1. Richard Smyth

    Krone front mower

    Howdy. I have a 3.6 meter front mower. Looking for ideas to stop it bulldozing when cutting. Last year we had extremely light crops. Soil would build up of the skids and cause it to bulldoze. If it was raining it worked perfect as the soil didn’t stick and if it was dry it was ok but in...
  2. Dman2

    Which tool for min till

    Ok so possibly looking at going down min till route for some of our land Have @ 150hp to play with What are my options Not looking new
  3. Farm Classifieds

    Weaving Sabre Tine Drill (6m)

    Weaving Sabre Tine Drill (6m) Advert added by: @Tiptoe Ted Machinery Details Category: Tillage Drills Price: £23500 Condition: Used Description Weaving Sabre Tine Drill (6m) Year - 2017 Ha's covered - 1477 Plastic tank so light for a 6m drill, 3 rows of...
  4. C

    Your perfect seeding tine for a Horsch?

    From what I can see, a lot of gents are using a 1" tine in the spring and a 5" tine in the fall for cover crops. If you had the ability to build the perfect tine, what would it look like? Would you prefer narrower than a 1" for spring seeding? Something that is interchangeable between 1" and...
  5. Janet Hughes Defra

    New information about local nature recovery and landscape recovery

    Morning all and happy new year. Further to the information we published about the Sustainable Farming Incentive in December (see, today we're publishing information about the 2 other new...
  6. BTT UK Ltd

    Thank You from BTT UK !!!!

    Since our launch in May 2021 (See Below) all of us at Bourgault Tillage Tools would like to thank everyone who we have worked with since then and who have helped us in our first months of trading, making it all a complete success. Starting anything new is tough, however when we are working in...
  7. Direct Driller Magazine

    Soil Farmer of the Year 2021

    The Soil Farmer of the Year competition has been running since 2015, providing a platform for individuals and businesses to demonstrate how soil management can build environmental and economic resilience. The competition aims to recognise, promote and champion farmers who are passionate about...
  8. Direct Driller Magazine

    History of the GD

    Written by Tony Gent With over 60 years of farming, I have seen and been involved with so many changes, as a lad from working with horses and leaving school at 15 to working on my father’s smallholding with only 50 acres and a mix of cropping. The farm began to mechanise and expand, so did my...
  9. Direct Driller Magazine

    Product in Focus - Bourgault

    BOURGAULT PUTS BRITISH FARMERS FIRST British farmers will be primary beneficiaries of Bourgault Tillage Tools’ (BTT) decision to open a new subsidiary company in the UK. The Canadian company has become well established in the UK for many, initially working via distributors. But its’s new...
  10. MX7

    One Combine to replace 2 calculation?

    If one has two combines, 30ft and 25ft cut(55ft total) and they both travel at approximately the same speed, and one decides to replace the two with one 39ft 4”cut machine ,how much faster , in percentage terms will the one combine have to go to cut the same area as the two combines in a day...
  11. Claydon Drills

    Claydon to launch a new 9m mounted Straw Harrow at LAMMA 2022

    The new 9m mounted Claydon Straw Harrow. Claydon developed its new 9m mounted Straw Harrow, being launched at LAMMA 2022, to bridge the gap between the company’s popular 7.5m mounted and 12.5m trailed models. Manufactured in the UK by Claydon, European market leader in direct strip seeding crop...
  12. Agriland RSS

    Grassland equipment manufacturer Einbock doubles production capacity

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Einbock, manufacturers of grass rakes and hoes, is to make a €30 million investment in new manufacturing facilities which it claims will double its production capacity. Based in Austria, it is envisaged that 100 extra jobs will be created when it goes...
  13. S

    Carbon footprint /offset

    How are mixed farms planning to deal with this? If you are owner occupier there are more options I think like planting poorer ground with trees etc. What would you do as a tenant when all woods trees etc belong to the land owner estate etc. I am struggling to know what to do here 🤷🏻‍♂️
  14. P

    New drainage ditch Vs french drain

    Hello all. I have a six acre field that needs attention. After a two year battle I'm basking in the glory of defeating the rushes... ...for now. However, there is obvious room for improvement with the drainage. The field has a ditch on all four sides. These need maintenance but I don't think...
  15. M

    Rent on grass land

    What is going rent for 55 acres off grass land on a 5 year farm business tenancy worth. Single farm payment included. In the south east ?
  16. ajd132

    Claydon or Triton

    Would like to open our drilling windows up with a mounted direct tine drill. Claydon and triton I know are different designs/concepts but they are the two I would choose between. any thoughts welcome
  17. B


    Hi all, I'm not a farmer but I've got some land and I want to sow 2 acres of game cover for wild birds next spring. I won't use chemicals so when would be the best time to plough and how many times would I need to harrow before seeding? How much would it cost to hire a contractor to do the job...
  18. Janet Hughes Defra

    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    Morning all Today we'll be publishing some information about how the sustainable farming incentive will work when we start rolling it out from next year in England. I'll post the links here as soon as they're online, and will be here on this thread over the next few days to answer your...
  19. farmerman

    Simba freeflow seed flow issues

    Anyone else have a problem with seed jamming out of the metering unit and not going down the pipes to the coulter air is on maximum setting so carnt see it being that. Conclusion I have come too is that there’s not enough fall on pipes from metering unit to coulters as they sit about flat across...
  20. Matt77

    New drill grant

    Maybe a daft question, can’t see the answer on Defra website, can you use a part exchange in the deal without causing a problem with the grant.