Rowcrop for haulage.

Chae1

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
I'm looking at changing to a trailed sprayer. Because everyone says how easy they are to drop on and off I would like to be able to use the tractor for other jobs. Mainly carting. Without changing wheels.

At the moment I've.a 2170 fastrac with a demount on it. This just stays on it, from may till harvest doing bulk of spraying. Then it goes onto another fastrac a 1997 1135 for the last of pre harvest glyphosate, pre emerge sprays, early spring sprays on winter crops.

I would like to be able to keep the 2170, use it on trailed sprayer and sell 1135 and demount together.

So basically my question is! Is there a suitable rowcrop tyre that I can go spraying off crops 1 day, drop off sprayer and go hauling grain and bales the next? The sprayer I'm looking at is on 420s. rowcrops on fastrac at moment 380s.

I see tattie guys going about on rowcrops most of year, doing other jobs. Would like this option.
 

tr250

Member
Location
Northants
I'm looking at changing to a trailed sprayer. Because everyone says how easy they are to drop on and off I would like to be able to use the tractor for other jobs. Mainly carting. Without changing wheels.

At the moment I've.a 2170 fastrac with a demount on it. This just stays on it, from may till harvest doing bulk of spraying. Then it goes onto another fastrac a 1997 1135 for the last of pre harvest glyphosate, pre emerge sprays, early spring sprays on winter crops.

I would like to be able to keep the 2170, use it on trailed sprayer and sell 1135 and demount together.

So basically my question is! Is there a suitable rowcrop tyre that I can go spraying off crops 1 day, drop off sprayer and go hauling grain and bales the next? The sprayer I'm looking at is on 420s. rowcrops on fastrac at moment 380s.

I see tattie guys going about on rowcrops most of year, doing other jobs. Would like this option.
Do you have many hills? I had to do some spraying for neighbors last autumn with my mounted as they couldn’t drag it up the hills.
 

RAF

Member
Location
staffs
Road work will eat row crops but u prob know that . All the big boyzzz run 36 m trailered and just spray on normal tyres.
 
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Hilti

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Location
Argyll
Used to prefer row crops back in my veg work days , all be it heavy duty type - 14. something tyres on 80" centres . Much better on the road than 650's .
Biggest test was 26 boxes aw neeps down the road to wash plant . Grip wise they dug in well on straw layers in less than ideal conditions / banks
 

Spud

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
YO62
I'm looking at changing to a trailed sprayer. Because everyone says how easy they are to drop on and off I would like to be able to use the tractor for other jobs. Mainly carting. Without changing wheels.

At the moment I've.a 2170 fastrac with a demount on it. This just stays on it, from may till harvest doing bulk of spraying. Then it goes onto another fastrac a 1997 1135 for the last of pre harvest glyphosate, pre emerge sprays, early spring sprays on winter crops.

I would like to be able to keep the 2170, use it on trailed sprayer and sell 1135 and demount together.

So basically my question is! Is there a suitable rowcrop tyre that I can go spraying off crops 1 day, drop off sprayer and go hauling grain and bales the next? The sprayer I'm looking at is on 420s. rowcrops on fastrac at moment 380s.

I see tattie guys going about on rowcrops most of year, doing other jobs. Would like this option.
We run 420's on a 200hp tractor for baling, taty harvester, tiller, plough even. They'll be fine. I'd consider a different drawbar on a swan neck to a fifth wheel on the loadbed of the fastrac - better following, better weight transfer.
 

Sandy

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
I’ve 420 on the tractor for spraying it ended up pulling a grain trailer at harvest just back off the throttle on the neuks you’ll be fine
 

CAF

Member
Hey Chae, use a 2170 for spraying here with a trailed sprayer. Put 420/85r34 ( give a bit more height) on as row crops.... work well but only BKT and don’t have a very high load rating ......142? And don’t haul with them. Don’t think they would last long drawing grain especially at higher speeds..... would think they would heat a lot. If you were going to take that route would be worth get proper high speed row crops.... spraybib or the like.
 

Chae1

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
Hey Chae, use a 2170 for spraying here with a trailed sprayer. Put 420/85r34 ( give a bit more height) on as row crops.... work well but only BKT and don’t have a very high load rating ......142? And don’t haul with them. Don’t think they would last long drawing grain especially at higher speeds..... would think they would heat a lot. If you were going to take that route would be worth get proper high speed row crops.... spraybib or the like.
Does the 4ws and steering axle work okay together?
 

Chae1

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
Yeah... just. Have them set at 76in track spacing and on full lock they just rub the paint on the chassis. Had 30in rims on but the cross members are quite low on the Fastrac and it was pulling heads of wheat on the head spray.
Looks smart with yellow rims.

I caught and ripped apart the bonnet turning into a awkward field with mine on rowcrops. Was expensive. Got axle stops screwed out now.
 

CAF

Member
Got the rims drilled 10 stud and painted yellow if I upgraded to a 4000 series.... but judging by the amount that are traded in just before their warranties are up, not sure if they would make a good second hand buy 🤷‍♂️
 

Speedstar

Member
Location
Scottish Borders
I'm looking at changing to a trailed sprayer. Because everyone says how easy they are to drop on and off I would like to be able to use the tractor for other jobs. Mainly carting. Without changing wheels.

At the moment I've.a 2170 fastrac with a demount on it. This just stays on it, from may till harvest doing bulk of spraying. Then it goes onto another fastrac a 1997 1135 for the last of pre harvest glyphosate, pre emerge sprays, early spring sprays on winter crops.

I would like to be able to keep the 2170, use it on trailed sprayer and sell 1135 and demount together.

So basically my question is! Is there a suitable rowcrop tyre that I can go spraying off crops 1 day, drop off sprayer and go hauling grain and bales the next? The sprayer I'm looking at is on 420s. rowcrops on fastrac at moment 380s.

I see tattie guys going about on rowcrops most of year, doing other jobs. Would like this option.
Why not just leave the sprayer on the old fastrac all the time ?
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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