Sky Drills

Discussion in 'Direct Drilling Machinery' started by Jim Bullock, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. Philip Hedeng

    Philip Hedeng Member

    Location:
    Halmstad, Sweden
    Anyone with fresh experiance from this drill during spring campaign? I started to look at it as I've had problems with moist soil getting stuck everywhere on our no-till disc drill. The Easy Drill seem to cope from the videos I've watched, but never seen it live. I also like the Unidrill coulter setup, but how difficult is it to maintain? Also like the possibilities for seed combinations with the Fertisem, but you can't get the fertilizer below the seed can you? On the other hand, will the disc opener permit cutting deeper than the placement of seed to make it easier for say OSR to put its tap root down?
     
  2. damaged

    damaged Member

    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    The disk can cut deeper - the coulter tube can be lifted in relation to disk with a simple horizontal bolt between notches. A bit easier than a moores pinch bolt. The shallower angle will help too if going deeper. Still small seed may just tumble on down.
    The 3m box with twin hopper seems excellent simple but capable design with refinement over the moore. However, someone correct me if I'm wrong, £40k seems a bit off putting when a 750 or GD comes back for less, albeit with single hopper.
     
  3. Deere 6430

    Deere 6430 Member

    A Sky drill made a really good job for this spring. Easy to set up and has sown a very good crop despite very little rain since it was sown. As questions feel free to ask.
     
  4. Wheatland

    Wheatland Member

    Location:
    Shropshire
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  5. Philip Hedeng

    Philip Hedeng Member

    Location:
    Halmstad, Sweden
    Does it create any tilth beneath the seed or is it placed at the bottom? I'm worried that crops sensitive to compaction (OSR) will suffer from poor rooting in less than ideal soils. Also, how well does it close the slots @Deere 6430 ?
     
  6. Deere 6430

    Deere 6430 Member

    From our experience on our soils it leaves tilth in with the seed. It closes the slots very well, much better than I thought, will upload some pictures when I'm back home.
     
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