Triton direct seed drill

Not sure why people keep saying a Triton has no depth control other than the fact they’ve never used one or tried one. 🤷🏻‍♂️

It’s got 2 depth wheels as standard and when conditions get to wet you lift them up and put depth control blades on some of the closing tines. It’s got better options than any drill on the market that relies solely on depth wheels which is why they won’t run in the wet and a Triton will.
 

Pigless

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Not sure why people keep saying a Triton has no depth control other than the fact they’ve never used one or tried one. 🤷🏻‍♂️

It’s got 2 depth wheels as standard and when conditions get to wet you lift them up and put depth control blades on some of the closing tines. It’s got better options than any drill on the market that relies solely on depth wheels which is why they won’t run in the wet and a Triton will.
What does a depth control blade look like?
 

Spud

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Not sure why people keep saying a Triton has no depth control other than the fact they’ve never used one or tried one. 🤷🏻‍♂️

It’s got 2 depth wheels as standard and when conditions get to wet you lift them up and put depth control blades on some of the closing tines. It’s got better options than any drill on the market that relies solely on depth wheels which is why they won’t run in the wet and a Triton will.
Would seed to soil contact be improved with a full width roller on the back in dry conditions? And in wet weather a pair of depth wheels on the front corners, so they're running on clean ground?
Just been curious - basically, how do you feel it can be improved.
 

Spud

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After offering me a demo on Twitter last week, (which I accepted) Mr Chaplin has now taken it upon himself to block me (again) for no obvious reason. Interesting tactics to get a customer on board! This was after he slagged off my apparently 'poorly drained' land, then asked if I had access to a big crawler (after telling me power requirement was 130hp/6t) and told me to leave the field for spring corn. I (misguidedly, clearly) was under the impression that his drills were designed to operate late season on 'saturated, very heavy clay' - it seems his clay is lighter than mine. Or something. Anyway, I'm to contact his Yorkshire dealer when it dries up a bit. After some cobblers about haulage from Cambridge to be paid (with a dealer 30 miles away? really?) and other such fogginess, I'm not so keen tbh.
I'd be a bit concerned about back up if this is how the head of the company operates.
 

Spud

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There's the issue, all the bluster of the marketing but not a single decent video of how the current model works. No disrespect to Lee but his pics don't really show it working properly either.
Lots of lines up a field, (Lee) and umpteen hundred hp/m braying away up a wet field (Triton - very heavy clay, obvs) doesn't illustrate how the thing works, I agree.
 

mo!

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Lots of lines up a field, (Lee) and umpteen hundred hp/m braying away up a wet field (Triton - very heavy clay, obvs) doesn't illustrate how the thing works, I agree.
The worst of all are the drone videos.

No one has ever learnt anything useful about a farm machine from watching a video shot on a drone. They are pretty though.
 

ajd132

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Suffolk
Not sure why people keep saying a Triton has no depth control other than the fact they’ve never used one or tried one. 🤷🏻‍♂️

It’s got 2 depth wheels as standard and when conditions get to wet you lift them up and put depth control blades on some of the closing tines. It’s got better options than any drill on the market that relies solely on depth wheels which is why they won’t run in the wet and a Triton will.
All fair points, but, this is probably the 5th establishment system you have raved about in the last ten years on this forum. Looking forward to seeing what’s next 😜
 

Shutesy

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There's the issue, all the bluster of the marketing but not a single decent video of how the current model works. No disrespect to Lee but his pics don't really show it working properly either.
Fully agree with the need for some more in depth videos, There are 4 different versions of the 3 and 4m machines and 2 versions of the 6m machine, full draft, half draft, lite and x-lite draft. No idea what the difference is between them and then there is the multitude of different blades/coulters that all need explaining for different soil types or conditions. Proper close up video of how the machine works in the soil would be far better than a passing shot of a crawler pulling the machine past at speed.
Also needs a video of a clearly identifiable area of a field, show how wet the soil is at drilling and then follow that area through, with pictures, all the way to harvest showing the yield at the end. Easy to show a wet spot being drilled and then maybe a wide angled shot of a good bit of a field in May/June and then state a yield around harvest time.
 

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Would seed to soil contact be improved with a full width roller on the back in dry conditions? And in wet weather a pair of depth wheels on the front corners, so they're running on clean ground?
Just been curious - basically, how do you feel it can be improved.

I originally thought that and I think suggested it somewhere on this thread but now I don’t. Any press wheels would mean it wouldn’t run like every other drill with press wheels, in the wet.

The seed to soil contact is already good because of the closing blades.They push soil either way to close the seed slot.

At the minute I don’t think it could be improved to be totally honest. It just works!
 

R J H

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After offering me a demo on Twitter last week, (which I accepted) Mr Chaplin has now taken it upon himself to block me (again) for no obvious reason. Interesting tactics to get a customer on board! This was after he slagged off my apparently 'poorly drained' land, then asked if I had access to a big crawler (after telling me power requirement was 130hp/6t) and told me to leave the field for spring corn. I (misguidedly, clearly) was under the impression that his drills were designed to operate late season on 'saturated, very heavy clay' - it seems his clay is lighter than mine. Or something. Anyway, I'm to contact his Yorkshire dealer when it dries up a bit. After some cobblers about haulage from Cambridge to be paid (with a dealer 30 miles away? really?) and other such fogginess, I'm not so keen tbh.
I'd be a bit concerned about back up if this is how the head of the company operates.
if you field won't support a tractor then how do you pull the drill, soil must support the tractor, no good if tractor sinks. i drilled up by 30 oct last year with my triton. if tractor sinks the only thing is tracks, i run a 3 meter triton on 150 hp case,big tiers. just keeps 10 k in wet heavy going, i drill from august to spring if very dry put a roller on . in very wet lift rear wheels, mostly run wheels just touching the ground, on depth control best for my land, i was the first to buy a triton glad i did , still leaning new settings
 
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Spud

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if you field won't support a tractor then how do you pull the drill, soil must support the tractor, no good if tractor sinks. i drilled up by 30 oct last year with my triton. if tractor sinks the only thing is tracks, i run a 3 meter triton on 150 hp case,big tiers. just keeps 10 k in wet heavy going, i drill from august to spring if very dry put a roller on . in very wet lift rear wheels, mostly run wheels just touching the ground, on depth control best for my land
You won't sink in that field, its claggy wet clay, but you won't sink. How Chaplin could ascertain that a tractor would sink from a photo is a mystery. His videos hardly back up his claims that 130hp 6t tractor is recommended match for a 3m Triton.
Have you any videos illustrating your rig in action?
 

R J H

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You won't sink in that field, its claggy wet clay, but you won't sink. How Chaplin could ascertain that a tractor would sink from a photo is a mystery. His videos hardly back up his claims that 130hp 6t tractor is recommended match for a 3m Triton.
Have you any videos illustrating your rig in action?
posted a lot videos on twitter last year as my phone will not transfer to this site, finished drilling this year cleared my phone of them to free space up
 
There's the issue, all the bluster of the marketing but not a single decent video of how the current model works. No disrespect to Lee but his pics don't really show it working properly either.

Can’t video and drive it at the same time I’m afraid, but there’s loads of videos on Twitter of these drills working in various situations.

If it didn’t work I wouldn’t use it. It really is as simple as that. It’s replaced the extremely popular Horsch with Vos tine setup and for us doing a far better job.
 

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