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2008 Vaderstad RD300S Rapid Super XL, front tyre press, system disc, cleated staggered tyres, pre emerge markers, following harrow, 1699 hectares

For Sale: GBP £18,750

Doubleday Group
SPALDING, LINCOLNSHIRE, United Kingdom

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2004 VADERSTAD 6M DRILL WITH GOOD DISCS LAND WHEEL METERING

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ROE GROUP
SOUTH HYKEHAM, United Kingdom

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1996 Vaderstad RD400P Rapid drill, system rigid tine, plain tyres, hydraulic fan, pre emerge markers, following harrow

For Sale: GBP £5,750

Doubleday Group
SPALDING, LINCOLNSHIRE, United Kingdom

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Used Massey Ferguson 30 Seeder Drill, 15 Disc Coulter, 12.4 R28 Wheels Good Tyres, Tramlining, Following Harrow, this drill is very tidy for its age and always kept inside.£1150

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Edwards Machinery Ltd
South Wales, United Kingdom

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Used Kverneland Maize drills for sale for the 2018 season please call for the full details.

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Edwards Machinery Ltd
South Wales, United Kingdom

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AMAZONE AD303 SUPER 3 METRE COMBINATION DRILL, (DRILL YEAR 2008) X2 ROWS OF SUFFOLK COULTERS, FOLLOWING HARROW, BOUT MARKERS, METERING WHEEL, ELECTRIC CONTROLS, KVERNELAND 3 METRE POWER HARROW, BOLT ON TINES, LEVELING BOARD, MAXI PACKER, WOULD BE WILLING TO SPLIT THE DRILL FROM THE POWER HARROW &...

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G.M. Stephenson Ltd
Scarbourough, United Kingdom

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TRISEM -2110 KRM TRISEM-2110 3 METER BOX DRILL c/w Leveling Harrow Year 2012 Very little work done!

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Western Farm Services
Knighton, United Kingdom

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For more details contact Rob Clarke 07973 827226

For Sale: GBP £2,750

Rea Valley Tractors Ltd
NEWPORT, Shropshire, United Kingdom

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POWER HARROW, AIR DRILL, FOLLOWING HARROW. Salesman: Ian Vance 07971 001747 FLEXIBLE FINANCE SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE , FREE MAINLAND UK DELIVERY, OVERSEAS SHIPPING ARRANGED

For Sale: GBP £6,750

Rea Valley Tractors Ltd
SHREWSBURY, Shropshire, United Kingdom

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3M DISC COULDTER DRILL MOUNTED ON SPRING TINE CULTIVATOR (PACKER ROLLER RUBBER)St# A1072930

For Sale: GBP £8,750

RIPON FARM SERVICES LTD - RIPON - HQ
STOCKTON-ON-TEES, United Kingdom

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Lemken Power Harrow Norsten 4M Drill, 1998, C/W Disc Cutters& Sulfolk Cutters & Harrow £2,750

For Sale: GBP £2,750

David Rushton Machinery Ltd
Uttoxeter, United Kingdom

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Maschio/Sulky 3m power harrow/drill combination •2002 machine in fantastic condition •Belt drive to drill fan •Variable seed rate control •Packer roller in good condition •Suffolk coulters •Pre-emergence markers •Stands for removal of drill from power harrow all included

For Sale: GBP £10,750

Randell Agriculture Ltd
Norwich, United Kingdom

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Model: Used Maschio Gaspardo 8 Row Maize Drill C/w Fert Specification: 8 row maize drill, 36 hole disc`s, pto driven fan and hydraulic pump for front

For Sale: GBP £9,950

J R Firby LTD
York, England, United Kingdom

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1.6 METER NORDSTEN 1.6 METER BOX DRILL iDEAL FOR GRASS SEED/BROADCASTING

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Western Farm Services
Knighton, United Kingdom

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4 meter working width, dual disc coulters, markers, 14.9/13/24 tyre`s, hydraulic lift/lower transport trailer, wheel eradicators.

