Virkar Group Ocean/Dynamic Drills

Discussion in 'Direct Drilling Machinery' started by Philip Hedeng, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. Philip Hedeng

    Philip Hedeng Member

    Location:
    Halmstad, Sweden
    Hello fellow direct drillers. Always on the look, I came across this drill from a fresh Spanish business. See video below or their website. I’m fond of the concept of individual contour following on a tine drill and also with the pressurized turbo discs running up front to make a low disturbance job.
    Now, all videos I find are from drilling in bone dry conditions and with little amount of straw. Perhaps it won’t suit any other climate, but I can’t see this do worse than Seed Hawk, Dale or similar. And I kind of think it would cope better here than our current disc drill. OSR drilling especially.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=1s&v=R_IhDyTWG2Y

    https://www.virkargroup.com

    No idea of the build quality, company history or any references. Anyone know of them?
     
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  2. Mr Mole

    Mr Mole Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    This looks quite useful,just not sure if it would be strong enough.
     
  3. Philip Hedeng

    Philip Hedeng Member

    Location:
    Halmstad, Sweden
    I'm trying to work out what the French farmers say about how well it did from that video I posted. There is a topic about it on a forum here: http://www.agricool.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=29693

    It seems to have done a decent job from what I understand. There's some numbers as well, about the price of such a machine. Anyone better than me at French that can translate?
     
  4. Northdowns Martin

    Location:
    Snodland kent
    Any updates on these drills? Read a comment there may be one about in UK this spring.
     
  5. Vitu

    Vitu Member

    Location:
    Hampshire
    We are currently negotiating with virkar on getting a machine to England for this spring to start field testing.
    It will be the dynamic version. We had information and pictures of these machines on the Kockerling stand at lamma show and had a good number of very interested farmers and contractors
    Keep looking here and on other social media for updates
     

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