Second hand plough

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  1. iitc123

    iitc123 New Member

    Thinking of getting a plough, currently getting a contractor in for around 100 acres/year. Quite shallow soils and a few stones, mainly grassland. What would you recommend as a second hand auto reset plough, budget around £4-5k
    What sould I avoid?
    Or stick to contractor!
     
  2. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass Member

    Location:
    north lincs
    A,,Relying on the contractor to come when you want them or when the weather is right .
    B ,,What hp have you got for a 4 fr and go to it when you want if time permits .
    Which option is best financially
     
  3. Matt77

    Matt77 Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    Never had an auto reset but kverneland are great ploughs. Look on Ellis machinery or agri link etc and you’ll see you can get quite a bit for that budget, for 100 acres you don’t need to go mad on furrows.
     
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  4. Pebd99

    Pebd99 Member

    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    Kverneland are fairly easy to set and keep running. Try to avoid Vari-width ones as the bushes do like to wear out and not the cheapest to replace.
     
  5. FarmerFrank88

    FarmerFrank88 Member

    What size of tractor have you got to pull it. I'd guess a 5 furrow would probably be about right for that acreage. You want to be able to get on with the job when the weather's good.

    Also how much roughly is the contractor costing for that.
     
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  6. Rowland

    Rowland Member

    Location:
    Northeast England
    4 would do no problem 20 acres a day!
     
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  7. FarmerFrank88

    FarmerFrank88 Member

    Depends if you have 5 days spare to sit on it or not.
     
  8. Rowland

    Rowland Member

    Location:
    Northeast England
    Then don’t buy it .
     
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  9. Rowland

    Rowland Member

    Location:
    Northeast England
    With you on KV easy to set easy to get parts plenty about
     
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  10. Boohoo

    Boohoo Member

    Location:
    Newtownabbey
    If you've got shallow soils and you're going for a fixed width plough don't go wider than 14" furrows
     
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  11. Wilkster

    Wilkster Member

    Location:
    Sheffield
    +1 for a KV. We’ve a 4f auto reset for similar acreage. Wouldn’t consider anything else (other than a 5f!) for our limestone land.
     
  12. We took a lemken!
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  13. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

    Location:
    Fen Edge
    I bet there's not been a new 3 furrow plough sold in the UK for 30 years!
    Nice to see your steyr tractor too- very rare to see new ones in the UK.
    Where in the world are you farming and how many ha please?
     
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  14. I am from Slovenia. We work 30 ha and we are big farmers there. I now it's funy for you.
     
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  15. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

    Location:
    Fen Edge
    Its not funny that you can buy new machinery! Its impressive, I do farm a quite a lot more than you but I have never bought a new machine, in fact i think everything I own is 10 years old minimum. Glad its going well for you. What crops do you grow?
     
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  16. Corn, barly, wehat and other. I am bad in english. Go on my yt end you will se al what we grow and work.
     
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  17. I forgot shugarbeet and pumpkins
     
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  18. Serup

    Serup Member

    Location:
    Denmark
    I have a 5 furrow for 750 acres a year. We had a 3 furrow till we passed 375 acres/year.

    If you don’t have time to use a machine, don’t buy it, as it’s much cheaper to have someone else do it.

    Here you get a much nicer and newer 4 furrow for the same money as a worn out 5 furrow.

    For the op’s acreage it’s all about finding what suit the tractor and is value for money in my opinion.
     
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  19. Rowland

    Rowland Member

    Location:
    Northeast England
    3 furrow for 375 acres by you must have liked to watch paint dry . the most i did with 3 furrows was about 250 acres then up to 700 odd with a 4 then got a 5 which i still have now but use it less as the sumo dose quite a bit depending on the year and how much i feel needs ploughing .
     
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  20. Serup

    Serup Member

    Location:
    Denmark
    It was. But the acreage didn’t warrant to get a bigger tractor and on hills it was all we could pull.

    I’d like to get a cultivator of some kind and cut my ploughing in half. We had a vaderstad opus + tractor on demo last year as it was on tour in the neighbourhood. Too big for my tractor, but we did establish some maize without ploughing. It was the cheapest and fastest to establish and it’s yield was highest of all fields we had. So looking for options to demo on our own tractor this year.
     

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