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  1. #181
    tractorbob
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    Re: Duncan Drill demo

    Quote Originally Posted by Ploughman1963 View Post
    I have finished the following harrow today and am very pleased with it - primer on tonight ready for paint tomorrow - photos to follow.

    As I'm such a good salesperson I'm writing this on my iPad from the Maldives.

    You only needed to ask - we have following harrows gathering dust in the workshop that I could have made even more profit on

    I'm not really joking here- Cwh had some harrows with the first ever batch of drills from NZ and they have never been moved since. I like the idea of drilling a bit deeper these days! Our climate is more suitable IMO.

  2. #182
    Ploughman1963
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    Re: Duncan Drill demo

    Quote Originally Posted by tractorbob View Post
    As I'm such a good salesperson I'm writing this on my iPad from the Maldives.

    You only needed to ask - we have following harrows gathering dust in the workshop that I could have made even more profit on

    I'm not really joking here- Cwh had some harrows with the first ever batch of drills from NZ and they have never been moved since. I like the idea of drilling a bit deeper these days! Our climate is more suitable IMO.

    I rang a couple of people who have been involved with the drill since the demo to talk it through and we all felt that this is the way to go - are conditions so different in NZ JD?

    Re the harrow, - hadnt realised you had some available - it will be interesting to see whether what I have built is a bit overkill compared to what you have

    As far as bout markers - if we are as busy as I think we will be, some of the drilling could be done in the dark and bout markers will be needed - Tractorbob was right about daytime drilling - manage fine without but once fitted, will be even easier

  3. #183
    Ploughman1963
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    Re: Duncan Drill demo

    The finished article -

  4. #184
    tractorbob
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    Re: Duncan Drill demo

    Hi Ploughman

    Sorry I havent been in touch today- been one of those days.

    That looks like a very tidy job. I looked at the harrows in the loft of the workshop tonight before I left- nothing like as good but the tines are cranked at the bottom? I would be very nervous using that without a burn off? Would it not stimulate the old sward / weeds? Speak tomorrow to catch up.

    Tractorbob

  5. #185
    JD_Kid
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    Re: Duncan Drill demo

    yea alot of the covering tines have a L shaped tine think a few combi PH seeders have them

    worst thing that could happen is the tine gets in a row flicking the dirt out

    have seen a simple harrow also made out of chain in loops

    drill this side
    ------------------- bar
    UUUUUUUUUUUUUUU chains

    kinda looking chain length short eneff so drill rased lifts chains off ground

  6. #186
    Ploughman1963
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    Re: Duncan Drill demo

    Plan A was for a bar with chains like you suggest JD - then these came along .

    Bob, yes you are right cranked tines would be better as a following harrow - I did only envisage these being used when drilling into loose/cultivated soil and forward speed meant that the way the soil is thrown by the coulter at speed left seeds at different depths - just wanted to level the ground behind. Will see what cranked tines I can get to suit now that I have the frame.

    Would be interested to see the harrows you have.

  7. #187
    Ploughman1963
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    Re: Duncan Drill demo

    stubble turnips / forage rape into round-upped grass - 16 days post drilling. Drilled at around 1.5" deep - no rolling or harrowing.

  8. #188
    Beltbreaker
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    Re: Duncan Drill demo

    I had a lad wanting to do a rejuvination yesterday (next to road) whats the thoughts. Is it too late? (bearing in mind I am north of Inverness) Field is bare after hay but damp loamy clay although that shouldn't present a problem. He is deperate for clover and needs it in the spring for ewes. Ley is completely bu**ered. Whats the thoughts.

    Thats looking good ploughman. I take it, it had a doses of slug pellets. I drilled 15 acres of OSR yesterday into stubble at 12", I removed the discs as they block the machine up with stubble.

    Cheers BB

  9. #189
    Ploughman1963
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    Re: Duncan Drill demo

    Certainly down here I have lots of grass to do yet and I dont think its too late.

    I certainly advised that slug pellets be applied but I saw no evidence and I was calling by every few days to look.

    I drilled a field of wheat stubble yesterday opposite that one and only had a couple of blockages on the headland where I was running with the swaths rather than crossing them.

  10. #190
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    Re: Duncan Drill demo

    Does anyone know who has a Duncan drill in south west Scotland that would come and do 8 acres for us to try the system of overseeding? Thanks

  11. #191
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    Re: Duncan Drill demo

    Quote Originally Posted by scotsman View Post
    Does anyone know who has a Duncan drill in south west Scotland that would come and do 8 acres for us to try the system of overseeding?

    Thanks
    Depending whereabouts in SW Scotland you are, i'm pretty sure G. Rae at Kirkpatrick Fleming has one, give Andy Rae a shout on here.

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