Triton direct seed drill

Spud

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Arable Farmer
Location
YO62
No matter how impressive a demo might be, (should one be favourable for long enough to obtain one!) the attitude and approach of senior Triton management would lead me to have no confidence whatsoever in back up being available, should one encounter problems or require wear parts after purchasing a Triton drill.

The MD certainly has his fingers in many pies - he could drop the wonder drill just as fast as he picked it up.

Lots of choice on the drill market.
 

R J H

Member
No matter how impressive a demo might be, (should one be favourable for long enough to obtain one!) the attitude and approach of senior Triton management would lead me to have no confidence whatsoever in back up being available, should one encounter problems or require wear parts after purchasing a Triton drill.

The MD certainly has his fingers in many pies - he could drop the wonder drill just as fast as he picked it up.

Lots of choice on the drill market.
why you did not get a demo is the way you called the drill in the last 2 years , it is a great heavy land drill and in the wet, it may not be your way of thinking, but it gets crops in the ground and up in all conditions , as long as the tractor pulls it, right tractor for conditions is the key, that's why a lot are using tracks, never had a problem with my tractor and drill they match, even after 63 mm of rain two days later drilling.
 

mo!

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Mixed Farmer
Location
York
why you did not get a demo is the way you called the drill in the last 2 years , it is a great heavy land drill and in the wet, it may not be your way of thinking, but it gets crops in the ground and up in all conditions , as long as the tractor pulls it, right tractor for conditions is the key, that's why a lot are using tracks, never had a problem with my tractor and drill they match, even after 63 mm of rain two days later drilling.
Why not prove him wrong then?
 

R J H

Member
You must be drilling something special to be paying 40% tax on 400ac of arable land, especially pre Triton! What did it replace?
av: 10 tons ha some time's 13. not this year lost it on the floor. just as it was ready 3 weeks bad weather then wind only av 5 tons ha, last field 3 ha =8 tons when cut it was a green all over with germinated wheat. oats had to be cut 125 mm high so not to put all the green through the combine. the year to remember wet, drought , very wet. in my part of Yorkshire all round hear 2 tons was the av. spring barley only 1.5 tons ,half the heads on floor. 1 st year made a loss, so far looking good for next year fingers crossed ( accord)
 

Alistair Nelson

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Mixed Farmer
Location
E Yorks
why you did not get a demo is the way you called the drill in the last 2 years , it is a great heavy land drill and in the wet, it may not be your way of thinking, but it gets crops in the ground and up in all conditions , as long as the tractor pulls it, right tractor for conditions is the key, that's why a lot are using tracks, never had a problem with my tractor and drill they match, even after 63 mm of rain two days later drilling.
This where you need to be very careful as you have obviously got inside knowledge on this one or think you have and are possibly speaks out of turn against the party line. At no time did they refuse to give Andrew (spud) a demo due to his previous comments they said his land and conditions weren’t suitable and he needed a crawler and really there wasn’t a machine available. So which one is it??
 

R J H

Member
This where you need to be very careful as you have obviously got inside knowledge on this one or think you have and are possibly speaks out of turn against the party line. At no time did they refuse to give Andrew (spud) a demo due to his previous comments they said his land and conditions weren’t suitable and he needed a crawler and really there wasn’t a machine available. So which one is it??
IT is only my opinion not triton's would you give a demo after the way he's called it from the start ( must have something that can travel on the land first to pull it) a tractor that can just lift the drill will pull it on light land,
 

Spud

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Arable Farmer
Location
YO62
why you did not get a demo is the way you called the drill in the last 2 years , it is a great heavy land drill and in the wet, it may not be your way of thinking, but it gets crops in the ground and up in all conditions , as long as the tractor pulls it, right tractor for conditions is the key, that's why a lot are using tracks, never had a problem with my tractor and drill they match, even after 63 mm of rain two days later drilling.

Clearly, your land is not heavy then.

I was offered a demo (I didn't ask for one) but after lots of confusion re transport from Cambridge (somehow team Triton didn't realise that I lived in Yorkshire!) I had a conversation with the Yorkshire Triton dealer, and we agreed that I would be in touch when conditions were favourable.

I know my land. I don't care how big a tractor one puts on a 3m drill, clart is clart, and when it's wet, stay off it, or pay the price.

Mr Chaplin (Triton MD), for reasons known only to him (though for 'only a customer' you seem to know an awful lot about conversations I've had with Triton) has chosen to block me on social media. If that is a measure of his willingness to communicate, and how he might behave should I have problems after the purchase of a Triton drill, then I will choose not to do business with him.

By making that decision, I obviously will not waste anybody's time fetching me a demo machine for no sale.

I speak as I find, and people deal with people.
 
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IT is only my opinion not triton's would you give a demo after the way he's called it from the start ( must have something that can travel on the land first to pull it) a tractor that can just lift the drill will pull it on light land,
Remind me what tractor you use for your heavy land?
 

Spud

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
YO62
IT is only my opinion not triton's would you give a demo after the way he's called it from the start ( must have something that can travel on the land first to pull it) a tractor that can just lift the drill will pull it on light land,

You are wrong sir, as I have described above. Triton videos and claims of magnificent yields and perfect blackgrass control are a bit hard to believe. I am not the only one to question claims - anybody can video the yield meter in the best part of the field - I am yet to see a summary screen of Mr Chaplin's yield meter on a video, showing total area cut and tonnage procured from it.
Triton's approach is quite aggressive - not something I warm to. Each to their own I guess.
 

teslacoils

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
This is the problem isn't it. The concept seems reasonable but the folks selling it seem completely lacking in sales skills. Or social skills. Excellent comedy skills though.
 

R J H

Member
Clearly, your land is not heavy then.

I was offered a demo (I didn't ask for one) but after lots of confusion re transport from Cambridge (somehow team Triton didn't realise that I lived in Yorkshire!) I had a conversation with the Yorkshire Triton dealer, and we agreed that I would be in touch when conditions were favourable.

I know my land. I don't care how big a tractor one puts on a 3m drill, clart is clart, and when it's wet, stay off it, or pay the price.

Mr Chaplin (Triton MD), for reasons known only to him (though for 'only a customer' you seem to know an awful lot about conversations I've had with Triton) has chosen to block me on social media. If that is a measure of his willingness to communicate, and how he might behave should I have problems after the purchase of a Triton drill, then I will choose not to do business with him.

By making that decision, I obviously will not waste anybody's time fetching me a demo machine for no sale.

I speak as I find, and people deal with people.
sand to heavy clay,peat, limestone, silt, one 16 ha field has all,
 

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