Eight direct drills go head-to-head in demonstration – VIDEO

Perhaps for the first time in the UK eight direct drills went head-to-head in a demonstration for members of the Controlled Traffic Farming farmer group.


Brought by manufacturers and local farmers to Andrew Manfield’s Hessleskew Farm at Sancton, near York, the eight were put through their paces in front of an interested audience.


Wet weather left conditions far from ideal for any drill, yet all managed to work effectively, albeit on fairly forgiving soil. But Mr Manfield stressed that, given the conditions and lack of set up time, it would be unfair to draw any comparison of the merits or otherwise of the drills on their performance on the day.


FWi was there, armed with its video camera, to record each drill’s performance and then ask each driver or manufacturer representative to explain the key features of each drill.


Click the links below to see and hear about each of the eight drills.


amazone primera[Video] – Amazone Primera


john deere 750[Video] John Deere 750A


aitchison[Video] Aitchison


simba[Video] Simba Horsch Sprinter 6


vaderstad[Video] Vaderstad Seed Hawk


cross slot[Video] Cross Slot


john dale[Video] John Dale All Till


bertini[Video] Bertini


eight drills[Video] All eight drills in action together



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