Bettison 3 D Help please

Discussion in 'Direct Drilling Machinery' started by beeftug, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. beeftug

    beeftug Member

    I bought one of these last year at a farm sale, we drilled a field of wheat , fine. I'm looking to use it to put some fodder rape in now, anyone know what settings it should be???!! We just winged it with the wheat , but with the small seed and low seed rate of the rape I need to be more accurate, any help would be appreciated
     
  2. ih1455xl

    ih1455xl Member

    Location:
    northampton
    Have you got the small seed plates that go on top of the rollers
     
  3. ih1455xl

    ih1455xl Member

    Location:
    northampton
  4. beeftug

    beeftug Member

    Thank you for that link. I haven't got those plates but I do have the white plastic cups that sit above the neoprene rollers. I'll keep tinkering
     
  5. ih1455xl

    ih1455xl Member

    Location:
    northampton
    Mine didn't have any plastic bits did see one once that had what looked like plastic bottles on top of each roller that you filled with seed
     
  6. henric irbladh

    Location:
    Sweden,south
    Does anybody know if it´s possible to get new discs to a Bettison?
     
  7. ih1455xl

    ih1455xl Member

    Location:
    northampton
  8. henric irbladh

    Location:
    Sweden,south
  9. dannewhouse

    dannewhouse Member

    Location:
    huddersfield
    does it have some sort of counter counting number of acres/Ha?

    on our old Fiona drill 3m it says that 504 revolutions of the wheel is 1 acre so they recommend you select a gear say number 16 then spin the system 63 times and weigh the amount say it is 12kg (remember weight of bucket) x 8 so it is per acre (63x8=504) 12kgx8=96kg / acre

    you could do something similar? what drives the metering unit on your drill?

    I don't know a number of revolutions per acre but you could have someone count number of turns per say 100m and work it out from there a 3m drill x 100m has covered 300m2 an acre is roughly 4000m2 so you would have covered 0.075 of an acre and could work your seed out from that?

    someone will know the calibration procedure it will be turn handle x no of times then multiply by x = rate/acre or Ha

    I calibrate my drill every change of variety and every year even if same variety it can go up or down 2 numbers from the previous year and is always bang on when calibrated nothing worse than running short or having loads left!

    I feel for you with the rape put some forage rape on the other year with fert spreader at 3kg/acre it nothing!
     
  10. dano

    dano New Member

    My Bettinson is capture the seed from 4x outlets, crank the handle 15 revs and then multiply mass by 69. I purchased my drill second-hand also which didn't come with the small seed plates, we made some out of plastic cattle ear tags.
     
  11. dano

    dano New Member

    The above gives you kg/ha
     

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