Weaving GD user thread

clbarclay

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Location
Worcestershire
I haven't tried opening it up the metering flutes super high to see what that does. I do find it also affects the stocks rotor meter on my GD in the same way too, which is far more awkward to change the flutes on after there is seed in the hopper.
 

Adeptandy

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
PE15
Just been trying again, opened up to 12 and getting a more consistent reaction, gone from alternate fast the slow rotor speeds on each calibration attempt, still getting a small +/- variation but beginning to think its more down to the seed dressing now, its really sticky. Bulb fly, Mn & SPD on it I'm told.
 

Two Tone

Member
Mixed Farmer
Update of my last field drilled direct into AB9 Winter bird food.

This what it looked like on 12th October When I drilled it
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This is it today
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Two Tone

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Mixed Farmer
I suppose I must now be fairly committed to Direct drilling.
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Dropped this off at Amtec this morning.
This is the first time since 1982 that I have not had a power harrow!

I noticed the had a very tidy GD 3000 M in their yard
 

Hindsight

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
I suppose I must now be fairly committed to Direct drilling.
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Dropped this off at Amtec this morning.
This is the first time since 1982 that I have not had a power harrow!

I noticed the had a very tidy GD 3000 M in their yard

Should you not have cut it up for scrap! All you are doing is enabling another farmer to continue using it. True converts would surely find that morally and philosophically reprehensible. ;) :D
 

Two Tone

Member
Mixed Farmer
Has the combi gone as well or is that half the combi
The Combi was the 1st thing to go. It’s gone to another TFF member who stepped in sharpish when I mentioned that my GD is replacing 11 conventional farming implements. Now that I’m happy with DD I can sell it all.

Stuff is going quite fast:
Discs and other harrows are gone.

I still have my KV LS95 Vario-width plough and a Dowdeswell plough press.
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I think the Sumo trio is sold and a neighbour wants my Cambridge rolls, which is handy if I need to ‘borrow’ them back.
 

Hindsight

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
The Combi was the 1st thing to go. It’s gone to another TFF member who stepped in sharpish when I mentioned that my GD is replacing 11 conventional farming implements. Now that I’m happy with DD I can sell it all.

Stuff is going quite fast:
Discs and other harrows are gone.

I still have my KV LS95 Vario-width plough and a Dowdeswell plough press.
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I think the Sumo trio is sold and a neighbour wants my Cambridge rolls, which is handy if I need to ‘borrow’ them back.
Quite fascinating your stuff Two Tone is going fast! What does that tell us? :)
 

SMW240

Member
Arable Farmer
Anyone on this thread moved from a 6m gd with coulters at the rear to 6m gd coulters under the tank ? Wondering if the tractor will pull it the same due to weight transfer? Pro's & cons welcome 👍
 

clbarclay

Member
Location
Worcestershire
I haven't but just had a look at weavings website and current the coulters under the tank version of the 4.8m is listed as well over a ton lighter than the caddy version I have, so it may well pull a lot easier, even without potentially so much weight on the tractor.
 

SMW240

Member
Arable Farmer
I haven't but just had a look at weavings website and current the coulters under the tank version of the 4.8m is listed as well over a ton lighter than the caddy version I have, so it may well pull a lot easier, even without potentially so much weight on the tractor.
Thanks for that , just pondering a upgrade but don't want to shoot myself in the foot by not being able to pull it 🤷‍♂️
 

Two Tone

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Mixed Farmer
Thanks for that , just pondering a upgrade but don't want to shoot myself in the foot by not being able to pull it 🤷‍♂️
Because the transport wheels are at the back, you could transfer some weight by not lifting those wheels completely off the ground.
It certainly looks like a far more integrated drill than the Caddy type system, which suffered badly from side slippage when on the side of a hill.

When I bought my mounted 3 metre second hand a couple of years ago, there was a guy South of Oxford with a 4 metre Caddy version for sale. He just could not cope with the side slippage on his banks. This is exactly what put me off buying it and why I went for the mounted 3 metre version, even though it cost more.
 

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