My John Deere 750a replacement

Discussion in 'Direct Drilling Machinery' started by Clive, May 16, 2019 at 1:05 PM.

  1. Steevo

    Steevo Member

    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    Is that to reduce height?

    I tried a 6m Avatar and I think empty it weighed 9t. Lots of weight up high too.

    Built like anything tho!!
     
  2. Drillman

    Drillman Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    @Clive why not move this thread (barring the advert bit) to machinery? Would make sense
     
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  3. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield
    I am thinking a bit more weight might be needed - wheel weights maybe as well as existing front weight

    I’m sure we will pull it fine - it’s just a question of how fast !
     
  4. Drillman

    Drillman Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    Doesn’t ballasting the tractor to the moon go against what your trying to achieve?
     
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  5. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield
    Yes in the ideal world it does

    But the ideal world doesn’t cover the cost of a extra staff member and tractor

    I might not need extra weight, it should be fine. Zerotill ground is a lot less power hungry than cultivated
     
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  6. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield
  7. Unless you have big hills, it'll be fine
     
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  8. Nearly all air seeders here have seperate trailed carts
    Makes access for loading so much easier & we don't want all that weight sitting on top of our planters & being carried by the frame & wheels
     
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  9. Deutzdx3

    Deutzdx3 Member

    What about wider tyre? Say 1000’s on the rear. Surely that would help putting more lugs down over more ground and help with lower ground pressure.
     
  10. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield
    Yes - have spec’ed widest Michelin’s possible - it’s limited by frame clearance / road legality - the track widens hydraulically in field for extra stability and true ctf tracking
     
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  11. Deutzdx3

    Deutzdx3 Member

    Tractor being the limiting factor. I know a friend has a set of 1000’s he put on NH 7050 for drilling. Works well by all accounts.
     
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  12. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield
    Both out 724’s are on 721 / 42 Xerobibd which I really rate - we can’t go any wider and stay legal which is a big consideration given distances between units

    We have a couple of banks that could be interesting and worst case we can drill steep boys downhill ! but I honestly think it will be fine

    Will soon find out I guess !
     
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  13. ajd132

    ajd132 Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    I have also bought one of these and will also be running on it on a 724 (I ordered it before clive though so he copied me!)
     
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  14. Is this 12m drill as dear as the 724 tug? Looks a fair bit of kit.
     
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  15. ajd132

    ajd132 Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    I’m going to put my 12m Horsch sprinter tine drill with 2inch Dutch points into my 724 tomorrow and try and pull it on abit of fallow. If it will then will try and drill some osr and cover crops like that this summer. Not holding my breath though!
     
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  16. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield
    Film it please !
     
  17. DangerRanger

    DangerRanger Member

    [QUOTE="Clive, post: 6277434, it has everything I need out the box, 3 hopper (seed and fert, small seed), ISO, gutlers, row cleaners. only addition might be ISO compatible avadex application.[/QUOTE]


    Is the fertiliser hopper solid or liquid, if it’s solid what starter fertiliser are you planning to use?
     
  18. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield

    Is the fertiliser hopper solid or liquid, if it’s solid what starter fertiliser are you planning to use?[/QUOTE]

    I've gone solid this time because it gives us more seed hopper space when we are not using fert winter(wheat, barley etc). If I want liquid for any reason in the future I could add it as well, to front of tractor on inline on the drawbar

    Will place DAP ahead of crops where I want some seedbed N
     
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  19. Wigeon

    Wigeon Member

    Looks a very impressive set up and I'm most envious.

    However, I do wish all these drill marketing videos would sometimes show how the crop actually established.
     
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  20. Solid fert is quite a simple life to be honest.
     
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