Ellis Machinery

Drills


Ellis Machinery Selection of drills is very extensive with drills suitable for many different soils, weather conditions and seed types.  Power harrow combination drills and tine seeders for wet conditions, and the ever popular Vaderstad Rapid and Horsch DC Pronto for high output drilling in drier conditions.  With the recent increase in direct drilling Ellis Machinery now stock a range of Claydon, Moore and Sumo direct drills.... Read More


LEMKEN 6M SOLITAIRE 9
LEMKEN 6M SOLITAIRE 9
Very very tidy condition. 6m working width. Hydraulic folding. Good disc coulters. Comes with control box.
£10500
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ACCORD 12 ROW MONOPILL BEET DRILL 11010667
ACCORD 12 ROW MONOPILL BEET DRILL 11010667
Genuine condition, Mechanical drive, hydraulic folding
£3950
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KUHN ACCORD COMBI DRILL 11010659
KUHN ACCORD COMBI DRILL 11010659
Runs up well, maxi packer, following harrow, rape cog
£5950
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KVERNELAND ACCORD T-S 4.8M 11010633
KVERNELAND ACCORD T-S 4.8M 11010633
Very nice drill on new points & harrow tines, C/W following harrow & pre-em.
£8950
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KONGSKILDE 8 ROW MAIZE DRILL AEROMAT 11010613
KONGSKILDE 8 ROW MAIZE DRILL AEROMAT 11010613
Nice drill, 8 row, hydraulic folding
£8950
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KVERNELAND TS 4M TINESEEDER 11010622
KVERNELAND TS 4M TINESEEDER 11010622
Very good ex-farm drill on very good metal, wheel eradicators, following harrow, hydraulic fan
£9250
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SULKY 6M SPI SOLO MOUNTED DISC DRILL 11010567
SULKY 6M SPI SOLO MOUNTED DISC DRILL 11010567
Very nice condition, pre-em & following harow, good disc bearings, tidy drill 2006, genuine drill, disc coulters
£6950
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WEAVING 4M TINE DRILL 11010581
WEAVING 4M TINE DRILL 11010581
Nice drill, new points, following harrow, hydraulic folding, new harrow tines
£8950
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HORSCH PRONTO 3DC 11010584
HORSCH PRONTO 3DC 11010584
Excellent drill, suffolk disc coulters, good metal, radar, press wheels
£19950
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VADERSTAD RAPID 300S 11010585
VADERSTAD RAPID 300S 11010585
Very good drill on good metal, hydraulic paddles, front press, following harrow, pre-em, front tyre packer
£11950
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SIMBA FREEFLOW 4M 11010526
SIMBA FREEFLOW 4M 11010526
Genuine drill, Otico packer, good metal
£5950
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MZURI 3M PRO-TIL 11010528
MZURI 3M PRO-TIL 11010528
Mounted, very clean condition, grain only
£19950
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KUHN MAIZE DRILL 8 ROW 11010484
KUHN MAIZE DRILL 8 ROW 11010484
Ex-farm, hydraulic fold, suffolk coulters, press wheels, front tank for fert
£7950
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KVERNELAND ACCORD 3M DRILL COMBINATION 11010494
KVERNELAND ACCORD 3M DRILL COMBINATION 11010494
2 row stagger, good ex-farm drill, following harrow, stell packer roller
£6950
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CLAYDON HYBRID DRILL 3M 11010500
CLAYDON HYBRID DRILL 3M 11010500
Nice drill, new harrow tines, fitted with cereal coulters, single coulters with it and paddles, c/w stocks slug pelleter
£17950
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MOORE 6M UNIDRILL 11010507
MOORE 6M UNIDRILL 11010507
Vvery good discs and press wheels, genuine condition, 1997
£10950
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KUHN 4004 COMBINATION 11010513
KUHN 4004 COMBINATION 11010513
DA disc drill, 2010, following harrow, pre-emergence Good packer, Accord metering, 2010 power harrow, drill is Andy Guest re-con
£12950
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ACCORD DL DRILL 4M 11010465
ACCORD DL DRILL 4M 11010465
Good genuine drill on good ceramic suffolk coulters. Following harrow and pre-em, wide tyres
£4250
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VADERSTAD CARRIER CR 300 DRILL 11010470
VADERSTAD CARRIER CR 300 DRILL 11010470
Good drill, rubber packer, comes with drawbar, 334ha work done, very tidy condition
£15250
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JOHN DEERE 750A 4M DIRECT DRILL 11009854
JOHN DEERE 750A 4M DIRECT DRILL 11009854
Good genuine drill, good metal, Isobus, hydraulic fan, variable rate.
£24950
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KRM 4M DRILL 11010433
KRM 4M DRILL 11010433
Good condition drill, for mounting to a power harrow, suffolk coulters following harrow
£2950
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ACCORD 4M DL DRILL 11010311
ACCORD 4M DL DRILL 11010311
Nice drill on good suffolk coulter, rear harrow & pre em
£3250
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WEAVING DE-MOUNT 4M TINE DRILL 11010321
WEAVING DE-MOUNT 4M TINE DRILL 11010321
2013yr, 4m de-mount tine drill for power harrow, immaculate
£5950
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VADERSTAD RAPID 300C 11010142
VADERSTAD RAPID 300C 11010142
Nice grain and fert drill, very good coulters, staggered wheel packer, new harrow tines, hydraulic paddles, front press
£17350
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KRM 6M TINEDRILL 11008491
KRM 6M TINEDRILL 11008491
Ideal drill for spring drilling, will drill beans or wheat etc. 3 row stagger, wheel eradicators, hydralic fold, following harrow
£7950
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KVERNELAND S-DRILL 3M SEED DRILL 11008749
KVERNELAND S-DRILL 3M SEED DRILL 11008749
Very nice drill, good discs, new following harrow tines and front points, high performance machine for use on all farm sizes, c/w pre-em, hardly used!
£6950
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MOORE 6M UNIDRILL 11010174
MOORE 6M UNIDRILL 11010174
Trailed disc drill, RDS controls, hydraulic fan
£24950
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VADERSTAD 4M 400 RAPID DRILL 11009500
VADERSTAD 4M 400 RAPID DRILL 11009500
Nice ex-farm disc drill, system agrilla tine, 3500 ha.
£9950
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KUHN NORDSTEN 3M COMBINATION 11010205
KUHN NORDSTEN 3M COMBINATION 11010205
Ex-Farm drill, nice 302 Kuhn PH with maxi-packer & levelling board. Nordslenbox drill on lift over linkage drill, Priced to sell
£6250
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SPALDINGS MICRO SEEDER 11009706
SPALDINGS MICRO SEEDER 11009706
Nice 8 outlet seeder C/W distribution bar
£2950
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ACCORD DL 4M DRILL 11009785
ACCORD DL 4M DRILL 11009785
Good ex-farm drill, wheel eradicators, following harrow, small seed cog
£3950
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VADERSTAD RAPID RDA 400S 11010277
VADERSTAD RAPID RDA 400S 11010277
Absolute beauty, new metal all through, staggered wheel, hydraulic paddles, pre-em, following harrow, radar, on the move seed rate adjustment, hydraulic fan
£31950
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SUMO DTS 8M DIRECT DRILL 11009948
SUMO DTS 8M DIRECT DRILL 11009948
8m working width, 2013 year, circa 2500 hectares drilled, comes with second set of legs, very good condition, ready for work immediately.
£48950
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SUMO DTS 4M DIRECT DRILL 11009957
SUMO DTS 4M DIRECT DRILL 11009957
Grain only drill, 2013 year, very good condition, has come from a good home. Very nice drill. well cared for with good metal.
£33500
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SPALDINGS SEEDER UNIT SEEDER 11009964
SPALDINGS SEEDER UNIT SEEDER 11009964
Nice seeder. 8 outlets, GPS controller,
£3050
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VADERSTAD BIODRILL FOR 3M TOPDOWN 11010060
VADERSTAD BIODRILL FOR 3M TOPDOWN 11010060
£3150
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WEAVING 4.8M 2.5 CADDY BIGDISC 11010066
WEAVING 4.8M 2.5 CADDY BIGDISC 11010066
Ex-farm drill, disc coluters, Radar, C/W Stocks Ag, C/W slug pelleter, only done 604 ha.
£23950
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KVERNELAND TS EVO 4000 4M DRILL 11010124
KVERNELAND TS EVO 4000 4M DRILL 11010124
4m working width, very good condition Excellent drill. New points. V good coulters
£14650
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KVERNELAND 4 M TINESEEDER 11010125
KVERNELAND 4 M TINESEEDER 11010125
Good drill, new points and harrow tines, wheel eradicators, FGS controls
£8350
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MOORE UNIDRILL 4M 11010126
MOORE UNIDRILL 4M 11010126
4m box drill, direct drill, good discs, very genuine drill
£7450
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WEAVING 6M TINE DRILL 11010128
WEAVING 6M TINE DRILL 11010128
Nice ex-farm drill on new points, pre-em, following harrow, wheel eradicators,
£11950
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CLAYDON HYBRID 3M 11010129
CLAYDON HYBRID 3M 11010129
Excellent drill. New rear harrow, paddles and points. Cereal coulters, only 1100 hectares!
£26150
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Establishing a crop is the most important part of the farmer’s job.  The profitability of the farm depends on the success of the crop and all the jobs throughout the year revolve round it.  It is important to get the cultivation methods right and create the seedbed, it is also important to maintain the crop during the year, but all of this will be useless without the crop being planted correctly.

