Tar River SAYA-507 Not Till Drill

swilk

Yearling... With promise
That design has a weight tray moved back from where the Saya is .... I just cast two weights yesterday that weigh 240lbs each. I was looking at the drill and with the height that I made my weights I have enough room to slide those trays back about 4 3/4" which would place that weight closer to the center point of the drill, similar to that LMC. Easy enough to do and it also puts the tray directly over a structural frame cross-member. PXL_20221110_153801084.jpg
 

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swilk

Yearling... With promise
Everything aligned. Everything torqued and tightened. Weights cast. Trays moved back. Hydraulic top link installed. Now I just have to wait until spring to put it to use. PXL_20221111_194334811.jpgPXL_20221111_194316145.jpgPXL_20221111_194310419.jpg
 

Wind Gypsy

5 year old buck +
Nice work!
 

Foggy47

5 year old buck +
Swilk.....what model tractor do you have? Where are you located?.....kind of dirt? I got about 300 lbs of cast weights that lay on my front trays. of my 505. I know I could also operate a 507 with my L3360 HSTCab. I have most pretty light soils and have little issue with penetration......after a learning curve on adjusting the drill.

I do like the looks of your weights and the hydraulic top link makes a good addition with a drill. You may want to add about 500 lbs to the drill (seed weight with full boxes) and make sure you can pick it up? You gotta be getting close to the 3 point limits on your tractor??......just judging from what I can see of your tractor??
 

swilk

Yearling... With promise
Kioti DK5010.....think the rear is rated for 2700. I own a couple hundred acres and soils vary....river bottom ground. Maybe my thinking is wrong but I'd rather have "too much" weight and rock the drill back to limit the cutting depth than too little and have issues depending on soil conditions.

Too much with the assumption that the tractor will pick it up of course....it lifts it at idle just fine with no seed in it. Assuming the 1400 empty is accurate, I should be 1880 without seed.
 
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KSScotton

Yearling... With promise
anyone drilled switchgrass with their 505/507?
 

SWIFFY

5 year old buck +
anyone drilled switchgrass with their 505/507?
I have some to drill but havent done it yet. Based on how it calibrated running turnip and rape seed through it, im thinking it should work just fine.
 

KSScotton

Yearling... With promise
I have some to drill but havent done it yet. Based on how it calibrated running turnip and rape seed through it, im thinking it should work just fine.
I am going to give it a go this spring and see what happens.
 
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