Weaving GD user thread

jack6480

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Location
Staffs
I won't need any bearings for ages now.
I bought a box of spares earlier this year, and now I've got 18 I took off the worn out small discs.
They've done a lot already, but they all felt fine when removed.
I notice the new bearings are no longer peer, they have weavings name stamped on them.
Yes all inner disc bearing will keep going 🥰
 

Dog Bowl

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Cotswolds
Been back on drilling today, Bairstow wheat into an OSR stubble. Well chopped and rotted residue, I must have got off the tractor to do unblock discs about twenty times in a 12 ha field. Any tips?

New to a Weaving GD last season. Am drilling into cultivated wheat stubbles which have been pressed back down, but I too am suffering from discs blocking. Its bloody soul destroying, going from drilling direct into grass and stubbles earlier in the week which went so well, to this muddle. Any tips??!! Should the discs be touching? Had a splurge on replacing a fair number of bearings last week and when setting the discs back in place I had them literally just touching the smaller disc.
 

EddieB

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Staffs
New to a Weaving GD last season. Am drilling into cultivated wheat stubbles which have been pressed back down, but I too am suffering from discs blocking. Its bloody soul destroying, going from drilling direct into grass and stubbles earlier in the week which went so well, to this muddle. Any tips??!! Should the discs be touching? Had a splurge on replacing a fair number of bearings last week and when setting the discs back in place I had them literally just touching the smaller disc.
I was back drilling into unworked wheat stubble today, went in like a dream.
 

Two Tone

Member
Mixed Farmer
I was back drilling into unworked wheat stubble today, went in like a dream.
No doubt about the fact that this is what the GD was designed for. It’ll work on cultivated land, but only when it is dry.
Hindsight is a wonderful science, but this Autumn has turned out to have been a pretty good one to not have needed any prior cultivation’s ahead of a GD here.

Including and especially into something like this:
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New to a Weaving GD last season. Am drilling into cultivated wheat stubbles which have been pressed back down, but I too am suffering from discs blocking. Its bloody soul destroying, going from drilling direct into grass and stubbles earlier in the week which went so well, to this muddle. Any tips??!! Should the discs be touching? Had a splurge on replacing a fair number of bearings last week and when setting the discs back in place I had them literally just touching the smaller disc.
Wait till it is dryer

when I first had a gd I believed that land after osr needed cultivating to reduce slugs
first year drilled in wetter cultivated land but could not roll due to a wet week
slugs murdered the wheat
the gd would go in the wetter conditions but was not the right thing to do
now after rape ( which we do not grow now ) let the regrowth grow strong
then drill on the green and spray roundup on post drilling
the slugs prefer the nice sweet rape and leave the wheat alone untill the rape dies back a month after drilling the wheat is past the slug damage stage this has never failed and there is no need for slug pellets

i eco all those who say drill earlier before it rains
In notill pre ems work better due to the shallow ness of the black grass roots
in undisturbed soil that is left several weeks the black grass that germinates early gets taken out by roundup

if the field has A Black grass problem delay drilling till April

delaying drilling of wheat till mid October in notill produces a lower margin than a spring crop unless it is a very dry autumn 2018 was an exception
 

Dog Bowl

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Cotswolds
Wait till it is dryer

when I first had a gd I believed that land after osr needed cultivating to reduce slugs
first year drilled in wetter cultivated land but could not roll due to a wet week
slugs murdered the wheat
the gd would go in the wetter conditions but was not the right thing to do
now after rape ( which we do not grow now ) let the regrowth grow strong
then drill on the green and spray roundup on post drilling
the slugs prefer the nice sweet rape and leave the wheat alone untill the rape dies back a month after drilling the wheat is past the slug damage stage this has never failed and there is no need for slug pellets

i eco all those who say drill earlier before it rains
In notill pre ems work better due to the shallow ness of the black grass roots
in undisturbed soil that is left several weeks the black grass that germinates early gets taken out by roundup

if the field has A Black grass problem delay drilling till April

delaying drilling of wheat till mid October in notill produces a lower margin than a spring crop unless it is a very dry autumn 2018 was an exception

Absolutely. It's all very much a learning curve and a change of attitude towards how we establish a crop. Learning as we go here.
 

Badshot

Member
Location
Kent
Wait till it is dryer

when I first had a gd I believed that land after osr needed cultivating to reduce slugs
first year drilled in wetter cultivated land but could not roll due to a wet week
slugs murdered the wheat
the gd would go in the wetter conditions but was not the right thing to do
now after rape ( which we do not grow now ) let the regrowth grow strong
then drill on the green and spray roundup on post drilling
the slugs prefer the nice sweet rape and leave the wheat alone untill the rape dies back a month after drilling the wheat is past the slug damage stage this has never failed and there is no need for slug pellets

i eco all those who say drill earlier before it rains
In notill pre ems work better due to the shallow ness of the black grass roots
in undisturbed soil that is left several weeks the black grass that germinates early gets taken out by roundup

if the field has A Black grass problem delay drilling till April

delaying drilling of wheat till mid October in notill produces a lower margin than a spring crop unless it is a very dry autumn 2018 was an exception
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i am keeping my fingers crossed again this works.
Although I did roundup the day prior to drilling.
18 inches high in places.
 

EdTims

Member
Mixed Farmer
Barley coming up and looks a picture, in places the front and back discs look to have drilled very close to each other so looking like the old claydon rows. What am I doing wrong?
 

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Badshot

Member
Location
Kent
No its done it on the straight runs in the middle of the fields
Really?

Never had that, except the odd one here and there where two Coulter's next to each other both wander towards each other on the pivots?
Very rare though.

Is it all Coulters doing it together?
And is it whole fields or just odds n sods?
 

tr250

Member
Location
Northants
New to a Weaving GD last season. Am drilling into cultivated wheat stubbles which have been pressed back down, but I too am suffering from discs blocking. Its bloody soul destroying, going from drilling direct into grass and stubbles earlier in the week which went so well, to this muddle. Any tips??!! Should the discs be touching? Had a splurge on replacing a fair number of bearings last week and when setting the discs back in place I had them literally just touching the smaller disc.
No its done it on the straight runs in the middle of the fields
On a side slope ours will do it sometimes
 

EdTims

Member
Mixed Farmer
On flat ground. Didn’t do it on first 3 fields. I was crossing stubble at a slight angle. Will have to wait until wheat is up to see if it’s ongoing
 

clbarclay

Member
Location
Worcestershire
With a trailed GD, caddy at least, if there is any side slope then it will crab to some extent. The steeper the side slope the greater the carb. Having the transport tyres lifted off the ground full makes the effect worse. Drilling deep for beans so more of the weight was on the pivoting discs than the depth wheels made it even worse.

Generally I don't worry about it. I'm not trying to drill tramlines and feel the row spacings could be wider.

I want to add pressure control to the linkage so it will maintain some weight on the transport wheels and constant weight on the coulters regardless of terrain undulations and seed level in the hopper. That should help crabbing and make the drill easier to set up between different drilling depths.
 
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