Min hp for Horsch sprinter

mountfarm

Member
What would people say the minimum hp and weight you could get away with for a 4m sprinter converted to either bougault or Dutch openers? Mainly clay soils and will need to drill beans.
 

solo

Member
Location
worcestershire
155 hp, 650 tyres on 4m sprinter with duets. It’s on its tractive limits on steep Banks now it’s greasy. Dutch openers due in shortly so should reduce smearing and drag.
 

Brisel

Member
Location
Dorset
45+ hp/m IMO. More if you have steep hills. Is this direct drilling or in cultivated seedbeds?

@dirty harry has more experience with these than me, though he's on a 6m machine.
 

Steevo

Member
Location
Gloucestershire
45+ hp/m IMO. More if you have steep hills. Is this direct drilling or in cultivated seedbeds?

@dirty harry has more experience with these than me, though he's on a 6m machine.
Ah true! All mine is DD which is hard going.

Drilling in maize stubble yesterday could have got away with much less HP as the ploughed ground was much looser and more fluffy - just the wheelings that were an issue.

As above, running out of grip is often more an issue than power, but less easy to rectify.
 

Brisel

Member
Location
Dorset
Grip can be helped with good tyres, ballast, the right pressures and duals. I don't think you'd want much speed for beans on clay anyway if you want good soil coverage plus the legs will trip out with too much hp in hard conditions.
 

Steevo

Member
Location
Gloucestershire
Grip can be helped with good tyres, ballast, the right pressures and duals. I don't think you'd want much speed for beans on clay anyway if you want good soil coverage plus the legs will trip out with too much hp in hard conditions.
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Tyres are worn.....but not at the level to warrant changing quite yet.

Ballast is good in the dry, but can be as much of a problem in the wet....especially if you need the power too.

Tyre pressures are pretty close but could be improved.

Duals.....possible but expense, hassle etc.

It's a tricky balance to get right.
 

JDJ

Member
the weight to hp rotation is just as important as hp. 45-50 kg / HP

We have had a MF 8110 in the old days, it's did struggle. Now I have a a JD 6930, 205 hp / 7500 kg, pulls it really well but a 1000 kg extra for grip wouldn't do any harm.
 

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World Food Day: NFU Cymru celebrates Welsh food producers at the Senedd

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Written by Rachel Martin

NFU Cymru members and Assembly Members have been celebrating the role that Welsh farmers play in producing nutritious, high quality, safe affordable food during an event at the Senedd today on World Food Day (October 16).

The lunchtime event, which was sponsored by Llyr Gruffydd AM, included a special menu of fine Welsh produce.

Speaking at the event, NFU Cymru...
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