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  1. Tubbylew

    Agents’ cheery outlook post-BPS

    S'funny I was saying the very same to a hedge laying client the other day whilst he was lamenting how poorly farmers treated their hedges, I said nearly exactly what you've written, but I also told him, that back in the day, there was an army of farm labourers managing hedges, they've all gone...
  2. Tubbylew

    2000 JCB 2CX Streetmaster problem

    Would there be a hydraulic bypass valve actuated by the starter on these machines? Seem to remember fitting one to a poor starting matbro once but it's a long time ago now, just thinking the solenoid could be acting up, or more likely the starter solenoid acting up once it's warmed up.
  3. Tubbylew

    Agents’ cheery outlook post-BPS

    We live in hope!
  4. Tubbylew

    Agents’ cheery outlook post-BPS

    Yep but this time they won't need the farmer, they'll just take it in hand and rewild it, just to keep suckling on the goverment teat
  5. Tubbylew

    Agents’ cheery outlook post-BPS

    Tenants are going to have the hardest time from this carry on from what I can see of it, they have stated that they expect rents to drop, like it's some simple thing, but do they really think it is that simple? Landlords aren't gonna shrug their shoulders and think 'ah well we've had a good run'...
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    Agents’ cheery outlook post-BPS

    Just my pennys worth. The whole concept of a golden handshake for retiring farmers who have already claimed many thousands of pounds in subsidy payments over there agricultural careers is a complete anathma to me, and I'm a (sort of) farmer, I'd hate to think what the rest of the working...
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    Yara want to move to 750 kg bags

    Feckin typical, i've finally got a spreader that will hold a 600kg bag to avoid cutting the bag and using a rake, and now it's too small, I thought I was getting somewhere.
  8. Tubbylew

    885xl brake reservoir

    They're better than I give them credit for tbh. biggest fault is the cheese they used for the lift arms, engine is a good reliable plodder that won't die no matter how badly it's treated.
  9. Tubbylew

    885xl brake reservoir

    I hate to take the @Thick Farmer approach, but surely swan vestas are the only sensible option? Being similarly aflicted with an 885XL here, you have my deepest sympathies no body should have to endure the punishment, I can only ask, what on earth did you do to deserve it?:LOL:
  10. Tubbylew

    BPS/ELMS what am I missing?

    That'll crush a few hopes and dreams then, who'd be a young farmer eh?.
  11. Tubbylew

    At what point will U.K. become Bankrupt???

    https://thefarmingforum.co.uk/index.php?threads/idiots-guide-to-money.334363/ Very interesting article posted a while back, worth a read.
  12. Tubbylew

    TFF's ELMS Questions time ? Number 2

    Barking mad imv.
  13. Tubbylew

    New Defender spec

    If only I had a choice.
  14. Tubbylew

    New Defender spec

    I'd hazard a guess that the simple electronic hardware involved in tractors 30 years ago, would be much more simplistic compared to the new defender, will JLR still support the software in 25 yrs time.
  15. Tubbylew

    New Defender spec

    A friend was told at a launch event, when he asked about when the equivalent to the 110 utillity was going to be available, "thats what double cab pickups are for". I can't imagine JLR having any interest in making anything other than a luxury car.
  16. Tubbylew

    New Defender spec

    Yeah i think your probably right tbh, but i will say it's more the electronics in 23 yrs that i'd be concerned about.
  17. Tubbylew

    New Defender spec

    There is no getting away from it they are feckin dear, but are they as dear as a second hand landy? I'll be sticking with my 22yr old 90 for the foreseeable so it's all a moot point for me, but i do think you'd be more likely to keep a landcruiser on the road in 22yrs time than anything...
  18. Tubbylew

    New Defender spec

    https://www.fwi.co.uk/machinery/4x4s/v8-toyota-land-cruiser-pickup-offers-farm-truck-alternative Jus' sayin.
  19. Tubbylew

    TFF's ELMS Questions time ? Number 2

    This^^, something i'm accutely aware of being on the wesh border, is just how much funding is or was available through farming connect, it wasn't long ago you could get 80% funded hgv licences iirc.
  20. Tubbylew

    TFF's ELMS Questions time ? Number 2

    That'll be a race to the bottom I won't be involved with. They have already said that they don't want to spend the money, but the outcomes they want are expensive right now gawd knows how much this stuff will cost by the time the schemes are up and running, let alone 15yrs down the line.

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