Versadrill vrs Sumo dts

sandersonT2

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Sorry if this has been covered, we were thinkin, of moving away from plough based cultivations but as a mixed farm grass is an important crop for us to establish. We like the look of a sumo dts but don’t feel it would be very good at grass ley establishmen. Would a versadrill If one can be found be better at been able to establish grass wheat oats and beans directly without prior cultivation’s?
thoughts greatly received.
 

GeorgeK

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Location
Leicestershire
We have a Versadrill but it's a heavy brute with wide (166mm) row spacing and I wouldn't use it for grass. Good for wheat but beans seem to prefer a tine drill. Grass is worth some light cultivation for levelling and mixing trash in, and best seeded with a grass harrow type drill or broadcast in my opinion
 

sandersonT2

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When did grass do do one pass or two? Legs down or up.
i like the look of the dts drill but feel the versa may handle grass better and leave a smoother finish, or is it a case that like a hay bob dual purpose means not very good at either?
 

Mark C

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Location
Bedfordshire
Legs up. Leaves it nice and firm. 3m had enough weight to penetrate very well. Itlaian I do one pass. Timothy or perennial I cross drill . I am looking for a wider one if you are looking for a nice 3m with less than 1000ha on the trip. They are really underated drills. Sumo didn't really push them as it was a bit of a stop gap whilst they developed the DTS.
Will drill into ploughed, min tilled or zero tilled ground.
 
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Couldn't get it to close the slots properly when we tried one, crows had a field day, there are better drills to be had. Rapid did a good job on DDing grass
 

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Firefighters were called in to extinguish a tractor which was “well alight in a field” in Somerset, England, this week.

The incident occurred yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, July 29, on Chilton Road, Chilton Polden, Bridgwater, in the English county, local firefighters confirmed.

In a brief report on the matter, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “Fire control received calls to a tractor on fire at Chilton Polden, Bridgwater.

“Fire control sent two fire engines from Bridgwater, one fire engine from Street and one water bowser from Yeovil.

Once the crew got in attendance the officer in charge confirmed one tractor well alight in a field...
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