Naud Ploughs

snarling bee

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Arable Farmer
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Bedfordshire
Just interested.
We don't do much ploughing, but we use the Naud when we do unless it is a large field with no obstacles when we might drag out the 9 furrow Besson.
Wearing metal is not the cheapest anymore, and Spaldings have discontinued doing bits although it is still available through Kramp and Sparex. but I have some friends nearby who are scrapping their Nauds so I have been getting their old bits and bobs and old ploughs to keep ours going. Still does a tremendous job.

Might start a club of Naud users and invite the regen ag lot to join.
 

melted welly

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Location
DD9.
Is anybody else still using a Naud Plough? or your neighbour's/friends? Or am I the only one?
YES!

And I thought I was the only one!

We’ve got a 5f, 7f and 8f. A Naud for any occasion.

metal is getting harder to source right enough, but they’re strong ploughs.

This winters project is to see if we can adapt them to take KV metal which is about half the price. Mouldboards are proving especially hard to get/prohibitively expensive. A neighbour has converted his besson (I think) to KV metal, but the Naud frogs are welded to the legs as opposed to bolted which makes it a bit trickier. Might be better off just buying a different plough, but where’s the fun in that?!🤔
 

snarling bee

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Arable Farmer
Location
Bedfordshire
YES!

And I thought I was the only one!

We’ve got a 5f, 7f and 8f. A Naud for any occasion.

metal is getting harder to source right enough, but they’re strong ploughs.

This winters project is to see if we can adapt them to take KV metal which is about half the price. Mouldboards are proving especially hard to get/prohibitively expensive. A neighbour has converted his besson (I think) to KV metal, but the Naud frogs are welded to the legs as opposed to bolted which makes it a bit trickier. Might be better off just buying a different plough, but where’s the fun in that?!🤔
But the reason I like them is the Naud body and skims. Nothing else will do the same job on our land. It is the shear bolts that really lets it down - often need a forklift to push the body back into position.
 

melted welly

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Location
DD9.
But the reason I like them is the Naud body and skims. Nothing else will do the same job on our land. It is the shear bolts that really lets it down - often need a forklift to push the body back into position.
We’ve auto reset bodies, and a lot of stones.

have you sourced any mouldboards recently? I bought the last of the Spaldings ones years ago for around £100 each, got some for the 5f thru pan anglia last yr but they were up over £200 each I think. Think krampe still do full range.
 

melted welly

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Location
DD9.
Behave. You don’t know what a stone is south of Stonehaven.
We do have the odd one

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