Simba Metflow

Howdenshire Farmer

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BASE UK Member
Has welding directly to the freeflow tine been successful or brought about tine failure due to the weld or due to the extra force involved in direct drilling.
I am considering welding a bracket directly to the tine to take a narrow low disturbance point and seed tube holder
I have not had any breakages.
Metcalfes now make a point that will bolt to the existing tine .
 

Case290

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Worcestershire
Just working on making my own simba free flow point drawn it on cad got the bits laser cut out the hole lot cost £100 so cheep as chips to make your own I've got to hard face them next. Then work out how to get the seed in the narrow slot. Hummmm
 

fendtfan

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Bury St Edmunds
Just working on making my own simba free flow point drawn it on cad got the bits laser cut out the hole lot cost £100 so cheep as chips to make your own I've got to hard face them next. Then work out how to get the seed in the narrow slot. Hummmm
Any chance of seeing a picture of your point? As for hard facing check out ferobide supplied by Spaldings never yet tried it the sample still sits on my desk!
 

Case290

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Mixed Farmer
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Worcestershire
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Will hard face here as the welding supplies sent me a mig rolls by mistake so good chance to use some of it.
 

fendtfan

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Location
Bury St Edmunds
Very good far simpler than i was planning. How about a tube for seed delivery fitting inside the delivery hose and squashed to narrow down at soil level. What thickness is your point.
 

Case290

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Worcestershire
12mm + hard facing 13-15 mm yes not sure about seed delivery doesn't look right needs some improvements on that. Thinking should of extended the piece at the bottom on a angle then welded some squashed tube as you suggested with slot at the back.
 

fendtfan

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Location
Bury St Edmunds
DocFile (2).jpg Looking good.The design in my head and on various scraps of paper in my office uses a part worn miniflow point down the front of the freeflow tine with a profiled 8 mm wide point welded to that the limitation of such a narrow point would be wheat seed would be the largest seed you could get in the slot.
 

Case290

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Worcestershire
Yes Metcalfe maybe the best but if you get a price your know y we make out own. I think the price of 2 or 3 Metcalfe points will be what it cost to make 32 of my own
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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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...
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