Your perfect seeding tine for a Horsch?

Chemfellow

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Arable Farmer
From what I can see, a lot of gents are using a 1" tine in the spring and a 5" tine in the fall for cover crops. If you had the ability to build the perfect tine, what would it look like? Would you prefer narrower than a 1" for spring seeding? Something that is interchangeable between 1" and 5"? or does that even matter? What do you like about the tines you currently use and what could be better? What lifespan do you expect out of a set of tines? What tines are you currently using on your Horsch?

I am in the business and looking for information directly from those who use them. Thanks in advance for your response!
 

alomy75

Member
From what I can see, a lot of gents are using a 1" tine in the spring and a 5" tine in the fall for cover crops. If you had the ability to build the perfect tine, what would it look like? Would you prefer narrower than a 1" for spring seeding? Something that is interchangeable between 1" and 5"? or does that even matter? What do you like about the tines you currently use and what could be better? What lifespan do you expect out of a set of tines? What tines are you currently using on your Horsch?

I am in the business and looking for information directly from those who use them. Thanks in advance for your response!
Based on ‘Fall’ are you based here in the UK? Metcalfe here; absolutely perfect for my land; hoping they’ll last at least 5 years. Can’t fault them.
 

Chemfellow

Member
Arable Farmer
Based on ‘Fall’ are you based here in the UK? Metcalfe here; absolutely perfect for my land; hoping they’ll last at least 5 years. Can’t fault them.
Are you using the Metcalfe 12mm only or are you using the wider winged spread tip also? If so, do you go back and forth between the 2?
 

PSQ

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Arable Farmer
Location
Scottish Borders
Winter wheat we use duets with MXP tungsten reinforced base plates.
Winter OSR we take off the duets and use a mystery (supposedly Horsch experimental) bracket with a standard point and pipe down the back, and sink it in to the point bolt. Bit of a PITA to change, but the tap root goes straight down.

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alomy75

Member
Are you using the Metcalfe 12mm only or are you using the wider winged spread tip also? If so, do you go back and forth between the 2?
Just the 12mm. I can’t get on board with any sort of winged tines due to more disturbance and coverage being less successful. The metcalfe in my opinion is as close to a disc as you’re going to get without the disc problems of hair pinning and smearing when conditions are less than perfect.
 

Chemfellow

Member
Arable Farmer
Just the 12mm. I can’t get on board with any sort of winged tines due to more disturbance and coverage being less successful. The metcalfe in my opinion is as close to a disc as you’re going to get without the disc problems of hair pinning and smearing when conditions are less than perfect.
That makes sense. Is there anything that you see in the Metcalfe tines that you would improve or like to see built differently?
 

alomy75

Member
That makes sense. Is there anything that you see in the Metcalfe tines that you would improve or like to see built differently?
They’re a quality item; cost effective and a range of points are available (I have slightly longer ones behind the tractor wheels). The only criticism I have of this design of coulter is that it’s very easy to block if you drop the drill down whilst stationary/not moving fast enough forwards (eg in corners) any blocks I’ve had have always been whilst doing headlands. I’ve no stones or abrasive land so can’t comment on wear I’m afraid.
 

BTT UK Ltd

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Trade
Before you make any decisions please speak to Stuart Aldworth, Technical Manager at Bourgault Tillage Tools
He can give you the full rundown on all the available options and give you the detail of other farmers to speak to.
Email - [email protected]
Tel - 07825 339483
Web - bttuk.com
 

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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