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Two Tone

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Mixed Farmer
How you getting on with the mounted GD? We’re about to get one?
So far so good. I am drilling Linseeed into W Barley stubbles.
What has really surprised me is how well it is drilling into the heavier land. The earlier dry weather followed by the rain has seems to have left it in good condition and friable. The discs are penetrating really well and the slot is covering well too. This has allowed me to drill at up to 9k. I recon I could drill 20ha a day quite happily.

This year has also played into my hands, because the Winter Barley stubbles greened up nicely without the need for a cover crop. Especially with Fools Parsley. I Roundup’d them off a week ago, but it either is slow at killing it or there has been a hell of a flush in a week. It drills through it no trouble whatsoever.
The one thing that I’m not wanting to do is bother with cover-crops. Which I will get way with this year.

W Barley will follow the Wheat, which is most of the area I have ploughed and will Combi-drill, but have left some for the GD to drill.
@Warnesworth has told me that DD is more likely to struggle as a 2nd wheat - Ours will all be W Barley.
IIRC, @SilliamWhale also said Barley can be a struggle.

Our Wheat will follow what was left of the Rape and was replaced with Spring Oats. Hopefully most of this will be GD’d, provided that we don’t make too much of a mess harvesting the Oats.
 
So far so good. I am drilling Linseeed into W Barley stubbles.
What has really surprised me is how well it is drilling into the heavier land. The earlier dry weather followed by the rain has seems to have left it in good condition and friable. The discs are penetrating really well and the slot is covering well too. This has allowed me to drill at up to 9k. I recon I could drill 20ha a day quite happily.

This year has also played into my hands, because the Winter Barley stubbles greened up nicely without the need for a cover crop. Especially with Fools Parsley. I Roundup’d them off a week ago, but it either is slow at killing it or there has been a hell of a flush in a week. It drills through it no trouble whatsoever.
The one thing that I’m not wanting to do is bother with cover-crops. Which I will get way with this year.

W Barley will follow the Wheat, which is most of the area I have ploughed and will Combi-drill, but have left some for the GD to drill.
@Warnesworth has told me that DD is more likely to struggle as a 2nd wheat - Ours will all be W Barley.
IIRC, @SilliamWhale also said Barley can be a struggle.

Our Wheat will follow what was left of the Rape and was replaced with Spring Oats. Hopefully most of this will be GD’d, provided that we don’t make too much of a mess harvesting the Oats.
I've had some great second wheats and not so great second wheats over the years. Winter barley generally performs well as second cereal however you will get some wheat in the barley. Either you need to harvest late as possible or spray off.
 

simon-0116

Member
Location
Sheffield
So far so good. I am drilling Linseeed into W Barley stubbles.
What has really surprised me is how well it is drilling into the heavier land. The earlier dry weather followed by the rain has seems to have left it in good condition and friable. The discs are penetrating really well and the slot is covering well too. This has allowed me to drill at up to 9k. I recon I could drill 20ha a day quite happily.

This year has also played into my hands, because the Winter Barley stubbles greened up nicely without the need for a cover crop. Especially with Fools Parsley. I Roundup’d them off a week ago, but it either is slow at killing it or there has been a hell of a flush in a week. It drills through it no trouble whatsoever.
The one thing that I’m not wanting to do is bother with cover-crops. Which I will get way with this year.

W Barley will follow the Wheat, which is most of the area I have ploughed and will Combi-drill, but have left some for the GD to drill.
@Warnesworth has told me that DD is more likely to struggle as a 2nd wheat - Ours will all be W Barley.
IIRC, @SilliamWhale also said Barley can be a struggle.

Our Wheat will follow what was left of the Rape and was replaced with Spring Oats. Hopefully most of this will be GD’d, provided that we don’t make too much of a mess harvesting the Oats.
What size tractor is it on.
 

Case290

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Worcestershire
Looked on the web but that can’t be right if a jd 750 disc is around £ 20 how can it be £60 for the big one + best part £40 for the other 👎 fairly sure I’ve made a mistake any got the proper prices.
 
Looked on the web but that can’t be right if a jd 750 disc is around £ 20 how can it be £60 for the big one + best part £40 for the other 👎 fairly sure I’ve made a mistake any got the proper prices.
The Weaving disc prices are with bearings mounted and included.
Here are the price for bearings 48£ and complete font/large disc with bearing is 74,85£
 
Depending of the amount of stones!
And the drought here has really been reducing the radius.
But I have now 1100 ha on the counter, and its near time for change for a 6m. Has changed quite some bearings.
In my tine seeder time the wear could be 3x higher here on my stony soil than other places with the same wear parts, so I would guess that the limit could be 1500-2000 ha some places?
My Dale drill with seed hawk tines was extremely cheap, but stones was brought to the surface and the low disturbance disc drilling has now made it possible to stop herbicide use in WW in the autumn. Weed pressure is much lower or not existing.
 

clbarclay

Member
Location
Worcestershire
Slightly annoyingly, I only drilled some of my spring beans with the GD before switching to the tine drill. Having harvested them now and the tine drilled fields had the higher yields and the GD drilled field wasn't the cleanest at harvest either. But then Some of the time drilled fields were horresdous for weeds too.

I dread to think what the running cost of the tine drill is at though, as it regularly breaks 1" pigtail tines.
 

jack6480

Member
Location
Staffs
Slightly annoyingly, I only drilled some of my spring beans with the GD before switching to the tine drill. Having harvested them now and the tine drilled fields had the higher yields and the GD drilled field wasn't the cleanest at harvest either. But then Some of the time drilled fields were horresdous for weeds too.

I dread to think what the running cost of the tine drill is at though, as it regularly breaks 1" pigtail tines.
sorry I don’t understand what you mean
 

Case290

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Worcestershire
Gd / big disc (caddy versions ) how do you keep the same depth/ pressure on the coulter bar as I can pressure the caddy so the wheels come partly of the ground or not altering the Weight on the tool bar. ? Any tips
 

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