Combination maize drill

Weare Cham

Member
Location
N. Devon
 

Robt

Member
Location
Suffolk
Yes we can drill maize with our Sulky combination by electronically shutting off rows for the correct row width. Not an answer to the op but I’ve seen your idea a lot on the continent. So must be possible
 

jg123

Member
Yep 4 row on an amazon ph factory built did ours for 10yrs. Sat on the packer roller the same as a box drill with the fert box were seed box would be, hydraulic fan. Dropped on and off to put a cereal drill on.

A standard 4 row drill on a tool carrier type thing with bulk fert would be very heavy out that far, this was heavy enough and fert was over the top of ph, micro fert would help solve the weight. It was contractor machine, iv thought about mounting one on my combi but it can get complicated to have depth adjustment independent to ph, fan drive to drill and keep weight forward. It was good for taking out wheelings but had to drill headland last due to weight. If its simply to make it one pass maybe a power harrow on front linkage?
 

sjt01

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
North Norfolk
Very tidy, how do the yields compare with previous establishment system?

What brand is the planter?
Yes, it is a Monosem. Before we added the rotavator and relied on crinkly discs for tilth, some years it was better than plough/power harrow, some years worse. With the rotavator it is comparable, but as we have sold the plough and power harrow we have nothing to compare with. Yields are very acceptable, and establishment costs much reduced.
 

DairyGrazing

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
North West
Yes, it is a Monosem. Before we added the rotavator and relied on crinkly discs for tilth, some years it was better than plough/power harrow, some years worse. With the rotavator it is comparable, but as we have sold the plough and power harrow we have nothing to compare with. Yields are very acceptable, and establishment costs much reduced.
Thanks I can't but think in the future we will have to do something similar.

Something along the lines of after WW sow a cover crop and hammer on slurry. Then plant straight in to the cover cover in the spring with something similar to your rig.
 

sjt01

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
North Norfolk
Thanks I can't but think in the future we will have to do something similar.

Something along the lines of after WW sow a cover crop and hammer on slurry. Then plant straight in to the cover cover in the spring with something similar to your rig.
Cover crop after W Barley here, digestate on in March, glyphosate then drill when soil temperature increases.
 

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