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    JCB 531-70 - Oil Specs

    Hi all, Have a 2011 Tier 3 engined new to me machine and want to service her, haven't the manual yet so working in the dark a little. Just looking for a little advice on oil specs please, Transmission sorted with Morris Ct10. Front axel getting Agrimax JDF. Will an 80/90 GL-5 spec do the...
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    Improving suckler cow colostrum quality

    Had the exact same problem as you a number of years back. Rotavirus and coronavirus was an issue even after vaccination and cows didn't have a sufficient volume of colostrum, all Limmy X. Been feeding soya on the silage, approx 300 to 500g from 4 weeks pre calving and no issues since. Beef cows...
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    Jcb 526-56 fault code

    Hope it's OK to revive an old thread. Have the above code this morning on A 2011 JCB 531-70. Everything working as it should but was just wondering what happens if the reflash isn't done?? Cheers..
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    Flushing out tractor back end

    Just in the process of doing the brakes on a JD 6600. Oil came out clean, but we found the brake discs were well worn down with a lot of brake material sitting in the sump behind the screen for the transmission. Just wondering what would be the best way possible to flush this material out? TIA...
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    Takeuchi TB145 (1999) won't start

    Just reviving this one here! @Si logger did you ever get to the bottom of this as same thing has just happened me this morning out of the blue. Thanks...
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    JCB 531-70 Error Code L129

    Hi all, I bought a 2011 plate machine a couple of weeks ago and haven't had a chance to go looking for a service manual yet. After spending the past 2 days chasing bales (its first decent bit of work with me) the error code L129 appeared this morning.. Does anyone know what this code relates...
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    JCB 533- 105

    Thanks for the reply👍 Can I ask if yours also has the Perkins non turbo engine and if so do you find her 'sluggish' with only 80 odd hp?? Had been looking for a manual transmission but I presume the powershift was pretty well proven by then (it's a 2005 model)
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    JCB 533- 105

    Have just come across one of these construction spec with Perkins engine, relatively fresh. Seeing as its almost weighing in at 9t and has stabilisers, would it be too big and cumbersome for general yard work, bit of bale chasing etc? Wouldnt need to do any road work. Extra reach would often be...
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    Expansion Tank Leakage -John Deere 6600

    Evening all, Was changing coolant in above machine today and about 10 minutes after adding flushing fluid to the system, noticed some leakage coming from the main cap of the expansion tank. Temp gauge needle also started to 'flick' between both extremes. Leakage was not excessive and...
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    JCB 530/70 vs 531/70 - Decisions Decisions!!!

    Thanks guys. I've just been sent on some pics and while it says 'Torque lock' on the panel under the engine bay, the forward reverse shuttle only reads 1-4, so I'm pretty confused!! It has a 130hp common rail engine so is obviously an agri spec....
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    JCB 530/70 vs 531/70 - Decisions Decisions!!!

    Guys, can anyone tell me if torque lock is only on the 6 speed transmission models? Been given a heads up on a 2008 machine. TIA
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    JCB 530/70 vs 531/70 - Decisions Decisions!!!

    Excellent replies and advice here, thanks to all. Was there any known issues on the 444 engine when it first appeared in the 531-70? They're well tested now!! Was the transmission just a continuation of what went before on the 530 regarding the 4 speed powershift version? Seem to be a few...
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    JCB 530/70 vs 531/70 - Decisions Decisions!!!

    Hi all, I apologise in advance as I know this is another telehandler thread ( I have read most of them!!) which has nearly been done to death, but please bear with me!!!! Finally in a position to upgrade from the trusty but limited 3cx (which will be kept for Emergencies!!) to one of the...
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    Re-spraying glyphosate

    Looking for a little advise if I may, I sprayed a field with glyphosate prior to cutting for silage about 6 weeks ago ( when there was some grass!!) with the intention of sowing grass seed. Needless to say we didn't go ahead due to the drought but after finally getting some rain and the...
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    Replacing tractor bonnet Rams/struts

    Had an order off Vapormatic last year and this thread reminded me I ordered bonnet struts which I've just pulled out. Can anyone tell me where is the pressure adjuster for these so as to fit them?? TIA...