 - 6 m and purchase jointly with a neighbour. This would mean we could cover the ground more quickly when conditions are right not have to keep going when the going is unsuitable. Has anyone got any suggestions please?
    There is a revolution going on in Holderness, probably catching up withe direct drilling of ten Yeats ago.
    I have always believed in direct drilling, we carried out experiments in the 1970,s but did not have roundup then. Black grass has forced new approaches including top working.We had our OSR direct drilled this year, it is great, all the other is top worked, everything looks great, but we have had an exceptional year, high yields, wonderful drilling conditions.
    Our neighbour has gone a bundle on direct drilling with cover crops, he has had three different drills, the guy to talk to!
    jack caley

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