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

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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

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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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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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