Triton direct seed drill

Have you drilled any beans with the Triton? I usually use a Claydon to good effect , would assume that the Triton will have similar results - if not better with the narrower spacing.

We aren’t growing beans so I can’t offer any advice I’m afraid. I have seen people on Twitter who’ve planted beans with them though.
 
Eugh, I hate that I want this drill now.

I’m really pleased again. First 2 pics are of crop Drilled last week in October.

And last two pics crop drilled last weekend. It’s sodden wet here today but it’s carried a trailed sprayer with very little damage except in a wet gateway. You can’t really see where the sprayer has been.
 

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R J H

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Have you drilled any beans with the Triton? I usually use a Claydon to good effect , would assume that the Triton will have similar results - if not better with the narrower spacing.
very good at drilling beans 100mm deep is no problem, accord metering has no trouble metering beans, row spacing can be 150mm -300mm- 450mm or two 150mm with 300mm spacing between two rows, eg two row's sowing one not to let light in
 
Triticale planted end of September.
 

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R J H

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These were not personal comments about what you are doing, they are about the claims made by the company and about what the drill actually does. It’s not a genuine no-till drill as some believe because it can’t cope with chopped straw or cover crops. Yes it can direct drill into baled stubble but that’s about all it can cope with. So for those looking at utilising cover crops it won’t work. I appreciate that’s not you and that’s not a criticism of you but it needs to be said. So to address your questions above.
First they advocate later drilling, it’s their whole concept against Blackgrass. There are many videos shown running on very wet soil and claiming it’s ok. Again you may not be doing this but I wasn't aiming the reply at you, but at the drill.
Second the seeding legs,whether straight or cranked, run much deeper than seeding depth creating the drainage channel or whatever they call it. I have not seen a leg promoted for the drill which just moves soil to seeding depth only. If there is one I stand corrected.
Cost. No not quite, but then do you get three separate seed tanks and metering systems for that price?
Maybe your VOS did move more soil, but then I don’t know what width point you are using. But I certainly have photos of Horsch on Metcalfe’s and the Condor drill which are far less disturbance than any of the Triton photos seen on here and other places. I have seen the Triton working at Groundswell and on farm and it was definitely moving more soil than those mentioned above. Again I emphasis that these comments are not specifically aimed at you.
has for cover crops i go through with a topper and leave to wilt for a bit, need big wheels in wet, can cut openers 0ff to seed depth but this defeats the object of drainage slots , I very shallow till to germinate back grass , when drilling the drill dos not mix top soil with lower soil with black grass seed in it ,it move's the soil side ways , not pulling up black grass seed ,when set up all seed is covered , only had seed on top when seed bar is not in ground and rear covering tine to shallow, I have direct drill into copped straw was second highest yield last year,but lost one to slugs living under thick wet straw mat ,did not hollow seed just grazed it off at ground level,would not be without a triton drill
 
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Shutesy

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While the marketing strategies perhaps at times seem a little questionable and the use of AminoA products a bit of an unproven link. I do wonder if this drill/system could really take off? It seems to be working for @warksfarmer above who never hides anything he does on here and tells it as it is, Covenbrook are doing the fabrication now and I see from there website they now do a folding 6m version. When the time comes to change drills in the future I think I will definitely consider a Triton on demo. Certainly a lot of change left over compared to a Vaderstad or Horsch that has spent a lot of time, the last 2 autumns, sat in the shed. Cant remember seeing to much about them going in dry conditions though, wonder how they go if the ground is more like baked out concrete than sticky wet clay?
 

ajd132

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Arable Farmer
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Suffolk
While the marketing strategies perhaps at times seem a little questionable and the use of AminoA products a bit of an unproven link. I do wonder if this drill/system could really take off? It seems to be working for @warksfarmer above who never hides anything he does on here and tells it as it is, Covenbrook are doing the fabrication now and I see from there website they now do a folding 6m version. When the time comes to change drills in the future I think I will definitely consider a Triton on demo. Certainly a lot of change left over compared to a Vaderstad or Horsch that has spent a lot of time, the last 2 autumns, sat in the shed. Cant remember seeing to much about them going in dry conditions though, wonder how they go if the ground is more like baked out concrete than sticky wet clay?
Amino a marketing is equally ridiculous but it is one of the few bio stimulants that has done well in the independent trials I get.
 

