Hi new farming forum.
I have a mixed farm with about 300acres of arable. I’m looking to buying a second hand direct drill for a 150hp tractor. I seen the old blue and yellow Claydons for sale. Are these worth looking at. Or what other drills are there for 150hp can pull.
Having researched as much information about the flea beetle as possible and been interested in the current crops in the ground, which generally look good. Do you think we’re starting to see more natural predators? I’ve recently read a paper from an Entomologist who suggested it would take 10...
Does anyone know the size of roll pin required? Just fitted a set of points to an 8 metre Sprinter . 2 nd time up the field and 3 coulters have fallen off. The hole measures just slightly less than 7 mm but I can only find roll pins in 6 or 8 mm!
I hear a lot of bad press about Cat parts and how unhelpful they are but I needed parts 4.30 yesterday afternoon. Called our local branch, they emailed me a parts list straight over whilst I was on the phone. Gave him the numbers, all in stock at their UK distribution centre at Cannock. Took a...
I'm in my fifth year of strip tilling following a more traditional plough/power harrow based system. I had some decent results in the first few years but the last two wet autumn /winters have not been so great.
My main problem is the blackgrass is getting out of hand, I don't think my...
Does such thing exists? I know all farms and soils are different but the 10 top critical points would be very helpful for many people.
Where I’m struggling is that we’re a small mixed farm and getting straw off in a wet year always makes a mess (turning,baling,stacking and then loading) and...
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We have a field that was due to be drilled with beans this spring so in the backend we drilled a strip 21m wide diagonally across it with 30kg/ha of oats as a cheap cover experiment. Over the winter we had a bit of a shuffle around with our cropping so this field is now drilled with spring...
HORSCH SPRINTER 6 ST
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HORSCH SPRINTER 6 ST
Reason for sale - upgraded to grain & fert machine.
Thought I would share some photos of our Horsch Sprinter conversion we did ready for spring drilling this year. Based on an 8m drill at 320mm unit spacing, the twin tine conversion gave us a paired row spacing of around 140mm. Using 2" Dutch coulters it does actually increase this a bit more...
Got some photos of a 2005 Horsch sprinter ST drill i was interested in but it seems to be on the CO style twin vertical springs and not the larger single horizontal springs.
Is there a year that they changed to the new horizontal spring or were the drills optionally with either style tine
I'm absolutely sick of these Suffolk X mules. We stick a texel over them. All lambs go fat off farm.
If I was to choose a breed to not have to continually bash my head against a wall and put so many dead lambs in the bin and knacker myself trying.
If they don't lick, pee off or lay on them...
Looking for a tidy 2nd hand van (transit type) that can be used for our dairy business, but also needs to be reliable for towing our 1800 litre milk tanker. So really comfortable to tow 2½ tonnes.
What am I best looking at?
Just wondering what’s the best product to underseal jeeps/pickups etc from rust and corrosion? Old jeep is up for MOT so want to give it a coat once it’s washed underneath and my new Hilux arrived the other day and have it parked in the garage and haven’t used it yet till I give it a coat of...
If anyone has been struggling to get parts then I have for sale 24 x new, never been used 90 series openers and also tyres for depth wheels. Located near Reading.
Sorry if posted incorrectly!
On a separate note - fitting blockage sensors to our 750a - going with Digitroll...
Having finally got my head round DD were probably going to try a bit this next year.
for now I will use a contractor but going forwards if the results are favourable I will take the job back in house.
reading thru various things I see a lot of farms big and small are home building drills.