Suggestions please

Flintstone

Member
Location
Berkshire
I’ve been a Claydon user for six years. Very pleased in general, but thinking about a system change maybe.

if you were going to be direct drilling 90% spring crops, into cover crops, what would you recommend?

Lots of flint (so minimal rubber please).
215 hp.
Good trash capabilities.
At least 6m wide.

Weaving? If so, GD or Sabre? I don’t understand the difference.
Any suggestions welcomed.
 

alomy75

Member
I’ve been a Claydon user for six years. Very pleased in general, but thinking about a system change maybe.

if you were going to be direct drilling 90% spring crops, into cover crops, what would you recommend?

Lots of flint (so minimal rubber please).
215 hp.
Good trash capabilities.
At least 6m wide.

Weaving? If so, GD or Sabre? I don’t understand the difference.
Any suggestions welcomed.
If you’re very pleased in general; why do you wish to change? Might help to know to fine tune suggestions…
GD is a disc drill and sabre(tine) is a tine drill.
 

Banktopman

Member
Mixed Farmer
What about the low disturbance kit for your Claydon? The leading disc should cut through your cover crop. We are in a similar situation with our Claydon Hybrid but we need to retain the tine to alleviate harvest compaction.
 

clbarclay

Member
Location
Worcestershire
Many of the disc drills have some form of rubber wheels on their coulters. Though some don't, such as the old unidrills and the newer versions of them....

...and then I remember that they put rubber wheels on the front of the newer ones.
 

sjt01

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
North Norfolk
I’ve been a Claydon user for six years. Very pleased in general, but thinking about a system change maybe.

if you were going to be direct drilling 90% spring crops, into cover crops, what would you recommend?

Lots of flint (so minimal rubber please).
215 hp.
Good trash capabilities.
At least 6m wide.

Weaving? If so, GD or Sabre? I don’t understand the difference.
Any suggestions welcomed.
We started 2 years ago with a GD on our chalky, flinty land. It did an excellent job with cereals, but could not get beans to the correct depth. Last year we bought a drill with Weaving Sabre tines on a KV conversion by @Bob lincs to do the beans. We initially got the GD to deal with maize stubbles and occasional maize stalks, but the big clearances between the 4 rows of tines on the KV conversion worked well clearing any trash, We sold the GD, and now have just the KV conversion. The main drawback with the tines is that they will pull big flints out on top, so you have to scout for the occasional one before the crop gets too tall.
 

Andy26

Moderator
Location
Northants
@Flinstone Why the swing to Spring cropping?

Cover crops usually mean disc drills so I guess the GD is the obvious choice.

Although as suggested the Claydon leading disc may be cost effective solution, coupled with a few Flintstone all nighter drilling marathons!
 
I’ve been a Claydon user for six years. Very pleased in general, but thinking about a system change maybe.

if you were going to be direct drilling 90% spring crops, into cover crops, what would you recommend?

Lots of flint (so minimal rubber please).
215 hp.
Good trash capabilities.
At least 6m wide.

Weaving? If so, GD or Sabre? I don’t understand the difference.
Any suggestions welcomed.

Sabre won’t go through cover crops unless they are very short. In fact no tine drill will unless it’s has a front cutting disc and that disc would have to be very good.

6m on 215hp is something like an avatar or 750a.
 

alomy75

Member
Sabre won’t go through cover crops unless they are very short. In fact no tine drill will unless it’s has a front cutting disc and that disc would have to be very good.

6m on 215hp is something like an avatar or 750a.
Not strictly true; ‘cover’ crop up to the chassis with no discs
 

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clbarclay

Member
Location
Worcestershire
It's not that tine drills can't drill through any cover, but generally a disc drill will cope with far more without blocking.

Clearance between tines makes a big difference. A CO is far better for that than typical mounted tine drills on close row spacings.
 

Flatlander

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lorette Manitoba
A jd 750 type of unit can be fitter with eurothane instead of rubber tires. Much better wearing and can be had in a narrow version. And Australia company make a spring steel coil depth wheel that may suit your needs
 
I am looking for recommendations as well. Run a CT system at 6 meters on light land with 220 HP. Mix of plough and min till (usually on OSR stubble) Currently using a VD Spirit. Want to start having more cover crops and doing some more DD. The VD is getting old as well. Thoughts?
 

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