Simtech tsem and beans

Robm 1959

Member
Location
West Sussex
Looking at getting a tsem box drill. Has anyone used one for drilling beans ? Tried one on demo, drilled them at 5” no problem, but just a bit concerned that the foam discs might not work too well, and give a constant feed, and high enough seed rate .
 

Simon C

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Arable Farmer
Location
Essex Coast
I've drilled loads of beans with the sponges although I now have an air system Sim-Tech. Keep the sponges wet and they are fine, I have heard of people tipping a bucket of water on top of the beans in the hopper, but I always carried a pump up garden sprayer without a nozzle on, and then just sprayed each one every time I filled up. Take the front covers off so you can see the seed falling into the coulter pipes and you can tell straight away when the first on is starting to get too dry. All sounds a bit primitive, but it really is no problem at all.
 

kevindb880

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Location
Herts
Looking at getting a tsem box drill. Has anyone used one for drilling beans ? Tried one on demo, drilled them at 5” no problem, but just a bit concerned that the foam discs might not work too well, and give a constant feed, and high enough seed rate .
Did the beans come up okay?
Are you changing from ploughing them in or drilling into a seedbed?
Boss is keeping an eye out for a Claydon to drill beans but we only have 150hp!
 

Robm 1959

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Location
West Sussex
Did the beans come up okay?
Are you changing from ploughing them in or drilling into a seedbed?
Boss is keeping an eye out for a Claydon to drill beans but we only have 150hp!
Yes, they came well from my little late November trial plot ! Yes, moving away from spinning them on and ploughing them in. Want to see how direct drilling fares, so figured the Simtech was a good starting point, as the grant pays for half ! Seems like a no brainier to me ! Will add a pic of some wheat I drilled late November at the same time as the beans . Too late to change my mind now, George is on his way with the new one !!
 

Robm 1959

Member
Location
West Sussex
Second wheat direct drilled with Simtech late November, into our wettest field we couldn’t get near with our usual method! An experiment that helped me make my decision!
 

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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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