Anyone Spreading beans

KRO

New Member
Looking to spread beans with a zam amazone anyone got experience,tips or settings ? there are none on the amazone site
 

# Robin

Member
Location
Kent
I’m interested in opinions too.
I spun on the last 30 acres.
Not knowing any better I slowed the discs down to 250rpm and split the tramlines to every 12m. Looked ok.
On headland run I drove round the very outside and only switched the field-side disc on.
Left spreader to work out it’s own flow factor.
Just remember to lift the hopper grids up before you load the beans in as they block the holes up ... ?‍♂️
 

KRO

New Member
Thanks, just remembered grids as undoing bag - luckily. Just trying to get an idea of vane settings. We’ve used double overlap with stubble turnips spun on in the past , all comes up even when mixed with fert.
 

Still Farming

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
South Wales UK
Done years ago with a small Amazon twin disc spreader onto sprayed off stubbles and ploughed in.
Very good crop.
If you know what seed rate and size field, just calibrate with small area and adjust till happy -easy.
If winter bean seed ,it is quite large.
 

# Robin

Member
Location
Kent
Was a last resort for me ploughing as it turned wet and couldn’t DD. Spun them on too thick but they did pollinate well. Important to level it - ran the powerharrow on Terra’s and couldn’t see any wheelmarks, they hate compaction
 

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Flat 10

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Arable Farmer
Location
Fen Edge
I’ve spun on at 24m with Kuhn using book settings and incorporated in Feb!!! with a Lemken terradisc type machine and had a surprisingly good crop. I was worried about pre em damage so upped the seed rate.
 

benny6910

Member
Arable Farmer
I’ve spun on at 24m with Kuhn using book settings and incorporated in Feb!!! with a Lemken terradisc type machine and had a surprisingly good crop. I was worried about pre em damage so upped the seed rate.
What variety of beans did you use? Winter or spring? I’ve got some winter left and was thinking that I may put them in early spring if weather allows me too.
 

MrNoo

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Cirencester
I span some on with a Kuhn and ploughed in then ran the powerharrow over it, you could see the wheelings all year in the two fields I did, I recon you'd get a decent crop by pulling a cultivator through as opposed to ploughing them I was going to be spinning the rest of mine on this year but managed to get going again with my Vaddy drilling them yesterday, 55ac to go then done.
Last year I drilled winters in the spring (Tundra) and they did equally as well as Autumn sown but were a good 2 weeks later to harvest
 

Flat 10

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Fen Edge
What variety of beans did you use? Winter or spring? I’ve got some winter left and was thinking that I may put them in early spring if weather allows me too.
Wizard. Feb broadcast and cultivated in yielded as well as dec ploughed in. Repeated the experiment this autumn but worried that I’m suffering bad crow damage. I was surprised how little I had last year, think I may have been lucky….
 

Flat 10

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Fen Edge
I span some on with a Kuhn and ploughed in then ran the powerharrow over it, you could see the wheelings all year in the two fields I did, I recon you'd get a decent crop by pulling a cultivator through as opposed to ploughing them I was going to be spinning the rest of mine on this year but managed to get going again with my Vaddy drilling them yesterday, 55ac to go then done.
Last year I drilled winters in the spring (Tundra) and they did equally as well as Autumn sown but were a good 2 weeks later to harvest
Do you have special coulters? I thought vads often blocked with beans?
 

MrNoo

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Cirencester
Do you have special coulters? I thought vads often blocked with beans?
No, it's just a Vad Box drill 3m, been trundling along at 14kph, get the odd coulter block but nothing more and usually caused by bits of stone in the seed, hopefully will finish this afternoon. Have shallowed the drill up a bit as ground is tender in places and was getting it block up, but that was circa 4" deep. Just under 7ha a tank full.
 

Brisel

Member
NFFN Member
Location
Midlands
You can get special bean coulters for Rapid drills but they are expensive. They have a bigger bottom to the pipe section but many people don’t bother with them and accept some more blockages with bigger seed.
 

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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