06 May 2014

After snow… ​The​ T​UME JC Star XL 3000 seed drill

Our great friend Timo from Laihia (Finland) finished sowing this year on 1st May (he has malt barley and oats). Normally, he can start the sowing at the beginning of May. Barley is sensitive to frost in May, so it is risky to sow it early. This spring is been very dry and dusty and fields are becoming too dry. In many years it is more common having problems with rain than with dryness.

His new seed drill is Finnish-made Tume JC Star XL 3​​000. Basically, it is very similar to the old machine that worked fine for 17 years. It has tanks for seed, fertilizer that is put 2-3 cm under seed and a small tank for fertilizer that is put in the same level as seed. The total tank volume of 3​,​700 liters is adjustable for seed and fertilizer. The machine is designed for seeding ploughed or at least lightly harrowed field. Since, the summer is very short (time for the crop to grow is 3-4 months) it is the best method to put fertilizer under the level of seed. Small amount of fertilizer that is put in the same level with seed is for the beginning of growth and it is not compulsory. Many farmers don’t use it at all.

Amount of barley used is about 240 kg/ha that will give 500-550 plants per m2. Main fertilizer is Yara (23% N, 3% P, 6% K, 1% Mg, 6% S, 0.05% B, 0.3% Mn, 0.05% Zn and 0.0015% Se) that is used about 480 kg/ha. At the same level of seed is used 25 kg/ha of fertilizer with 12% N and 23% P.

For sowing, he mainly used MF 6130 2WD that has a very tight turning radius. It has enough power to drag the machine, but despite of 300 kg front weights the front is a bit light. MF 6470 works also fine with larger fields, but needs more space to turn.

Width of the seed drill is 3 m. So tramlining for spraying lines for a 15 m sprayer is made every 5 width. Tramlining and control of track markers are very easy with the control panel. Spacing of seeding discs is 12​.​5 cm and fertilizing disks 25 cm.

Thank you very much for your pictures and comments!!




 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill
 After snow… sowing with Tume JC Star XL 3000 seed drill

11 comments:

  1. Juan Carlos Marín6/5/14 19:55

    Hola hermanos

    Muy buen reportaje, la primera vez que veo esa marca de sembradora.

    Me ha llamado la atención la doble rueda que lleva el Massey Ferguson. En principio, me imagino que será para tener más pisada y no clavarse o patinar en el barro pero veo que la tierra está muy seca. Entonces es necesario llevarlos o es que las llevan siempre puestas??

    Me ha encantado ver el enlace a la página de Timo (konedata) me ha gustado ver las especificaciones e imágenes de JD 1630, Same Tiger, etc que son los tratores de mi infancia, me ha parecido una página muy completa.

    Me permito el lujo de hacerle una sugerencia a Timo y pedirle que añada tractores españoles como Barreiros, Ebro, etc.

    Gracias por el blog!!.

    Saludos desde Navarra.

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    1. Hola Juan Carlos.

      Muchas gracias por tu comentario.

      La verdad es que nosotros tampoco hemos visto una sembradora Tume en España, pero según nos comenta Timo, en Finlandia son muy vendidas.
      Respecto a la doble rueda, tienes toda la razón. La utilizan para tener más pisada, aunque supongo que este año no es muy necesaria.

      La recopilación de datos que tiene hecha Timo en su web es fantástica. En cuanto a los tractores españoles, ya se lo he comentado en alguna ocasión, pero el problema que le surge es encontrar las fichas técnicas de todos los modelos.

      Saludos.

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  2. Anonymous7/5/14 09:33

    Hi.

    Nice blog!!

    How does Timo carry out tramlining for spraying lines?

    Best regards from Germany.

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  3. Hi

    In the control box it is set interval between spraying lines (5). The computer counts lifts of the machine and after 5 lifts closes electrically 4 (or 2) seed discs. It beeps when making spraying lines and if you have to make any extra machine lifts you have to remember to push stop button or adjust interval manually with -/+ buttons. If you are sowing round the field with 4 lifts etc. you have to push stop button 4 seconds in order to make sprayning lines during 4 machine lifts.

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  4. Tume seed drills are sold in Northern and Eastern Europe.

    It was very dry in this spring. Normally it is very useful to have twin tyres.

    Most technical data in my pages comes from brochures. I don't have many brochures for Spanish tractors. Any idea where I can get them?

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  5. Anonymous7/5/14 18:19

    Hi Timo.

    Nice pictures!!

    Why do you prefer mechanical seed drill instead of pneumatic seed drill?

    Thank you very much.

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    1. 3 m working widht is enough for my needs. Pneumatic seed drills are rare in Finland. I know only 1 in my neighbourhood. Before there has not been pneumatic drills for both seed and fertilizer. Nowadays that are also mixed machines. It is said that light soil that we have here will blow up with air and seeding depth is varying.

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  6. Anonymous7/5/14 22:52

    Hi.

    Have you used a GPS guidance system for sowing? I think I can see a GPS receptor on your cab.

    Great post!!

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    1. It is not accurate enough to be used in sowing

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  7. Anonymous8/5/14 21:38

    Hi Timo.

    I think you have a very beautiful farm... I like it!!

    Good blog, Twins !!

    Congratulations!!

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