Spaldings sell a bean tube for the Dutch openers to replace the standard one. I would imagine that they are available else where.Any ball park figures on the conversions required to change and rough cost of points , assuming I need two different styles with beans to do.
The fabled blocking of beans worries me a bit so what’s the best to avoid this ? And might try direct I suspect 3 sets needed now ?
We run 3 1/2” Dutch paired row on a 250mm tine spaced Sprinter and it’s fine, we had an 8mt on 5” but was a bit wide 8mt is 320mmIf your buying new then you can spec it with Dutch from the dealer.
We are currently running a Vaderstad for our late drilling. High seed rates and close spacing gives the competition. We bought an old CO6 and am trying to decide what coulters to put on it. I’ve nearly convinced myself what works for the Vaderstad doesn’t apply to the CO. So am thinking 75mm Coulter on 250mm centres will give less disturbance and then hopefully the row will close in to smother the bg out. Maybe totally wrong, I should know by spring.
8 metre runs a wider bottom plate on Duett coulters seed coverage is good but moves a lot of soil and takes some pulling. 5” Dutch on an 8 metre transforms the drill from a seed placement point of view and much reduced draft requirement but is a little wide gaps between rows. It depends on your views on uncovered ground.I’m considering a 8 m sprinter and in time will change the points as probably original horsch ones first . On a 8m I believe the row spacing are fairly wide which concerns me ?
With the band sowing I hope it will spread it wide enough but if I change to the other makes and the points are narrower do people feel the row is too wide?
Crop competition being a part of bg control I don’t want to take a step back at all?