13 November 2001
What size tractor do I need for a Simba Freelow?
I have recently bought a Simba 8m Freeflow drill. What size tractor will I need to pull it?
As a general rule I would plan on 40hp per metre drill width to pull a Freeflow.
If you have banked fields then the power needs to be increased to around 45 50 hp per metre.
Remember with cultivator drills like the Freeflow there is no substitute for horse power as the more you have the faster you can go. This then does wonders for your output per day.
Make sure also that your tractor has enough grip as very often you will run out of grip and not power, especially on hills.
A tracked machine would be my choice around 350 – 400hp.