Triton direct seed drill

Clive

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Only a small point, most of us wouldn’t be in the position to have Horsch lend us a front hopper. I seem to struggle to get anything on demo nowadays ?
if you had just bought a 130k drill from
them I expect they might help, most manufacturers are pretty good at looking after customers

if i couldn’t have borrowed one i would have bought one (i did buy a £1500 accord in fact) and may well buy this demo one if the price is right it’s been so useful
 

Clive

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well we are doing 10kph with the 6m

big fields this week (smallest was 40ac) seed within 150m of the field and in daylight hours the most we did in a day was 80ac

that’s a REAL work rate that includes turning, checking depths and coulters occasionally, headlands, working around tres and poles, refilling / stopping for a pee etc !
 
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if you had just bought a 130k drill from
them I expect they might help, most manufacturers are pretty good at looking after customers

if i couldn’t have borrowed one i would have bought one (i did buy a £1500 accord in fact) and may well buy this demo one if the price is right it’s been so useful
Out of interest Clive to those of us who do alter / build / mangle stuff to suit what was wrong with the Accord unit? Thanks.
 

Clive

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Out of interest Clive to those of us who do alter / build / mangle stuff to suit what was wrong with the Accord unit? Thanks.
nothing wrong with it at a other than on a 6m machine the fan was not big enough at very high seed rates

on a 3 or 4m drill it would be fine or even ok for 6 at more normal seed rates !

i would sell it for £1500 if anyone is interested in one, it’s sat here ready for work
 
nothing wrong with it at a other than on a 6m machine the fan was not big enough at very high seed rates

on a 3 or 4m drill it would be fine or even ok for 6 at more normal seed rates !

i would sell it for £1500 if anyone is interested in one, it’s sat here ready for work
What do you call high seed rate please?
PM me photos / details etc. of the unit for sale. Thanks.
 

nick...

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south norfolk
Coukd you not put a bigger fan onto it.i know accord did sell 6metres drills.or put a bigger motor on it to get more blow or dies the pipe diameter restrict it
Nick...
 

Clive

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BASE UK Member
Location
Lichfield
What do you call high seed rate please?
PM me photos / details etc. of the unit for sale. Thanks.
from when we collected it


and from when we were first playing with it on the front of the Co 6



by high seed rate i mean 250kgs of beans at 10kph across 6m - it will meyer that rate but only do about 5kph before fan fails to transfer fast enough - on 3m or 4m it would be fine at that speed / seed rate. on a 6m it would work up to about 180kgs i worked out

the hopper is from a 4m drill
 

Jackall

Member
February is nearly over. I was hoping to see how the drill worked this month. Surely the conditions are perfect for spring beans and barley
 

R J H

Member
conditions are horrendous at the moment in yorkshier. ditches full of water, river air flooding thousand acres ,land fully saturated ,farmers emptying grain stores in two feet of water. november is nothing like this. soon as tractor will say on top drill will be out
 
But it must be good stuff, his yeild meter pictured was showing over 6 tons to the acre at 15.6 % moisture, surly we must belive its down to the amino.
 

Jackall

Member
I have no experience of aminoA but over several years there’s been a lot of products that suppose to help yields. I think over a10 year period the greatest yield increase comes from the right weather rain/ sunshine at the right time from drilling to harvest. As for the triton drill ( I thought it was supposed to be a Jesus drill that walked on water). RJH said in post 22 that yields are just as achievable drilled after Christmas as in the early autumn. I will be surprised if this season does.
 

ajd132

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Arable Farmer
Location
Suffolk
I’ve seen some on a neighbours, it’s gone very well.
The other feedback I got is that you would never use it in a normal year into normally moist soils, it really is a proper wet weather thing and I guess that how is they are marketing it for November drilling every year.
 

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