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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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    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’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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    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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    What’s the point in straw merchants?

    Discuss that? We are occasional straw sellers depending on price. If we can achieve £70/t and over we will bale and sell. If it’s less we chop it. Normally we’d sell to a merchant for ease. However this year we’ve sold direct to end users mainly because they are coming direct to us. They’ve...
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    Financing a vehicle through a farm

    Not done this for a while and I’ll speak to the accountant but would like a heads up before doing so. What’s the most cost effective and tax efficient route for doing this presently. It would be a SUV £50,000 - £60,000 having looked around so far either land rover or merc I would think. I...
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    Trailer tyre question

    Looking at putting a set of flotations on a trailer. There’s two options: 560 45 22.5 560 60 22.5 It’s a high sided trailer so over height is important for tipping in old low sheds. The ‘45m version makes the trailer a bit lower. Any negatives between the two sizes please?
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    Auction lists

    Is there a website or publication that lists all the upcoming sales rather than the sale reports? Got a few things on the shopping list to buy used this year so want to start hitting farm sales.
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    20t HGV for farm use

    Thinking about buying a 20t HGV tipper for farm use only. What are the legalities of doing this? I’m sure I’ve seen somewhere before if you derate them to 25mph you can then run them on red diesel just like a tractor? It would only have to cross a public road from private drive to private drive...
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    Search facility

    Is it me or is the search facility on this forum woeful. It won’t accept words like ‘Two and For’ because they are to short! Likewise it says it won’t accept words that are to long either.
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    Electricity contracts

    What’s the going rates people are being offered? We use around 180,000 kWh/year and have been offered 13.82 day rate and 10.50 night rate on a 3 year deal with EON. This is direct with them no brokers or buying group involved.
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    Fed up with trade in values

    Due to the changes in capital allowances it’s brought forward a few machinerychanges for us that would of occurred over the next 2-3 years. So we’re looking at trading a drill, a couple of trailers, a mower and a subsoiler. We’ve done our homework on values for private sales so know roughly...
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    Grain maize stubble

    What would you do with grain maize stubble going into spring wheat/barley? the combining has left all of the plant material spread out evenly but it’s to wet to disc in. I think we could probably plough but don’t really want to. I could spin on a cover crop mixture either with a fert spreader...
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    kWh/tonne output

    What’s everybody getting for wheat straw, barley straw, osr straw and woodchip?
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    Simba X-press HP requirement

    Would a 220-240hp tractor pull a 6.6m Xpress over a range of soils and topography? Not looking to run it any deeper than to chop in cover crops mainly.
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    Fork truck driving certificates

    I’ve always been led to believe anybody operating a master fork-lift, telescopic, pivot steer etc had to of passed the various tests? Talking to a local landscaping construction outfit about doing a job for us and I asked about operator competence etc and they said it’s not required.
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    Grain spear

    Need a new grain spear? Any suggestions please. Not sinar though as that’s what we are getting rid of because the tip keeps breaking and the repair costs are ridiculous.
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    Claas Tucano 580

    Anybody running one of these with a 30ft header? If so how are you finding it? What’s an approx daily output in nice ‘normal’ standing wheat? Anywhere near 80 acres?
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    Car for parents

    Ok so I need to sort a new vehicle out for my parents. It’ll be leased for 3 years. They are coming out of a GLC merc but it’s not high enough for them as one suffers with a really bad back. Budget around £500/month + vat. What would you suggest please.