Kongslide Germinator

David.

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Mixed Farmer
Location
J11 M40
Are they not basically a trailed tripleK with levelling boards and extra whirly cage packer elements that spin to break the remaining lumps?
Had quite a following to pull beet land that had been winter ploughed into a drillable tilth.
 

alomy75

Member
We have one for preparing beet land. Smaller tines than a triple k and many more of them. Rubbish if lots of straw and really need a semi loose surface to go at as they’re not very strong at all. Having said that; they produce an excellent tilth. We only cultivate for beet now; discaerator in autumn, vaderstad nz in spring followed by pass with the germinator. I’d prefer just the germinator but it can’t deal with the straw.
 

Flat 10

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Fen Edge
Are they not basically a trailed tripleK with levelling boards and extra whirly cage packer elements that spin to break the remaining lumps?
Had quite a following to pull beet land that had been winter ploughed into a drillable tilth.
No the tines are very much shorter and straighter. I like ours on overwintered ploughing for beet. Unless well weathered not a heavy land tool.
 

Flat 10

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Fen Edge
No the tines are very much shorter and straighter. I like ours on overwintered ploughing for beet. Unless well weathered not a heavy land tool.
I should say 2 passes with a germinator may not be as visually appealing as 1 with the maschio but here generally results in better beet establishment. If it’s dry I sometimes roll in front of the first pass or in between passes. I have a 4m but would like a 5m as it would allow me to work sections behind the wheels deeper.
 

Jon 3085

Member
Location
Worcester, UK
I’ve got one ,it does a good job on light ground.
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rob h

Member
Location
east yorkshire
Ours is a 4m.can pull it steady with our 6465.but can really make it move with the 6499 .if it's first pass can still be limited by power. Haven't used the power harrows much since buying it and getting better seed beds
 

Hfd Cattle

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Hereford
........so am I right in saying the ground has to be fairly kind for one ?
Most of our ground is heavy..ish.
I was wondering what it would be like after potatoes for putting in a temporary grass seed on or would the haulm block it up . I.e. Would it need ploughing first ?
 

alomy75

Member
........so am I right in saying the ground has to be fairly kind for one ?
Most of our ground is heavy..ish.
I was wondering what it would be like after potatoes for putting in a temporary grass seed on or would the haulm block it up . I.e. Would it need ploughing first ?
If it’s potato land it will work fine but in that scenario it would act like a buck rake I think. I’d suggest a triple k or a vaderstad nz with the following Harrow to do that task in one pass; something with more room in.
 

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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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