FAQ’s2017-12-15T14:25:23+00:00

FAQ’s

Why was a new rubber impact protection and vibration system introduced instead of using the existing beam clamps with four rubber rods?2017-11-26T22:47:59+00:00

While they are satisfactory on light disc harrow mountings or in light duty tine drills*, the beam clamps that pinch four rubber rods are simply not strong enough. The Triton is far too precise to have any movement or malfunction risk. The new rubber impact pad also allows the Drill to utilise individual tine lift features.

* Although, even in light duty, theses clamps move on the beams.

At what speed can the Triton work?2017-11-26T22:46:44+00:00

It is recommended to pull the Triton at a speed of between 8kmh and 18kmh. However, ensure your soil type and conditions allow the seed to be held at the right depth for the speed you are travelling. The faster the tines go through the soil the more the trash falls off the legs as they vibrate on the rubber impact pad system.

Which parts are patent applied?2017-11-26T22:45:54+00:00

Patents cover:

  • the seeding blade design;
  • the blade to leg design;
  • the small seeds and soil interuptor;
  • the seed-splitting tile;
  • the two side-press features;
  • the vibrating rubber impact pads.
Do Triton parts fit any other manufacturers legs and brackets?2017-11-26T22:45:00+00:00

As far as we are aware, Triton parts only fit with other Triton parts.

Are drill components sold separately by Triton or in kit form?2017-11-26T22:44:04+00:00

Triton only sells seed drills as fully operational units.

Can I make my own side-press drill if I don’t look to sell it?2017-11-26T22:43:19+00:00

It is a patent infringement for crops to be sold or fed or used for any commercial purposes if unlicensed patented parts and systems have been used in the crop production.

How long do the Tungsten pointed seeding blades last?2017-11-26T22:42:37+00:00

We estimate 2000 acres of use in medium loam/ clay soils on a 4m Triton Side-Press Seed Drill. However, this is an estimate because we have yet to wear any out yet. It takes about one minute to change a seeding blade.

Why is the Triton Side-Press Seed Drill maintenance free?2017-11-26T22:41:57+00:00

Apart from two sealed bearings on the depth wheels, the Triton has no moving parts. As a result, there is no wear and no greasing required. No replacement drill or expensive refurbishment will be needed, and the Triton will offer many years of hard work.

Are there any other advantages to a front-mounted tank?2017-11-26T22:40:18+00:00

Having the tank on the front allows the Triton Side-Press Seed Drill to be carried with the depth wheels raised off the soil in extreme wet clay conditions. Tractors can hold the evenly weighted Triton at effective seeding depth with no depth wheels. The Triton Side-Press and seeder blades are self-cleaning when in work so, by lifting up the depth wheels, drilling can continue in virtually all conditions.

Is there a plan for Triton to produce a rear seed hopper version?2017-11-26T22:39:35+00:00

There are no plans for a rear hopper. The Triton Side-Press is incredibly versatile, with every seeding leg individually alterable for depth and vibration. This allows tramline legs to be lifted and legs lifted for rape and bean drilling row combinations. The front tanks are inherently helpful to seeding operations. The weight is on the front tyres for increased grip and the seed coulters have constant weight over them so the depth does not alter in soft winter conditions as the seed tank empties. All of the drill can be seen and adjusted from above.

Do the seeding blades need to be changed for beans and rape?2017-11-26T22:34:55+00:00

No, nothing needs changing between crops. From grass seed and rape, cereals to maize, the drill is perfectly set up at all times. Only depth adjustment is needed, which takes approximately a minute’s preparation.

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