A few in our area have them. I personally have the semiato double disc planter from Serafins. When I saw the single disc baldan I wished I had waited for them to be available on a linkage bar. In really wet and soft conditions I heard they struggle but every disc unit will have issues. My double disc are great in the wet but if you are chasing moisture they are limited to the amount of depth you can reach. Neighbours have the baldan double disc units and they have sown a lot of ha with some rough guys driving them and they held up. Just don't tighten the bolts to much if they are from South America. Every bolt I have tightened on my tandem disc snap very easily.Looking at a new disc drill for next season, Baldan SB2013 single disc openers are one of our options.
Has any got any experience with these units? Anything to look for?
The gauge wheel is attached to the disc and can't be adjusted so as the disc wears it shallows the seeding depth. I have the 50mm depth on ours at the moment and still just enough.Gday thebull, just curious are you getting irregular seed placement caused by the lead disc wearing down therefore not cutting a nice clean slot? I'm running those Tatu double discs on an old bettinson drill, might be something I'll have to keep an eye on over time.
I have read somewhere that the Baldan opener is very similar, if not the same, as a John Deere version?