Harder 750a discs

Tractor Boy

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Suffolk
Just thought I’d resurrect this thread. I’ve got to order a set for a 4m. What sort of prices are people finding for genuine jd sourced and other alternatives? Is the difference in price worth the possible lower acreage covered for some of the alternative makes?
 

Northdowns Martin

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Snodland kent
Just thought I’d resurrect this thread. I’ve got to order a set for a 4m. What sort of prices are people finding for genuine jd sourced and other alternatives? Is the difference in price worth the possible lower acreage covered for some of the alternative makes?
I’m running a trial of APM v Forges De Niaux put on last summer, can’t see much difference in wear. Price wise £20 v £40
 

Lucy @ Farm Marketplace

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Staffordshire
I’m running a trial of APM v Forges De Niaux put on last summer, can’t see much difference in wear. Price wise £20 v £40

The Niaux 200 disc for the 750A is listed on Farm Marketaplce for £31.88 a disc. Sounds like you paid more, but worth noting for everyone else that is the price now.

 
The Niaux 200 disc for the 750A is listed on Farm Marketaplce for £31.88 a disc. Sounds like you paid more, but worth noting for everyone else that is the price now.


Was quoted £26 for apm ones the other day so I'd say £31 for these seems decent. I'll buy some soon
 

Ground Gear

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Arable Farmer
Have been following this post with interest. The NX 200 standard of hardness on JD 750A drilling discs is legendary. We stock them in New Zealand and have tested directly against aftermarket and JD oem. This test was done with NZs largest corporate dairy farmer in the south island with over 50 dairy farms spread over many different soils many of the soils stony with very hard glacial rock and greywacke boulder in areas. The very interesting thing about the NX 200 Forges De Niaux, 200 means 200 kg/mm of hardness a specific measurement equivalent to rockwell HRC 56 - 58 or thereabouts, is how t
 

Ground Gear

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Ground Gear

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Attached is some images of this independent test, across many different soil types in the Canterbury Plains in spring and autumn direct drilling and over 800 hectares.
For further detail, hopefully is well covered, just pop a message back on the forum. The test compared directly 3 different blades FDN NX 200 against a major aftermarket blade from Spain and the JD oem with all the test blades fitted in neutral positions (outside of the wheel tracks to ensure fairness) it was how sharp the bevel remained on the NX 460 mm disc that was the eye opening thing, the JD oem blade was respectable whereas the after-market blade from Spain had completely lost the bevel (was very blunt and next to useless for discing through reasonable volumes of stubble or residual from Kale crop typically found on these farms). As far as weight and diameter of blades all were similar in which case one of conclusions was what is it that you are actually wanting out of a drilling disc having maximum longevity but the drilling edge is completely blunt and wont cut through anything so needs to be replaced prematurely? By the way OEM blades are not neccesarily guaranteed to be the same blade from the same supplier year in and year out. As insurance against out of stocks they would typically have two companies that supply them. JD for a long time were fitting drilling discs from a manufacturer in the US called Osmundson. Horsch in Germany are one company that almost every year uses NX 200 discs from Forges De Niaux to guarantee discs that have a consistent gradient hardness with no softer areas on the outer bevel that in abrasive soils will blunten a lot faster.
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