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    New starter retailer recommendation

    Need a Kubota RX 502 (Jap) starter, best firm? Located Hants
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    Thanks, reassuring to know, last week we sent one on and she made £1.45/kg which is reassuring.
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    Any sign of beef prices coming back, got a few barren sucklers to go on this week? Bit worried by this CO2 shortage.
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    Heavy steering Case 585?

    Thanks, will check MCV, greased stubs every month, tyres ok. Been on scrapping duties for last 9 months, I hadn’t noticed steering when returned to owner he wasn’t too happy.
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    Heavy steering Case 585?

    Case 585 has pas but heavy steering, hydraulics seem fine, plenty of oil, anything common fail on these?
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    Cost of round bailing

    So is nobody going by NACC rates in the UK then?
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    TAFE tractors

    Think mine may have arrived in a container, global shipping is surprisingly cheap, does go to show you how expensive tractors are in the west. Just renewing the pump after 14 years of abuse here, genuine AGCO one £960 or 1/5 of what I paid for the tractor, how does that work? Sparex one for a...
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    TAFE tractors

    Interestingly the price of a basic 240 with dry brakes out of the gates of Millat Pakistan is £5,600, so by the time it reaches Europe it’s over doubled in price. Accepting these TAFEs have to be imported and a fancy Bosch pump fitted over the standard Delphi it’s still a fair jump, but they’re...
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    Cost of round bailing

    NACC is £8.31 plus vat per bale with 6 layers of wrap. I never know what to charge my customers without referring to this, the gears so expensive to buy and then on the other there never seems to be much in it when you sell cows at the market.
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    John Deere 6420S

    I read this with trepidation having a 6420s with approaching 19,000 hrs. I will say the loom on ours is getting pretty brittle in places and I’ve got to get the cab suspension sorted, not our no1 tractor anymore but just racked up another 50 hrs over last week carting silage. Found two breaks...
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    Fertiliser Price Tracker

    Prices seem to have jumped enormously bought 18.2 ton 34:12s before Christmas at £190/t, same firm quoted me £320/t just now. Is this right?
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    Talk me out of a new Hilux

    So consensus is bullet proof even in a working farm environment, crap customer service in uk and to get wax oiled. Prices are keen, without vat and with 19% MVf discount quoted just shy of £21k that’s a manual in white truck cab. Paid £31k in 2004 for the Disco so it gets even better...
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    MF 5711 built in obsolescence?

    Afraid I don’t think the French arm of AGCO will give you much help, I’d be more worried about the clutch damper around 5k hrs and if you’re open centre hydraulics the pumps around the same time. I’m wondering if you could modify the tubing to prevent the crud buildup and send pics over to...
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    Talk me out of a new Hilux

    Because like a fool I bought a re chassised 2003 Disco to replace my 2004 one and realised the mechanics are a bit of a bag compared to my old one and on a Sunday I’m fixing it rather than doing something I want to. Land Rover really don’t want our business anymore, try walking into their...
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    Talk me out of a new Hilux

    I can live with that, having had the diff go bang at 14 months old in 2005 and LR wriggling out of the warranty. I was surprised that you get a locking rear diff as standard, I presume there’s no centre diff as it usually runs 2wd? Told delivery next March due to demand and semi conductor issue.
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