New Cambridge Rolls

quattro

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Location
scotland
Slightly off topic, but what on earth do you guys drag these 12m rollers with?? I used to drag an 8.3m set of dalbo's with 215hp on 650's for rolling after the drill and had to be aware of how I worked fields otherwise the tractor would start digging, so I can only imagine how hard these wider ones are to try and drag.
Pull 14metre with a tm150 800s on rear 540s on front some quite sloping field’s aswell
go up slope on a tramline
 

PSQ

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Scottish Borders
Slightly off topic, but what on earth do you guys drag these 12m rollers with?? I used to drag an 8.3m set of dalbo's with 215hp on 650's for rolling after the drill and had to be aware of how I worked fields otherwise the tractor would start digging, so I can only imagine how hard these wider ones are to try and drag.
VF 710's set at 7 or 8 psi all round and 800kg on the front linkage, we don't need duals any more.
According to the 'performance monitor' on a Puma 240 they only need about 120 - 130 hp on the hills if you're sitting at 3.5mph, and as mentioned, go uphill on the tramlines.
 

johnboy87

Member
VF 710's set at 7 or 8 psi all round and 800kg on the front linkage, we don't need duals any more.
According to the 'performance monitor' on a Puma 240 they only need about 120 - 130 hp on the hills if you're sitting at 3.5mph, and as mentioned, go uphill on the tramlines.
Thankfully not my problem any more, would of been the easy way out if I hadn't been told under any circumstances DO NOT drive on the pre-em marks 🤷‍♂️
 

MrNoo

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Arable Farmer
Location
Cirencester
Looking for a new set of Cambridge Rolls. 12metres wide. Fairly heavy with breaker rings. Currently looking at and getting quotes for Dal-bo, Cousins and He-va. Any others worth looking at? Any issues with the brands I’ve mentioned? Not a huge amount of road work to do.
Bough a new set of Dal-bo's last year and love them, got the HD version with the largest rings, can fair cover the ground, very impressed with them. Pull them with 165 or 200hp but we dont have any steep hills, just a few banks
 
Location
sh!t creek
Bought a new 12 metre set of He-Va's this summer. Very pleased with them so far. About as heavy as you can get.
Pulled by a MF 6490 - atm.
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Barleymow

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Ipswich
Slightly off topic, but what on earth do you guys drag these 12m rollers with?? I used to drag an 8.3m set of dalbo's with 215hp on 650's for rolling after the drill and had to be aware of how I worked fields otherwise the tractor would start digging, so I can only imagine how hard these wider ones are to try and drag.
I've 8.3 twose behind 100 hp
 

idle git

Member
Mixed Farmer
Bough a new set of Dal-bo's last year and love them, got the HD version with the largest rings, can fair cover the ground, very impressed with them. Pull them with 165 or 200hp but we dont have any steep hills, just a few banks
We've had a set of 12 m Dal-bo's for 4 years now, 8 k cheaper than cousins contours,
Hydraulic pressure control over the gangs works very well
Pulled with 165 hoss power
 

Flatlander

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lorette Manitoba
I know its a Cambridge roll thread but are there any manufacturers of flat rolls with the same folding design. My soil is very Sticky and would more than likely want to pull behind the drill. Also fir the ones that have these 14m rollers how heavy are they on the hitch.
 

sahara

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Somerset
Twose or McConnel are popular down here, immediate neighbours have one of each, and plenty of other Twose about, but I don't know if they make a 12m set, which is why I didn't say anything.
 

Godber

Member
Location
NW Essex
Got some Twose 12.3m, 22", with breaker rings pulled with a JD6520(115hp). Got a couple of steep bits but manage ok on 650 tyres. Got the reverseing to unfold mechanism which is not the best idea
 

Alistair Nelson

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
E Yorks
I know its a Cambridge roll thread but are there any manufacturers of flat rolls with the same folding design. My soil is very Sticky and would more than likely want to pull behind the drill. Also fir the ones that have these 14m rollers how heavy are they on the hitch.
Walter Watson and Dalbo do 6m but never seen any bigger. Other alternative for sticky ground is gutter
 

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning 100,000ha launched

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning nearly 100,000ha across the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, the Peak District, Norfolk and Somerset have been announced by the government and Natural England today (Thursday, May 26).

This is the equivalent in size to all 219 current National Reserves.

The aim of the projects is to deliver nature recovery at a landscape scale, helping to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change and improve public health and well-being.

All five projects will make a significant contribution towards the national delivery of the international commitment to protect at least 30% of land and...
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