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Discussion in 'Direct Drilling Machinery' started by Radish, Apr 13, 2018.
Would a MF disc box drill be any good for pimp into Direct drill? What would you change?
be a great dodge if you could do this.....enough pressure on the coulters would be biggest challenge
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.
see it has hellish springs to get the coulter discs in
Thanks for info...interesting how they used leading straight disc and yes some fair springs!
Looks very like a bettison coultor to me
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.
I've just learnt that the MF30 was a 'direct drill' according to this optimistic advert: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MF-30-di...076991?hash=item3f9785efff:g:urYAAOSwpFtas3kv
it would go in the ground no problem at the moment
I mean the whole drill not just the coulters
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.
Wish I could find a 4mtr one with Suffolk coulters G&F in as good condition as that one.
What model? Just bought a tc4 myself! 100ac of spring wheat and oats to sow
130 shows the stronger frame etc
theres one next to me for sale bout 1k I think but its a fair way from you
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??
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.
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.
how are you getting on with your tc4 spud?
Not too bad, it was a veritable 80's rewind here last week! Still some oats to sow, but we've drilled some spring beans and wheat with the TC4. 5m Dyna drive, 4m Bettinson, 6m chip harrows, 6m rollers. All bar the dynadrive were pulled by a little MF3075 on fat tyres. (She wont lift the ddrive!) Total value of all implements and tractor £12k. Time taken for total establishment operations 1.5hrs/ha. Fuel about 12l/ha. Cheap if nowt else!
Unfortunately my phone has had to go for a repair, and the camera on this old beast doesn't work anymore.
If there was any tilth at all (been absolutely hammered by rain for 6months) then I think we could miss out the dynadrive, and maybe the chip harrows too. 12ac of oats to sow after a cover crop looks in better fettle.
how are your crops looking spud?