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  1. suffolksmallholder

    Deutz 913 engine re-build.

    I have an elderly four cylinder Deutz tractor and the engine is getting old. It still starts, runs well but has done near on 8,000 hours so I think it is time to give it some love. Any advice willingly accepted, and no thank yoo I don't want any other tractor. I have had two Ford County tractors...
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    Regenerative not degenerative agriculture?

    This is interesting; https://www.organicconsumers.org/blog/could-farms-change-world?fbclid=IwAR0bxw-4ByejSN8gWHTeXAMzfBaXtXduLw6vfcDJ1t6T_TdAgAWHqCtrKyE SS
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    The reality of BREXIT.

    In Sainsburys right now. Free trade and all that. SS
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    Finally caught this Australian Farmer!

    A friend sent this article to me, a little out of date as it never made it to the UK press as far as I know. A paltry fine for complete devastation to local raptors, but at least he was taken to court and folk are now aware of his and others actions...
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    We can eat well from British farms if both parties try!

    Just read this on the Beeb;https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-51225644 OK this is happening in Scotland but it seems to be going in the right direction. SS
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    Telegraph poles for sale.

    I have ten telegraph poles that will never get used and are taking up much needed space. Most are large electricity type and some are BT type so 6 large and 30' long and 4 smaller at 25' long. I am in sunny Suffolk and can load onto a wagon with my 360. I am testing the water really to see if...
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    Telegraph poles for sale.

    I have ten telegraph poles that will never get used and are taking up much needed space. Most are large electricity type and some are BT type so 6 large and 30' long and 4 smaller at 25' long. I am in sunny Suffolk and can load onto a wagon with my 360. I am testing the water really to see if...
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    A plea to tractor drivers.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2490968254303789&set=gm.2472796156076453&type=3&theater Particularly this driver! Thank you. SS
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    Farmers & young trees.

    Driving out today to get my old truck MOT'd I couldn't help but notice the mad rush to GET-THE-HEDGES-DONE before the deadline. Machinery out everywhere. Now there's been some grant aided hedge planting in spots which is great to see but I was saddened to see the pretty poor attitude taken by...
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    Traditional Farming in capitals!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-43113400 An interesting slant within agriculture. SS
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    2003 Subaru Forestor question

    My daughter has a Scooby as her main car. It's used for off-road trips quite often. Not Land Rover type of trails, just dirt roads & these get muddy in the wet season. (Central Australia) She's asked for my opinion on a major service which is due now; New clutch, one leaking head gasket &...
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    I was talking to a pig farmer yesterday.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42353256 Makes an interesting comment. I was at our Christmas dinner last night, in conversation with a pig farmer who happens to be in a selling group to the majority of these supermarket chains. Interesting that Tesco still seem to hold their suppliers by...
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    Odd sized round hay bales.

    I was on one of my very early morning travels recently. At daybreak I was nearly at my destination so wasn't rushing & came across a JCB loader trundling up the road to where his/her cattle cattle were housed. On the front loader part were two rings of hay but only 1.0m across & 0.5m in...
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    Tractor lift arm problem

    My elderly Deutz has very worn lift arms as it spent most of its early life as a plough dragger. The housing for each of the balls is very loose and today whilst doing some topping one side decided to drop said ball resulting in the topper coming off at a very funny angle. Emergency PTO stop...
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    Why does someone do this?

    BBC news today;http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-38141349 Is this a generation thing or the behavior of a normal sane person? As if these birds are going to make him or his family starve to death or ruin his business. I'd be over the moon if I had swans visit. Wild geese pass...
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    Mad Max tractor.

    My wife has a friend who lives in Ghana and they correspond regularly. This friend was in the local market recently and saw a tractor being driven through. The drivers looked like extras from the Mad Max films too. Later she found it parked up and sent us a picture. I think it may be a Ford but...
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    Alternative use for an Aero seed fiddle

    We have been watching Mr & Mrs blackbird, very busy with beaks full of wriggly things, flying into our wood-shed right up until it's nearly dark. On investigation I discovered where they have built their nest this year, in my old Aero seed fiddle. The perfect home to raise four chicks:LOL: SS
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    Steel framed barn advice

    I have a steel framed open barn c1970's and I need to fix some wriggly tin sides to it to keep the weather out. The gable ends need to be done too. I need advice on how to fix the horizontals and if possible a picture to show this, if there are 'standard' lengths of these horizontal sections and...
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    Brampton Plough Day.

    Is on tomorrow Sunday 1st September. Lots of old tractors doing their stuff, other machinery there too and old cars. Music, dog show and Grain brewery. SS
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    Hydraulics and suppliers.

    I have a 360 machine and have been slowly acquiring attachments for it as this usually makes my life easier. I have been putting together a timber grapple package and have now completed the 'metalwork' side with the rotator, grapple and quick-hitch to fit to the machine. Having a window of...
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