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  1. Farmer mk1

    3m combi drilling

    He’s holding out for 25 plus diesel increase cost so he is thinking it should be 30 now and no more so not allowing for messing in small fields and increase in machinery cost. He’s kidding him self.
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    3m combi drilling

    Because everything is steep and it laughs at a 150hp tractor round here. We are on edge of Pennines here to Peak District
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    3m combi drilling

    I always thought you want 20-23 for running cost on top of your fuel cost to be honest just to pay wages, servicing and abit for replacement machine etc but with how it is now with machines being more i think it wants to be 26 plus fuel now. It’s a Kuhn combi lc3000 I run and not cheap on parts...
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    3m combi drilling

    Yeah he just asked for it combination drilling as I don’t think he’s got on with the claydon and mr claydon can’t get to him. I’m not bothered about doing it I just thought if he agrees to pay the set rate I’d go and do it but it not and I don’t think he is going to then it’s not my issue. Is...
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    3m combi drilling

    The man is 78 and had a man with a 6m claydon I think he said and he charged him 25 in October and drilled 60 acre in 4 hour with a 8330 fastrac. I was thinking 38 for the messing about and stuff and fuel being ridiculous but got a feeling he is going to bark at that
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    3m combi drilling

    Hi folks. Got some combi drilling todo for a new customer and wondering about how to price it. He wants a set price and is saying that he normally pays £25 an acre. I’ve told him fuel is ridiculous and parts are a lot of money now so it’s going to be more than that. Fields are 5-8 acre on a hill...
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    Oil service price

    It was 390 the last time I had some from the dealer about 3 years since and now it’s 560. It’s killing the job from every angle
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    Oil service price

    I just go on what I’ve always had for these two and the forager says 10w40 on the manual for it so thought may aswell carry on but the chopper wants 38l of oil in.
  9. Farmer mk1

    Oil service price

    Evening folks, rang my dealer for a price on engine oil for the fergy/fendt 10w40 and Jesus Christ I thought he was trying to rape me and my wallet. Poor parts lad had a few effins down the phone and once I gathered my self off the floor I told them I’m ok thanks. So im wondering if anyone has...
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    Knocking Down Ploughings Before Drilling

    @e3120 yeah I could of but this was a contract drilling job which I didn’t know the customer was going to power Harrow infront of me. Normally this press goes straight on ploughing and in nice soil it does a brilliant job and it’s like it’s been harrowed if it’s near dry. Main difference I’ve...
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    Knocking Down Ploughings Before Drilling

    I made my own press from a farm force plough press. It’s a double ring row press and I put steering on it and it’s transformed combi drilling for us. Cost me about £700 to do it and worth every penny. It’s 2.5m so just inside the width and makes it easier to get in places for front swing.
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    Kuhn venta metering issue

    Yeah deffinetly switching it off, the screen dims the hopper and takes away the coulter bar and puts it back on when lowered.
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    Kuhn venta metering issue

    Has anyones drill when lifting out st headlands and perhaps the drill is rocking abit over the ploughing does the metering unit stop the seed coming out. Ours is letting seed out (wheat) and quite a lot really to be concerned it’s wasting it. Is there a seal or something you can change?
  14. Farmer mk1

    Kuhn venta metering issue

    I think I’ll try spraying some wd40 in and see how it goes but I’m not holding my breath
  15. Farmer mk1

    Kuhn venta metering issue

    Yeah it does but my sprocket is silver metal like aluminium. How does it come apart? Is it a full metering unit off job?
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