A Novice and his Aitchison Grassfarmer.

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I have been watching this thread but its probably time to admit I bought one too , this is me at the farm gates just making sure I have actually got it strapped on, before I nervously head north .
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Neighbours must wonder.... :)

A stream of dodgy looking twin cabs, rolling up with empty big trailers, and then leaving with green and shiny new toys on the trailers, and the old fellas cackling as they bounce off down the road!

I must admit I too stopped and rechecked the straps too, at teh same place!
 

Wigeon

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Neighbours must wonder.... :)

A stream of dodgy looking twin cabs, rolling up with empty big trailers, and then leaving with green and shiny new toys on the trailers, and the old fellas cackling as they bounce off down the road!

I must admit I too stopped and rechecked the straps too, at teh same place!
Yup, me too!
 
I didnt realise there was a trailler option tbh, slightly different performing machine I 'm thinking and not just with the less weight on the linkage advantage....

:unsure:
I think that Aitchison has trailed on a number of their machines, or an easily done DIY kit. I looked/am looking at mounting rear wheels at the back end on out riggers, and lifting the front up on a lift bar on the lower linkage. This so I can use the compact 50hp for some work. The bigger drills, would need more beefing up because of teh weight I suspect.
 

neilo

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if i don't ever have one it wont make a lot of odds on a World wide scale it will still keep spinning...:sneaky:

for me its a case of a low capital cost, or no machine ☺
If you are prepared to wait long enough, they will surely filter down after the various grant schemes have increased the numbers that have been sold. I suspect it will be a few years before anything secondhand is ‘cheap’ though.
That might never happen if new support schemes favour DD in the hunt for reducing carbon emissions. Every farm will need to have a direct drill parked up somewhere, so they can say they use one.🤐
 

Bury the Trash

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If you are prepared to wait long enough, they will surely filter down after the various grant schemes have increased the numbers that have been sold. I suspect it will be a few years before anything secondhand is ‘cheap’ though.
That might never happen if new support schemes favour DD in the hunt for reducing carbon emissions. Every farm will need to have a direct drill parked up somewhere, so they can say they use one.🤐
On a Between 15 and 20 degree (no more) slope ( loam ) here the other day when the heavy thunder rain came after the long dry spell that we had, the area I've sown with redstart washed fairways down hill in a few places, the rivulits started from stone patches on the brow of the hill interestingly....
Makes me think some other option with some debris on top would've allowed it to gain momentum or wash as much fine soil as it did. Only thing is it was fodder beet area that was clean anyway, needed have been worked as much I guess but I wanted the seedlings to have a good chance against the flea beetle.
 
On a Between 15 and 20 degree (no more) slope ( loam ) here the other day when the heavy thunder rain came after the long dry spell that we had, the area I've sown with redstart washed fairways down hill in a few places, the rivulits started from stone patches on the brow of the hill interestingly....
Makes me think some other option with some debris on top would've allowed it to gain momentum or wash as much fine soil as it did. Only thing is it was fodder beet area that was clean anyway, needed have been worked as much I guess but I wanted the seedlings to have a good chance against the flea beetle.
Wanted X-Slope direct drilling you think?
 
Stupid wing nuts!!!

Got so fed up dropping and losing the damned things for the metal cover over the metering assembly, every time I am cleaning out, I am trying some of these instead.

 

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