Drilling methods are very varied and consequently the range of drills on sale today can be confusing.  Ellis Machinery have a wide range of used agricultural drills for sale.

Most agricultural drills fall into the following categories:

Box drills – the simplest for os metering and distribution.  This drill relies on gravity to feed the seed through the metering unit and then to the coulters which are either discs or tines.

Tine drills – e.g. Kverneland TS Evo or weaving tine drill.  These are a simple and effective drill, ideal for wet conditions as they are light and tractor mounted.  Usually a fairly inexpensive method of crop establishment.

High output cultivation drills – e.g. Horsch Pronto DC or Vaderstad Rapid.  These are some of the most popular drill currently available.  Able to drill accurately at high speeds and cover large acreages.  Whilst not the best drill in wet conditions these drills do produce excellent results.

Combination drills – e.g. Amazone or Kuhn.  A power harrow with a drill mounted on it.  This is another we weather option due to it being tractor mounted.  The power harrow adds another pass of cultivation.  They are not usually very high output and a wide option would need a front hopper to keep the drill effective.

Direct drill – e.g. Claydon, Moore and Muzuri.  Growing in popularity this is a massive time and money saving option.  Drilling straight into uncultivated soil is not a proven technique in all land types but is certainly an attractive proposition in saving money in crop establishment.

Precision drills – used predominately from crops such as maize these planters place the seeds one at a time with great accuracy resulting in an even distribution of plants.  Often they will place fertilizer in the same pass to assist crop growth.

All of the above drills require different ground preparation and cultivation techniques to provide the right kind of seedbed for crop establishment.  Some are more intensive than others but each has its own merits in the right conditions.  There is no one size fits all when it comes to planting so Ellis Machinery have a wide selection of drills available to cater for all needs.

One of the most important parts of drilling is getting the set up right and running of the drill correctly.  There are some simple checks that can be carried out before use and a guide on troubleshooting drill problems on our blog