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Weaving double disc opener experience sought

Discussion in 'Direct Drilling Machinery' started by holwellcourtfarm, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. I'm looking to create a cheap direct drill to use to add legumes to existing grass swards and, possibly, for sowing multi species grass mixtures as well. I have acquired an old international 511 cultivator drill cheaply and I'm thinking of making up new coulter frames with Weaving double disc openers like in the photo below as they are available within my budget. Every disc direct drill I've looked at is way outside my budget and tines will make a right mess of the grass swards.

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    Has anyone used them for legume seeds and down to perhaps 75mm sowing depth? Are they up to it or would I need heavier coulter assemblies?

    I'm happy to engineer additional pressure spring arrangements myself.
     
  2. No unidrills about?
     
  3. Under £2k?
     
  4. Fish

    Fish Member

    Location:
    North yorkshire
    Those Weaving dd openers are quite lite duty and will not, imo, be up to the task of been driven in 75mm, apart from the smeary mess a double disc can make.
     
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  5. That's what I feared. It might need the heavy ones which would stretch my budget.

    Thanks.
     
  6. Wigeon

    Wigeon Member

    I looked vaguely at this. Seem to recall weaving had a heavy and a light versions on their website, but the pictures were the same.
     
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  7. Warp Land Farmer

    Location:
    Hazzard County
  8. Warp Land Farmer

    Location:
    Hazzard County
    @Dave W has something similar - Dave can you comment is this a DD and will it direct drill grass??
     
  9. Dave W

    Dave W Member

    Location:
    chesterfield
    That's totally different to mine. And as there's no pics of Coulter's I couldn't comment
     
  10. Simon C

    Simon C Member

    Location:
    Essex Coast
  11. It's sold anyway but was worth the call.

    A Bettison DD would do my job well. Their main fault was in heavy straw and wet ground, neither of which I intend to drill in. 4M would be about the most I could pull as well (only 100hp here)
     
  12. Farmerdunk

    Farmerdunk Member

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    307BC707-7E9C-4395-8898-763B85153C6B.jpeg This is our set up, using the weaving discs. On our cousins v form with the micro legs. If you want minimal movement this is hard to beat.
     

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