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


Horsch 4CO Drill (10111)
Horsch 4CO Drill (10111)
Genuine machine, good metal, Agtron controls, C/W pre-em, following harrow & radar
£11350
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Monosem Meca V4 6 Row (10075)
Monosem Meca V4 6 Row (10075)
Very nice drill, 500mm spacing, good metal
£6350
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Sumo DTS Direct Drill (9957)
Sumo DTS Direct Drill (9957)
Very nice drill, well cared for with good metal, grain only, 2872.6 ha, RDS Artemis controls
£34950
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Claydon 3M Hybrid (10129)
Claydon 3M Hybrid (10129)
Excellent drill, new rear harrow, paddles & points, cereal coulters
£24500
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Vaderstad Rapid 300S Super XL (10122)
Vaderstad Rapid 300S Super XL (10122)
Ex-farm drill, System disc, pre-em, following harrrow, C/W front press wheels
£8750
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Weaving 4.8 Caddy Big Disc (10066)
Weaving 4.8 Caddy Big Disc (10066)
Just come in, C/W slug pelletter
£18950
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Aitchison GrassFarmer GF3014C
Aitchison GrassFarmer GF3014C
Brand new drill, ideal for overseeding grassland, does wheat, turnips, oil seed rape, beans peas, 2.1M working width
£9950
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Vaderstad Rapid 400S (9500)
Vaderstad Rapid 400S (9500)
Ex-farm drill, system time, hydraulic paddles, following harrow, pre-em
£10500
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Moore Unidrill 3M (10083)
Moore Unidrill 3M (10083)
Excellent trailed drill for overseeding, very simple, 2.25M working width
£2500
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Kverneland Tineseeder 4M (9887)
Kverneland Tineseeder 4M (9887)
Nice drill, new wearing metal, C/W following harrow, FGS controls
£8350
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Vaderstad Rapid 400S Drill (9907)
Vaderstad Rapid 400S Drill (9907)
Good ex-farm drill, radar, hydraulic paddles, following harrow, staggered wheel packer
£23950
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Claydon SR Drill 3M (10045)
Claydon SR Drill 3M (10045)
Very nice drill, paddle boards, hydraulic fan
£12950
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Claydon 6M Hybrid Drill (9972)
Claydon 6M Hybrid Drill (9972)
Nice drill, new drilling points & harrow tines, C/W set of single & double outlet coulters
£32950
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Horsch Pronto 4DC 4M Drill (9700)
Horsch Pronto 4DC 4M Drill (9700)
Good ex-farm drill, good metal, C/W following harrow, Agtron controls
£15950
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Carier Bean Drill 4M (9981)
Carier Bean Drill 4M (9981)
Good ex-farm mounted bean drill, C/W trailer, tidy!
£1900
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Sumo Seeder (9897)
Sumo Seeder (9897)
Good drill, radar, good distribution heads & hoses
£3350
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Moore 4M Unidrill
Moore 4M Unidrill
Very genuine drill, 4m folding, 1996
£10950
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Spaldings Seeder (9964)
Spaldings Seeder (9964)
Good seeder
£2950
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Sumo DTS 8M Drill (9948)
Sumo DTS 8M Drill (9948)
Very good drill, ready for work, 2013, good metal
£47950
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Amazone Avant 4M Combination Drill
Amazone Avant 4M Combination Drill
Disc coulters, grain and fertiliser, good powerharrow, drill is in excellent condition, comes with front 2000L split hopper, 450 hectares drilled from new, 2013 For sale on behalf of customer Contact Pentti Christian - 07624 436 172
£POA
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Spaldings Micro Seeder (9706)
Spaldings Micro Seeder (9706)
Nice 8 outlet seeder, C/W distribution bar
£2850
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Weaving 4.8M Tine Drill (9763)
Weaving 4.8M Tine Drill (9763)
Nice drill, new points, hydraulic fan, C/W pre-em & rear harrow
£10500
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Kverneland Optima 6 Row Maize Drill (9676)
Kverneland Optima 6 Row Maize Drill (9676)
Good ex-farm drill
£6050
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Sulky Box Drill 4M (9528)
Sulky Box Drill 4M (9528)
Ex-farm - needs minor attention
£3450
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Vaderstad Rapid 600S (9378)
Vaderstad Rapid 600S (9378)
Genuine drill, C/W pre-em, following harrow & radar
£14750
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Amazone Beet Drill ED302 (9601)
Amazone Beet Drill ED302 (9601)
Very nice drill, 6 row, C/W pre-em & ED control, disc coulters
£7650
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Kverneland 3M S-Drill Combi (8749)
Kverneland 3M S-Drill Combi (8749)
Immaculate disc drill on good discs, new harrow tines and front points, excellent spring time drilling combi
£10500 including free delivery to mainland UK
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Sulky 4M Box Drill (9367A)
Sulky 4M Box Drill (9367A)
Ex-farm drill, C/W pre-em & following harrow
WAS £1400 NOW REDUCED TO SELL £850!
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Kverneland HD Optima 8 Row Maize Drill (9360)
Kverneland HD Optima 8 Row Maize Drill (9360)
Beautiful drill, good metal, new fert applicator discs, 2013
£23950
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Einbock 6M Folding Grass Harrow C/W Seeder
Einbock 6M Folding Grass Harrow C/W Seeder
Brand new, C/W seeder
£9750
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Amazone Box Drill (8359)
Amazone Box Drill (8359)
C/W tyre packer, genuine drill, suffolk coulters, levelling boards, piggy back drill to mount on a power harrow
£3050
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Lely 4m Combi Drill (9019)
Lely 4m Combi Drill (9019)
Good genuine drill, hydraulic coulter bar, hydraulic markers
£7150
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KRM 799 Soladrill 6M (8561)
KRM 799 Soladrill 6M (8561)
Good ex-farm drill, full front cultivation bar, new points!
£10950
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Lely Combi Drill 3M (8529)
Lely Combi Drill 3M (8529)
Well cared for drill, new tips supplied
£5150
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KRM Tineseeder 799 6M (8491)
KRM Tineseeder 799 6M (8491)
Good drill on new points, following harrow
£8650
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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