Horsch Sprinter 12SW

Will a Challenger 775E be ok on this drill, using 3” Bourgault points? Undulations rather than hills.

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Seen a 7250 Magnum dualled up (850’s) pulling an 8m version with huge seed/fert cart on clay soils but mostly flat, if that’s any help. He was doing a decent forward speed as well.
 

ajd132

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Adam driver ajd on here from what I can see from his Facebook is pulling his now with an 8rx so he’ll be a good guide
Banana bar is 5 mins down the road from me, 8rx is fine on it but it does make it work. I don’t know if twin tracks rather than 4 would make a difference for traction?
He did come for a look a few weeks ago but I had just driven it into a wet hole I should have known better about
 

Banana Bar

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I don’t think a 775e is up to the job really. Pulling it straight in good going would be a breeze but lugging it around corners on headlands or when conditions got wetter I don’t think it would stand a chance. I’m not keen on the depreciation on a new big tractor but large frame challengers are looking reasonable value now.

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I don’t think a 775e is up to the job really. Pulling it straight in good going would be a breeze but lugging it around corners on headlands or when conditions got wetter I don’t think it would stand a chance. I’m not keen on the depreciation on a new big tractor but large frame challengers are looking reasonable value now.

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I know AWT pull theres with a 865/875 series challenger quite happily with a decent forward speed. I would think a 700 series wont quite have the grunt required when needed as you have said.
 
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ajd132

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I don’t think a 775e is up to the job really. Pulling it straight in good going would be a breeze but lugging it around corners on headlands or when conditions got wetter I don’t think it would stand a chance. I’m not keen on the depreciation on a new big tractor but large frame challengers are looking reasonable value now.

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I think 7 series twin track wouldn’t be good enough when doing headlands and corners, I think one side would spin up to be perfectly honest with you. You will have to get an 8rx, your dad liked it!
 

ajd132

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I know AWT pull theres with a 865/875 series challenger quite happily with a decent forward speed. I would think a 700 series wont quite have the grunt required when needed as you have said.
Yeh they do but that would be easy with a 600hp+ machine, our quad track was well overpowered on the drill.
 

Alistair Nelson

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Interestingly thinking about it the first 12m CO was sold in north lincs to John Rainthorpe and he was going to pull it with a 9380 wheeled case 360hp but could pull it so swooped onto a 440 quad but obviously that was with duetts rather than Dutch / Bourgault coulters.
 
Interestingly thinking about it the first 12m CO was sold in north lincs to John Rainthorpe and he was going to pull it with a 9380 wheeled case 360hp but could pull it so swooped onto a 440 quad but obviously that was with duetts rather than Dutch / Bourgault coulters.
they set off to pull it wit a cat 55 , asked me if it would pull it , I said no with a laugh , struggled wit our 6m with 200hp massy , the said drill set off straight and slowly got more banana shaped as they put bigger tractors on , when they got rid of it , it stood for years at brocks:)
 

ajd132

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Interestingly thinking about it the first 12m CO was sold in north lincs to John Rainthorpe and he was going to pull it with a 9380 wheeled case 360hp but could pull it so swooped onto a 440 quad but obviously that was with duetts rather than Dutch / Bourgault coulters.
Our old 8m on duets actually took more pulling the the 12m on dutches
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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