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    Fusion oil supply

    Thanks for the reply. Are they still the same intake wise as the earlier models? Tried a contractor with one a good few years ago and it struggled in short leafy grass Cheers
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    Fusion oil supply

    Hi all, what would be the necessary oil flow to make a fusion work and will they work ok on a tractor with open centre hydraulics? Would 140hp be able enough on one? Cheers
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    Liquid fert bowser

    I appreciate that but if your investing in a SP sprayer I’d go the whole hog and invest in a proper tank (be that a bowser or trailer mounted ) and make the job as safe and user friendly as possible
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    Liquid fert bowser

    To be honest most of the problems-and risks (with the exception of plastic waste) you outline above can be mitigated by ensuring safe working practices are adhered to, no need to be reaching under bags to open them! Strapping a clutch of IBC’s to a trailer all needing filled and emptied would...
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    4 cylinder question.

    What would the expected price difference be between a 4 and 6 cylinder assuming rest of tractor largely the same?
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    Machinery maintenance

    What kind of kit are we talking about and what kind of repairs are you encountering? while good routine maintenance will extend a machines life and its reliability it doesn’t make it everlasting especially if said machine is used often in less than ideal conditions, When you say you have no...
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    Slurry separation

    Thank you all very much for taking the time to reply to my OP it’s been great reading the explanations given and provided some interesting food for thought. from my own perspective on slurry management a recent major investment in new storage capacity has allowed us to apply slurry at the...
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    Slurry separation

    Having just followed a trailer load of solids along the the road that were to be tipped in a field gateway it got me wondering what exactly the point of slurry separation is? It seems to me to just create yet another product to be handled and involves yet more machinery (separation unit, pumps...
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    Backhoe replacement

    My father built a dribble bar for his open top slurry tanker 30odd years ago using lay flat hose and sprung pinch clamps to get it to empty evenly the combination of pump filling and impeller emptying meant the slurry was cut up enough for it to work perfectly, a vacuum tanker purchase rendered...
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    Backhoe replacement

    That’s it, the need to follow fashion and the crowd, stand still long enough you’ll get them running past you again in the opposite direction!😂
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    Backhoe replacement

    Cheers all, very interesting! the thought of buying new was to get a decent warranty so any issues could hopefully be sorted, have found with tractors that getting to 1500-2000hrs without major drama usually means 6000hrs is easily achievable on the same basis, was looking at newish second hand...
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    Backhoe replacement

    I could drink a whole pot of tea after loading feeder with 3cx and toe tip before I’d be finished with a handler!
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    Backhoe replacement

    Than you all for the input so far, I have to say that my current machine has been very reliable over the 20 years I’ve owned it and parts when needed have been cheap enough and easy to obtain Would a new 3cx have add blue on it? I have a tractor with it and don’t think long term reliability of...
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    Backhoe replacement

    Hi all currently running an ageing Jcb 3cx for farm use and might soon be in the market for an upgrade, main duties include filling feed wagon from clamp, stacking bales and unloading lorries (pallets, fertiliser etc) loading several thousand tons of dung and some occasional digging I realise...
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    Milk recording

    The recording staff are professional, cheerful and helpful, the information gleaned from the recording is in the main useful but.......... I can’t help a sense of foreboding as recording day approaches! Maybe it’s the thought of not being able to be on my own in an antisocial grump during...
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    All things Dairy

    Have you got it in the parlour standings as well as the exit? No tight turns here but sometimes feel it might be beneficial to cows in the parlour
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    Low fpd

    I would agree with this, check the whole plant over for problems I had a low result from a sample ( milk buyer didn’t complain) and when I looked the receiver jar wasn’t draining properly due to a bit of plastic from a claw bowl stalk stuck in the auto drain pipe, things can easily happen and...
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    The hoof GP

    Not sure what point your trying to make here, as a tax payer (and presumably a rather large contributor if the income figures quoted earlier in this thread are to be believed!) the hoof Gp has the right to earn a living, what he does isn’t illegal. As I said previously it’s a personal choice...
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    The hoof GP

    Christ there’s some Virtue signalling going on in here! Cows get lame and should be treated promptly when seen, unfortunately some are better at this than others. The hoof Gp will see all sorts from the very good to the very bad, some would probably be better euthanised than trimmed, perhaps...
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    Slim pickings!

    Milk price ain’t very exciting unless you have an aligned contact or are with Arla, costs of inputs seem to be rising by the day (feed, fert, consumables, silage wrap, machinery, building supplies etc) and it seems that we are being lined up to pretty soon take a hammering in the climate change...
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