For Sale: GBP £1,650

J R Firby LTD
York, England, United Kingdom

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5m mounted tineseeder grain drill, c/w PTO fan, rear harrows, straight condition

For Sale: GBP £6,500

J. Brock & Sons
Thaxted, ESSEX, United Kingdom

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2008 Vaderstad Rapid 300s super XL, staggered wheels, front wheel press, following harrow, marker arms

For Sale: GBP £15,750

Doubleday Group
SPALDING, LINCOLNSHIRE, United Kingdom

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THE HORSCH EXPRESS KR DRILL Intense seedbed prep on heavy & sticky ground The Express KR is the first pneumatic Horsch three-point seed drill with an active tillage tool: the integrated rotary harrow Kredo. Even under difficult conditions it allows for an intensive seedbed preparation. 2 p...

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Ex Demonstration 3m combination drill , c/w ELECTRIC CONTROL BOX, Ex Demo 3m combination drill, very good order and sold with full warranty P/X considered

For Sale: GBP £32,950

Tallis Amos - Evesham
Leominster, United Kingdom

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Amazone D7 Super-S drill.

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Sudbury, SUFFOLK, United Kingdom

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2007 Claydon SR Sulky Optiline MP 3 metre 9 tine drill, variable seed rate, crossboard, tyre press option, Ultron MS control

For Sale: GBP £10,750

Doubleday Group
SPALDING, LINCOLNSHIRE, United Kingdom

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Nordsten NS 3140 drill c/w Howard HK31-400 D power harrow. Year 2010. 4 metres working width.

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Sudbury, SUFFOLK, United Kingdom

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1999 Vaderstad RD30S, crossboard, pre emerge markers and following harrow

For Sale: GBP £8,250

Doubleday Group
SPALDING, LINCOLNSHIRE, United Kingdom

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Vaderstad RD600P 6 metre drill system agrilla crossboard light, following harrow, pre emergence markers and smooth tyre

For Sale: GBP £7,250

Doubleday Group
SPALDING, LINCOLNSHIRE, United Kingdom

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STANHAY WEBB SINGULAIRE 785, 5 Row Drill, pto driven.

For Sale: GBP £1,900

Chandlers (Farm Equipment) Ltd
Grantham, United Kingdom

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Combination Drills

The seed drill was one of the most fundamental farming advances.

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Combination Drills

The seed drill was one of the most fundamental farming advances.

Prior to the introduction of the seed drill, planting seeds was done manually. This was extremely labour-intensive and also inefficient, as hand planting rarely achieved an ideal seed distribution. This in turn led to wasteful planting and low productivity. Jethro Tull is famously credited with inventing the seed drill, although there is plenty of evidence that ancient Sumerian farmers were using a single-tube drill thousands of years ago and Chinese planters had a multi-tube drill. The benefits of using a seed drill are quite dramatic. It precisely positions the seed and then covers it, resulting in ideally spaced and protected seeds. This can boost crop yield ratios by up to nine times.

The history of the seed drill goes back to Babylonia in 1,500 BC, when the single-tube seed drill was first used. By 200 BC, Chinese farmers were using iron multi-tube seed drills, an invention that is thought to have contributed to China’s ability to create an efficient agricultural system that could support a large population.

It may be that contact between Europe and China was responsible for introducing the seed drill into Europe. The first European example was patented in Venice in 1566, and another seed drill was described in some detail by a Bolognese writer in 1602. The basic design of these drills was then refined by Jethro Tull in 1701.

The technology got more sophisticated over the next few hundred years and seed drills got bigger, but the basic operation remained essentially the same. These basic units were able to be drawn by a single horse and they were still being used in the 1930s. The advent of the tractor resulted in a step change in seed drills, and the units became far more efficient and larger still.

Further improvements followed, with units developed that could allow seed drilling without any tilling. This is a useful technique where soils are prone to erosion and moisture loss, helping the soil to remain in place until the germinating seed’s roots can provide an anchor.

The seed drill allows farmers to place the seeds precisely in the furrow and at a depth which ensures that the seed is protected from birds and frost and will not germinate too late or too early. Behind the drills, metal discs move earth from the sides of the furrow to cover the seed. The combination seed drill further enhances productivity by allowing the farmer to combine planting with other activities.

The seed drill can be combined with a harrow to prepare the ground and then carry out the seeding in a single pass. Combination seed drills can also be used together with a rotary cultivator, a roller or disc coulters to achieve similar single-pass operations and productivity gains.

The combination drill is a relatively intricate piece of equipment and buying a used example requires careful inspection. It should be ascertained that it will operate well with the chosen tractor and with other implements. A visual inspection is useful, but a full trial is a far more effective way of ensuring that all is well.