Recommend me a press

I currently have a Simba unipress and am on clay Liam's, silt loans and chalk soils.

I'm looking to change it for a press with discs in rather than tines so that I can run it over stubbles in the summer to get a weed chit. Most of the ploughing I do I tow a press as well.

I borrowed a Vaderstafd Carrier this spring and it worked well on ploughing where I hadn't towed the press and also on subsoiled land to make a seedbed for S barley. The only concern I have with the Carrier is the wings bouncing and creating a really bumpy seedbed which happens fairly easily - especially if I ever put a student on it who spends more time on his phone than looking behind himself.

I thought about a Simba X press, but are the discs to scalloped and aggressive for getting a chit in the summer - by this I mean will they have to be run too deep to get them working properly? Also the levelling paddles on the Carrier have the potential to carry a lot more soil for levelling than the boards on my unipress - will this be the same case with an Xpress?

I think the new style Carrier is hydraulic folding which would eliminate the wing bounce, but I can't justify the cost of a new one.

Is there another make I should be looking at? 240hp on the front.


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Is there another make I should be looking at? 240hp on the front.

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...