Solitaire drill on hellidor

Khan

Member
Location
Emerald Isle
We've one here with a 3m Heliodor and Solitair 8 drill, originally bought it to take some of the load off our existing Maschio/Sulky outfit after taking on a neighbours driling. OK if you can get ploughed up early in spring and ground weathered or on pressed ploughing. We bought a 3m refurbed Lemken power harrow a couple of years ago as the current Maschio combi is a pain to split and to be honest since then we have tended to use the power harrow with the Solitair a lot more as you don't need to pick ground as much and we can run the two drills together and makes supporting a lot easier. It needs well weighted up front, the discs are a good way back and there is a lot of weight on rear tyres.
 

Will 1594

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Arable Farmer
We've one here with a 3m Heliodor and Solitair 8 drill, originally bought it to take some of the load off our existing Maschio/Sulky outfit after taking on a neighbours driling. OK if you can get ploughed up early in spring and ground weathered or on pressed ploughing. We bought a 3m refurbed Lemken power harrow a couple of years ago as the current Maschio combi is a pain to split and to be honest since then we have tended to use the power harrow with the Solitair a lot more as you don't need to pick ground as much and we can run the two drills together and makes supporting a lot easier. It needs well weighted up front, the discs are a good way back and there is a lot of weight on rear tyres.
Waiting of a demo on one , thinking front tank ,helidor ,or power harrow and tool bar ,and use front tank for fert ,too
 

legin

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Location
West Midlands
We were thinking of the same, had solitare 8 with power harrow but lost most of heavy ground drilling and we are light land. Helidor was something like 15K, so we bought a Horsch 3m Pronto DC instead, brilliant drill.
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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