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Workshop builds

Discussion in 'Agricultural Matters' started by llamedos, May 5, 2013.

  1. llamedos
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    Love to see some of the innovations in such as the workshop thread, but what are the implications in making these "one offs" new machines surely must have to have some sort of rules and reg and certs before thay are used, so how do these innovations go on if something fails?
    Thinking particularly in this blame&claim culture
  2. exmoor dave
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    Last summer's project. 12' bed low loader. Probably bout half old steel half new.
    Built to move awkward machines that even when folded are still awkward for smaller gate ways or moving on the road. Such as grass narrows & tedder. But put them on a trailer the other way around and their much narrower.
    Also use it to take vehicles to the garage.

    Don't know much bout rules or regs. But it's got a new axle. Working brakes. Hose burst valves on the ram and a big bit of steel to lock it in the up position.

    I'm proud of it and the head tractor driver (bro) is well chuffed.
  3. exmoor dave
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    Excuse the upside down picture. Don't know how to sort that!
  4. just dont tell em o_O
  5. Forage Trader
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    I would ban home made trailers that go on the road, or some sort of inspection, any clown can build a chicken shed of a trailer and go on the road which can't be right
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  6. llamedos
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    If you saw some of the ones round here you would be horrified(n)
  7. Forage Trader
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    I think I could beat you there
  8. John 1594
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    think you will find that 99% of farm builds are bit to a lot higher spec and standard than any "factory" produced offering. Two reasons for this, mainly that the man building it knows exactly what he wants from the machine in question, and it doesnt have to be built to a specific cost to leave a profit.

    So the majority of home made stuff is very over engineered when compared to a commercially built product.
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  9. DrDunc
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    93.4% of statistics are made up on the spot (including this one:rolleyes: )
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  10. its like most things in life some should and others shouldn't .old Chinese proverb or did i read it off the back of a fag packet:confused:
  11. cvx175
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    So farm built trailers with extra steel added for strength are good but larrington trailers are just pointless as they have too much steel?? :rolleyes:
  12. John 1594
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    whats the chances of a farmer building a larrington in a farm workshop? Very slim id say, it would cost a fortune
  13. cvx175
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    You said the workshop built would be over engineered but just adding steel doesn't mean its better if its not in the right place.
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  14. exmoor dave
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    Well I thought my trailer was good :notworthy:

    Defo not a "chicken shed".
  15. cvx175
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    Nobody has said otherwise. We were discussing farm builds in general
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  16. The chickens would get out of there!
  17. Forage Trader
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    You trailer looks very good
  18. that's a good looking trailer
  19. exmoor dave
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    Unfortunately I haven't got any more chickens.....last one got squashed under THAT trailer! :LOL:
  20. exmoor dave
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    Thanks mate! It was worth spending all my profit on so I could only afford one new sock. ;)

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