Strip till versus no till

Hobbit

Member
Location
South West
Can't see why you need so much power for a Claydon, we pull a 4m DTS with 210hp quite happily. 485hp on the 9m
We have been pulling our 4m dts with a case puma 175 as the bigger puma 230 has been pulling the sky drill. It coped really well and I would like to think that’s down to the soil being in great shape after a few years of DD.
 

nick...

Member
Location
south norfolk
Why do the 4m dts take so much pulling.not a great deal in the ground.dont know how many legs but they only look very narrow and surely only run very shallow.in my opinion anyway.ive got very little idea if I’m honest
Nick...
 

Shutesy

Moderator
Arable Farmer
Location
Stansted
Why do the 4m dts take so much pulling.not a great deal in the ground.dont know how many legs but they only look very narrow and surely only run very shallow.in my opinion anyway.ive got very little idea if I’m honest
Nick...
There's some good info on the Sumo website. A 3m has 9 'rows', each with a ripper leg that could be in 9 inches deep, potentially a 6 inch wide coulter that can be between 1 inch and 4 inches deep, a pair of covering discs and a pair of press wheels behind, into unmoved stubble that can take some pulling, I believe a 4m has 12 'rows'. Yes they can be run shallow and take less pulling, but they aren't called a 'Deep Tillage Seeder' for nothing.
I would say your doing the right thing by looking at a variety of machines but I would suggest given the time of year now and especially the weather this year your not likely to see many demos going until next spring.
 

nick...

Member
Location
south norfolk
Thanks for that.i can’t imagine there will be many demo’s till spring.had a call about a mzuri being demoed locally tomorrow or Tuesday but weather dependant again.
Nick...
 

Brisel

Member
Location
Dorset
Can't see why you need so much power for a Claydon, we pull a 4m DTS with 210hp quite happily. 485hp on the 9m
There's a forum member happily pulling a 4.8m Claydon with 215hp. Your 485hp is 53 hp/m. I only use all 62 hp/m on deep sowing or steep hills with my Claydon. Not that different.
 
Depends on land type I guess, we are on wold land so fairly steep in places. I think the main point is that the drill is an after thought. The change in mindset is what is most important.
 

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