1. BTT UK Ltd

    Build Your Own Drill

    Question - With the cost and supply issues around new drills, is it possible to successfully build your own drill that can match what is currently available in the market??
  2. B

    Drill set up

    Hello, I’m thinking of changing my drill set up. I currently run an accord 4.8m tine drill. I sumo then press in September but drill mod November to combat black grass so 95% of the time I have to run a powerharrow infront of me drilling. I’m trying to get so I can drill in one pass with tractor...
  3. H

    Carrier/xpress/short disc

    Been looking around at the above machines. What’s peoples opinions please? We’re looking for something that will mix in cover crops in front of spring crops, do a light chit behind the combine and it’s mainly wet clay soil or it’s very cobbly if dry. The xpress seems very heavy duty and I...
  4. JCfarmer

    5m folding wavy disc cultivator on tractor link arms

    What makes are there? Wavy discs need to be set vertical as in not angled.
  5. moretimeforgolf

    Low disturbance subsoiler?

    Is there any need for a low disturbance subsoiler in a no-till situation? I have a 'high' disturbance machine which I rarely use because it then requires further cultivation to level off afterwards. The reason for the question is that I've applied for a grant under the latest scheme - £2804...
  6. Birchfarmer

    Tine drills, Which ones would you recommend? And the ones to avoid

    Thinking of purchasing a tine drill, to speed up my drilling time ( combination drilling at the moment) maiinly ploughing, but a bit of min till on the few seasons it dry enough. must be able to drill beans. Second hand ideally.
  7. tr250

    Sub soiler on front links

    I’m thinking of making a twin leg Subsoiler to go on the front linkage of the drilling tractor with low distance legs to go in front of the wheels idea being that we can put it down when on a rutted tramline or in the gateway etc then the tractor wheels will level it down again but water won’t...
  8. Farm Classifieds

    Weaving Tine Drill 6m 2005

    Weaving Tine Drill 6m 2005 Advert added by: Alex Shutes Machinery Details Category: Tillage Drills Price: £10000 Condition: Used Description 6 metre Weaving Tine Drill 2005 model with 3 rows of tines PTO driven fan Single Pre-em marker (removed currently) 2...
  9. 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
  10. 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...
  11. C

    Farmyard Security

    The Farm yard entrance is away from the house . The entrance has a gate and might be used several times each day and by several different people . The gate used to be closed every evening ( just latched ) but now it has become necessary to lock this gate . However a key and padlock is not...
  12. G

    Small pickup

    Does anyone still make a small pickup these days? Like a vw caddy?
  13. teslacoils

    Secondary School Propaganda

    Today in food tech, my yr7 child and his class were told by their teacher: Cows caused climate change due to methane. Farmers dump excess manure in rivers. Transporting animals for slaughter is a major emitter of co2. A field of cows produces less food than a field of wheat. Dairying...
  14. 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 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sustainable-farming-incentive-how-the-scheme-will-work-in-2022), today we're publishing information about the 2 other new...
  15. Jerry

    State of your crops -2022

    Well seeing as it’s new year and last years thread on this topic ram to 80 pages, thought it time to start a new one for this year’s harvest. I don’t have a lot of winter corn in but what I have is looking ok. The warm December certainly did no harm. A selection as off today. Graham after...
  16. Direct Driller Magazine

    Plan the move to direct drilling carefully

    Both cover crops and low-disturbance drilling are often seen as an easy way to improve soil health and performance while also offering an opportunity to cut fixed costs. Where the transition is managed well, it can be very worthwhile but in other cases, the journey to drilling nirvana can be a...
  17. 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...
  18. Bigjon44

    Winter beans

    Anyone's beans come through the ground yet??!! Planted ours back at start of November and still not showing!
  19. H

    DD’ing spring beans in to a thick cover crop?

    I have a cover crop of oats, vetch and bit of radish and mustard. It’s knee high and a lot thicker than I was expecting (even using about 50% of the advised seed rate). General plan was to spray off about now then drill spring beans with a Rapid when conditions allow (probably late March as it’s...
  20. Bramble

    Swollen wheat seed

    Drilled some wheat after grass (ploughed, cultipress, drilled with Rapid) and about 30-50% of it hasn’t germinated, it’s just sat there and swollen up, looks like it’s rotting. Any ideas why or what may have caused it?? The headland, which was drilled last, looks a lot better that the middle...