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Tyne undercarriages have a longstanding reputation amongst farmers for their versatility and durability. Generally coming as either a spring or coil rebound design, tynes can effectively handle a wide range of soil types and conditions, making them a reliable choice for various farming environments.
Tyned drills are also known for their ability to cope with tough residue and trash, particularly when paired with leading coulters, which can be especially advantageous in no-till or minimum-till farming systems.
Coulters give the best of both worlds, with the coulter discs clearing a path ahead of the baker boot and tyne assembly, cutting through soil residues and trash.
Coulters help prevent trash build up, which decreases seed accuracy potentially leading to uneven seed germination. Coulters are generally set to cut slightly shallower than the seeding depth and help decrease soil scatter and disturbance.
If adaptability and resilience are high on your priority list, the tyne undercarriage could be the right fit for your operation. Adding coulters can enhance the drills versatility and performance in high-trash conditions.
Disc undercarriages have gained popularity in recent years for their precision planting capabilities. They excel in providing consistent seed depth control and placement, which is crucial for optimizing crop yields, and offer significant benefits such as reduced drawbar requirements, higher operating speeds, and improved efficiency.
Double disc openers offer superior trash handling capabilities to single disc units, which tend to collect grass and residue quickly, reducing their ground opening ability and seed placement accuracy. This is particularly important when planting in soil that has not been tilled for many years
Triple disc openers add a leading coulter before the double-disc unit. Parallelogram ground-following undercarriage designs provide a constant down pressure independent to the weight of the seed drill, and include a presswheel immediately after the seed tube.
Discs are generally better than tynes when sowing in rocky conditions. They also leave a smoother soil profile and will assist in reducing water runoff.
The slim profile of the discs allows for closer row spacings to maximise accuracy and cropping efficiency.
Moreover, disc drills are known for minimal soil disturbance during the planting process, increasing moisture retention and preserving the soil structure and associated microorganisms that contribute to soil health.
If you're seeking precision in high-trash or rocky conditions, the Agrowdrill 401 Double Disc undercarriage may be your ideal choice.