Low Distubance Drill

Farmer X

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Mixed Farmer
We currently use various methods for planting our crops inc plough, cultivate/power harrow and drill and also sumo early then drill. We have a Rapid and a Weaving tine drill which both work well but move quite a bit of soil allowing a flush at seeding. What reasonably priced low disturbance drill would work in these situations ? Would a Moore drill work ? Also has anyone got an avadex applicator on the drill ?
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Flatlander

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Arable Farmer
Location
Lorette Manitoba
my John Deere 1890 moves next to nothing for soil. Same row unit as a 750 I believe. Very dependable in most soils and reasonable in wetter ground too. If you buy an older unit there are various aftermarket parts being manufactured fir this type of machine and lots of upgrades to suit users needs. As for a granual applicator here valmar or salford now have mounted countless on drills. Very accurate and seen as the go to brand.
 

Farmer Roy

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Arable Farmer
Low disturbance enough ?
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Farmer Roy

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Arable Farmer
By the look of the leg casting and down pressure spring I’d say jd. Very similar to mine except I have only one disc per row
If you are talking about this pic, it only has one disc. The gauge wheel has a steel scraper ring bolted inside it, that I guess looks like another disc. It’s function is to keep the disc clean & to reduce wear on the gauge wheel tyre. A very common local modification / addition to gauge wheels here on both single & double disc planters
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Flatlander

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Arable Farmer
Location
Lorette Manitoba
If you are talking about this pic, it only has one disc. The gauge wheel has a steel scraper ring bolted inside it, that I guess looks like another disc. It’s function is to keep the disc clean & to reduce wear on the gauge wheel tyre. A very common local modification / addition to gauge wheels here on both single & double disc plantersView attachment 1031765
Who would be the manufacturer of that ring. I’m in very sticky soil i have scrapers on the discs but if trash gets in between it and the disc it becomes a disc brake. The rubber tires as a disc cleaner is not very successful on my soils.
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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