Which Triple bedtiller?

Cloonpotatoes

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Location
Donegal
Most of our souls are reasonably light. The 724 toys with the 3.5m 2 bed machine. I realise we would be close to the limit weight wise. It handles a 6 furrow auto reset plough. Would the 5.4m be much heavier?
 
Most of our souls are reasonably light. The 724 toys with the 3.5m 2 bed machine. I realise we would be close to the limit weight wise. It handles a 6 furrow auto reset plough. Would the 5.4m be much heavier?
Have tried a triple baselier on a 724 to get out of a muddle when a tractor broke down, waste of time, straight into ploughing you had to keep easing the front out to stop it stalling then when the hoods started to fill with dirt it struggled to pick it up. Does depend what your trying to achieve also I guess, the more dirt you carry the more hp you'll need, lift the hoods up and fire it straight out the back and it'll romp along
 

GFA

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Location
FIFE
Most of our souls are reasonably light. The 724 toys with the 3.5m 2 bed machine. I realise we would be close to the limit weight wise. It handles a 6 furrow auto reset plough. Would the 5.4m be much heavier?
724 lifts a scanstone no problem and will drive it depends on the output your wanting only way is to try one.
 

AndrewB

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Location
Kincardineshire
We use a standen triple row bedtiller on a JD 7230r and previously on 8230 both about 250 hp. Always used on deep ridged ground that had a chance to dry. Yes it’s slow going and tractor is on its limit but at three rows you don’t have to be flying to cover the ground, and separators are normally going slow in heavy ground anyway. We bedtill about 100 ac a year ( 50% of total area).
Horsepower is one thing to drive it but it takes a bit of weight to pull and handle a triple.
 
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Cloonpotatoes

Member
Location
Donegal
Grimme, you can get a little more depth as the rotor is bigger, and I think they have 3 year warranty, only downside is the weight of it!

We currently have a Howard hr50 with the big rotor. It's the same as grimme I think. I find it doesn't need as much power as the machio at the same depth as its not choking itself.
 

Lowland1

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Mixed Farmer
Blimey we run a Jones triple on a 160 hp tractor and like it a lot. We use it before and after our destoner and have been using it to make beds for broccoli into stubble. I was keen to swap it for a rotavator but I am not going to buy a 350hp tractor for rotavating.
 

GFA

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Location
FIFE
Was that with ploughs on the back to make the beds As they take some pulling
I've only personally used it for veg beds on a 724 so not going deep but yes lifts it no problem with ploughs on the back. It has been used on a 720 in the past straight into ploughing but forward speed is very slow. All depends on your ground and what output your wanting to achieve.
 

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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