Has anyone heard about Novag drills?

Discussion in 'Direct Drilling Machinery' started by AlexCoop, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. AlexCoop

    AlexCoop New Member

    I'm just back from France and visited a few French farms.
    One of the them had a Novag drill manufactured in France and had been using it for 2 years. He said he was very happy with the results and crops looked great. The machine looked very well engineered.
    I have never heard about thoses drills before.
    I've found this link too:
  2. Alistair Nelson

    E Yorks
    Looks very much like a cross slot copy to me but there are people on here far more highly qualified on cross slots than me who will confirm this.
  3. Fred

    Fred Member

    Mid Northants
    There was or is a pending court case on copyright infringement , @york_mobil might know more about it
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  4. Banana Bar

    Banana Bar Member

    Bury St Edmunds
    Could be an affordable Cross Slot. Looks good.
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  5. E_B

    E_B Member

    Fertiliser placement, ADF, a single hopper so allows for presumably at least 2 tonnes of seed only if required, bring it on a lorry through the tunnel, what's not to like?

  6. RTK Farmer

    RTK Farmer Member

    Cambridgeshire UK
    A bit of tech backup and source of spares would be useful.
  7. Flintstone

    Flintstone Member

    Unfortunate name.
  8. Acke

    Acke Member

    Sweden Enköping
    Talk with one guy and it sounds like factory is in France!
    Around 100000£ for a 4m!
  9. York

    York Member

    No reason for it as I can't. Never seen one in nature.

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  10. @AlexCoop who did you met ? The first were cheaply built and did not last long ... One is still standing in a shed in Switzerland ...
  11. AlexCoop

    AlexCoop New Member

    It was a guy near Paris. He had a nice 4m drill
  12. phil

    phil Member

    I always think that a lot of newer Direct drills look a lot like 750a
  13. jaan14141

    jaan14141 Member

    I get a chance to demo the Novag 6m seed and fert in spring sowing, hope to have time to get some pictures and maybe some video of it then.
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  14. phil

    phil Member

    Be interesting to see it in action
  15. Bill Bill

    Bill Bill New Member

    sh!t COPY!
  16. green giant

    green giant Member

    That's a very bold statement, tell us more (y)
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  17. Bill Bill

    Bill Bill New Member

    Hi Green,

    Please note carefully what will get as very important details before anyone get wrong decision and after to get crazy and mad from suffering and etc......

    See the facts:

    35-40% are not seed after passing.

    ADF/automatic depth control not working properly/

    Оpeners are or either deep in the soil or go out on the surface. very bad as results you can imagine what happen after.

    Тhe slot stay open and easy dry as seed is not protected - see the video how openers are not drill properly, they actually digging. impossible variant. they did not make the full copy of the whole technology of Cross Slot.

    See the video how openers not do the slot - They simply plow!! See it!

  18. green giant

    green giant Member

    Hello Bill,

    I take it you have been a suffering customer?
    If so, are they doing anything to overcome the problems you are suffering? A product improvement program maybe?

  19. Bill Bill

    Bill Bill New Member

    Hi GG,

    We turn the machine, they turn the money.
    Do not touch this drill

  20. Badshot

    Badshot Member


    I don't understand the turning bit, can you explain please?

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