Recent content by mountfarm

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    Tilly Trailer test

    I’ve been renewing insurances the last couple of days and mentioned Tilly to our insurer who had no idea what it was initially. They have subsequently come back to me with the following: ‘Tilly is not a legally recognised certificate that would assist in any litigation regarding an accident on...
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    If it is we won’t deal with them again.
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    Nitrogen 3rd pass

    What’s everybody doing? Our milling winter wheats were planted mid October to mid November and so far had 165kg N. We are due another 80kg (liquid) to go for group 1 spec but whilst the calendar says go the crops I think are a month behind due to the dry spell. N2 went on a month ago but it’s...
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    What’s this worth?

    Chafer Sentry 6000 Year 2015 3 sets of wheels (2 x 710’s, 1 x 480) Twin lines 12/24/36m (also comes with 32m kit as well) Air ride suspension 600l pump (brand new) Muller control box Muller joystick Brand new GPS receiver for section control Auto boom height Auto rear steer axle Looking to buy...
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    Where can I get these from please

    I bought it used 3 years ago so no idea who originally supplied it. The brand is Mountain Top and I’ve spoken to a reseller as it’s an American product I think but reseller hasn’t come back to me (10 days ago). Just thought I’d ask on here.
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    what happened to Farmcare

    Funny this has come up today as a fieldsman for a water authority was telling me about this today. He said Bedfordia were consolidating their setup.
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    Where can I get these from please

    I’ve no idea what these are called and 20 mins on google has come up with nothing. The diameter is 10mm. They are off a hardtop on a pickup and have a pipe connected to the bottom part to remove any water that’s collected. The top part has 3 springy clips that slot into the hardtop but I’ve...
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    Cancel your NFU membership now

    I’m learning of more and more people that will be leaving the NFU. Rather than just waiting for renewal though they should be informing their local branch of their intentions.
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    That’s not including any capital repayment remember and the rate I’m not sure of because the boss had the quote. We were discussing cashflow and what it would be spent on. I’ll ask on Monday.
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    Inexperienced farm worker wage

    No agricultural experience but from a trades background and done a apprenticeship in that. Irrelevant of that he’s a ‘do-er’ if that makes sense and as long as he enjoys agricultural work he’ll do well at it.
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    Inexperienced farm worker wage

    We’ve started a 22 year old on minimum wage plus 20% for any overtime (won’t be any really this time if the year). If he completes 6 months and we’re all happy then we will put him onto £12/hour flat rate. After a year then we will put any overtime up to £14/hour. We’ve found any less and we...
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    Had a quote from hsbc and this business could borrow £1.3 million from 1 to 25 years. Annual interest repayment would be £1,375 per month. We are thinking of upgrading infrastructure so it would be used for a variety of things such as buildings etc but we do not need to list what it’s used for...
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    Looking for a 9m telescopic

    Hi, looking for a 3.0-4.0t loader with 9m reach and pickup hitch. Budget is only £25,000 as it’ll only be doing 300 hours a year as a spare machine. All attachments are JCB presently but we can swap headstocks so the machine doesn’t need to be JCB. Anybody know of anything please?
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    Searching classifieds

    It’s rubbish and just doesn’t work. I’ve just tried searching for JCB (using drop down menu selecting Jcb only) in the Telehandler section where it says there’s 275 machines listed. The results were zero and it says try widening your search. I can’t because it’s literally Jcb, any year, any...
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    Machinery dealers/manufactures, have they lost touch with farming reality?

    Yep I agree. Merlo just quoted £45/hour to change 😱. That’s a result of us wanting to trade an old version against the new massively price hiked version. So we will keep our old one and buy another used one to run two to split the work load and drop their hours to 500 per year each. It extends...