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Old 12-07-2010, 12:05 AM
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Default massey seed drill?

as above, would it put down grass seed?

or is there a better way?

i can sow it with the fert spreader but ive seen massey drills go cheap enuf, but i know feck all about them.

this one looks a minter for small money.

http://www.farmingmachines.co.uk/machinery/M09700
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:17 AM
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Tinman, firstly that is a MF 500 rather than a MF 30. For a 500 that is about right but would want to be in euro I am afraid.

You cannot sow grass seed with a standard drill unless you mount grass seed boxes on the rear and these are very similar to the seed barrow of old. Row widths will be too wide too unless it is a narrow spacing drill.

We have one field sowed with a one pass (Accord) and are going to try an acre ourselves with the Vicon. Still reckon Vicon is best.
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:39 AM
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Would reccomend a Moore uni drill if you can stretch, very versatile. We dd some wcs with it. Can drill grass with the small seed kit. Stubble turnips and kale, list goes on! You can also go into ploughed ground. Will cost. More than the mr but more usable and wort more at the end of it.
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:47 AM
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Would reccomend a Moore uni drill if you can stretch, very versatile. We dd some wcs with it. Can drill grass with the small seed kit. Stubble turnips and kale, list goes on! You can also go into ploughed ground. Will cost. More than the mr but more usable and wort more at the end of it.
Although we have a MF 30 I would second all of that, a simple Accord DL would suffice either but would want to be half the price of the Moore.
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:12 AM
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Tinman have a look on ebay for drills as some cheap stuff pops up on there. Also have a look at the few links below.

http://www.tvmachinery.com/

Cheap vicon one pass which he has had a while - http://www.jrfirby.co.uk/pages/seed-drills/50/
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:14 AM
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Would reccomend a Moore uni drill if you can stretch, very versatile. We dd some wcs with it. Can drill grass with the small seed kit. Stubble turnips and kale, list goes on! You can also go into ploughed ground. Will cost. More than the mr but more usable and wort more at the end of it.
Or a MF 130 drill
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Or a MF 130 drill
Are these any good with grass seeds though? Due to their age, bearings could be an issue.
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:35 AM
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Tinman. This is the Massey drill for sowing grass seeds. Just take the discs & spouts off and let it dribble. I have done hundreds, if not a thousand or two acres with these. It should have an acremeter as well so you know how the seed is running out. They make £100 on eBay. Far better than a Vari-Spreader but if you HAVE to use one of those do it twice, the 2nd time crossways.

Of course this drill won't put the seed into the ground like a MF130 or a Moore but I assumed that you had ploughed it anyway.

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Old 12-07-2010, 11:56 AM
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Are these any good with grass seeds though? Due to their age, bearings could be an issue.
Thats what they are for direct drilling grass seed .
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:01 PM
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The contractors around here use nordsten or fiona drills . A bloke just down the road here uses a Aitchison drill
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