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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


AITCHISON GRASSFARMER GF3014C
AITCHISON GRASSFARMER GF3014C
Excellent drill, brand new, brilliant for over-seeding
£8950
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AMAZONE BOX 3M BOX DRILL 11008359
AMAZONE BOX 3M BOX DRILL 11008359
Good 3m box dril, c/w Tyre packer, genuine drill, suffolk coulters, leveling boards
£2850
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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
£16500
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KRM 6M TINEDRILL 11008491
KRM 6M TINEDRILL 11008491
Just back off hire, did and excellent job drilling beans. 3 Row stagger, wheel eradicators, hydralic fold, following harrow
£8650
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KRM 799 6M TINE SEEDER 11008561
KRM 799 6M TINE SEEDER 11008561
Good ex-farm drill, ready to go, new points
£10950
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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 machinefor use on all farm sizes, c/w pre-em
£7650
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LELY COMBI 4M DRILL 11009019
LELY COMBI 4M DRILL 11009019
Good genuine drill, hydraulic coulter bar, hydraulic markers
£6500
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KVERNELAND OPTIMA HD 8 ROW MAIZE DRILL 11009360
KVERNELAND OPTIMA HD 8 ROW MAIZE DRILL 11009360
Beautiful drill, good metal, new fert aplicator discs, 2013
£23950
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VADERSTAD A600S 6M RAPID 11009378
VADERSTAD A600S 6M RAPID 11009378
Genuine drill WAS £14750 NOW £12000
£12000
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VADERSTAD 4M 400 RAPID DRILL 11009500
VADERSTAD 4M 400 RAPID DRILL 11009500
Ex-farm drill, system tine, hydraulic paddles, following harrow, pre-em, agrilla tine, radar
£10500
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KUHN HR3003 SULKY COMBINATION 11010197
KUHN HR3003 SULKY COMBINATION 11010197
Very nice genuine unit. Good QF2 PH tines & suffolk coulters. Maxipacker
£8950
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VADERSTAD RAPID DRILL TYRE PACKER 11010203
VADERSTAD RAPID DRILL TYRE PACKER 11010203
Good press to fit Vaderstad Rapid 300 and 400S
£1950
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AMAZONE ED302 BEET DRILL 11009601
AMAZONE ED302 BEET DRILL 11009601
Very nice drill, 6 Row with pre-em, ED control
£7650
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KVERNELAND OPTIMA 6 ROW MAIZE DRILL 11009676
KVERNELAND OPTIMA 6 ROW MAIZE DRILL 11009676
Good ex-farm drill
£6050
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SPALDINGS MICRO SEEDER 11009706
SPALDINGS MICRO SEEDER 11009706
Nice 8 outlet seeder C/W distribution bar
£2850
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AMAZONE AD-P SUPER 4M COMBI DRILL 11009710
AMAZONE AD-P SUPER 4M COMBI DRILL 11009710
Excellent drill, good Q-fit tines and drilling discs, pre-em, following harrow, rubber packer, Amatron3 controls, 2033HA
£22950
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KVERNELAND T-S 6M TINESEEDER 11010298
KVERNELAND T-S 6M TINESEEDER 11010298
2007yr, 6m working width, hydraulic folding New points and harrow tines. ESG controls
£9950
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SUMO SEEDER CULTIVATOR MOUNTED 11009897
SUMO SEEDER CULTIVATOR MOUNTED 11009897
C/W steps, hose, distribution head, outlets and fittings for Sumo Trio, radar Good drill. Radar. Distributiom head and hoper
£3350
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SULKY 4M BOX DRILL 1109367A
SULKY 4M BOX DRILL 1109367A
Good Ex-farm drill, suffolk coulters, pre-em, following harrow
£1400
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VADERSTAD RAPID A 400S SEED DRILL 11009907
VADERSTAD RAPID A 400S SEED DRILL 11009907
Good ex-farm drill, system disc, paddles, following harrow, radar, hydraulic fan WAS £23950 NOW £18950
£18950
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HORSCH PRONTO 4DC SEED DRILL 11009923
HORSCH PRONTO 4DC SEED DRILL 11009923
Good ex-farm drill, wheel eradicator, pre-em, following harrow, radar, Muller controls
£21950
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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.
£47950
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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.
£34950
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SPALDINGS SEEDER UNIT SEEDER 11009964
SPALDINGS SEEDER UNIT SEEDER 11009964
Nice seeder. 8 outlets, GPS controller
£2950
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OTHER CARIER BEAN DRILL 4M 11009981
OTHER CARIER BEAN DRILL 4M 11009981
MH Bean drill C/W transport trailer. Tidy!
£1900
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MOORE UNIDRILL 4M 11010023
MOORE UNIDRILL 4M 11010023
Genuine drill on good metal
£10950
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CLAYDON 3M SR DRILL 11010045
CLAYDON 3M SR DRILL 11010045
Very nice drill, paddle boards, hydraulic fan
£12950
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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 , 604.39 ha
£24950
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HORSCH 4CO SEED DRILL 11010111
HORSCH 4CO SEED DRILL 11010111
Genuine Machine. Good metal, 4M
£11350
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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
£13950
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KVERNELAND 4M TINESEEDER 11010125
KVERNELAND 4M TINESEEDER 11010125
Good drill, new points and harrow tines, wheel eradicators, FGS controls
£7950
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VADERSTAD SPIRIT 400S 4M DRILL 11010127
VADERSTAD SPIRIT 400S 4M DRILL 11010127
Very nice drill on good metal, very good condition,1450 hectares from new, hydraulic paddles, wheel eradicators, pre-em, following harrow, radar
£26950
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CLAYDON HYBRID 3M 11010129
CLAYDON HYBRID 3M 11010129
Excellent drill. New rear harrow, paddles and points. Cereal coulters
£24500
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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