Simba free-flow direct drill


north yorkshire
so a update, drill went as hoped, and seemed to cope fairly well, as eveyone else's barely only just emeagring in my part of leicestershire.

due to some of my land being on clay brick land, im thinking i need to incorapte some sort of front opening leg to create some form of tilth. so then the seed opening leg will have a easier time.

so im moving more towards strip till drilling simliar concept to mzuri pro till/claydon hydrbid/vaderstad seed hawk .

what im thinking again is to use the orginal front freeflow toolbar, again as before the same simba freeflow legs and move the welded on frame brackets along the tool bar to be exactly in front of my seeding legs.

have people got any thoughts on what could be a nice cheap low disturbance foot to put on in front of my vos double seed opners. Im thinking something like a cousins microwing. any ideas thoughts would be appreicated
Any chance of and up date farmerman , how did autumn drilling go with it , are you happy with the results ?
did you fit some low disturbance legs to it ?


Just got these Metcalfe narrow tines to go on my 3m Freeflow.


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Arable Farmer
East Yorkshire

so I purchased a 4m freeflow of a fellow forum member (Blair) @B R C

I wanted to dip my toe into direct drilling with out spending a fortune and I’m fairly handy with spanners so thought I could perhaps achieve something in the workshop.

afters lots of research I decided to build my own mounting brackets which are fully moveable on the drill frame.

Again plenty of research and have gone with the vos double openers where the way to go. (Set at 260mm centres)

the drill is nearing completion and is more or less ready for a filed trial.

Will update in more detail if people are interested, my budget was £5000 it came all in at £4400 Including drill purchase and the vos openers and adaptors plates.
Keep us updated. Maybe you need a blog for this?

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