Bettinson DD drill

DIJ056

Member
Livestock Farmer
Gday mate, I'm currently running one over in Aus, and getting great results from it. Mine is the earlier of the triple disc machines. We use it for direct drilling cereals as well as small seeds such as Lucerne and clovers.
I have made a lot of mods and improvements to it and I'm currently giving it a preseason rebuild.
I have added some aftermarket disc openers to it that are a leading disc setup with a fully greaseable taper bearing setup and you can also bolt a depth wheel onto each unit which is a big plus. They are made by Tatu and if you Google Serafin Machinery you will see them on there.
If you are pretty handy you can repair or make most parts on the drill.
I will post some pics of mine when I get it all back together. A cheap min -till drill.
have you still got drill, I just got one and need smooth/soft rollers for it.
 

robs1

Member
drilled some wheat into sprayed off grass(about 100 acres) so bloody hard , drill was filled and put 10 bags fert on top . could only get half inch penetration. told farmer he said that will be alright drill it . after I had finished he disced it twice then rolled with ballast roller. couple of months went by and happened to be passing by looked at that wheat. amazingly allin straight lines with all the tramlines showing .to this day im still scratching my head as to why that worked.
Probably had a ph combi come in and drill it again 😀
 

New Puritan

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
East Sussex
Hey mate Alan King in Griffith NSW 0269626219 he makes the rollers, he also does the small seeds (plain) roller as well. I think he said he also makes the black rubber suspension blocks that look like a footy too, the rollers were about $80 each. Send us a message if you need any other parts etc, I've got a few more contacts for spares.

@dano - not sure if you still use this forum, but does Alan King have a website? I've had a look but can only find an electrician in NSW called that! I've been offered an old Bettinson and am tempted but will need to find some rollers for it. Finding them in NSW isn't ideal (given I'm in England), but it's better than none at all.
 

dec

Member
Location
Leics
@dano - not sure if you still use this forum, but does Alan King have a website? I've had a look but can only find an electrician in NSW called that! I've been offered an old Bettinson and am tempted but will need to find some rollers for it. Finding them in NSW isn't ideal (given I'm in England), but it's better than none at all.
I’ve still got a new type set of rollers for a four metre in reasonable condition and quite a few sets of old type rollers in good condition here if needed
 

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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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...
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