Hindsight

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Lincolnshire
While the marketing strategies perhaps at times seem a little questionable and the use of AminoA products a bit of an unproven link. I do wonder if this drill/system could really take off? It seems to be working for @warksfarmer above who never hides anything he does on here and tells it as it is, Covenbrook are doing the fabrication now and I see from there website they now do a folding 6m version. When the time comes to change drills in the future I think I will definitely consider a Triton on demo. Certainly a lot of change left over compared to a Vaderstad or Horsch that has spent a lot of time, the last 2 autumns, sat in the shed. Cant remember seeing to much about them going in dry conditions though, wonder how they go if the ground is more like baked out concrete than sticky wet clay?

Need more than one drill - horses for courses.
 

redsloe

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Location
Cornwall
While the marketing strategies perhaps at times seem a little questionable and the use of AminoA products a bit of an unproven link. I do wonder if this drill/system could really take off? It seems to be working for @warksfarmer above who never hides anything he does on here and tells it as it is, Covenbrook are doing the fabrication now and I see from there website they now do a folding 6m version. When the time comes to change drills in the future I think I will definitely consider a Triton on demo. Certainly a lot of change left over compared to a Vaderstad or Horsch that has spent a lot of time, the last 2 autumns, sat in the shed. Cant remember seeing to much about them going in dry conditions though, wonder how they go if the ground is more like baked out concrete than sticky wet clay?
Rest assured, once people stop laughing at them they will cost the same as everything else, guaranteed.
 

Clive

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Lichfield
Need more than one drill - horses for courses.

I don’t think they would work well in the dry, depth control seems approximate and there is no consolidation at all, both are critical features of a direct drill in more normal conditions than we have had these last 2 rather extreme years

certainly a good option in the wet however but so is a fert spreader and set of harrows if you can travel

our memories are short! If next year is dry and hard I doubt our tine machine will hardly turn a wheel yet it’s been invaluable the last 2 years
 
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ajd132

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Suffolk
I don’t think they would work well in the dry, depth control seems approximate and there is no consolidation at all, both are critical features of a direct drill in more normal conditions than we have had these last 2 rather extreme years

certainly good option in the wet however but so is a fert spreader and set of harrows if you can travel

our memories are short! If next year is dry and hard I doubt our tine machine will hardly turn a wheel yet it’s been invaluable the last 2 years
I would agree with this. They developed it for their late drilling system and it obviously works very well, if you want to go down that route. I think it would be hopeless in the dry. Does seem a lot want to change all their machinery rather than how they manage the soil!
 
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While the marketing strategies perhaps at times seem a little questionable and the use of AminoA products a bit of an unproven link. I do wonder if this drill/system could really take off? It seems to be working for @warksfarmer above who never hides anything he does on here and tells it as it is, Covenbrook are doing the fabrication now and I see from there website they now do a folding 6m version. When the time comes to change drills in the future I think I will definitely consider a Triton on demo. Certainly a lot of change left over compared to a Vaderstad or Horsch that has spent a lot of time, the last 2 autumns, sat in the shed. Cant remember seeing to much about them going in dry conditions though, wonder how they go if the ground is more like baked out concrete than sticky wet clay?

Works very well in bone dry conditions putting a cover crop in.
 

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I would agree with this. They developed it for their late drilling system and it obviously works very well, if you want to go down that route. I think it would be hopeless in the dry. Does seem a lot want to change all their machinery rather than how they manage the soil!

Triticale sown before the rains in dry conditions. So dry in fact we broke multiple shear bolts.
 

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