12 metre Avatar

Farmer Roy

Arable Farmer
Are there any users of the 12 metre Avatars using them in a cultivated seedbed as well as direct?


no specific experience ofAvatars as such . . .

but an absolute shyt load of experience of using tynes, single discs & double discs in a wide range of conditions from full tillage / cultivation through to zero till with standing straw / lodged straw & complete ground cover . . .

there is NO reason why an Avatar, or any other single disc or “DD / zero till” planter doesn’t work just as well as any other in cultivation . . .

ALL of our vast range of planters available in our market are basically “zero till”, because that is what the standard farming systems are here, but that doesn’t mean that is all they can do . . .

a zero till planter will work in all conditions, a planter designed for full tillage will only work in full tillage . . . It’s about keeping your options open as much as anything else
Are there any users of the 12 metre Avatars using them in a cultivated seedbed as well as direct?

my experience with disc drills single or double is that when the soil is loose and it is not dry the disc can stop rotating and bulldose (moore big disc and gd )

the best solution is only use it when dry enough

in cultivated wetter conditions if the drill goes it needs rolling for slug controll

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...