MF disc box drill changes for DD?

Discussion in 'Direct Drilling Machinery' started by Radish, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Radish

    Radish New Member

    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    Would a MF disc box drill be any good for pimp into Direct drill? What would you change?
     
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  2. spin cycle

    spin cycle Member

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    north norfolk
    be a great dodge if you could do this.....enough pressure on the coulters would be biggest challenge
     
  3. foxbox

    foxbox Member

    Location:
    West Northants
    Massey Ferguson used to do a direct drill box drill; there's some pictures here.

    No idea if it was any good or what you'd want to improve though.
     
  4. spin cycle

    spin cycle Member

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    north norfolk
    see it has hellish springs to get the coulter discs in
     
  5. Radish

    Radish New Member

    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    Thanks for info...interesting how they used leading straight disc and yes some fair springs!
     
  6. tr250

    tr250 Member

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    Northants
    Looks very like a bettison coultor to me
     
  7. devon6400

    devon6400 Member

    ha this is so funny, ive been thinking along the same sort of lines and yesterday evening I just did a deal for an old bettinson to play with. will let you know how I get on. will aim for autumn drilling though.
     
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  8. New Puritan

    New Puritan Member

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    East Sussex
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  9. Henarar

    Henarar Member

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    ZumerZet Somerset
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  10. Kevtherev

    Kevtherev Member

    Location:
    Welshpool Powys
    If you look at the MF 130 direct it’s a lot stronger with big frame for down pressure on the discs for hard ground.
    If you could strengthen the disc Coulters and arms/pivots on a standard 30 then I can’t see why it wouldn’t work.
     
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  11. Mrs Brown

    Mrs Brown Member

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    Orkney Islands
  12. Spud

    Spud Member

    Location:
    YO62
    What model? Just bought a tc4 myself! 100ac of spring wheat and oats to sow
     
  13. Kevtherev

    Kevtherev Member

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    Welshpool Powys
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    130 shows the stronger frame etc
     
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  14. devon6400

    devon6400 Member

    theres one next to me for sale bout 1k I think but its a fair way from you
     
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  15. devon6400

    devon6400 Member

    a TC3 I cant have for a few weeks as its at the back of a shed full of hay which he selling now. but I'm quite intrigued to see how its works. can you post some picture when you get it up and running please? what sort of ground are you going into? I'm hoping to go into sprayed off grass in the autumn. they don't have anything to close the slot so would Cambridge rolls after help??
     
  16. Could you just make a toolbar that goes between tractor and an MF30. Toolbar has 2 or 3 rows of tines that are in line with the disc coulters of the drill. Might need different design of covering harrows on back of the drill.
     
  17. Spud

    Spud Member

    Location:
    YO62
    We have a wide variation of soil types, but it's the heavy end that's to sow. Later, single disc type Coulter. I share your thoughts regarding slot closure, I think we'll run our bomford Dyna drive over first, and roll afterwards.
     

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