Stone Buriers - Any Good?

Discussion in 'Machinery' started by MJGH, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. Theswede

    Theswede Member

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    Sweden
    I checked out the website but couldnt really find any good pictures on how the machine is built. What is the difference from a ordinary stoneburier?
     
  2. weedkiller

    weedkiller Member

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    rugby
    We tried that on the veg farm I used to work on, we grew a lot of spring salad onions and it didn’t work straight after the stone burier, it was too patchy when the emerged.
     
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  3. Theswede

    Theswede Member

    Location:
    Sweden
    You think it would work better with ordinary yellow onions? I dont know anything about spring salad but I know that our yellow onions can handle alot more than our red onions. Why do you think it was a patchy emergence?

    Would it have made any difference with a shallow cultivation after the stone burier? From what I can see on Youtube I tend to think the seedbed is too soft too high up... If that is the problem a run with the Carrier might make it better?
     
  4. weedkiller

    weedkiller Member

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    I think the salad onions liked it a bit firmer on top, the land was stony so as a trial we did about 1/2 ha in the middle of a 12ha field and the rest with the jones triple bed that we modified - I could tell when spraying them it wasn’t right as the tram line was too soft
     
  5. Theswede

    Theswede Member

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    Sweden
    What kind of soil was that on?

    Would it have helped to run the stoneburier in the autumn and let the seedbed firm up over the winter?
     
  6. weedkiller

    weedkiller Member

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    It was a sandstone brash with big slabs at 14inches deep, we couldn’t go in earlier as the land was in spuds till late and there was a lot of mess to sort out over the winter ,! Normally if the beds came up naff we would hit them couple of times with the bedformer or rip it back up with a sklondslide . Iv used stone beaters tho at an other job and needed 150 hp on a 2.5meter machine and that was sorting out a rough field with lots of stones and rubbish .
     
  7. Theswede

    Theswede Member

    Location:
    Sweden
    I have read quite a bit about the Tillerstar and if it can handle my amount of stones it would be a great machine for me! Does anybody know how much stones it can handle?

    I will upload a picture of the field that I will grow onions on next year. It has already been destoned once with a Kongskilde Stonebear but it still has alot of stones.

    Pictures came in next reply...
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2017
  8. Theswede

    Theswede Member

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    Sweden
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