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    Cat

    It would depend how deep your going and your soil type. I have a D6d Sa and tried a twin leg on it at 24 inch depth but it was too marginal at pulling it. The other problem is that a D5 has a big engine on a light gearbox so you would have problems if you used all that power on a hard pull in...
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    Cat

    And it won’t pull a twin leg mole drainer either.
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    Straw rake on mole plough?

    We use a long drawbar pin which is long enough to engage in the ground by a few inches. This can be enough to clean the surface ahead of the beam of the mole plough. The front of the beam needs to hug the ground as well so that nothing gets under the beam in the first place.
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    John Deere 6910 Autoquad gear change problem.

    I have now fitted a new stepper motor on the side of the power quad box. The gears now change up and down ok. However, when I start the tractor the blue and orange warning lights take a little while to go out and the display takes a little while to show a gear. Ie 10 or so seconds. Does this...
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    Beet yields 2020

    When you say Mag Sulphate do you mean Bittersaltz? I used 2 full rates of Escolta last year but it does nothing on Cercospora. My information is that there are no new formulations available yet to treat the problem. I did wonder whether it’s worth putting sulphur in the tank to try to gain some...
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    Beet yields 2020

    What strategy are people using to counter Cercospora this year?
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    Today at work

    Like Buses!
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    Today at work

    Better yield this year than last.
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    Today at work

    Hay 21 starts
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    Merlo p40.7 2009 - advice appreciated

    I couldn’t find a brake fluid leak on my 40.7. In the end a pipe had rusted through where it ran inside a piece of protective hose through the front of the chassis down to the front brakes. The steel line you took a picture of with a hydraulic coupling could be for the diff lock on the rear...
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    JD 1365 swivel gearbox

    If the parts are Walterscheid it is worth speaking to Russell at Pananglia in Sudbury.
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    Merlo p40.7 2009 - advice appreciated

    I think you could have a servo as an option at that time. As for brakes, as already mentioned there is a steel line going from front to back under the cover below the boom. You need to remove the vertical panel on the side of the cab and the lower panel. Often there is so much accumulated debris...
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    Calibrating a Simtech (Grassfarmer)

    My Simtech doesn’t have a brake on the packer roll which drives the feed rollers. Because the packer has a lot of inertia, if you pick up on the headland at any speed the feed rollers take a long time to stop, thus causing overseeding. I imagine the ones with an accord seed mechanism are different.
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    Hi all having prob with jd 6910 power qua,d fitted new stepper motor quad sticks when gets to 2changing down only perfect going up code in PEC 131

    How much did you have to pay for the stepper motor? I was told the stepper motor controller has risen in price from around £180 to £2100!
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    Hi all having prob with jd 6910 power qua,d fitted new stepper motor quad sticks when gets to 2changing down only perfect going up code in PEC 131

    Have you had any luck solving your problem, as I have one with similar issues I cannot get to the bottom of. Mine doesn’t seem to have any error codes.
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