contractors want to roll

dubs

Member
what is the advantages of rolling ploughed ground before drilling, one pass power harrow.
contractor turned up yesterday and wanted to roll the ploughed fields before sowing barley
land was ploughed jan-feb time and is firm enough.
asked him to put on a front press if concerned
Is there any advantage to it ? with the price of diesel :(
 

fermerboy

Member
Location
Banffshire
Very popular round here is to use cambridge rolls with the levelling paddle boards on them in front of the combi drill.
Drill contractors love it as it makes for more speed for them.
Tractor drivers love it as its far more fun levelling with 6m than an old Hays 3m.
Can seriously empty a tank of fuel on hard going though.
 

dubs

Member
Think that might be a polite way of him telling you your ploughing is god awful 😂😅
contractor ploughed it
Its pretty good to be fair and i went round the endriks we the levelers so all is good.
This is the first time hes wanted to go round with the cambridge rollers, haven't done it in previous years.
Could understand if it was new ploughed ground or going into grass but just think the press is just as good
He's coming this afternoon so we'll see what he brings
 

Timbo

Member
Location
Gods County
what is the advantages of rolling ploughed ground before drilling, one pass power harrow.
contractor turned up yesterday and wanted to roll the ploughed fields before sowing barley
land was ploughed jan-feb time and is firm enough.
asked him to put on a front press if concerned
Is there any advantage to it ? with the price of diesel :(

Smoother, better breakdown with the cultivator after rolling, less fuel use, easier to keep it straight, faster forward speed. 100% recommended.
 

dubs

Member
turned up with a new to him one pass drill with a front hopper so no front press this year.
He's going to allow us to use his paddle roller on our tractor so should save on fuel cost and labour, 120 hp compared to his 250 john deer.
Might ask if he got a press next year when hes ploughing, might help
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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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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