Virkar Group Ocean/Dynamic Drills

Location
Kent
Shame about Agri South being cancelled for second time, it was postponed last year due to complications at the site or something. I was looking forward to this new event in Kent so hopefully next year it will get going,3rd time lucky!!
 

kiwi

Member
Are ther any videos of this drilling through very heavy residue or cover crops?
seems like a cheapened version of cross slot with disc and tyne but I know Baker and Ritchie tried a similar concept before coming up with cross slot concept. I think They found the disc worked quite a lot of the time but not all the time for residue clearance of the tyne.
 

Virkardd

Member
Arable Farmer

Hello I have attached the links to some videos of the Virkar Dynamic DC drilling into some cover crops last autumn. The design of the coulter with the Hydraulic pressured front cutting disc allows for all crop residue to be cut prior to the seeding tine meaning drilling into tall dense cover crops is no issue. With great underframe clearance and coulter stagger also helps when drilling into thick crop residues and cover crops. We have seen great results from this machine when working into cover crops. and the design of the coulter with the 35cm of coulter travel and on the move coulter pressure control, makes the Virkar Dynamic a very versatile direct drill.

if you require any more information we are more than happy to help.
 

Northdowns Martin

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Snodland kent
Potentially purchasing a stripper header would be interested to know whether you have tried your drill behind stripped straw either with the tine or disc units? Reviews have said a tine wouldn’t work but the Virkar tine has a leading disc and good frame clearance which has more chance than others.
 

Virkardd

Member
Arable Farmer
In regards to using the Dynamic DC into a crop that has been stripper headered, We have not tried this currently. With the DC Version I would not see it to be a problem, with the front cutting disc and the underframe clearance and coulter stagger gives you plenty of room to get the crop residue through. On 25cm row spacings you would be able to drill between the previous years rows if on RTK steering which would also help.

The Dynamic D coulter would have no issue drilling into crops that have been stripper headered, with the same underframe clearance and coulter stagger as the DC The disc only coulter would work well.

Both coulters would work in those condition's its just which one would be suited best. having drilled into most scenarios with the Dynamic DC I would be fairly confident that it would perform fine.

Our demo 6 meter Dynamic DC drill we will be having 1 Dynamic D element in there as we now offer 3 coulters that all fit into one chassis and work the same, so it will be a good way of seeing the DC and the D coulter to be working in the same machine to see the results from that.
 

Carbon Week - 1 to 5 March.

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Carbon Week

Carbon Week is a series of AHDB events, taking place from 1 to 5 March.
The webinars and panel discussions will feature a range of speakers and are for farmers and growers interested in understanding more about the carbon cycle, carbon auditing, reducing emissions and the opportunities around this.
More information about each session can be found from these links:
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