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    Attaching trailer air brakes

    Yes they have EBS, but Renaultman is right. Our Scania midlift, when you apply the handbrake in the cab, only brakes the 1st and 3rd axle. Not the trailer at all. On the C&E driving test, they also don't give a fig which airline you disconnect or connect first, (in fact they now advise red first...
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    Attaching trailer air brakes

    On most ag and older hgv trailers the brake actuators are sprung OFF. The red line fills the air tanks on the trailer. The yellow line acts as a signal to the RELAY valve that uses air pressure from the air tank to apply the brakes. The yellow line does not apply the brakes. The relay valve...
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    Wreckers!!

    IIRC there are different axle weights depending on the axle spacings too.
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    How long should a machine last

    Yes we like them. Yes the build quality could be massively improved - but so could all makes. We also have 4 Fastracs, 4 Deeres and until recently an MF. The JCBs have had their problems, but no more than the others, and we’ve never been more than 24hrs before being fixed or having a like for...
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    How long should a machine last

    How many telescopics do you run? We run 3 and we run JCB at the moment because the drivers like them and we get excellent backup from the dealer. The only other make we would contemplate at the moment is Merlo. The local dealers put us off the orhers.
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    New toy day

    We’ve had a 10m Pottinger for the last 3 years alongside the Lely. We tended to use the Lely for 1st pass, but Pottinger for the rest as it makes a better job in drier conditions. Pottinger was always the drivers preference but maybe because you don’t have to get off the seat to set up the...
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    JCB Fastrack 4220 Questions

    The field cruises (the ones set at 6 and 9.9 above) actually work extremely well, but only if you set it at a speed the tractor can manage. In my experience, set it more than 1k more than the tractor can manage and it will just rev up full and go nowhere. If the speed is realistic it will drop...
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    JCB Fastrack 4220 Questions

    Must be something amiss they're normally quick to react. I rarely run mine over 250 otherwise it accelerates too quick and dies on the mowers. I'll have a look tomorrow at the other settings
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    Loaded up and trucking!!

    Beaten to it :facepalm:
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    Loaded up and trucking!!

    Been to the Marshall trailers school of loading
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    JCB Fastrack 4220 Questions

    You should be able to adjust the engine 'droop' in the gearbox settings. From memory is it the bottom one? This is how much the engine revs drop before it alters the gearing. The higher the droop, the faster the acceleration
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    Smart Locks

    Looking at smart locks to fit to a house / farm office. Has anyone got a setup, how do you get on with it? Also can you get wired power ones? Most seem to need new batteries every 3-6 months.
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    Austria to UK

    Rainthorpes Richard Long
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    Attaching trailer air brakes

    We use 'C' couplings, no idea why, historic I guess? Best way to connect stubborn ones is a little bit of spit on the coupling, push and twist the coupling while trying to latch the collar with your other hand. Stand on the drawbar if you need to, get your body weight behind them to help...
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    New toy day

    Put this up a few months back, but first use today
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