Triton direct seed drill

phil

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Location
Wexford
They are the gift that keeps on giving

I have to marvel at there fantastic continuous winter wheat yields

similar to our spring barley last year

if we didn't have them then we wouldn't have this thread and world is such a better place because of them
 

Deutzdx3

Member
They are the gift that keeps on giving

I have to marvel at there fantastic continuous winter wheat yields

similar to our spring barley last year

if we didn't have them then we wouldn't have this thread and world is such a better place because of them
Every one bashing triton is jealous of their success because they’ve found the holy grail of yields in all conditions. ? they will be the first drill company to drill at 50k in a 40k tractor.
 

Fuzzy

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Arable Farmer
Location
Bedfordshire
All joking aside while crude and simple it does work

Marketing just needs corners rounding off
A crude and simple drilling idea, yes. What we dont get to see is the actual crops that grow following on from the numerous examples of pretty crappy drilling conditions.
As a bonus, comparing it to a plough/combidrill or another direct drill might put things into perspective.
I have used a farm built drill similar to the tryiton for drilling beans for a number of years with great success ....but i have also had some poor crops when drilling in crappy conditions (2012 and 2019). Lesson learned.
 

phil

Member
Location
Wexford
I’m short 40% on planned winter acerage
500mm of rain since 20th meant all but lightest land was too wet
The 60% drilled is good
The soil structure from the dry summer in 2018 is still there
I’ve replaced WW with SW and we can grow very good crops of spring barley so nothing has changed as normally 50:50 winter spring
Planning decent acres of spring beans and oats to maximise breaks for next autumn
Just because you can go in wet doesn’t mean you should
I would rather look at full spring crop than mediocre winter crop
I can understand forcing your hand on a winter cropping farm, a drill that allows you to do this can save your bacon
Last year it never stopped raining in autumn
Normally you get a start or middle or the end
Other amino acids are available
 

R J H

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LILI WINTER WHEAT TRITON DRILLED 28TH OCTOBER DRILLED DOWN HILL ONLY ,AS TRACTOR DUG IN AND SANK GOING UP HILL. GROWING AWAY WELL, HEADLAND A MESS TURNING ON SAME GROUND, VISITOR'S SAID THEY WOULD BE PLEASED IF THEY HAD THE FIELD.
 

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Spud

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Location
YO62
TRITON DRILLED GRAVITY ON 26TH OF OCT DIRECT DRILLED. CROP AFFECTED BY PRE M WASHED DOWN TO SEED
DRILLED 2 DAYS AFTER 63 mm RAIN
Why always drill in the worst possible conditions? Is it bragging rights? With a drill capable of hundreds of acres a day you must farm a veritable prairie!!
 

farenheit

Member
Location
Midlands
TRITON DRILLED GRAVITY ON 26TH OF OCT DIRECT DRILLED. CROP AFFECTED BY PRE M WASHED DOWN TO SEED
DRILLED 2 DAYS AFTER 63 mm RAIN
I'm sorry RJH but a Triton drill is no excuse for poor farming. Mauling a winter crop in when you are going to screw up the soil structure, then spraying herbicides when it is far too wet so you end up with leaching.

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
 
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R J H

Member
winter barley planted 30th oct next to neighbors wet field
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mustard catch crop very slow growth
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horrendous slug damage on 2 fields both rite off
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direct drilled by triton into stubble lili in very wet conditions slow but all there
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rotted rey coursed by flooding triton did not stop flooding
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late drilled graham winter wheat not the best for late drilling had seed in shed. It was still very wet
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some triton direct drilled lili
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